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Senior Mechanical Engineer

locationBoston, MA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Company Description

CRB is a leading provider of sustainable engineering, architecture, construction and consulting solutions to the global life sciences and food and beverage industries. Our more than 1,600 employees provide best-in-class solutions that drive success and positive change for our clients, our people and our communities. CRB is a privately held company with a rich history of serving clients throughout the world, consistently striving for the highest standard of technical knowledge, creativity and execution.

Job Description

The Senior Mechanical Engineer focuses on the design and engineering of HVAC and mechanical utilities for buildings. The individual possesses demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex tasks, establish priorities and direct the work of others. This position is responsible for overseeing the Mechanical discipline scope of work and managing the discipline budget on all project phases, sizes and levels of complexity, and coordinating with internal and external architects and engineers, as well as clients, construction managers, subcontractors, vendors and manufacturers. Typical tasks and deliverables that are executed by or under the supervision of the Mechanical Engineer IV include site selection, master planning, commissioning and startup, load calculations, utility assessments, energy modeling, design reports, code evaluations, plans, P&IDs, schedules, HAZOP reviews, installation details, equipment and system selection and specification, and coordination with manufacturers and trade partners. Project work includes directing design activities for all levels of design such as studies, conceptual and schematic design, design development, construction documentation and construction administration. The Mechanical Engineer IV understands the development and field implementation of documents through all project phases, sizes and levels of complexity. Within this role there are multiple positions, and their focuses are described below.

The Senior Mechanical Engineer shall be able to act as the mechanical point-of-contact for clients, other disciplines and pre-con services for their scope areas, be able to complete a complex project code analysis (and work with code officials and other design professionals when an exception or interpretation to code is required), plan and prepare bid/permit/construction deliverables (including details and specifications) and understand the technical and design aspects of CRB’s market areas.

Core Activities

· Interfaces with client and external partners.

· Works closely with other architects, engineers and designers, as well as other internal and external team members to ensure a coordinated, constructible and complete design.

· Works with a Project Manager on proposal development, designs task identification, man-hour planning and project scheduling for the mechanical scope of work on projects.

· Conducts and leads field surveys of existing conditions and support of field reporting.

· Identifies and resolves intermediate non-compliant existing conditions during site walks and construction field surveys.

· Develops narratives, reports and construction drawing packages and writes construction specifications on large projects of advanced complexity with no oversight.

· Provides lead and advanced support of construction activities such as RFI responses, submittal reviews, punch list development and construction progress reports.

· Conducts quality checking of documents for intermediate complex projects (e.g., technical verification of design calculations and documentation) and drives overall project quality.

· Utilizes various platforms to execute work, such as Microsoft Office products and available BIM software.

· Provides mentorship to less experienced Mechanical Engineers and/or Designers.

· Attends professional development activities.

· Leads advanced project system design programming and master planning with support from Senior Engineer.

· Leads a team of mechanical staff in the execution of advanced projects discipline design and engineering.


Minimum Qualifications

· ABET-accredited Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Architectural Engineering (with a mechanical focus)

· Minimum of 10 years of experience for Lead position

· Minimum of 15 years of experience for Senior position

· Professional Engineer registration in good standing

· Advanced experience with performing engineering calculations, and developing and implementing HVAC, mechanical utility and piping systems designs

· Advanced experience with using and applying the mechanical/plumbing/fire/building code

Preferred Qualifications

· Life Sciences (Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Laboratory) or Food & Beverage industry experience

· Advanced knowledge of GMP manufacturing environments

· Proficiency in Revit and AutoCAD

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

· LEED, WELL or other sustainable design accredited professional or, experience with sustainable design

· Intermediate experience with using and applying other applicable industry standards (ASHRAE, SMACNA, ISPE, FDA, ISO, NFPA, OSHA, etc.)

· Advanced experience conducting and leading field surveys of existing conditions and support of field reporting

· Advanced experience in plumbing design

· Basic experience using Revit plugins such as Enscape and Unifi

· Basic experience building parametric workflows using Dynamo, Grasshopper, and/or Rhino within Revit

· Proficient with advanced internal and external cross-discipline project team coordination

· Proficient with advanced coordination with construction trade partners, vendors and manufacturers

· Intermediate experience with troubleshooting issues with mechanical systems

· Ability to develop intermediate internal mechanical design and engineering training presentations

· Ability to travel for client development and project execution, and internal and external training opportunities

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

CRB is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. Employment is contingent on background screening.

CRB does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of CRB without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of CRB. Please, no phone calls or emails.

CRB offers a complete and competitive benefit package designed to meet individual and family needs.

If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability, contact this employer to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process.

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