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AECOM Senior Mechanical Engineer in Minneapolis, Minnesota

United States of America - Minnesota, Minneapolis

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join our downtown Minneapolis office. Seeking a highly-motivated individual to join our dynamic Minneapolis office and be part our international engineering practice. This individual will manage HVAC and plumbing teams for healthcare, corporate office, clean rooms, labs, and high tech clients. The ideal candidate will have a passion for designing custom solutions for unique projects, mentoring a team, and developing calculations, construction drawings, design reports, and specifications to support mechanical and plumbing portions of design work in accordance with building codes.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

About DCS—Buildings + Places

AECOM’s Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, interiors, building engineering, workplace strategy, business transformation, asset advisory, economics and development planning, master planning, urban planning, and landscape architecture.

With a range of expertise from strategy and design through project realization, we create better outcomes to grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and connect and engage people through innovative, sustainable design solutions.

Our teams have designed and delivered signature projects such as the London 2012 Olympic Park and Legacy Framework; Al Janoub Stadium (with Zaha Hadid Architects) in Qatar; Place Ladywell Temporary Housing in London, UK; the new Philippines Senate Building in Manila; public realm and open space such as Liberty Park, New York, New York, Dasha River, Shenzhen, China, Oxygen Park, Qatar; as well as and corporate workplace and tech facilities for Fortune 500 companies around the world.

Job Responsibilities:

The Senior Mechanical Engineer should be capable of working independently with limited supervision to complete both small and large projects and may serve as a Discipline Representative. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with internal and external clients is required. Candidate must be well organized, be able to demonstrate critical thinking and can quickly recognize issues and be part of the solution.

As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, you will be expected to:

  • Be self-motivated with strong work ethic and take pride in your work

  • Serve as a Discipline Representative

  • Have knowledge of the ASHRAE standards, NFPA and ICC codes, in addition to experience with analysis and layout of HVAC systems, hydronic piping, air distribution and HVAC products and materials

  • Concisely express complex system solutions in very early design phases to share intent either internally for further development, or externally to assist design partners

  • Complete mechanical systems designs for projects of all sizes

  • Evaluate, select, and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and judgement based on experience to design and construct HVAC and plumbing systems and equipment in buildings using building information modeling

  • Coordinate HVAC&P systems with other disciplines to produce complete building designs

  • Make major design recommendations and design decisions with little input from senior staff

  • Coordinate design and schedule with other disciplines such as architectural, structural, electrical, technology, clerical, and equipment suppliers

  • Maintain accurate project documentation and design data for permanent project files

  • Act as an adviser and review correspondence prepared by junior project team members

  • Evaluate project staffing requirements, analyze problems, and write reports

  • Attend project meetings, or when appropriate, delegate activities

  • Meet with clients, prepare proposals and presentations while maintaining good client relations

  • Assist in project checking for quality control on other projects

  • Have knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of technical plans and drawings

  • Switch between work on multiple/different projects daily

  • Represent the organization and maintain liaison with individuals and related organizations

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Architectural Engineering with Mechanical specialty, plus a minimum of six (6) years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong work experience with an emphasis on HVAC systems and project designs for buildings

  • 10+ years of mechanical engineering experience within a consulting or design-build firm

  • Documented experience with advanced design and diverse projects and clients

  • Experience with sustainable design

  • Laboratory, Hospital, Corporate Office facility design experience

  • Excellent communication skills: articulate and confident

  • Creative thinker with effective teamwork skills

  • Enjoy developing innovative solutions to challenging opportunities

  • Have a high degree of integrity, professional ethics, respect, and responsibility

Additional Information

This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Mechanical

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 250940BR

Additional Locations US - Chicago, IL - 303 E Wacker Drive

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.