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McKinley – Engineering Designer

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In its third decade of service, McKinley Architecture and Engineering is a full-service architectural and engineering firm that designs educational, commercial/retail, industrial, warehouse, governmental and institutional buildings.

As an Engineer Designer, a typical day might include the following:

  • Use AutoCAD and Revit to produce drawings for a variety of projects
  • Work closely with design and technical teams, including Project Manager, Project Engineers, and Project Architects, while supporting or leading the development of design deliverables
  • Direct the performance of engineering tasks by other discipline team members for the design of utilities, HVAC, and plumbing systems
  • Understand and apply the requirements of building codes and industry standards
  • Coordinate heating and cooling load calculations
  • Identify and communicate design discrepancies and make appropriate modifications or suggestions for their resolve
  • Interpret architectural, engineering or construction drawings
  • Produce plans, sections, elevations, and details to convey engineering design intent
  • Author technical specifications of products and equipment in the design
  • Manage and supervise the design of intern engineers
  • Assume responsible charge for the overall economic well-being of the assigned projects
  • Interface with Clients, attend Client interviews, assist in preparation of proposals, estimate man-hours, and use project workflow documents
  • Perform other duties as assigned by direct supervisor and/or any other member of the administration

To land this gig, you need to have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)
  • Experience/proficiency in design skills in Autodesk products and other computer-aided design software
  • 2-5 years of experience working at an engineering or design firm (preferred)
  • A strong technical background in a variety of different building materials
  • Able to ideate quickly through verbal communication, hand sketches and 3D models
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