Stantec Mechanical Designer in Seattle, Washington

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Your Opportunity

As a Mechanical Designer you will work with guidance and direction on tasks and smaller projects, and as a team member of a larger project under the guidance of a Senior Engineer. You will participate in the evaluation, recommendation, and specification for engineered systems or products for a project verifying compliance with applicable codes and engineering standards / practices.

The Project Designer, Mechanical draws on strong buildings engineering skills and industry experience to consistently produce project deliverables that meet project requirements and project manager and client expectations. Work consists of advanced mechanical design for the built environment including but not limited to HVAC, piping and plumbing.

Your Key Responsibilities

Project Involvement - approximately 95% of time

  • With limited direction from a project manager and/or Professional Engineer, designs mechanical systems for the built environment.

  • Applies strong mechanical engineering skills and knowledge to produce accurate and timely deliverables.

  • Develops and prepares design documentation in written and computer-aided design formats to meet project and client requirements.

  • Prepares required calculations to meet project requirements.

  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of opinions of probable costs.

  • Shares knowledge with more junior designers by serving as a trainer and resource.

  • Collaborates with project managers, engineers and other team members as part of a coordinated design team.

  • Effectively delegates work to production support staff.

  • Develops efficient and accurate solutions to design problems.

  • Researches, prepares, and presents coordinated design options.

  • Reviews drawings and researches code issues to comply with national, city, state, and county regulations.

  • Often interacts with clients and project stakeholders.

  • Communicates with manufacturers and contractors to address challenges and develop practical designs.

  • Provides input on the creation and editing of technical specifications.

  • Provides contract documents that meet required codes and quality assurance standards.

  • Resolves design conflicts and questions and provides recommendations to address issues and add value.

  • Understands and works within project budgets and schedules to help project manager meet project financial and schedule goals.

  • Provides construction administration support such as reviewing contractor RFI’s, issuing field directives, performs construction observation and punch lists, reviews contractor change requests.

Learning/Maintaining & Expanding Technical Skills - approximately 5% of time

  • Expands knowledge of technologies, trends and the markets in which we work as they apply to the applicable project types, and continually strengthens skills.

  • Proactively pursues additional knowledge in related disciplines by attending available in house and external training.

Meetings, initiatives, and projects - approximately 1% of time

  • Attends in-house project meetings.

  • Actively participates in meetings, initiatives, and projects that support Business Center and company goals.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Strong mechanical design knowledge for the built environment including but not limited to HVAC, piping, plumbing and device layouts.

  • Ability to prepare and review detailed mechanical drawings with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to integrate design elements with architectural, civil, structural, ICT, electrical and other disciplines to deliver a coordinated, constructible design.

  • Strong knowledge of applicable codes and standards, including IMC, UMC, IPC, NFPA, IBC, and ASHRAE, as well as LEED and green building requirements.

  • Knowledge of specialty engineering applications.

  • Ability to apply logic, reasoning, and organizational skills to structure concepts and ideas into deliverables.

  • Ability to demonstrate a credible and trustworthy presence through professionalism and demeanor.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare and present accurate, professionally written reports and recommendations.

  • Familiarity with CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software; in particular, AutoCAD MEP and Revit MEP.

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field. Minimum of 0-5 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. EIT preferred.

Auxiliary Qualifications (while not necessarily a requirement for this position, these requirements provide additional depth and value to the role): Professional experience in mechanical design for the healthcare, higher education, military and/or life science environments. Familiarity with various construction delivery processes such as Design Build. Familiarity wit and ability to apply sustainable design principles within projects.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Job: Mechanical Designer

Primary Location: United States-Washington-Seattle

Organization: BC-2048 Buildings-US Northwest

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: Aug 16, 2018, 10:26:42 AM

Req ID: 180001G9