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Sr Project Engineer, Mechanical - Houston

HOK


Location:
Houston, TX
Date:
02/23/2017
Job Code:
1414-737
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HOK | Careers

Sr Project Engineer, Mechanical - Houston

Tracking Code
1414-737
Job Description

The HOK Gulf Coast Region Houston office is currently seeking a Sr Project Mechanical Engineer to join our team. As a Sr Project Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for the successful delivery of large building projects, including managing and mentoring the team of engineers in a particular discipline on the project, developing concepts and budgets, and producing the design.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic

  • Looks for ways to improve engineering design and design processes in a particular discipline.
  • Able to guide the development of Revit tools to improve productivity.

Project Management and Technical Improvement

  • 10% time devoted to Project Management and Technical Improvement initiatives.
  • Project Management shall include project manpower estimates, project communications, budget monitoring and inputs, organizing deliverables, setting project standards for delivery.
  • Development of typical details, specifications, and drawing standards, including development of Revit standards in coordination with the BIM team.
  • Keeping abreast of industry and technology changes and trends, and recommend changes in approach and services as appropriate.
  • Improvement of analytic processes and documentation, common solutions, and critical solutions.

Projects

  • 90% time devoted to the engineering of projects, particularly large or complex projects.
  • Engineering shall include responsibility for the project engineering of large projects from concept and schematic design through construction documents to construction and commissioning.
  • Provide design inputs and reviews of other engineer’s projects.
  • Attend meetings with clients and promote positive client contact with current or prospective clients.
  • Participate as a team member, contributing ideas and possible solutions, and leading on issues where appropriate.
  • Perform site visit surveys to determine engineering strategies for renovation, and to document and evaluate existing systems.
  • Visit project sites during construction for reviews of quality, progress, and compliance with specifications and standards.
  • Project reviews at all stages of design
  • Responsible for the quality and timely delivery of the projects to budget.
  • Mentoring of engineering staff on projects.

Business Development

  • As needed, provide support to Business Development, including write-up of key aspects of projects and presentation of work at industry events, and prepare fee estimates and assumptions for a particular discipline on potential projects.

Performance measured on project results

  • Efficiency and profitability of the Engineering Discipline in that office or region and its contributions to firm-wide success.
  • Quality of design solutions, as measured by level of integration, unique solutions, achieving high sustainability goals, and recognition by peers as excellence.
  • The quality of work produced, as measured by completeness of design, absence of change orders and client satisfaction.
  • Cohesiveness of the discipline team, as evidenced by ease and amount of work share, consistency of quality and delivery tools and standards, including drawings and specifications, and team communication.
  • Client repeat business.
  • Contributions to bringing in new work.
Required Skills

Project Management

  • Ability to engineer and deliver projects over $100m.
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple practices across HOK’s organization.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in written form, with an understanding of industry communication protocols.
  • Must be able to inspire owners and designers
  • Set, monitor and deliver to budgets.
  • Project team leadership skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong multi-disciplinary project team leadership
  • Ability to teach and mentor others.

Technical

  • Able to work creatively to reach solutions to complex problems.
  • Expert in current sustainable technologies applicable to the particular engineering discipline.
  • Proficient with Revit and AutoCAD.
  • Proficient with Trane Trace for use is HVAC equipment and system sizing.

 

Required Experience
  • Bachelors of Science in engineering degree, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Licensed PE.
  • NCEES record allowing registration in any state is preferred.
  • LEED AP or GA required within first 6 months of employment.
  • Expert at all aspects of their discipline, including a track record of recent successful major projects over $100m.
  • 10 years project engineering experience, from concept to opening, with completed high profile projects included in the mix.
  • Experience in leading or working in integrated teams.
  • Experience in design and delivery of LEED Silver, Gold or Platinum projects.
  • Experience with architecturally significant buildings.
  • Experience with potential project types in commercial, corporate, institutional and civic, justice, aviation, science and healthcare sectors.
  • Mechanical
    • Engineering design and analysis of mechanical air and piping systems for large complex buildings.
    • Experience with large central plants and a variety of chiller and boiler types and configurations.
    • Experience with HVAC controls. Ability to prepare control diagrams with sequence of operation for complex HVAC systems that operate at optimum efficiency.
    • Experience with complex analysis tools for mechanical design. Experience with energy modeling is preferred
    • Experience in calculating, sizing, and specifying complex mechanical systems and mechanical equipment including AHU’s, pumps, and fans.
    • Experience with heating and cooling calculations for spaces and detailed engineering of mechanical systems for a variety of uses.
    • Experience with engineering of chilled beam systems, radiant heating and cooling systems and under floor air systems.
    • Experience with specification editing for project specific requirements.
    • Experience with construction administration and commissioning phases, particularly problem analysis and solutions, on both large and small jobs.
    • Experience with Thermal Comfort Modeling is a plus.

HOK is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law. 

 

Job Location
Houston, Texas, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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