Senior Mechanical Engineer - Industrial

  • 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

Join our dynamic industrial team as a Senior Mechanical Engineer and contribute to innovative projects in the pharmaceutical and lab sectors. Our award-winning "Best Places to Work" environment supports your development as you guide project teams towards technical excellence. This role offers you the opportunity to act as both mentor and leader, providing critical QA/QC oversight, making strategic decisions, and fostering innovative solutions to complex challenges. With projects ranging from Ethanol plant upgrades to renewable natural gas designs, enjoy a flexible work environment that encourages teamwork and personal growth. Dive into a role where your expertise shapes industry-leading outcomes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert project design and review of project documents for complex commercial and industrial projects, including plumbing and HVAC systems.
  • Serve as a technical specialist, applying advanced engineering concepts to solve complex challenges.
  • Perform QA/QC to ensure that all designs meet the highest quality standards and project objectives.
  • Conduct research and develop solutions in areas of considerable scope and complexity.
  • Advise and direct staff on design approaches and project fulfillment.
  • Work collaboratively to promote efficiencies and produce high-quality work.
  • Contribute to the development of standards and guidelines for engineering activities.
  • Supervise and review the technical assignments of less experienced staff.

We have one current opening and will consider candidates interested in being located out of our Lincoln, Omaha, Des Moines, Kansas City, Dallas-Fort Worth, Loveland, and Denver office location(s).  We will also consider full remote candidates.


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 with a team. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
  • Must be a registered Professional Engineer (PE).
  • 8-10 years of experience in mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering, with a focus on commercial projects.
  • Extensive experience with AutoCAD, Revit, and TraneTrace software.
  • Demonstrated leadership in managing projects and leading project teams.
  • Certifications or significant experience with lab/pharma manufacturing environments, understanding GNP practices and FDA requirements related to clean rooms and air quality.
  • Enthusiasm for mentoring and managing teams in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

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 $117,000 to $161,000+ 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.