Senior Mechanical Engineer: Life Science/Pharma

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Salas O'Brien
United States

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Senior Mechanical Engineer: Life Science/Pharma


Raleigh, NC 

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Senior Mechanical Engineer (Life Science/Pharma)
At Salas O’Brien we tell our clients that we’re engineered for impact. This passion for making a difference applies just as much to our team as it does to our projects. That’s why we’re committed to living our values every day: inspiring, achieving, and connecting as shared owners of our success with a focus on a sustainable future.
Building for the long-term means that all of our team members can expect to work on amazing projects with a people-first approach to problem solving. It also means that each member of our team has truly limitless potential to build a unique, meaningful, and high-impact career—and they’ll receive great total rewards along the way.
About Us:
Founded in 1975, Salas O’Brien is an employee-owned engineering and professional services firm focused on achieving impact for our clients, our team, and the world. We know that tomorrow’s requirements are today’s opportunities, and we are here to design lasting solutions for pressing challenges.
We work across a variety of industries providing integrated engineering and consulting services. Our specialized experience includes design for data centers, healthcare, science and technology, high-rise buildings, clean energy, education, and other building types as well as structural and building sciences, infrastructure asset management, advanced robotics, and more.
Our technical expertise is paired with an exceptional team of business development, human resources, finance and accounting, information technology, and marketing professionals, all of whom play a key role in bringing our commitments to life every day.
Job Summary:
The Senior Mechanical Engineer serves as a leader and engineer for Life Science/Pharma clients in North Carolina and beyond. The position responsibilities primarily are focused on the engineering of mechanical systems for new facilities, additions, and renovation projects. This will require providing technical leadership for the creation of construction drawings and specifications, existing system studies and master planning efforts.  Qualified candidates will meet with clients, project teams, code officials, contractors, and others to address mechanical issues and develop effective working relationships.
In this role, you will:
  • Develop HVAC system designs of a given project based on scope of work and/or client RFPs
  • Lead and provide engineering design, evaluation, and planning of mechanical systems for a variety of market types
  • Oversee Load/Energy calculations with software such as Trace 700, IES and similar programs
  • Develop reports / studies
  • Conduct existing building surveys and documentation of existing HVAC systems
  • Develop mechanical system designs, calculations, and selection of equipment
  • Write/edit project specifications
  • Provide construction administration services
  • Assist in the procurement of new work; including the development of client relations and participation in project interviews
You will be a great fit if:
  • You have a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • You possess a Professional Engineer (PE) license
  • You have a LEED certification / experience
  • You have 8+ years design experience in the MEP industry
  • You have knowledge in the design of HVAC systems
  • You have experience with Lab/Pharma engineering design
  • You are familiar with codes, standards, and design guidelines
  • Excellent work ethic and attitude
  • Ability to lead a team as well as work as part of a team
  • Proficiency in Revit and MS Office
  • Ability to travel
  • Good communication skills, combined with organizational skills, the ability to plan, balance and prioritize work
Location: Raleigh, NC
Travel: Yes
Equal Opportunity Employment Statement
Salas O’Brien provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, colour, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/provincial, or local laws. Salas O’Brien will accommodate the disability-related needs of applicants as required by law.