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Mechanical Engineer

with Building Design HVAC Experience

We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer with interest or experience in the building design HVAC industry. We are looking for graduates and experienced personnel to join our Engineering Team. These individuals will be responsible for designing plumbing and HVAC systems on a variety of projects, as well as fostering client relationships and performing construction administration. Design Collaborative’s Mechanical Engineers know comfort, efficiency and maintenance aren’t trendy marketing bullet points. Instead, they are often unnoticed, but critical, factors in a client’s project satisfaction. Engineers at DC enjoy the details of their craft, care that their decision will affect our environment, and are the ultimate team players.

Why Join Design Collaborative?

Design Collaborative is a people-first employer with a culture built around five core values: putting people first, don’t be a passenger, love what you do, give back, and have fun. Whether you are passionate about design, love working with clients, enjoy solving problems and providing creative solutions, seek opportunities to be innovative, or you have aspirations for firm leadership or ownership, Design Collaborative has much to offer.

Since 1992, Design Collaborative has been improving people’s worlds through our commitment in creating people-first places. Our firm is made up of architects, engineers, interior designers, environmental graphic designers, project managers, as well as other related design, business, and administrative support staff. Each of our design studios are made of inter-disciplinary teams to create an environment that enhances communication and collaboration, which ultimately leads to effective and engaged teams and integrated and high-quality

  • BS graduate in Mechanical Engineering or BSArchE, ABET Accredited Program
  • Familiarity with the Building Design Industry
  • EIT or Professional Engineer (PE) a plus
  • Familiarity with Revit and/or Trane Trace a plus
  • Prior experience in the A/E/C industry is not required for an entry level engineering role
  • 5+ years in the A/E/C industry is required for middle to senior level engineering roles
    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Responsibilities
  • Aptitude towards design
  • Exercises sound time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication
  • Ensures an attention to detail when handling projects
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks with little oversight
  • Ability to work within a team-oriented design environment
Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for design and drawing preparation related to the commercial and institutional building construction industry under the guidance of professional engineers related to the design of HVAC, fire protection, and plumbing systems
  • Participation in client and project team meetings bringing creative solutions to the table
  • Where applicable, establish preliminary project scope, budget, and schedule along with guidance from Project Manager
  • Ability to represent DC at job site visits and communicate with contractors / subs / owners effectively
  • Clearly understand and articulate systems and be a “proactive forward looking” individual
  • Capable of evaluation, selection and application of standard engineering techniques and procedures
  • Writing design narratives & engineering analysis
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