Our Facilities Engineering team provides planning, design, and construction phase services across all of TKDA's markets, with the primary focuses on light and heavy industrial facility, food and beverage facilities, and building design. As a senior member of our team, you will lead the mechanical design effort on multi-disciplined projects for a diverse client base in our industrial, government, education, and mining markets. Additionally, opportunities will be available to serve as the Project Manager on mechanical intense projects as well as larger multi-disciplined projects.
The mechanical oversight activities on projects include design of complex plant/building systems, load calculations/modeling, dust collection and industrial ventilation, chiller and boiler systems, and HVAC, piping and plumbing systems. The position will also include the preparation of mechanical plans, specifications, design details and construction documentation. Opportunities are also available for working on and leading projects for food and beverage clients. Furthermore, this position requires participation in project development and fee estimating, attending client presentations and interviews, meeting with code officials, and performing inspections at project sites. As a senior member of the mechanical group you will also participate in mentoring staff and work to refine department standards.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university in Mechanical Engineering.
Fifteen (15) + years of previous experience with an emphasis on the design of mechanical facility systems design, HVAC, plumbing, and piping systems for food and/or industrial facilities.
Registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Minnesota, or the ability to obtain registration within six (6) months of employment.
Previous experience in project management or leading mechanical design for multidiscipline projects.
Previous experience in responding to Requests for Proposals, including estimating mechanical fees.
Previous experience performing facility or building load calculations and analyzing system components and capabilities in accordance with design and client requirements.
Previous experience sizing ductwork and/or piping systems.
Previous experience and ability to prepare studies, technical specifications and construction cost estimates and work with drafters to prepare accurate design drawings.
Previous experience conducting construction administration and inspection activities.
Knowledge associated with working on larger, multi-disciplined projects: Architecture, Civil, Electrical, Structural, etc.
Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Project, etc.).
Strong interpersonal skills and effective verbal and written communication skills; Ability to write specifications and reports and lead and/or participate in discussions during client consultations and project team meetings.
Ability to travel as needed (up to 20%) for team meetings, client consultations, site inspections/visits, etc.;
Occasional overnight travel may be required.
Previous experience and working knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit MEP or Plant 3D.
Previous experience in project management.
Previous experience with site and facility utility design.
Previous experience working with energy modeling software such as Trane Trace, IES, or related.
Previous fire protection system design experience.
Previous lab ventilation experience.
Previous experience with the creation of process flow diagrams, piping and instrument diagrams, equipment general arrangement drawings and piping plan drawings.
Previous experience in boiler and/or chiller plant design for district heating and cooling systems.
Previous experience with food production facilities.
If you are looking for the opportunity to work in a challenging, creative, and highly-collaborative environment where your talents and ideas will be valued, then apply on-line today to join our team!