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Plumbing & Fire Protection Engineer, 3-15 years - San Antonio
Fort Lauderdale, TX
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Senior Mechanical Engineer/PFP.

Responsible for the design and layout of mechanical systems under the direction of the Project Manager.

Support organization’s mission and vision to meet company’s objectives by providing exceptional client service.


Essential Functions

• Coordination of all mechanical, functional and administrative matters related to project plans, sketches, specifications, estimates, studies and special provisions within a project package.

• Review other teams design projects.

• Utilize professional engineering skills and knowledge to troubleshoot a variety of field issues through research and meeting with key process members, designers and area experts.

• Communicate progress and prepare appropriate reports as needed throughout the project.

• Handle projects from inception to completion including continuous interface with clients, the design team, architects and owners.

• Ensure timely delivery of all completed projects; meet project schedules set by the Project Manager.

• Evaluate building energy performance via on site field measurements and energy analysis methods; cooling and heating load calculations, duct sizing, equipment selection, writing specifications and cost estimating.

• Monitor construction progress and C.A. correspondence to ensure accurate and timely responses to R.F.I.’s and related issues.

• Provide technical support to team members and develop relationships with industry partners. Act as technical advisor to junior staff regarding project assignments.

• Participate in standards meetings within the mechanical plumbing and fire protection engineering discipline.

• Collaborate with clients and clients’ PMs to meet their objectives.

• Plan time of self and other mechanical engineers/designers to ensure project is completed on time, on budget and is technically correct.

• Act as technical advisor to junior staff regarding project assignments.

• Perform design work using AutoCAD and Revit.


Requirements

• Mechanical Engineer with 3-15 years of experience working with Plumbing and Fire Protection systems.

• BSME or equivalent degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Proven design experience in the areas of building operation, energy use Plumbing and Fire Protection, and building automation systems.

• Must be able to use AutoCAD and Revit, for drafting and design to complete a project.

• In depth knowledge of Mechanical Engineering/PFP codes, NFPA and applicable building codes and as well as ASPE standards. Knowledge of LEED, accreditation preferred.

• Must be able to travel and visit work sites as necessary to the job at the time convenient for the clients, contractors and building managers.

• Maintain knowledge and skills in the particular area of expertise by attending conferences, reviewing scientific journals and participating in specific industry standards organizations such as NFPA, ASHRAE, etc.


Qualifications

• Demonstrated ability to build and foster client relations.

• Critical thinking and mechanical aptitude, with proactive thinking processes.

• Strong multi-tasking skills are essential. Strong written and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to manage a team of engineers and support staff engaged in the design and production of accurate construction documents. Ability to effectively coach, train, mentor and motivate staff.

• Must possess clear appreciation for deadlines; excellent time management skills are necessary.


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