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Senior Mechanical Engineer - Fire Protection

Requisition ID:  255315

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Senior Mechanical Engineer - Fire Protection



Essential Job Duties:

Performs work that involves conventional engineering practice but may include complex features such as resolving conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials and/or difficult coordination requirements. Coordinates engineering efforts in assigned areas between specialty and other engineering groups or disciplines, with the client, suppliers, and contractors and between other groups. When delegated, assumes a lead technical role over other engineers or project subgroups for completing specific tasks. Assists in on-the-job-training of assigned personnel and provides input for their performance evaluations. Performs or assists in the performance of problem analysis and original design. Reviews and checks work of subordinate engineers. Reviews mechanical, fire protection, life safety systems designs, and engineering studies prepared by other engineering firms. Provides guidance and ensures engineering quality design and compliance with project requirements, local design guidelines, local codes, and standards of independent engineering firms that are carrying out the detailed engineering design. Coordinate and visit jobsite as required, to resolve problems, interpret drawings and document and provide technical support during the construction phase. Represents the client in technical meetings and Value Engineering analysis. Coordinates with other disciplines, consultants and attends project meetings. Reviews contractors shop drawings, technical queries, and technical submittals to ensure compliance with design documents.

Regular duties include:

  • Understanding customer requirements and converting them into design criteria for mechanical systems manufacturing process.
  • Developing schematic and conceptual designs for fire protection systems.
  • Producing key mechanical / fire protection engineering deliverables, including CADD models, drawings, specifications, and supporting calculations.
  • Reviewing and checking the work of subordinate engineers and/or subcontractors.
  • Providing technical oversight of designers implementing mechanical designs in the CADD model.
  • Coordinating with other engineering disciplines.
  • Managing engineering subcontracts with their design and delivery per contract requirements.
  • Review of contractor shop drawings, technical submittals, and proposals for compliance with project design requirements.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Level 1: Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent related field from an accredited institution and 8 years of engineering experience with a minimum of 2-years’ experience related to fire protection / mechanical life safety systems in semiconductor / manufacturing facility.
  • Level 2: Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent related field from an accredited institution and 10 years of engineering experience with a minimum of 2-years’ experience related to fire protection / mechanical life safety systems in semiconductor / manufacturing facility.
  • Professional license or registration as a Mechanical Engineer.
  • Experience in the design of mechanical systems including fire protection.
  • Experience in managing engineering subcontracts with design and delivery per contract requirements.
  • Knowledge of codes and standards applicable to the design of mechanical systems including ASHRAE, ASME, IBC, IMC and NFPA.
  • Knowledge on semiconductor manufacturing design process as an advantage for all positions.
  • Detailed knowledge of and experience working with NFPA standard 318 and IFC Chapter 27.
  • Knowledge of and experience with insurance guidelines for semiconductor manufacturing facilities such as FM Data Sheet 7-7 and FM global standards 4910 and 4922.
  • Ability to review and manipulate CADD models.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Proven team player with the ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Ability to work in the US without visa sponsorship.


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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