KLH Engineers
Position:  Mechanical Engineer
Location:  Ft. Thomas, KY
Job Id:  160
# of Openings:  1

Title:                        Mechanical Engineer
Studio:                    Assigned Studio
Reports To:            Studio Leader / Studio assigned upper level designer or engineer
 
I. Summary
Mechanical Engineers work under general direction, applying their skills and expertise to generate solutions that require development or sustainment of new or improved techniques, procedures or products. Responsibilities include assisting with planning, conducting and evaluating approaches to meet project objectives in a timely, cost-effective fashion.
 
II. Essential Duties & Responsibilities 
Core Function
  • Perform engineering tasks and work with designers to produce projects in design.
  • Assist Construction Administration representatives in reviewing submittals and answering questions from projects in the field.
General
  • Working knowledge of miscellaneous office equipment technology such as phones, copiers, plotters, scanners and computers.
  • Willingness to accept responsibility and accountability.
  • On time and dependable.
  • Keep accurate records of billable time and submits timesheets on time.
  • Completes tasks thoroughly and on time.
  • Effectively understand and can reiterate technical information.
  • Understand and follows company structure.
  • Understands and follows department standards and procedures.
  • Understand floor plans, sections, details and architectural concepts.
  • Work within multi-discipline project teams to develop drawing and specification documents for issuance to architects, contractors and building owners.
  • Proactively communicate any concerns, problems or technical decisions that impact the project.
  • Offer solutions and value engineering where required.
Activities
  • Participate in company technical training to gain understanding of process and knowledge of field.
  • Collaboration on projects to develop a plan for actions required to meet deadlines.
  • Creating, organizing and plotting construction sets for issuance to the field.
  • Preparation and modification of engineering drawings using computer-aided systems such as AutoCad or Revit. Modification includes complex drawing cleanup, in depth mechanical calculations and mechanical distribution setup.
  • Active and participating member in a professional organization or society.
 
Mechanical Engineering and Design
  • Typical systems designed at this level are packaged and terminal equipment, variable and constant volume air distribution including ductwork routing and sizing and air device selection and sizing.
  • Setup of construction drawing set including basic mechanical system layout and connections. Typical systems designed at this level are packaged and terminal equipment selections and air distribution including ductwork routing and sizing and air device selection and sizing.
  • Understands mechanical systems and principals used in design.
  • Performs advanced HVAC load calculations.
  • Performs and demonstrates HVAC energy compliance using ComCheck, Title 24, FlaCom and other energy compliance software and provides supporting documentation.
  • Develop engineering sketches or schematics, layouts, details and/or drawings.
  • Perform advanced HVAC calculations such as external static pressure, system and zone heat losses and gains and ventilation calculations for complicated systems.
  • Sizes air devices, ductwork and piping.
  • Size, select and layout HVAC equipment and systems.
  • Learning and understanding applicable building codes.
  • Ability to perform an energy model and interpret model results.
  • Research and prepare basic reports for feasibility studies, life cycle cost analysis and other similar reports.
  • Able to edit specifications with assistance from senior engineers.
  • Perform basic opinion of costs.
  • Perform detailed mechanical surveys.
  • Creates trainings to teach others basic tasks with the department.
Expectations of all engineering and design co-ops
  • Demonstrate acceptance of responsibility; show pride in work performed; demonstrate flexibility in acceptance of assignments and schedules; maintain professional behavior and appearance; exhibit dependability. 
III. Supervisory Responsibilities 
There may be direct supervisory responsibilities associated with this person. Studio Directors may assign designers or co-ops to be under engineer’s supervision.
 
IV. Competencies
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Culture
Is aligned with our culture and core Mission/Vision/Values.
Communication
Possesses ability to clearly, confidently and effectively communicate with staff.
Motivation
Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
Leadership
Demonstrated skills and abilities needed to coordinate, facilitate and participate in a collaborative approach to the completion of tasks or assignments. May include supervision of others.
Technical Skills
Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Teamwork
Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests.
Professional Knowledge
Possession of a designated level of technical engineering skill or knowledge and the ability to keep up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise.  May be acquired through academic, apprenticeship or on-the-job training or a combination of these.   Possession of knowledge of statutes/codes/regulations, including program procedures, methods and practices and their application to specific situations, usually acquired on the job or in lower level positions in the same or similar career path.
Engineering Review, Decision Making & Analysis
Knowledge of and ability to use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions and/or reaching conclusions.  Ability to make decisions and take action consistent with available facts, constraints, and anticipated consequences.  Identify issues, obtain relevant information, relate and compare data from different sources, and identify alternate solutions. 
Engineering Design and Analysis
Identifies, develops, and analyzes engineering designs and/or specifications; plans and modifies methods. Identifies and plans for resources. Approves engineering designs and/or program/project specifications of other engineers/design professionals to meet desired compliance with engineering principles, standards, statutes, codes, regulations and design.  Monitor and ensure program/project meets specification and design. Negotiates design changes.
Quality Management
Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Innovation
Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
Adaptability
Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
 
V. Qualifications
Education 
Bachelor’s Degree (B.S) from a four-year university or equivalent experience is required.    
Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate preferred with goal of obtaining a P.E. license.
            To be an Engineer in training requires passing of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
Experience 
Any previous consulting engineering or construction field experience is desired.
Preferred similar co-op experience.
 
Communication Skills 
Verbal – Convey easily and quickly any message; Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens attentively and seeks clarification; Maintain professional nonverbal communication analogous to situation 
Written - Writes clearly and informatively with a high level of sophistication; Presents numerical data effectively.
 
Computer Skills
Basic computing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Access.
Proficiency in AutoCAD and Revit is desired
 
VI. Performance Metrics
  • Accuracy of completing tasks.
  • Timeliness of completing tasks.
  • Willingness to help and go the extra mile.
  • Attitude.
  • Punctuality.
  • Consistency in performing and completing tasks.
  • Ability to gain engineering knowledge and consistently apply it.
  • Thoroughness and accuracy in completing calculations.
  • Attention to drafting detail.
  • Understanding and application of company standards.
  • Provides departmental process improvement ideas for optimizing efficiency.
  • Attends department technical meetings.
  • Provides input to department meetings.

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