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Mechanical/Piping Resource Leader

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Job Details
Job Order Number
JC151071984
Company Name
Hargrove and Associates, Inc.
Physical Address

Birmingham, AL 35205
Job Description

Education: Bachelor or Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university is required.

Registration: Professional Engineering registration is highly preferred or may be required.

Experience: This position requires 10 or more years of relevant industrial experience in mechanical engineering and management.

Generally responsible for supervision and technical direction over a team of engineers and designers including total delivery of the mechanical deliverables and services on time, within performance budget and meeting quality expectations. Duties may include performing advanced engineering work serving as a technical specialist for complex engineering assignments. Work at this level requires extensive progressive experience in mechanical engineering and involves utilization of project controls for cost control, scheduling and quality of projects. This work will be performed under minimal supervision.

Primary responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

+ Review and approval of all mechanical deliverables.

+ Validation of professional services and construction estimates at the onset of projects and tracking changes as the project progresses.

+ Accomplishing engineering activities such as stress analysis, construction specifications, material procurement specifications, calculations and piping estimates.

+ Producing professional service estimates in accordance with the department standards for project deliverables, project studies and estimates, change notices and for the development of new work through proposal efforts.

+ Developing conceptual layouts and cost studies as necessary to determine the simplest, most efficient approach to solving engineering tasks at hand.

+ Establishing the design criteria, incorporating client requirements, estimate and/or scope basis and design basis meeting applicable state, local and federal standards and codes. Ensuring that any requirements for permitting have been established and communicated to the project team.

+ Working knowledge of scope and deliverables. Initiating timely change notices when deviation is made from your scope, affecting schedule, deliverables or cost of the work.

+ Planning and organizing the work of your team. Communicating the plan to your team, the project leadership team and the client.

+ Maintaining control of the project by tracking and maintaining discipline performance budget progress, schedule commitments, and quality standards. Understanding and utilizing project tools which are in place for project control.

+ Delegating work to engineers in proportion to their technical skills and experience, then following up to ensure efficient progress and quality.

+ Consulting with design leaders from other disciplines in proportion to their technical skills and experience, and then following up to ensure efficient progress and quality.

+ Producing detail design calculations and sketches for materials of construction associated with the project. Calculations produced will be neatly prepared and organized for efficient checking by others and efficient use by drafters/designers for preparing drawings and as a deliverable when required.

+ Producing project designs with efficient use of construction materials with an overall emphasis on ease of construction and completed product meeting the expectations of the client.

+ Checking calculations made by other engineers to ensure accuracy, conformance to codes, specifications, design criteria and conformance to good engineering practice.

+ Producing construction specifications.

+ Monitoring drawings in progress to ensure conformance to design calculations and specifications.

+ Assisting the drafting group in resolving routine layout and detailing problems. Ensuring that sufficient sketches and details are provided for completion of engineering drawings.

+ Producing bid packages enabling mechanical purchase inquiries to be issued for procurement of equipment, materials or subcontract pricing.

+ Complete understanding of the skills and experience required to perform engineering and design functions.

+ Participating in the planning of training programs, continuous improvement opportunities and professional development of staff.

+ Knowledge of design standards and codes.

+ Knowledge, application and specification of piping materials.

+ Development of material procurement specifications.

+ Knowledge of good design practices for sizing piping systems.

+ Sizing of compressible fluid piping systems.

+ Flexibility and stress analysis of piping systems.

+ Knowledge of manual valve sizing, use and application.

+ Identification of need, application and specification of safety valves and devices to maintain the mechanical integrity of piping systems.

+ Identification of need, application and specification of steam traps and liquid drainers.

+ Knowledge of other disciplines’ deliverable development to ensure coordination of design efforts.

+ Knowledge and understanding of schedule constraints and information requirements for the production of all mechanical deliverables.

+ Ability to accurately estimate completion of assigned tasks.

+ Able to develop a construction cost estimate, a detailed engineering schedule and a man-hour budget for a small project or an area for a larger project.

+ Ability to determine construction material quantities.

+ Develop design criteria and scope of work.

+ Ability to create accurate mechanical installation documents from the information found on vendor equipment drawings.

+ Ability to develop mechanical installation specifications.

+ Experienced in estimating and scheduling professional service hours and assessing the progress and quality of mechanical work.

+ Complete understanding of the skills and experience required to perform engineering and design functions.

+ Knowledge and application of Hargrove engineering design and CAD drafting standards.

+ Ability to lead a small team to deliver on commitments.

+ Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

+ Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

+ Excellent presentation skills.

Excellent virtual team skills and cross divisional relationships. Acknowledged leadership in and proponent of interoffice execution.

ID: 2019-2532

Street: 600 Corporate Parkway


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