Senior Mechanical Engineer

Posted Date 2 months ago(10/11/2023 3:24 PM)
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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.


The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 7 years of experience designing and managing Mission Critical projects independently and has a thorough understanding of the principles of the discipline he/she is designing. PE is required. Must be able to commit to a remote work position with travel as needed to job sites for site surveys and site meetings.


Essential duties & responsibilities include but are not limited to one or more of the following: 


  • In a supervisory capacity, a) plans, develops, coordinates, and directs several large and important projects or a project of major scope and importance, or b) is responsible for the entire engineering program of an organization when the program is of limited complexity and scope. 
  • As an individual researcher or worker, conceives, plans, and conducts research in problem areas of considerable scope and complexity. The problem must be approached through a series of complete and conceptually related studies are difficult to define, require unconventional or novel approaches, and require sophisticated research techniques. Available guides and precedents contain critical gaps, are only partially related to the problem or may be largely lacking due to the novel character of the project. At this level, the individual researcher generally will have contributed inventions, new designs or techniques which are of material significance in the solution of important problems. 
  • As a staff specialist, serves as the specialist for the organization (division or company) in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles, and processes for an assigned area of responsibility (i.e., subject matter, function, type of facility or equipment, or product). 
  • Directs the preparation of proposals in a timely manner and submits to the client. 
  • Directs presentations. 
  • Responsible for client management plans to develop and retain clients. 
  • Assists in the development of and supports business development initiatives to attract future projects from new clients. 
  • Maintain familiarity with current industry standards, trends, and technologies. 
  • Has a general knowledge of all disciplines so that potential issues can be identified and addressed. 
  • 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 (7) years' experience designing and managing projects independently and has a thorough understanding of the principles of the discipline he/she is designing. 
  • Experience in Data Center Mission Critical work is required 
  • Must have a general understanding of design and commissioning project requirements. 
  • PE License required. 
  • Must be able to travel to worksites as needed or required. 
  • Must have the ability to cultivate effective relationships with clients and vendors. 
  • Must demonstrate an ability to identify, assess and nurture business development opportunities. 
  • Must keep current through continuing education. 
  • Must be knowledgeable in the operation of a computer, DataCenter Design CFD, AutoCAD and Revit. 
  • Must have a professional demeanor and excellent presentation skills. 
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to positively interact with staff at every level of the organization.

Professional Activities: 

  • Must be at least a member and on a committee of one (1) trade specific organization (ASHRAE, ASPE, AIA, etc.).  
  • Must be ready to deliver at least one (1) existing prepared AIA credit presentation or white paper or article per year. 

Physical Requirements: 
This is a full-time position (40 hours per week, Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm), with the ability to work on-call and extended hours (including after hours, holidays and weekends). The job is performed primarily in an indoor office environment with occasional driving/flying to commercial and institutional job site locations and outdoor activities at the site (including mechanical rooms, rooftops, and buildings). The employee must be able to perform, in a safe manner at all times, the following essential functions and requirements: 
The employee frequently sits or stands in the same location with opportunity to move about; occasionally walks substantial distances at job site locations; regularly thinks, concentrates, analyzes, interprets, interacts with others, and communicates orally and in writing; regularly uses a computer (keyboard and mouse); regularly reads, sees, hears, and speaks; frequently uses hands to write, type, handle, or feel; occasionally reaches with hands and arms; occasionally bends, stoops, and lifts or moves up to 30 pounds (and greater weights infrequently); occasionally climbs ladders and stairs. 


The pay range for this California position is $170,000.00- $200,000.00 per year; however, base pay offered may be higher or lower depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience of the candidate. Restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per California Senate Bill 1162. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via the NV5 careers site.


NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.


NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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