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Senior Project Engineer in Charlotte, NC at The Kirlin Group

Date Posted: 4/17/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Kirlin Carolinas, a large scale commercial mechanical and plumbing contractor in the Raleigh/Durham area, with branch offices in SC, specializing in hospitals, R&D, plan & spec and design build, is currently hiring for project managers in the Raleigh area. We self-perform HVAC piping, plumbing, and the installation of equipment associated with our projects throughout North and South Carolina.  Our projects range from $1 MM to $30 MM mechanical contract value.

We are currently looking for a SENIOR PROJECT ENGINEER to join Kirlin Carolinas, LLC.

Position Overview

The Senior Project Engineer will be assigned to one or multiple projects and has the primary responsibility of ensuring the project(s) design deliverables support the successful execution of each project. This person reports to the Project Executive(s) and supports each Project Manager(s) by working collaboratively with internal and external team members to ensure all design interface points are successfully delivered per the project schedule(s). Design interface points include:

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • General engineering activities: Work proactively and collaboratively with internal and external team members to provide technical support; including prompt issue identification and resolution. Schedule, coordinate and monitor all design activities associated with the project(s).
  • BIM/coordination activities: Ensures all internal resources and our sub-suppliers are executing the design activities to support the project schedules. Monitors compliance of design submittals with applicable codes, QA/QC policies, project performance standards and specifications. Ensures value engineering items are incorporated into the design. Ensures all design activities are provided to pre-fabrication and support the project construction schedule(s).
  • Engineering submittals: Supports the Project Manager by ensuring all submittals (internal and/or from our vendors and subcontractors) are provided to the customer per the project schedules. Ensures timely review of submittals by the customer. Ensures a complete response to any revise and resubmit activities such that repetitive submittal cycles are avoided. Will work with the Project Management staff, Field personnel, BIM and Purchasing Departments in order to develop a “Kirlin Standard” for items commonly used on our projects.

The Senior Project Engineer may also be responsible for performing and/or overseeing the design for complex mechanical, HVAC, process piping, medical gas, laboratory, clean rooms, and/or plumbing projects. Heavy focus on Design Build commercial projects with healthcare and laboratory experience a plus.

Qualification Requirements

  • Education: BS Mechanical Engineer or Architectural
  • Experience: Minimum 5 years of experience
  • Skills: Efficient in Revit, AutoCAD and Microsoft Excel, Word, Project.
  • Abilities: Mechanical design including HVAC, ductwork and piping layout and design, system sizing, humidity and temperature control, plumbing, and other design tasks related to mechanical engineering
  • Must be able to interpret and apply codes including NFPA, IBC, ASHRAE, UFGS and UFC criteria.
  • Experience in Hospital, Laboratory (BSL 3 & BSL 4)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to safe working practices
  • Ability to effectively delegate while maintaining forward motion on key deliverables
  • Proven team player skills with ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent business and technical writing
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Capable of managing activities in support of multiple projects
  • Capable of reading drawings and schematics
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite


  1. Communication
  2. Relationship Management
  3. Critical Evaluation
  4. Consultation
  5. Ability to function in fast paced, ever changing, high demand environment assuring to meet all final deliverables, detail specifications, and deadlines

Technical Knowledge: Design of complex mechanical, HVAC, process piping, medical gas, laboratory, clean rooms, and/or plumbing projects. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals including:

  • Strong knowledge of relevant building Codes and Standards
  • Strong understanding of mechanical building systems design and stays current with advancing technologies
  • Excellent working knowledge of B.I.M. using Revit and AutoCAD
  • Ability to clearly set expectations and collaboratively drive results with internal and external project members
  • Competent with design tools including, load calculation, sizing, and equipment selection
  • Knowledge of energy modeling, stress analysis and CFD a plus
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite, particularly as it applies to project work
  • Knowledge of the mechanical construction process to improve design documents
  • Team player! Appreciates a work-hard, play-hard environment
  • Self-motivated problem solver that does not require constant direction or attention
  • Represent and protect the interest of Kirlin in a proactive and collaborative manner
  • Understanding of project budgets and the ability to measure design productivity
  • Clear and concise written and oral communication skills
  • Collaborate with all team members with emphasis on the design activities associated with pre-construction, coordination, pre-fabrication, field staff and commissioning

Physical Demands

The physical demands of this position are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work tasks may include observational survey of existing conditions within or around buildings. Some Construction Site or Fabrication Shop visits may be required for this position.

Benefits Include

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Disability and Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • Education Tuition Assistance 

An Equal Opportunity Employer:  EEO/Drug Free/M/F/Disability/Veterans

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.


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