Terrestris is seeking a Mechanical Engineer in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area to assist in making improvements to medical facilities and surrounding property. This includes hospital healthcare renovations, building mechanical HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and other supporting infrastructure, and surrounding facility and utility systems such as parking lots, electrical distribution, water, sewer, and other similar systems. This individual will be a registered Professional Engineer and will lead facility engineering projects throughout the facility planning, design, construction, warranty, and operations lifecycle. The Mechanical Engineer will utilize their building design, construction, and operations experience in complex mechanical systems to develop engineering solutions, ensure compliance, recommend best practices, and increase operational efficiencies. The Mechanical Engineer will exercise considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments and supervises, coordinates, provides leadership to, and reviews the work of assigned staff. This position offers a career path to a Senior Mechanical Engineering role, and eventually to Program Management.

What does a typical day look like for the Mechanical Engineer?

  • Perform energy management, HVAC, and life safety surveys, and facilities management evaluations and condition assessments
  • Prepare feasibility studies for design and construction
  • Prepare engineering or repair/replacement estimates and schedules
  • Present reports and explain findings to clients
  • Conduct design reviews, submittal reviews, reviews and facilitation of training plans, and O&M manual reviews
  • Prepare mechanical design calculations; utilize mechanical design software
  • Write technical specifications and develop drawings and visual aids
  • Review and provide comments on designs for configuration, reliability, redundancy
  • Review equipment and controls technology selections and strategies
  • Review and provide comments on equipment submittals, test reports, and manuals
  • Provide quality assurance to ensure compliance with client criteria, codes, standards, and policies and procedures
  • Provide equipment factory and field acceptance testing support
  • Develop testing, maintenance, lockout tagout, and safety procedures
  • Work with senior leadership to grow our mechanical practice
  • Oversee any assigned staff
  • Be responsible for the application of company policies

What qualifications do we look for?

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field is required
  • Professional Engineer (PE) registration is required,
  • 5 years of direct experience in facilities mechanical systems such as HVAC, Plumbing (domestic water) systems, Building Automation Systems (BAS), and testing adjusting and balancing (TAB) is required
  • Experience in a supervisory capacity is desired
  • Must have a superior track record of client satisfaction in mission-critical facilities and a passion for analyzing, troubleshooting, optimizing, and upgrading integrated systems in aging facilities and campus environments
  • Must possess an in-depth knowledge of LEED requirements and industry standards and practices i.e. ASHRAE, BCA, ACG, GSA
  • The successful candidate will be a Self‐starter who initiates action and can work independently or with a team while providing multi‐discipline coordination.
  • Effective communication and reporting skills at all working and management levels are essential
  • Must be a creative, innovative, and solutions-oriented thinker with the ability to understand and achieve goals and anticipate client needs
  • Experience using AutoCAD and/or Micro Station to prepare design plans is required, energy modeling experience is desired

We’re extra impressed by:

  • Experience working on healthcare facilities projects, maintenance, and operations.
  • Experience managing healthcare projects.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, as well as customer service skills due to daily interaction with various levels of authority.
  • Experience with facilities planning and programming.