Senior Mechanical Engineer

Position Description Senior Mechanical Engineer Harris Group is seeking a dynamic, self-driven Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our Lafayette, California office. We are seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer to provide professional engineering expertise to our industrial projects that seek to positive impact both the community and the environment. The individual in this role will work on innovative designs for industrial facilities and will see diverse projects through development, detailed design and construction support. The Senior Mechanical Engineer primarily works on projects within life science (biopharmaceutical), laboratories (HVAC, Piping), fuel terminal piping and tanks, and industrial manufacturing. Additional projects may include work on projects within process industries, air and sea ports, energy, commercial development, and other business sectors. The incumbent will provide leadership and will have a high level of communication with the clients and project managers to support the growth of Harris Group.   Position Requirements Responsibilities o Define, organize, execute and coordinate mechanical engineering assignments. o Plan, organize, and oversee the work of engineers, designers and administrative staff supporting those assignments. o Serve as technical resource on complex design issues and advanced engineering theories, concepts, principles, and processes. o Represent Harris Group at meetings with clients, contractors, and subcontractors. o Perform mechanical design, working with other members of the mechanical staff, and coordinate with other disciplines on specific projects. o Prepare, review and approve complex engineering calculations and documentation that support the project design basis o Select and define scope of mechanical engineering and related problems to guide investigations. Plan and develop solutions to those problems that often require novel concepts and approaches. o Interface with key client and project staff in formal, informal and project team meetings. o Prepare mechanical drawings, through the use of designers or drafters, and develop specifications. o Field information gathering and surveying. o Provide clients with assistance during construction, installation, commissioning and start-up of equipment and systems. o Research, design and specify equipment, controls and processes. o Shop drawing review. o Coordination of design with vendor supplied equipment o Act as technical lead for layout of systems; oversight and layout. o Preparation of construction bid packages and construction specifications. o Assist in preparation and presentation of proposals, including scope of services and fee estimate. Support sectors with business development activities and proposal input. o Coordinate the design process with the project schedule to ensure timely delivery of the design documents. o Seal engineering documents in accordance with the State statutory requirements for the project site. o Coaching and mentoring of junior staff. Requirements Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and 7+ years of relevant experience. P.E. Required. o Advanced knowledge and demonstrated competence in mechanical engineering. Knowledge of one or more of the following areas: piping systems, including piping stress analysis; facilities utilities design with unique industry requirements; steam, hot water and chilled water heating and cooling systems; heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; and plumbing systems. o Familiarity with process system design and equipment including pumps, fans, heat exchangers, cooling towers, boilers, chillers, conveyors and air handlers is also important. o Ability to apply mechanical engineering techniques commonly used in industrial capital projects. o Ability to identify, interpret and apply relevant codes and standards to engineering designs. o Leadership skills with the ability to work directly with existing and prospective clients, vendors, and constructors. o Documented supervisory skills needed to manage others' work. o Ability to use a computer and computer software programs related to the discipline, and Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. o Experience with AutoCAD, CADWorx, or Revit, a plus. o Knowledge of Caesar (preferred) or Autopipe pipe stress software, desired. o Experience with Trane TRACE 700 preferred. o Knowledge of PIPE-FLO preferred. o Demonstrated ability to meet budgets and deadlines. o Excellent written and verbal communication skills o Ability and willingness to travel to an off-site location and/or accept client site assignments. o Ability to pass Client badging and screening processes Travel is required to job sites and other Harris Group offices.
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Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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