Mechanical Project Design Engineer
McKinstry 20 reviews - Portland, OR

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We are currently seeking a Mechanical Project Design Engineer to join the team as a member of our growing Major Construction division.
McKinstry's success isn't a matter of fate or luck. It's the natural consequence of our commitment to we support our employees...the unique truly integrated way we deliver...the long-term relationships we forge with our clients...and our unwavering commitment to creating buildings that are good to their owners, occupants, and the environment. Innovation runs on ideas, which can come from anywhere. Projects at McKinstry are not owned by individuals or departments, but by all of us, which is why it's common to see new employees from one discipline collaborating with 30-year veterans from another.
Established in 1960, McKinstry is a full-service design, build, operate and maintain (DBOM) firm with over 1,600 employees. McKinstry"s professional staff and trades people deliver consulting, construction, energy, and facility services. As an early adopter of the DBOM process, the company advocates collaborative and sustainable solutions that are designed to ensure occupant comfort, improve systems efficiency, reduce facility operational costs, and ultimately optimize client profitability for the life of their building. While we are well known for our expertise in design build delivery, our full service offerings of mechanical, electrical, data and plumbing have been the hallmark of our success.
This person will be responsible for:
Project Management *
  • Predicts hours to complete design tasks assigned. *
  • Communicates scope, design intent and design process to the Senior Engineer or Engineering Manager for review of work completed. *
  • Coordinates designs through a collaborative effort with CAD/BIM professionals *
  • Documents project correspondence, issues, decisions and directions. *
  • Performs construction administration activities on projects. *
  • Archives projects according to engineering administrative procedures. *
  • Ability to work on large multi use projects with large project teams and mechanical systems. *
  • Coordinates with sales leads, cost estimators, Project Manager"s, detailing and field personnel on the development of design projects. *
  • Familiar with building information modeling concepts and practices when using BIM as a design platform. *
  • Collaborates and directs resources designing and modeling in reference to BIM. *
  • Ability to support sales efforts and provide engineering analysis to support sales. *
  • Investigates, evaluates and troubleshoots existing system operations. *
  • Confirms and documents existing site conditions. *
    • Including existing comfort and maintenance issues. *
    • Foresee potential future issues based on previous projects. *
  • Translate as-built conditions of air and hydronic system from plant, to end use device, to diagram format.
Design *
  • Completes designs with a level of quality in the design documents that leads to a minimum amount of clarifications required during construction *
  • Participates in the design start of new projects. *
  • Takes control and ownership of mechanical design, equipment selection, assessment of owner needs, and initiates the development of an overall design plan. *
  • Performs cooling load calculations. Includes both manual methods as well as with packaged software *
  • Makes appropriate modifications that are cost effective to these systems. *
  • Coordinates designs by conducting preconstruction reviews without operation group as one design develops. *
  • Develop schematic level designs to be used to estimate rough order of magnitude and guaranteed maximum project values. *
  • Ability to coordinate with design teams on structural architectural, civil and electrical. *
  • Familiar with all design disciplines including Fire Protection, HVAC, hydronics, plumbing, electrical and accounts.
Qualified candidates will possess the following: *
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required. *
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit. *
  • Knowledge of load calculation software, Elite CHVAC preferred. *
  • Experience in eQuest DOE2 preferred *
  • Knowledge of building codes in multiple jurisdictions. *
  • Bachelor"s degree in mechanical engineering or related engineering field is required. *
  • Five (5) to eight (8) years of experience in engineering design or related field is required. *
  • LEED AP is preferred. *
  • EIT/PE registration is preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to travel. *
  • Provide personal transportation for meetings and job visits away from the office; reimbursed.
Our company culture includes a robust mix of sound business practices and employee initiatives that promote personal and professional development, work/life balance, health and wellness and community involvement.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer. We believe every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, or Veteran or military status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law in the relevant jurisdiction. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment and training.
McKinstry is committed to strengthening our diversity through recruiting and retaining minority and women professionals from all backgrounds. Our commitment is consistent with our recognition that it is the outstanding people within McKinstry who have always been the source of our strength. We recognize that promoting diversity is an integral component of our continuing quest for organizational excellence.
This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity.
Anyone with questions or concerns regarding Equal Employment Opportunity should contact their direct supervisor or the Human Resources Department without fear of retaliation of any kind.

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McKinstry's success isn't a matter of fate or luck. It's the natural consequence of our commitment to we support our...