Mechanical Engineering Team Lead - 1518600

Engineer Your Future With Us

Our client is an award-winning consulting engineering firm with a passion (some call it an obsession) for quality engineering. Our friendly and relaxed culture allows you to dig into incredible projects alongside talented colleagues while making career-building impacts in your local and national communities. We attract and reward skilled individuals who share a passion for engineering design. Our modern, spacious headquarters are in sunny Tampa Bay, with several additional offices around the country.

Position Overview

The Mechanical Engineering Team Lead will be responsible for leading a team of engineers and designers within the Mechanical Engineering department. This position requires the ability to simultaneously function as a people leader, manage a team’s workload, and perform design work on assigned projects. The Mechanical Engineering Team Lead must possess strong technical expertise and leadership skills. The successful candidate will also have a solid understanding of the consulting engineering process and the contractual documents that are involved.


·      Performs workload management responsibilities as required for assigned projects; allocates projects to team members based on individual workload and capabilities

·      Determines the scope of assigned projects and utilizes software programs to create HVAC system designs including, but not limited to, ductwork, piping, HVAC equipment, controls, specifications, or other HVAC systems

·      Communicates regularly with peers and supervisors on project status

·      Trains and mentors less experienced team members

·      Coaches and develops team members to help them achieve their full potential

·      Works with Director to address personnel issues; participates in recruiting, onboarding, and performance management processes

·      Determines cost-effective system layouts, quantities/sizes, and specifications, and verify code compliance of the system designs

·      Preparation and layout of BIM drawings and coordination with all other disciplines at all phases of project production, including schematic design phase, design development phase, permitting phase, and construction documents phase

·      Performs construction administration tasks including, but not limited to, site observations, shop drawing review, and preparation of punch lists

·      Defines appropriate project scope and ensure it is accurately reflected in the contract documents. Proactively manage any possible scope of work variances to ensure client satisfaction and that projects stay on track

·      Maintains excellent business relationships and communication with clients, partners, architects, owners, other design and construction professionals, and various code officials regarding the overall engineering project, associated assignments, and action items

·      Miscellaneous duties, as assigned


·      Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States and based in Tampa or Orlando Florida; Houston or Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas; or Atlanta, Georgia

·      Minimum 7 years of experience leading and coordinating multi-discipline engineering teams

·      At least 10 years of experience in mechanical engineering design of commercial buildings preferably in aviation, higher education, health care, hospitality, entertainment, or governmental facilities

·      High school diploma or GED; college degree in related field preferred

·      Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) preferred

·      Experience with a variety of project deliverable methods including design-build, design-bid- construct, fast-track and other construction delivery methods

·      Advanced knowledge of local, state, and national codes, including other aspects of laws, regulations, and potential liabilities affecting the practice of engineering

·      Revit MEP proficiency required, and familiarity with other engineering software programs

·      Highly proficient technical/computer skills including Microsoft O365 (Outlook, Work, Excel), internet and web applications

·      Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills; ability to clearly convey information, ideas, and concepts verbally, written, or in graphic form

·      Ability to prepare original specifications for project systems and components, as well as complete project manuals with sub-consultant specifications when the company serves as the prime professional

·      Must have the technical knowledge and hands-on experience to effectively evaluate various mechanical engineering options for configuration of equipment and components

·      Experienced with cost containment and reduction approaches and the capability of providing appropriate relative costs of different engineering approaches

Skills & Competencies

·      Strong leadership skills, with the ability to earn respect within the team as well as the broader engineering department

·      Ability to lead a team while simultaneously performing design work

·      Strong workload and people management skills; prior experience in a leadership role preferred

·      Excellent communication skills and comfort with open-door policy

·      Seeks feedback and strives to continuously improve

·      Strong conflict management abilities – a good listener, committed to finding solution to problems, works to address difficulties

·      Comfortable maintaining professional relationships with clients, vendors, code officials, etc. Works well with internal and external teams, promotes a positive image of the company, strives to solve issues raised by customers

·      Meets deadlines, works independently or as part of a team, accountable, maintains focus on set objectives and goals

·      Keeps information organized and accessible, manages time well; uses resources efficiently, strives to reduce cost

·      Exceptional attention to detail and thoroughness in deliverables and communications, maintains high-quality standards and follow-up

·      Ethical, honest, and accountable; maintains confidentiality, handles sensitive information with discretion and professionalism

·      Has a bias for action, seeks new opportunities, strives to see projects to completion

·      Monitors status of projects, thoroughly deals with project details, holds project owners accountable, and delivers clear, accurate depiction of status

Physical Requirements

Must have the ability to perform the necessary job-related functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

·      Commute to site investigations and assessments, or client meetings

·      Remain in a stationary position, often standing or sitting, for prolonged periods

·      Work extended hours, evenings and weekends when necessary to meet business deadlines

·      Regular use of office equipment such as a computer/laptop and computer screens

·      Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse and other computer components

·      Ability to see differences between colors, shades and brightness

·      Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)

·      May occasionally be exposed to the following work conditions: work near/with moving mechanical parts; work near/with electrical currents; work in high places or underground; be exposed to fumes/airborne particles or caustic chemicals; withstand outdoor weather conditions; withstand moderate to very loud noises

Benefits & Perks

·      Competitive compensation and benefits package

·      Flexible hybrid work options

·      Unlimited PTO

·      Generous paid holiday schedule

·      Parental leave

·      401k plan with company match

·      Paid company events and extracurricular activities

·      Employee perks and discounts

·      Education assistance & professional development

·      Opportunity to work on impactful, headline-making projects that positively impact local and national communities

Who We Are

Our client is an engineering firm that provides Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, and Information Technology design and commissioning services. Our projects span aviation, office, restaurant, retail, higher education, parking, K-12, multi-family, healthcare, labs, recreational facilities and central energy plants. We are a certified minority-owned corporation and employ approximately 60 professionals. We are headquartered in Tampa, Florida, with additional locations in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth and Austin, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; and Atlanta, Georgia.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Our client does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or other employment policies on the basis of any protected characteristics. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race or color, religion, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, physical or mental disability status, pregnancy status, genetics, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic as protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. In addition, we make reasonable accommodation to the needs of disabled applicants and employees, so long as this does not create an undue hardship on the business or threaten the health or safety of others at work.




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Houston, TX
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