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Mechanical Engineer
Sarasota, FL
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Looking for a Senior Mechanical Designer for Sarasota


The Senior Mechanical Designer prepares design drawings using industry software and maintains high quality standards, maintains communication with team members and clients, and performs on-site observations as needed. Assists in the organizing and maintenance of all completed design drawings and documents. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Processes drawings received from the architect into models that can be used by the design team
  • Coordinates initial project set up and continuously ensures the team has the current model through communication with the architect
  • Prepares electronic drawings with accuracy, neatness, and efficiency using industry software
  • Develops design approaches and concepts on assigned projects in coordination with the project engineer 
  • Implements design requirements as related by design team
  • Performs system design layout and sizing for assigned projects
  • Assists in the studies, load calculation, and selection of equipment to fit the project design
  • Anticipates problems and potential conflicts and provides recommended solutions to team members
  • Reviews shop drawings, records changes, and keeps all disciplines informed of details and schedules
  • Attends project update meetings with both clients and team members
  • Assists the design team in the coordination with external and internal contacts such as owners, architects, and other disciplines
  • Communicates design requirements and answers questions from contractors and suppliers during the bid or construction phases
  • Maintains detailed records of communications with clients, contractors, vendors, and team members
  • Coordinates the contract documents with the construction administrators and may perform on-site inspections during construction as required; may serve as Construction Administrator as needed
  • Performs collision changes in Navisworks as collisions are identified by the design team
  • Visually reviews plans for defects in design work
  • Assists in the development of man-hour budgets and performs tasks in accordance with the budget by accurately quantifying the amount of effort needed to complete tasks
  • Communicates with team members, project manager, other disciplines, and outside vendors to obtain necessary information on drawings
  • Assists the design team in the process of putting a set of drawings into an organized package
  • Maintains a continued focus on the latest code requirements, design software, and other industry trends
  • Assists in the training and mentoring of designers and EITs
  • May assist or supervise in data collection and/or field verification
  • May hold project manager responsibilities on some projects; tasks include establishing project scope with the client, scheduling work, maintaining communication with the client, attending meetings, overseeing profitability, implementing a QA/QC plan, and performing job close out processes
  • May collaborate with a team of designers and engineers on the standardization of design practices and procedures, QA/QC, and current issues facing the design group


An ideal candidate will possess the following requirements:

  • Two-year technical degree in an applicable discipline plus six years applicable experience OR eight years applicable experience
  • Three years of experience with large scope projects
  • Revit experience preferred
  • Experience in performing system or project designs with only general technical supervision from engineering staff
  • Capable of reading and interpreting plans from other disciplines (i.e., architectural, structural, civil, plumbing, electrical, mechanical)
  • Demonstrated proficient knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks, and discipline specific engineering software (i.e., TRACE, HASS, and SKM)
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Knowledge of state and/or local construction guidelines
  • Knowledge of applicable codes and standards
  • Knowledge of construction terminology
  • Knowledge of basic math
  • Knowledge of systems integration
  • General knowledge of engineering theories and methodologies
  • General knowledge of applicable engineering discipline
  • Interpersonal Skills- ability to interact positively and work effectively with others
  • Comprehension – ability to understand information, ideas, and direction presented in writing and/or verbally communicated
  • Written Communication Skills – ability to clearly deliver a message through written words using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Speech Clarity – ability to speak clearly and in a common language so that others can understand you
  • Detail-Oriented – ability to achieve accuracy and thoroughness when accomplishing a task; pays attention to details and is able to understand the cause of a certain outcome
  • Judgment and Decision-Making Skills – ability to make reasoned judgments that are logical and well thought out; constructively questioning and analyzing information in order to make the best conclusion
  • Organizational Skills – can marshal resources (people, funding, material, support, etc.) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish goals; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner
  • Technical Writing Skills – skilled in the area of summarizing or explaining technical information in a clear, concise, and accurate way, communicating the point intended
  • Influence – ability to help others understand one’s point of view
  • Mentoring Skills – as a more experienced colleague, is able to provide support and feedback to less experienced colleagues; acts as a source of guidance, assistance, and expertise to less experiences colleagues
  • Foresight – ability to predict what is likely to happen in the future

This position is expected to pay $71,000- $105,000 annually; depending on experience, education, and any certifications that are directly related to the position.

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