Senior Mechanical Engineer
Madison, WI 
Posted 3 days ago
Job Description
Position: Senior Mechanical Engineer
Location: Madison, WI
Job Id: 1246
# of Openings: 1

Position: Senior Mechanical Engineer
Madison, WI

Senior Mechanical Engineer - Madison, WI

You are passionate about high performing, sustainable mechanical system designs. Your focus is complex hydronic mechanical systems. You love to lead and collaborate with a technically proficient team. And you never stop growing.

The Job

Our Madison, Wisconsin office is seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer to work in a fast-paced multi-discipline team environment. The position responsibilities are focused primarily on the design of mechanical infrastructure systems with an emphasis in hydronic systems, cooling towers, geothermal systems, heat pump technologies, complex pumping systems, and building automation control systems for large campus or central plant utility projects. This role will require providing technical leadership for the creation of construction drawings and specifications, system feasibility studies, and master planning efforts. Qualified candidates will meet with clients, project teams, code officials, contractors, and others regarding the implementation of highly technical and complex mechanical systems while developing effective working relationships. We are looking for a highly motivated engineer to be part of our growing firm.

Here are the details of your duties in this role:
Lead and oversee the mechanical design team and associated efforts from the initial study and conceptual phases through multiple design phases, and to the end of construction for complex systems such as large central energy plants for higher education, industrial and commercial facilities.
Apply advanced knowledge of mechanical engineering/design concepts, principals, practices, codes, and procedures within the mechanical engineering services industry.
Create clear, accurate construction documents and engineering building specifications.
Complete research of material and product data to support the mechanical systems as necessary for the project.
Prepare system design calculations to support selection of material and equipment. Prepare project specifications to support material, equipment, and construction of the mechanical system design.
Provide quality control and assurance of related drawings, specifications.
Provide oversight and facilitate coordination of work completed by junior engineers.
Assist in the procurement of new work including the development of client relations and participation in project interviews and client presentations.
Identify, recommend, and implement new technologies and systems to aid our organizational and design processes.

Your Background

To succeed in this role, you need to meet the following basic requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Professional Engineer (PE) license
LEED certification / experience is a plus
Minimum 8 years design experience
Knowledge in the design of mechanical systems
Knowledge and understanding of codes, standards, and design guidelines
Proactively engaged in new technologies to enhance your skill sets
Excellent work ethic and attitude
Good communication skills, combined with organizational and time management skills, the ability to plan, balance and prioritize work
Ability to lead a team and work as a team
Proficiency in Auto CAD, Revit, and MS Office
Ability to travel

Why work for Salas O'Brien?

With a motto of "expect a difference," a compelling, ownership-driven culture, and offices around the country, we draw the best engineering, architecture, and construction professionals in the country. We believe our attitude of ownership has profound impacts on how we treat each other and serve our clients.

We challenge you to find a firm with more opportunities for personal and professional growth than Salas O'Brien. Our many offices offer our team of employee-owners:
Variety of projects and clients
Collaboration with experts in your field
Growth opportunities within a local office or other offices
Awesome culture defined by our Ownership Values
Growth with the firm through direct ownership opportunities
Of course, we also offer outstanding benefits-everything you would expect for insurance and vacation time, professional education and licensure reimbursement, and flexible work schedule arrangement.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

Salas O'Brien is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals and in which personnel processes are merit-based and applied without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship, or other protected characteristic

Apply for this Position

MEP is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability and/or protected veteran status.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
8+ years
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