Design Engineer

  • Speer Mechanical
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • Jun 18, 2020

Job Description

Why Speer is a great place to work: We could tell you things like historically we have had very low turnover. In addition we have had multi generations of the same families work here many times (to the 3rd generations in a couple of occasions). But this is why we think our employees WANT to work here, and why we are not your average employer: We are committed to introducing new people to the industry. We believe in the development of staff. We have a responsibility to provide training and staff development in both technical and interpersonal skills. But the employee also has a responsibility to ongoing learning, so we look for those kinds of people who understand this mutual responsibility. We are committed to promoting from within. All of our executive leadership team has been a long term, promoted Speer person. It has been a long time since we recruited a high level manager. We work hard to live day by day to our core values. We do what is right, by our people, and by our customers. We are an employee owned company. Our ESOP is one of the oldest and most established in central Ohio. We are committed to industry and community affairs. We believe that we have a responsibility to make our industry and community better, and our people are encouraged to be part of this, and they do participate. We set high standards of performance, but we also work to help people reach those standards. We are clearly perceived to be an industry leader. Job Description: To provide engineering support to the sales and operational staff as necessary in order to achieve sales and operations goals. Job Duties: Service and maintain accounts as assigned for sales opportunities. Close orders with assigned accounts or assist sales in closing. Attend weekly sales meetings; update open sales leads and plan for action to close work. Assist sales and project management personnel as necessary on design related questions. Take the design responsibility for work as assigned. Prepare preliminary conceptual design including CAD drawings and scope narrative in pre-construction phase. Coordinate estimating requirements with Chief Estimator and prepare proposal as assigned from VP Pre-Construction. Participate in proposal presentations to customers. After award coordinate turnover to project management. Assist estimating in preparation of turnover book. Clearly explain and document scope to the project manager. Assist project manager in pre-planning activities as required. Complete design on project in conjunction with input from the project manager. Coordinate any and all CAD drafting requirements with drafting staff. Manage completion of drawings and specs to accomplish plan review and permitting through construction drawing requirements. Review all material and equipment submittals for design compliance. Conduct periodic jobsite visits to commission job as planned with project management. Maintain quality and project design standards. Note any and all installation variances from design for correction. Conduct final punch list inspection at project completion and assist project management as necessary with owner training and turnover. Take primary responsibility and provide technical lead support to sales and operations staff within the following assigned technical areas: AutoCAD & BIM design Facility Audits Energy Calculations Other as assigned Cross sell other departments of the company Participate in community and industry activities to promote the organization. Job Requirements: Bachelor's degree (BS) in mechanical engineering from four-year college or university 3 years related experience in design engineering or field operations. Excellent computer skills are required including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office platform (including Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, etc), Autodesk suite of BIM software (including Navisworks, AutoCAD, TSI, etc. as well as scanning and Trimble plotting), company selected energy modeling software, and company selected load calculation software. Professional Engineer designation in Ohio and other assigned states. Required technical certification in assigned areas, as designated by company management. Summary of Benefits Comprehensive health insurance – 100% of premium is funded by Speer provided the employee & spouse (if applicable) meet annual wellness initiatives. Note that this is fluid and may change in the future depending on changing health care regulations and structure. ESOP plan - retirement plan funded 100% by Speer, providing shares of Speer stock. 401K Plan allows for voluntary retirement contributions. Speer contribution is discretionary based on profitability. Health Reimbursement Account – Employee can earn Speer contribution to HRA account to provide cash to offset a portion of annual deductible upon meeting wellness initiatives. Flexible Spending Account – allows for voluntary pre-tax contributions to pay for IRS-allowed medical and child care expenses. Life Insurance Dental insurance is available through group rates and payroll deductions. Tuition reimbursement provides 50% reimbursement for tuition to a university or community college for management approved courses and curriculum. Note that seminars and courses directed by management are paid by Speer. An Equal Opportunity Employer