• Senior Mechanical Engineer

    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Mechanical Engineering
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
    Professional & Technical
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seeking an experienced Senior-Level Mechanical Engineer to join our dynamic team in Columbus, GA. The ideal candidate will have a background in HVAC design, DDC, SCADA, Faculties utility systems and distribution (compressed air, process cooling water, inert gas distribution, steam boiler, centrifugal chillers, chilled water, etc.), and energy efficiency, have leadership experience, good communication skills and ability to work with a group of experienced professionals. The candidate will be responsible for executing and reviewing mechanical designs for new and renovation facility construction and repairs, upgrades, and recommissioning of existing facilities, independently or as a member of a team, including drawings, specifications, and submittal reviews. The successful candidate should have a minimum of 10+ years’ experience with knowledge in mechanical HVAC, controls, piping and plumbing.


    Are you a Mechanical Engineer who enjoys the technical aspects of projects, project management and energy efficient design, commissioning work, and a fast pass work environment? We have an excellent career opportunity in our international organization. We are looking for an individual with technical and project leadership capabilities. In this position you will provide solutions for your clients and lead technical initiatives.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • The engineer will lead creative solutions and problem solving efforts to bring multiple projects to a close and meet client needs and expectations
    • The engineer in this position will be a teammate of engineers, architects and Project manages and be responsible for the execution of projects and submittal of final deliverables or construction documents
    • Work on technical assignments (both field and office) and support design related projects
    • Field assignment is local to Columbus GA with minimal travel
    • Supports proposal generation and business development, creating technical scopes of work and man-hour estimates
    • Generates workload plans, design analyses, and construction documents
    • Typical team assignments will include Faculties utilities retrofit projects, interfacing with clients and contractors, project cost estimation, identification of energy conservation measures, boiler and chiller plant upgrades, DDC systems and building stimulation energy modeling
    • The individual will work with a multidisciplinary team of engineers, and designers on building design projects with an emphasis on engineering design and plan production; projects include building design for restoration, renovations and new construction
    • Execute mechanical HVAC, Piping and Plumbing system drawing development; general electrical knowledge is a plus
    • Develop schematics, plan drawings, elevation views, section views, P&ID, P&FD, specifications, and installation details
    • Convey results and findings by means of oral discussions, graphic-based presentations and project documentation
    • Design or redesign complex layouts and drawings from general sketches, or written and verbal specifications from project team members
    • Create exhibits and documents for presentations and reports
    • Work with the project team to investigate and resolve problems with existing designs and make corrections to drawings as requested by the senior staff
    • Adhere to discipline-specific AutoCAD and design standards
    • Design requirements will include creating standards, details, drawing templates, sheet sets, drawings and designs
    • Executes facility designs in accordance with applicable codes and standards
    • Strong commitment to company’s Beyond Zero safety program; follow company safety standards, site safety standards and maintain safe workplace practices

    Skills / Qualifications

    Role Requirements:

    • B.S. or M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
    • 10+ years of related experience
    • Professional engineering (PE – Mechanical) preferred
    • Valid driver's license
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
    • Familiarity with Local Government permitting codes related to utilities, International Mechanical code, International Fuel Gas code, international Plumbing code, international Building Code, International Energy Conservation code,  HVAC, fire protection, and plumbing; strong understanding of building and NFPA codes, and ASHRAE standards
    • Proficiency in MS Office
    • Ability to develop Bill of Materials
    • Proven ability to read, understand, and develop design drawings
    • Must have HVAC, piping and plumbing system design/drafting experience; general electrical knowledge is a plus
    • Must understand pipe and duct routing principles, space coordination requirements
    • Able to conduct field verification of designs prior to, during, and after construction
    • Coordinate with multiple engineering disciplines, equipment vendors, and installation contractors
    • Able to help select system equipment and components when needed
    • Review drawings supplied by vendors (shop drawings, submittals, etc.)
    • Proven ability to manage and execute multiple project activities
    • Proven experience in plan production and design for building design projects
    • Ability to be flexible in daily duties and level of responsibility encompassing redlining as well as leading plan production efforts
    • Strong organizational abilities
    • Demonstrated consistency and attention to detail
    • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours, if required
    • Has the ability to get US Passport
    • Must pass drug test, background check, and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy
    • Experience with building simulation modeling (preferably using Trane Trace or System Analyzer)
    • Background in design of HVAC systems and knowledge of HVAC systems to include but not limited to HVAC load calculations, equipment sizing and creation of construction drawings
    • Must be computer proficient with working knowledge of MS Excel and Word (AutoCAD proficiency preferred not required)

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Construction or mechanical contractor background desirable
    • Pertinent engineering design production or engineering consulting experience
    • AUTOCAD and REVIT experience developing drawings for electrical/mechanical systems
    • Expertise through past experience in developing construction plans, specifications, cost estimates and schedules
    • Industrial/Manufacturing experience
    • Comprehensive knowledge of advanced principles and techniques of engineering and knowledge of competing and alternative design techniques; identifies work improvement opportunities

    Physical Requirements:

    • Able to do physically demanding field work such as climbing ladders, and carrying back packs with notes and data collecting equipment, etc.
    • Must be able to travel without limitations and perform unimpeded standing and walking in industrial and field environments for up to 12 hours per workday
    • Must be physically capable of performing work in H&S personal protective equipment




    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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