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DLB Associates Mechanical Engineer Professional - Remote in United States

This is a remote position.

Looking to leave a lasting footprint in the consulting and design engineering world?

With an impressive legacy spanning over four decades, DLB Associates is on the hunt for a dynamic professional Mechanical Engineer. Join our team and contribute to our high-impact projects, which encompass some of the most technologically advanced environments in the world.

Position Title: Mechanical Engineer Professional

Position Location: Remote - work virtually from anywhere in the United States


DLB recognizes salary ranges from job boards do not necessarily reflect our pay ranges. In many instances we out-compete those ranges for well-qualified candidates.

Job Summary

This position is available in DLB's Mission Critical Department and focuses primarily on hyperscale data centers and related mission critical facilities.

The Mechanical Engineer Professional will have the opportunity to collaborate with all design staff and oversee full cycle mechanical design activities for commercial building design and construction. This person will work as part of the Engineering Team and interact closely with organizational leadership to develop and edit project specifications and lead design development efforts.

The Mechanical Engineer Professional will be self-directed on day-to-day work and independently performs most responsibilities.\u202F Will lead project teams and projects of complex scope and broader programs.\u202F Will coordinate activities of other personnel.\u202F Assists in the development of policies and procedures.

The Mechanical Engineer Professional will communicate and operate in line with organizational goals and values, as well as departmental objectives.

Essential Functions

Lead Mechanical Engineering Design Activities (40%)

• Independently perform advanced engineering work

• Perform advanced mechanical design tasks

• Perform advanced computation analysis and design tasks for complex projects, components and systems

• Independently perform and analyze load calculations

• Independently perform and analyze energy simulation

• Utilize AutoCAD and Revit software to prepare drawings and visual aids

• Review and / or prepare book or sheet specifications

• Develop and / or review HVAC controls sequence of operations

• Develop proposals including project scope, schedule and budget

• Timely and effective management of project design team including resource forecasting and coordination

• Identify potential project scope changes and aid in development of strategies to minimize impact and control deviations from estimated costs and project deadlines

• Perform QAQC peer reviews for projects where he or she is not the lead design engineer

Lead Construction Activities (20%)

• Survey existing building conditions and prepares technical reports of findings

• Collect data and other information for construction documents

• Prepare project design, specification and construction documents

• Lead the engineering team and interact closely with the project management team

• Review shop drawings and submittals

• Review and respond to RFIs

• Review and complete punch lists and project closeout documents

• Review and approve change order requests

Manage Stakeholder Relations (20%)

• Responsible for execution of the firm's client value system and assuring that the project is executed in accordance with company policies and standards

• Serve as primary client contact for one or more clients. May act as a Client Program Manager with business development and marketing responsibilities.

• Assist with research for technical papers for conferences and journals

Organizational Development and Continuous Improvement of Policies and Procedures (20%)

• Mentor associates and assists with training and development to create a learning and growing environment

• Contribute to organizational training and standards development

• May assist in the strategic planning for the group

• May assist with hiring process

Performs Other Related Duties as Assigned


Position Requirements (Advanced level for all the following)

• Knowledge of designing mechanical systems

• Knowledge of codes, code analysis and specifications for mechanical systems

• Knowledge of computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

• Skilled at producing drawings and visual aids using AutoCAD and / or Revit

• Skilled at using MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams), along with exceptional organizational skills for file management

• Skilled in performing and analyzing load calculations, energy simulation and system hydronics

• Skilled in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail

• Ability to work successfully in a remote environment thru effective communication and organizational skills, self-motivation, proactiveness and resourcefulness in a distraction free workspace

• Ability to select all HVAC equipment types

• Ability to create hydronic flow diagrams and specify piping accessories

• Ability to review and select DDC controls and fire alarm / protection system devices, determine points lists, write complex sequences of operation and develop system architecture

• Ability to follow company and site safety requirements

• Ability to analyze and prepare documents, reports and correspondence

• Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form (technical and non-technical information)

• Ability to communicate effectively directly with clients and at times serve as primary point of client contact

• Ability to work successfully as a member of a team and independently with moderate supervision

• Ability to work under pressure and meet close deadlines

• Ability to effectively plan and delegate the work of others

• Organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

Physical Demands

The following physical demands must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is

• Frequently required to remain in a stationary position

• Frequently moving through office, facility and other environments

• On occasion the employee may move equipment weighing up to 25 pounds

Travel / Relocation Requirements

• Approximately 10%, this may include travel to any or all 50 US states

• Travel is defined as physically leaving home on behalf of business activities including but not limited to client sites, meetings with other employees, meeting for business development purposes, running errands on behalf of the business, attending industry conferences, etc.

Education / Experience

• Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering

• PE in related discipline


• Minimum of thirteen years of mechanical engineering experience

DLB Associates is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and participates in the E-Verify program with the Department of Homeland Security. We encourage diversity in our workforce.

Are you ready to challenge yourself and redefine standards in the AEC industry? Apply now and join our award-winning team!


DLB Associates offers a very competitive benefits package; highlights include:

  • Choice of comprehensive medical plans (including two PPO-style plans and a HDHP w/ HSA option)

  • Health reimbursement account (HRA), flex spending accounts (FSA)

  • Dental and vision plans

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision benefits extended to spouse / domestic partner and dependent children up to age 26

  • 401k with company match and self-directed brokerage account option

  • PTO including additional paid time off during the last week of the year

  • Company paid life insurance coverage for employees and their eligible dependents

  • Short and long-term disability, AD&D coverage

  • Professional development opportunities, tuition reimbursement and professional licensing assistance

  • Paid parental leave after one year of employment