SmithGroup is an award-winning, multinational integrated design firm with a team of 1,200 experts across 15 offices in the U.S. and China. We employ research, data, advanced technologies and design thinking to help clients solve their greatest challenges. Our specialists develop beautiful, sustainable, future-focused solutions for healthcare providers, science and technology organizations, higher education and cultural institutions, urban environments, diverse workplaces, mixed-use and waterfront developments, and parks and open spaces. We are deeply committed to our promise to Design a Better Future - for our clients, communities and employees. Are you ready to help us get there?
The Detroit and/or Pittsburgh office of SmithGroup is looking for a Mechanical Engineer to join our team. SmithGroup has been named one of Southeast Michigan's Top Workplaces by the Detroit Free Press for seven (7) consecutive years!
Working with us, you will:
Perform analysis, design and documentation of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and controls.
Perform system assessments and prepare technical reports.
Review submittals, RFIs and contractor proposed change orders, and conduct site observations.
Coordinate the work of mechanical designers and junior staff assigned to the project.
Assist with construction site visits as required for observation, answering contractor questions, or representing the owner in preparing punch lists.
Create and develop planning and design concepts for projects.
Prepare presentation drawings and otherwise assists in presentations both internally and externally.
Mentor and train junior staff.
An ideal candidate has:
A bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Engineering or equivalent.
Minimum 5 years of related technical design and consulting engineering experience designing HVAC, plumbing, and special systems for new and renovated healthcare, research lab, higher education and other critical building types.
LEED AP preferred, Engineer-in-Training certification required. Eligible to take Part II of the licensing exam.
Proficiency with Revit, Trane TRACE 700 and the Microsoft Office Suite.
SmithGroup offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package, including 401(k) and continuing educational reimbursement. We offer 3 weeks of paid time off within the first year of employment, with the option of purchasing additional time off, and pay for 8 federal holidays. We also promote a healthy work/life balance for our staff which includes an alternative work schedule that provides employees with an additional 15 days off per year (usually Fridays), as well as hybrid work options to give our team the flexibility to work within our vibrant office culture or remotely, as needed.
Founded by architect Sheldon Smith in 1853, our “born on” date might suggest that we’re a traditional design and engineering firm, but we left old-fashioned mindsets behind decades ago. Today, SmithGroup is an award-winning, multi-national organization that employs research, data, advanced technologies and design thinking to help clients solve their greatest challenges.
Working across 15 offices in the U.S. and China, our network of 1,200 experts is committed to excellence in strategy, design and delivery—giving rise to new and innovative processes and methodologies that are redefining the way we work. Our integrated practice offers depth in all disciplines serving the built and natural environment, including architecture, engineering (coastal, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing), landscape architecture, urban design and environmental science. Our specialists—from artists and engineers, to nurses, workplace strategists and beyond—develop beautiful, sustainable, future-focused solutions for healthcare providers, science and technology organizations, higher education and cultural institutions, urban environments, diverse workplaces, mixed-use and waterfront dev...elopments, and parks and open spaces.
Blending artistry, technology, planning, research and strategy, we partner with clients to up-end disruptors redefining their businesses and solve challenges impacting their worlds. Whether tasked to develop a business model, workflow processes, a campus master plan, a building, an energy model, or a strategic plan, our integrated team of experts relentlessly explores and refines until they arrive at a solution that realizes success at every scale of a project.
Our ability to blend aesthetics with performance, sustainability, and resiliency to create a better tomorrow—for clients, employees, the community, the environment, and our collective future—has earned recognition from top-ranking institutions, publications and design authorities the world over.