Stantec System

  • Mechanical Engineer - Buildings

    Location US-PA-Philadelphia
    Posted Date 2 months ago(3/2/2018 9:31 AM)
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    Buildings Engineering
  • Your Opportunity

    We put the engine in buildings engineering. Intelligent design. Innovative execution. These are the elements of buildings engineering that rev us up. With decades of experience under our belts, we’re achieving remarkable results with our work in building technologies, energy, and environmental performance. Our team of interdisciplinary engineers works collaboratively with clients to design buildings and processes that are on track for safety, performance, and sustainability.


    Join a dynamic team that balances competing project interests with creativity and efficiency for a smooth ride every time. Together, we can accelerate towards a brighter future.


    Stantec is hiring an Mechanical Engineer - Buildings to join their team in Philadelphia, PA.  

    Your Duties

    The role of a Project Lead Mechanical Engineer is to work independently with a team of design colleagues to conceptualize and develop full documentation for new construction and renovation projects for multiple types of facilities such as; healthcare, commercial offices, higher education, research laboratory or similar applications.


    The role also includes being the lead client contact to establish design criteria, review design progress as well as serving as the lead for project through construction administration.


    The Mechanical Engineer should be able to evaluate, optimize, select, specify, and engineer all mechanical (HVAC)  equipment and distribution systems serving a new construction or renovation project.

    Additional responsibilities to include:


    • The Mechanical (HVAC) Engineer is expected to lead the HVAC design team and manage production to a known deadline with a staff of  other design colleagues.
    • The Mechanical (HVAC) Engineer is expected to lead the HVAC design concept analysis and optimization and to lead coordination with teams of inhouse architects and other engineering disciplines.
    • Will be directly responsible for the technical review and sealing of their projects.
    • Will be responsible to adhere to in house project procedures and quality control practices.
    • Development of project specific discipline specifications independently from a company master specification
    • Perform initial site survey and other construction administration field work independently and leads a group of engineers and designers.
    • Perform calculations using company standard software and proprietary manufacturer software (Trane Trace).
    • Assist other Engineers with engineering duties on larger complex Healthcare, Higher Education and Science & Technology projects in order to meet production deadlines.
    • Where assigned as a task manager on a project, help develop project design workplans and monitor the hours spent by the MEP engineering team.
    • Provide guidance and mentor junior staff; including other engineers, designers, and intern staff.
    • Assist with development of design standards and details as required by senior staff.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Group Leaders and/or Engineering Discipline Leader such as supporting new project proposals by developing project scope, design budgets, and design approach for potential projects.

    Your Capabilities and Credentials

    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering
    • 10 -15 years of mechanical engineering/design experience is required
    • PE license required (Pennsylvania minimally; other states are a plus)
    • LEED accredited professional status is preferred
    • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
      • Ability to author a Basis of Design document.
      • Ability to be the primary client contact for the technical discipline.
      • Ability to be assertive in communicating and discussing engineering issues.
      • Ability to participate in client presentations in support of technical topics.
    • Strong ability and desire to lead mechanical HVAC design engineering to achieve a high-performance system; desire to evaluate system alternatives with increasing energy efficiency.
    • Detailed understanding of all phases of architectural / engineering document production with a working knowledge of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Projects are produced in Revit 2017.  Ability to review and monitor the production progress via the BIM is required as well as contribute to the production effort in the model when required to meet established deadlines.
    • Strong knowledge of ASHRAE Standards and other mechanical codes
    • Proficiency in utilizing HVAC load calculation software; Trane Trace or other programs. Knowledge or desire to complete energy modeling using Trane Trace is a plus.
    • Proficiency in utilizing spreadsheet based in house calculation tools.
    • Desire to mentor other staff with technical issues and in their career growth.
    • Desire to work in a highly collaborative environment with other engineering disciplines and in house architecture.
    • Ability to engage in multiple tasks concurrently
    • Basic knowledge of plumbing/fire protection design for renovation projects is a plus.





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