Position title
Mechanical Designer

Allen + Shariff is seeking a mechanical designer to join our team. The designer works independently on various projects as assigned by a more senior leader. He/she is responsible for the preparation of contract documents and specifications. This encompasses calculations, systems analysis, quality control of finished projects, and field/construction coordination activities. This position will work on several concurrent projects, both in design and in construction.

  • Assesses the requirements of a project and breaks a project into tasks. Works independently or with other team members to complete design.
  • Completes engineering design and associated calculations. Can calculate loads and estimate sizes and capacities of engineering systems.
  • Has knowledge of basic systems applicable to the discipline. Can plan and draw basic layouts of engineering systems by hand and using computer software.
  • Can recommend a selection of basic fixtures, equipment, and systems. Can discuss equipment selections with manufacturers’ representatives and other designers/engineers.
  • Designs heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems related to a variety of building types.
  • Assists with editing of written specifications. Writes small project specifications as an individual.
  • Is familiar with all applicable codes based on level of experience. Contacts utility authorities, local regulatory agencies, etc. for conformance of design standards and requirements for obtaining service.
  • Utilizes time and resources constructively when not under immediate supervision. Coordinates project schedules with team.
  • Has an understanding of construction process based on level of experience. Conducts construction administration, including shop drawing review, site visits, cost proposal evaluations, and response to questions from the field.
  • Coordinates plan changes and details with the architect or client. Represents Allen + Shariff with clients at design meetings.
  • Assists with preparation of project fee cost estimates and economic analysis of systems.
  • Promotes use of company design and production standards.
  • Maintains neat and organized work area which allows efficient access to project information required by other team members.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • This is not a remote position.  In office is standard A+S policy.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Architectural Engineering with a mechanical focus. Associate's degree from a technical or trade school will be considered with relevant work experience as a substitute for engineering degree.
  • Strong working knowledge and experience with the following software: AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software.
  • Demonstrated experience in making decisions, judgement, and effective problem solving.
  • Possesses written and oral communications skills, and the ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Time management skills.
  • EIT certification, or demonstration of intent to obtain EIT certification – A PLUS
Employment Type
Job Location
Wilmington, NC
Date posted
December 2, 2021
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