Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, PE (HVAC) in Phoenix at Apple & Associates

Date Posted: 4/13/2018

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Job Description

Our company is an MEP building systems firm that provides innovative, yet practical engineering, construction, service, building automation, and energy solutions. For almost 65 years, we have been optimizing each stage of the building lifecycle with our in-house expertise and improving how buildings are designed, built, and maintained.   We are currently a 500 million dollar company with ambitious growth plans.

If you’re someone with a true passion for our industry, we’re looking for you! Our company seeks people that don’t just follow a career path, but blaze their own.  People who want to apply innovation to their problem solving and embrace the concept of full collaboration between disciplines work with our company.  We appreciate the spirit of integrity and entrepreneurialism with which our people act, and have learned that the more opportunity we allow our employees, the greater the results.  Each part of our business is interconnected and requires input from others, which has led to the collaborative setting from which we thrive.  Join our team and become a part of an organization that values work-life balance, community, and exceptional quality of work.

The Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer in our Phoenix Office, is responsible for the design and oversight of mechanical system for new construction and retrofit projects. This position requires thorough knowledge of mechanical and HVAC systems for a wide range of facility types and projects varying in size and complexity. Engineering and design experience with a focus on energy efficiency, sustainability, cost effective and constructive solutions preferred.


  • Responsible for deliverables and documentation such as calculations, drawings and specifications related to mechanical and HVAC systems.
  • Participate in the conceptual design effort on large and significant projects.
  • Prepare preliminary redline design layouts for estimating.
  • Perform design functions including equipment selection, system sizing, load calculations, product specifications and design layouts for mechanical and HVAC systems.
  • Assist in coordinating all aspects of the project design with other team members including design and trade team members.
  • Perform quality control of design documents.
  • Be responsible for code compliance.
  • Research and provide advice on new and innovative products and technologies.
  • Attend and participate in industry related conferences and seminars.
  • Direct and lead a group of junior mechanical design engineers.
  • Provide mechanical and HVAC design training to the Division.
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned by the Principal Engineer.

Required Skills


  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment with other team members.
  • Be able to lead and influence the technical design solutions on prospective projects.
  • This position is principally an office job with strong emphasis on innovation.
  • The position will require frequent travel to Architects/Owners offices and job sites.


Required Experience


  • Education and/or Equivalent Experience - Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University in mechanical engineering or architectural engineering.
  • Hold a Professional Mechanical Engineer license in good standing.
  • A minimum of 7-10 years of mechanical design and construction industry specific experience.
  • Must have excellent working knowledge of design engineering for mechanical and HVAC systems.
  • Desired experience on large and small office buildings, hotels, hospitals, data centers, central plants, cogeneration, high-tech manufacturing and laboratories.
  • Desired experience with integrated project delivery (IPD), target value design (TVD), and design-build (DB).
  • Desired experience with the design and construction of emerging or alternate mechanical system (DOAS, TDV, UFAD)
  • Desired experience with sustainable building design and building simulation energy modeling.
  • Desired Systems and Software Expertise:
    • Familiar with AutoCAD, Revit or similar design software applications.
    • Trane Trace (or equivalent) load calculation program.
    • Proficient knowledge in use of MS Excel, power point, project and word.
  • Desired Certifications:
    • LEED AP, CEM
  • Desired Industry participation:
    • ASHE
    • ASHRAE


As an employee-owned company, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes excellent benefits for you and your family:

  • 401(k) Plan with 50% Company Match (no cap) and immediate 100% vesting
  • Annual bonus program based upon performance, profitability, and achievement
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Term Life, AD&D Insurance, and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Disability Income Protection Insurance
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Plans (Health and Dependent Care)
  • Holidays/Vacation/Personal Time/Life Events Leave
  • Numerous training opportunities and company paid membership for professional associations and licenses
Job Location
Phoenix, AZ, United States

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