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Mechanical Engineer - Spees

Spees Design-Build (SDB) is seeking a full-time Mechanical Engineer to join our team in Seattle, WA.

SDB is a design-build firm that specializes in providing architecture, engineering, and project management consulting services. We are a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business with offices in the Pacific Northwest and in the Southeast. Remote work is also an option for certain roles. We work in teams, tackle exciting projects, and enjoy a stimulating and collegial environment.

The Mechanical Engineer will be part of the dynamic A/E Design team within SDB’s Design-Bid-Build operations. This team is primarily involved in design for various project types within the Veterans Affairs Medical Center systems throughout the western United States. The position collaborates with all other design discipline staff and will help build the team’s mechanical engineering design department.

Job Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in the mechanical engineering field is required. 
  • Followed by 7+ years of previous experience within the AEC industry with a consulting engineering or A/E firm. 
  • Multi-discipline coordination experience (structural, electrical, telecom, etc.) is required.
  • Knowledge and experience must include using software such as AutoCAD, REVIT, and HVAC load calculation software (TRACE, HAPS, etc.) to perform complex calculations, proficiency in Building and Mechanical Codes and Standards
  • LEED Accreditation is a plus 
  • Bi-lingual in English and Filipino (Tagalog) is preferred.
  • Experience working with federal projects is preferred.

Job Duties and Responsibilities 

Candidates must have a solid understanding of HVAC, plumbing, and fire sprinkler system designs and commercial systems with applications in a variety of projects to include but not limited to: health care, higher education, data centers, mission-critical, and central utility plant experience. 

  • Fundamental Project Management  
  • Responsible for the Communication necessary with all parties to ensure a successful project. 
  • Responsible for direct and regular interaction with the Client. 
  • Have a solid understanding of the scope of the work to be performed. 
  • Coordination and management of the Team and any others involved in the project. 
  • Ensure the Team has the necessary tools and receives regular and timely information to produce a successful project. 
  • The main point of contact for the Project. 
  • Responsible for delivering an end project that satisfies the Client. 
  • Proven leadership experience and managerial experience are a must.  
  • Superior client-facing/client relationship/client management skills and effective written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Knowledge and experience using MS Office software family products. 
  • Leads assigned project teams as they perform their tasks and participation in budgeting, scheduling, and staff management. 
  • Participate in activities and organizations related to our industry outside of daily business routine, developing peer relationships, technical growth, and business contacts. 


Essential Functions:

  • Sitting at a desk and working on a computer for prolonged periods of time.
  • Able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Frequent travel to various VAMC sites for field investigation and construction inspection.

Spees Design Build offers a comprehensive benefits package including 75% employer-paid medical/dental coverage, life insurance, tax-free Health Savings Account, ten paid holidays, paid time off, unpaid leave, performance-based bonuses, and a 401(k)-matching plan for qualified positions.

It is the employment policy and practice of Spees Design Build to recruit and to hire qualified employees without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other classes protected by applicable law, and to not discriminate with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement, including upgrading, promotion, and transfers.



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