Senior Mechanical Engineer
In this role, you will have primary responsibility for the overall supervision of those projects assigned to you to ensure that the project conforms to the commitments the firm has made to the client and that the project is completed within the schedule and monetary budget assigned. Working with the project principal-in-charge, the Associate Principal is directly responsible for the profitability and productivity of the projects assigned to them. You will assume additional roles in support of project delivery, including project management, lead engineering of your projects, development of design standards, etc. Participation in marketing and business development activities is also an important part of this role.
This position reports directly to the department head or the Profit Center Manager(s) and requires
exceptional leadership ability, communication, and project management skills. The Associate Principal will work on a variety of projects on various project teams. They will represent the firm in all interactions with clients, employees, contractors, architects, and other project team members. The Associate Principal will have the authority to request change orders or revisions in the project scope according to company procedures and in line with the company’s levels of authority.
Associate Principal Job Duties:
Work closely with project PIC and lead engineering design of his/her projects, including system selection, analysis, layouts, and overall project execution.
Develop and achieve project scopes, budgets, and schedules as a project manager of your discipline.
Schedule and track project milestones and deliverables; ensure adherence to contract.
Identify and manage project dependencies and critical paths.
Schedule, conduct, and present internal kick-off meetings with all the disciplines.
Ensure that all designs are compliant with Building/Energy Codes, and LEED standards.
Develop and maintain positive client relationships; respond promptly to inquiries and initiate contact when information is needed, or delays are imminent.
Communicate directly with clients and act as the primary point of contact for the Company.
Attends and is an active participant in the design and construction project team meetings.
Ensure that the preparation of project drawings, specifications, and reports meet the project schedule and are consistent with client requirements and standards.
Ensure that ATCE quality assurance procedures are implemented during the design process (design criteria submission, the basis of design narrative, design checklists, interdisciplinary
coordination schedules, etc.).
Understand the limits of the contract and/or ATCE’s proposal; ensure all provisions are met.
Coordinate with department heads to select project team members.
Assign duties and schedules within the project team and instruct project team members.
Check all technical work for accuracy within his/her discipline—review technical content with
team leaders from each discipline involved in the project.
Must exhibit technical competency and be able to design projects and direct/train/mentor junior engineers and designers.
Coordinate, support, and communicate with colleagues across disciplines.
Maintain good relationships with external stakeholders to ensure securing future work.
Participate in the proposal process and presentations to clients.
Ensure proper execution of proposals and contracts prior to commencement of work.
Prepare start-up documentation, notify marketing, and submit to accounting.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Strong technical skills
Excellent interpersonal communication skills
Responsive, client/customer service focused
Detail-oriented and accurate
Good problem-solving and analytical skills
Critical thinking abilities
Strong leadership abilities
Demonstrated experience as a self-directed, pro-active, and highly motivated team leader.
Ability to develop and maintain strong client relationships.
Strong interpersonal and customer service skills and demonstrated ability to communicate with internal and external business partners.
Highly knowledgeable of codes, standards, and construction/engineering processes.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment with multiple project deadlines.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion.
Must have at least 10 years of experience in technical design and/or project management of engineering systems for various project types.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Revit, AutoCAD, BlueBeam Revu, and ProCore.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
Professional Engineer’s (P.E.) License.