1+ months

Director, Mechanical Engineer

Richmond, VA 23219
Be involved in projects with our Mechanical Engineer Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Director, Mechanical Engineer for our Richmond, VA office.  We work closely with architects and owners from around the world on large, complex projects with a focus on sustainability and energy performance of the built environment. 
This role will actively participate in the full project cycle with a focus on healthcare projects from the design phase through the final construction close-out. Our Engineers work on high quality, high-profile, national and international projects with our practice providing design services for over 30 million square feet of medical facilities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead the mechanical design on a variety of project types, lead teams, and directly interface with the client
  • Actively participate in the full project cycle from the design phase through the final construction close-out
  • Assist in the management of the department and the office including training and mentoring junior staff
  • Be the main point of contact for our clients and represent the team at project meetings
  • Manage multiple design projects of various scale through concept, SD, DD and the CA phases; project types include healthcare, science and technology, commercial, residential, hospitality, and institutional projects
  • Provide technical expertise for mechanical systems
  • Quality control review of all project design and documentation
  • Prepare technical reports and specifications
  • Assist with marketing/proposal efforts and proposal presentations
  • Responsible for the management of project finances including:
  • Preparing project budgets and monitoring compliance with time/schedule deadlines
  • Planning and obtaining additional work authorizations as required for scope changes
  • Accountable for the profitability of the projects managed
Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges.  If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical/ HVAC Engineering or related discipline
  • 12+ years of experience designing mechanical systems for the built environment
  • Excellent engineering skills (conceptual and inter-disciplinary), the ability to work with our clients to determine/study different system types, and provide applicable pros and cons for each along with appropriate spatial requirements
  • Hands-on knowledge and experience with Revit and AutoCAD
  • Excellent communication skills, a self-starter/team player, and motivated and able to manage/direct others (internally and externally)
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies
Preferred Qualifications:
  • P.E. license
  • Interest in taking on leadership responsibilities within the office under the operations manager and office director.  This could include process improvements, finances, and/or training. 
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa
WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base.  Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges.  Are you ready to get started? 
WSP USA (and all of its US companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


Posted: 2021-03-16 Expires: 2021-05-20

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