Mechanical Department Head - PE

Dallas, Texas · Manufacturing

$110,000 - $135,000 ( - Yearly)
Leading comprehensive engineering design and consulting firm providing innovative solutions for clients with facility and infrastructure challenges. To achieve client needs, firm has multiple locations across the United States. Working with a diverse group of individuals in a variety of markets, our team of experts partner with our clients to deliver advanced solutions that last.

Committed to providing opportunities and benefits to colleagues that promote living fully. Through various competitive benefits and programs available, firm supports the health, well-being, and personal growth of its employees. Offering benefit options including medical, dental, and vision coverage, a generous contribution to employee-owned Health Savings Account, 401k with matching up to the maximum allowable, tuition reimbursement, and a variety of other employee incentives and wellness programs

The Mechanical Department Head provides department management and technical direction in an engineering discipline within an office. Responsible for staff management, production scheduling, and technical quality for the design discipline within the office. Ensures all engineering products, initiatives, and processes conform to the organization’s established policies and objectives.

Job Description

  • Manage depatment that designs the mechanical systems (HVAC, plumbing, sprinkler systems, elevators /escalators, kitchens, fire protection, refrigeration, etc.) for buildings

  • Performs resource management duties for the department such as weekly man hour assignments and allocation

  • Manages the staffing levels and utilization of the department by tracking department performance statistics, maintaining communication with team members, and facilitating employee reallocation

  • Interfaces with client relationship managers (CRMs) and project managers (PMs) to determine specific project staffing needs and discuss staff performance successes and areas for improvement

  • Assures that design engineering services are commensurate with professional standards, client requirements, and corporate objectives

  • Maintains knowledge of new technical developments in the discipline and assists technical leaders in the dispersion of this knowledge

  • Oversees and guides project teams in carrying out design and engineering tasks

  • Responsible for the technical quality of work performed within the department, overseeing the technical staff’s implementation of project QAQC plans developed by project managers

  • Reviews unusual or complex design problems and provides guidance for their solution

  • In collaboration with other department heads, establishes expectations and processes to achieve effective inter-discipline coordination and communication

  • Resolves disputes and conflicts that develop within the department or with other departments, working on process improvement to alleviate future disputes

  • Approves timesheets and expense reports per company policies and project allocations

  • Evaluates the performance of technical staff and provides salary and bonus recommendations

  • Leads the recruitment, selection, and development of engineers and designers for the discipline

  • Maintains technical expertise within the department through technical training, including facilitating development through internal department training

  • Coordinates standards with Technical Resource Group and ensures adoption of standards by staff

  • Communicates and interacts with clients and vendors

  • Performs senior engineer and project manager responsibilities on projects as needed


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • 10 years applicable experience in a consulting engineering firm .

  • Registered Professional Engineer

  • All experience must be in designing the mechanical systems (HVAC, plumbing, sprinkler systems, elevators /escalators, kitchens, fire protection, refrigeration, etc.) for buildings

  • Management experience a plus

  • Revit MEP experience a plus

  • Large commercial experience a plus

  • 3+ years of experience managing projects from small to large scope and complexity

  • An expert within the discipline of his/her expertise

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