Carollo Engineers Senior Mechanical Engineer in Dallas, Texas

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Tracking Code

662-132

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Production of contract documents including plans and specifications

  • Performs heating/cooling and system hydraulic calculations

  • Develops Process and Control schematics

  • Develops Control descriptions

  • Mentors and trains staff-level mechanical engineers

  • Enforces company and client standards on projects

  • Prepares construction and design cost estimates

  • Manages the mechanical portion of medium to large sized projects for water and wastewater treatment facilities

  • Conducts quality management reviews of mechanical design

  • Participates in continuing editing and development of mechanical master specifications

  • Develops project specific specifications for unusual or unique instrumentation applications

  • Prioritizes and balances competing project demands and conflicting project requirements

  • Manages other mechanical engineers and CADD technicians to effectively complete work with attention to detail

  • Delegates tasks to others and follows ups on completion and quality of work

  • Identifies and consults with others on solutions to unusual, difficult, or complex tasks

  • Effectively participates in client contacts and business development efforts

  • Identifies alternatives, evaluates each, and determines appropriate actions to move forward

  • Makes solid and implementable decisions in a timely manner

  • Reduces complex aspects of mechanical engineering to terms understandable to others

  • Attends to details in preparation or review of calculations, drawings, and specifications

  • Monitors scope, schedule, and budget and controls the work to the project plan

  • Understands, implements, and enforces company and client technical standards on projects

  • Travel required when requested

  • Makes site visits to observe during construction and operation

Required Skills

  • Expert in the design of cogeneration, standby power generation, HVAC pumping, chemical, compressed air, fire detection and protection and miscellaneous water systems for water and wastewater facilities

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of national and local energy, mechanical and fire codes

  • Comprehensive knowledge of NFPA 820

  • Extensive knowledge of hazardous/classified area design

  • Extensive knowledge of HVAC, pumping, chemical system, and fire detection and protection system design

  • Ability to read and understand P&IDs, control strategies, and the development of control schematics based upon these documents

  • Proficient working with multi-discipline project teams, including a leadership role of mechanical project teams

  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work with minimum supervision on medium to large mechanical systems for water and wastewater treatment facilities

  • Expert in the design of mechanical systems for water and wastewater treatment facilities

  • Understands projects at the conceptual level, and develops corresponding mechanical engineering scope of work, budget and schedule

  • Ability to work independently to effectively complete routine or moderately complex tasks

  • Ability to simultaneously think beyond past approaches and propose practical approaches to mechanical design and construction

  • Listens and understands the concerns and needs of other project team members

  • Ability to control behavior under situations involving pressure, conflict and uncertainty

  • Communicate clearly and concisely in speech, writing, and contract documents

  • Presents communications in an organized fashion and with appropriate level of detail

  • Positively influences both peers and subordinates to move toward overall project goals

  • Actively looks ahead to plan for and respond to project challenges

  • Seeks long term benefits to the overall project when determining mechanical design approach

  • Sensitive to political issues and client preferences in determining mechanical engineering approach

  • Aware of the "business" of mechanical engineering as well as the technical design issues

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills that are well organized and persuasive

  • Proficient in public speaking roles

  • Proficient in MS Word, Access, and Excel

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • 10 years experience in the design of mechanical systems

  • Course work in thermodynamics and fluid dynamics

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer

  • Project Management experience

Preferred Experience

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • Experience with Microstation or Autocad

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will also be considered in a manner that is consistent with the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and/or any other similar ordinances as required.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Location

Dallas, Texas, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular