Senior Mechanical Engineer/Project Manager

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/12/2022 2:26 PM)
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Architecture and Engineering
Regular Full-Time


NV5 is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.

As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.

NV5's Commercial Group has specialized in providing high‐quality HVAC, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, telecommunications, audio visual, electronic security, commissioning, and energy and sustainability engineering services for over 100 years.

We bring to NV5 a team of more than 190 multi‐disciplined engineers and administrative professionals located in Andover, Amherst, and Boston, MA, as well as Durham and Charlotte, NC. NV5 delivers total building solutions to leading businesses and institutions nationwide and has registered professional engineers in over 40 states.

NV5’s innovative designs incorporate the use of a wide variety of cutting edge, environmentally conscious technologies. Nearly 20% of our staff members are LEED Accredited Professionals and have completed over 140+ LEED certified, platinum, gold and silver projects. NV5 is also a corporate member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

NV5 is seeking an experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer/Project Manager to oversee development and quality review of plans, specifications, reports, and cost estimates on a number of concurrent projects. The Senior Mechanical Engineer/Project Manager will participate in project pursuit interviews and discuss system concept options with the client in the early stages of the design process. The Senior Mechanical Engineer/Project Manager will interact positively with clients and develop relationships. The Senior Mechanical Engineer/Project Manager will mentor more junior engineers and designers. The Senior Mechanical Engineer/Project Manager works closely with the Group Leader(s) to ensure that company goals and guidelines are maintained. This position also develops and maintains client relationships, develops business opportunities, and promote services, reputation, and name throughout the industry. Responsibilities are as follows:


- Assists in the preparation of proposals and contracts by developing project approach, scope of services and budgets based on similar project experience and historical budgeting information, and by participating in client interviews.

- Assists Group Leaders with project planning, managing schedules, and budgets to complete work on time and profitably.

- Responsible for project planning and managing schedules and budgets to complete work on time and profitably; plays major role in conceptualizing design and overseeing all aspects of the project, including reviewing work of interdisciplinary teams to secure and successfully manage projects through demonstrated technical and managerial skills.

-Responsible for business development for both new and existing clients. Must be able to identify and contact new potential clients through business/peer contacts, identify new market sectors, and develop strategies to gain work and new projects. Update and develop marketing material and procedures; attend industry organization events and society meetings.

- Takes active role in marketing activities, including performing client marketing/maintenance and cross-selling of services available beyond scope requirements for procurement of future services.

- Maintains industry reputation by always conducting business in a courteous and professional manner.

- Assists in defining staffing needs for the Principal Engineers for specific projects and coordinating staff assignments with the Principal Engineers to ensure optimal utilization of staff and timely delivery of high quality products and services.

- Reviews individual project workloads, deadlines, budgets, and requirements with the responsible engineers; ensures quality standards, schedules, and deadlines are met; strives to complete the project to the full satisfaction of the client and within the established budget and schedule.

- Performs quality control review of responsible engineer’s design drawings, specifications, and cost estimates to ensure compliance with contract requirements.

- Applies organizational and management expertise to unique and complex projects and is able to effectively diagnose problems, prepare course of action, and implement the course of action to provide an appropriate solution or resolution to the problem.

-Prepares or assists in the preparation of proposals and contracts by developing project approach, scope of services and budgets based on similar project experience and historical budgeting information and by speaking at client interviews regarding project management issues. This also includes negotiating fees to perform projects of a certain scope, reviewing and approving written proposal documents, and obtaining authorized signatures on contracts.

-Responsible for ensuring that work and contract terms have been complied with, including maintenance of project files, attendance at meetings, holding of periodic team meetings, and maintaining good relationships with the client. Responsible for maintaining QA/QC drawing(s) in the file.

-Oversees Construction Administration process, including resolving field problems occurring during construction.

-Maintains positive client relationships and facilitates exchanges of project related information through regular verbal/written communication, including the development of project status reports. Reviews all correspondence prior to issuance.

-Has a general knowledge of all disciplines so that potential issues can be identified and addressed; oversees coordination of trades.

-Assists in the preparation of accurate monthly billings, or more frequently when required, through timely submission of invoices to the accounting department.

-Oversees selection of sub-consultants based on in-house or outside research or referrals.

-Works with minimal direction or supervision through demonstrated success with similar project responsibilities.

-Other duties as required or assigned.


-Graduate from an engineering curriculum accredited by the Accreditation for Engineering and Technology (A.E.T.) or from a non-accredited engineering curriculum or related engineering science or with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Required Skills and Experience
-Minimum of ten (10) years experience designing and managing projects independently and has a thorough understanding of the principles of the discipline he/she is designing.

-Experience in commercial, higher education, and/or housing projects preferred.

-PE License preferred but not required.

-Must keep current through continuing education.

-Must be knowledgeable in the operation of a computer, AutoCAD and Revit.

-Must have strong leadership, problem-solving, and communication skills.

-Must have a professional demeanor and excellent presentation skills.

-Must have well-developed business development skills.

-Posses a strong ability to make quick decisions and effectively implement actions related to decisions.

-Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to positively interact with staff at every level of the organization.

-Must have ability to build an effective team, facilitate team spirit, and resolve conflicts independently.

-Communicates effectively with staff, vendors, and clients.




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