Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Full-time

Company Description

CB Engineers is a boutique engineering consulting firm that provides Design Build, Design Assist and Full Plan Design Services for HVAC and plumbing systems, fire protection, electrical power and distribution systems, building automation controls, life safety systems, emergency power and UPS systems. We emphasize globally and socially responsible design, and continuously strive to maximize efficient energy and optimize water usage in all our projects. Our work realizes our conviction that engineering can enliven people and vitalize communities and we forge novel relationships among people and built environments.

                   We Engineer Environments for Smarter Living

From our humble pencil and ruler beginnings in 1958, we at CB Engineers have prided ourselves on bringing an unparalleled level of experience and creativity into each and every one of our projects. With the passing of time and the evolution from blue prints to 3D computer models, we have continued to uphold the very same attention to detail and a commitment to our clients that have cemented us as a leader in the design-build world. From sustainability consulting to our innovative R&D projects, we are continually redefining the engineering space.

Some of our projects include Disney Aulani Resort + Spa, Square Corporate HQ, One Rincon Hill, Gap HQ, Seattle Seahawks Centurylink field and many more!

Job Description

Our Senior Mechanical Engineer will perform non-routine assignments of substantial variety and complexity with the application of standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria. This position requires someone who is a leader and mentor, and who has a passion for being environmentally conscious and who can apply their knowledge and skill in sustainable engineering. 

What you'll be doing:

· Collaborate with Sr. Engineers, Project Managers and Principals in all phases of the design and drawing production. Liaise with intra-department engineers, discipline leaders and clients.

· Incorporate design concepts from schematic design into design development and final construction drawings.

· Develop design solutions from concepts to final documents based on project requirements.

· Perform design work using computer-aided drafting techniques.

· Apply codes or identify alternatives and solutions to building code exceptions.

· Inform Project Manager of changes to design and/or scope that may impact deadlines, workloads, or assignments of the team or project and project budget.

· Monitor project scope creep and work with Project Manager on delivery of any additional client requests.

· Stay abreast of the project design and construction schedules. Provide input to the client on CBE design schedule requirements.

· Control and monitor project engineering costs through the utilization of project management accounting software.

· Develop stellar client relationships to ensure repeat business and referrals for the firm.

· Participate in sales, marketing, and business development efforts.

· Conduct project coordination meetings with clients as required and internal project coordination meetings.

· Remain up to date in developments within the profession and within the organization as appropriate.

· Handle multiple, non-routine projects with efficiency and accuracy.

· Participate and contribute to a team effort, exchanging ideas and recommending improvements.

· Actively promote and instruct others in the use of Company design production standards & master specifications

· Serve as a technical advisor to junior-level project team members.


You are:

Client Focused. You are always keeping our clients happy by identifying their needs and exceeding their expectations.

An Effective Communicator. You convey information and ideas in an engaging and persuasive manner.

Flexible and Adaptable. You readily adjust to and agreeably accommodate changes in circumstances.

Curious and Clever. You are always eager to learn or propose the best solution.

Passionate. You believe in the mission to bring sustainable engineering to the world.

Analytical. You live for data and love to solve complex problems.

A natural leader. You inspire and mentor your teams to achieve to achieve individual and corporate goals.

Driven for Success. You coach others to exceed performance expectations and accomplish goals by demonstrating energy, enthusiasm, and persistence.

You bring:

· 12+ years of experience in engineering design (preferably in a consulting engineering firm or in the design department of a design build contracting firm.)

· Proven success in interfacing with clients, resolving issues and achieving buy-in.

· Skill in reading and interpreting blueprints, schematics, and engineering drawings.

· Knowledge of Auto CAD and REVIT MEP as a drawing and production tool.

· Experience developing and completing HVAC design load calculations or reviewing and editing HVAC design load calculations initially prepared by others.

· Ability to develop, review and refine energy models.

· Working knowledge of HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems, concepts, and design.

· Ability to size and select all piping, ductwork and equipment associated with packaged and split system air conditioning and heat pump systems, chilled water/boiler plants, air handling systems, steam, heating water and refrigeration piping systems as well as supply, return, and special exhaust systems.

· Specification writing using Master Spec®, BSD SpecLink® or equivalent.

· Possess a strong understanding of applicable codes.

· Ability to work and converse effectively with the firm’s personnel at all management levels.

· Proficient in Windows 10 and Microsoft Office including Outlook.

Education + Licenses

· BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent from accredited college, or equivalent years of work experience

· Courses in computer aided drafting, mechanical design, building codes, HVAC design loads software training, or equivalent experience.

· Professional Engineering License

· CAD Drafting Certificate is desired.

· BEMP Accreditation – a plus!

Work Environment:

This job is performed in both an office and field environment. Some travel may be required with about 5-10% of work to be executed outside the office in the field. Field work includes ability to access roof, attic, interstitial ceiling and crawl spaces using temporary and fixed ladders.

Additional Information

When you join the team at CB Engineers, you become part of a global company with an impressive history of over 50 years. We are committed to delivering world-class engineering and technology solutions for the built environment. We are a team of dedicated enthusiastic individuals who put our client’s needs first and support them with integrity. We mentor and coach our teams to foster an environment of constant learning.

As a member of our team, we offer a competitive, flexible benefit package that aligns with our company values. This includes:

· Medical, dental and vision insurance

· 401(k) retirement plan with company match

· FSA plan

· Competitive PTO plan

· Individual and supplemental life insurance

· Short and long-term disability

· Transit/parking commuter benefits

· Training and professional development

· Regular Lunch and Learn sessions

· Flexible and fun work environment!

· Company outings + team-building activities

· Convenient SOMA Office that is within walking distance from BART/MUNI with free parking nearby

CB Engineers is an Equal Opportunity employer. CB Engineers provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CB Engineers complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.