Mechanical Design Technical Manager

  • Full-time

Company Description

We are Olsson, a team-based, purpose-driven engineering and design firm. Our solutions improve communities and our people make it possible.

Our most meaningful asset is our people, and we are dedicated to providing an environment where they can continue to learn, grow, and thrive. Our entrepreneurial spirit is what has allowed us — and will continue to allow us — to grow. The result? Inspired people, amazing designs, and projects with purpose.

Job Description

Olsson's Facilities Engineering and Design Team is at the forefront of engineering innovation, providing comprehensive services for large commercial developments, healthcare facilities, laboratories, educational institutions, data centers, and military installations.  Our expertise includes engineering analysis, design services, and professional consulting, ensuring top-tier quality and world class installations. We also provide building inspection and forensic investigation services. As a member of this team, you will contribute to diverse, high-impact projects, delivering engineering solutions that make a tangible difference in communities and industries.

Join Olsson's Facilities Engineering and Design Team as a Mechanical Design Technical Manager, where you will utilize your advanced technical expertise and develop project management skills to contribute to high-impact projects in commercial developments, healthcare facilities, laboratories, educational institutions, data centers, and military installations. This role is pivotal in developing technical approaches to meet project requirements, addressing engineering challenges, and ensuring the successful execution of project phases.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate effectively with technical staff and project managers to prepare comprehensive project schedules, scopes, and objectives.
  • Utilize technical experience to develop cost estimates, formulate project budgets, and manage resources for optimal alignment with project goals.
  • Provide high-level technical guidance and support to resolve complex design issues, ensuring continuous progress on design aspects of projects.
  • Monitor project timelines, resource utilization, and expenses to ensure project completion.
  • Engage in client meetings to foster relationships and review project performance, promoting Olsson's commitment to excellence.
  • Drive efficiencies and quality improvements in technical processes and document all project-related deliverables including design plans and correspondence.
  • Mentor and provide technical guidance to less experienced staff, fostering a culture of learning and expertise development.

We will consider candidates interested in being located out of our Lincoln, NE; Omaha, NE; Denver, CO; Colorado Springs, CO; or Loveland, CO office locations.


You are passionate about:

  • Working collaboratively with others.
  • Having ownership in the work you do.
  • Using your talents to positively affect communities.

You bring to the team:

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to contribute and work well on a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • An Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Drafting and Design is preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in the consulting industry, with a strong background in engineering and design.
  • Proficiency in CAD/BIM software, Autodesk Revit, and AutoCAD is highly regarded.

Additional Information

Olsson is a nationally recognized, employee-owned firm specializing in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology. Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we’re here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it.

As an Olsson employee, you’ll receive our traditional benefits package (health care, vision, dental, paid time off, etc.), plus you’ll:

  • Become an owner in the company after your first year through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).
  • Engage in work that has a positive impact in communities.
  • Receive an excellent 401(k) match.
  • Participate in a wellness program promoting balanced lifestyles.
  • Benefit from a bonus system that rewards performance.
  • Have the possibility for flexible work arrangements.

Typical range for this position is $97,000 to $134,000+ and is commensurate with experience relative to the position.

Olsson is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.