Mechanical Engineering Design Lead

Posted: 01/24/18 | SHARE:


Position summary:

DPS Engineering is seeking for a proven Senior Mechanical Engineer to work with our multiple world class advanced technology clients in the Albany, NY area. This individual will be responsible for working on large scale design projects from high density data centers to life sciences and nanotechnology manufacturing facilities.  The successful candidate will manage and direct junior staff, prepare proposals work with other Lead Engineers to develop designs, details, and specification standards, and mentor junior staff regarding technical development.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work closely with design and technical teams, including the Project Managers, Project Engineers, Project Architects, and Project Specialists, while supporting or leading the development of design deliverables, such as Construction drawings, specifications, calculations, and cost estimates
  • Direct the performance of engineering tasks by other discipline team members for the design of utilities and HVAC (wet/dry) and Plumbing systems for high technology facilities including cleanrooms, general manufacturing/process facilities, and institutional facilities
  • Apply industry standard practices and innovations relating to energy efficiency
  • Understand and apply building codes and standards
  • Coordinate heating & cooling load calculations using Trane Trace or other building simulation software
  • Direct the use of PIPE-FLO fluid flow analysis software to design, optimize and troubleshoot fluid piping systems
  • Direct the use of appropriate piping system stress analysis software (Autopipe, Caesar or similar)to determine weight, pressure, temperature, & earthquake impacts on system design
  • Develop system sequences of operation and P&ID’s
  • Work includes some travel to project sites to verify existing conditions as well as installation verification during construction
  • The Senior Mechanical Engineer will interface with clients, attend client interviews, assist in preparation of proposals, estimate manhours, and use project workflow documents
  • Mentor and develop staff engineers and designers
  • Represent DPS in the community
  • Other duties as assigned


Education & experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering 
  • Must be NY State Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Minimum 10 Years of experience in the design of mechanical systems in high technology facilities

Essential skills:

The Senior Engineer should have experience in the following systems:

  • Industrial Exhaust
  • Cleanroom HVAC Design
  • Heating Hot Water
  • Chilled Water
  • Water Services
  • Steam & Condensate
  • Compressed Air
  • Process Vacuum
  • Solid understanding of the execution of BIM on projects and proficiency in the use of 2D and 3D AutoCAD, Revit and Navisworks. 
  • Needs to be able to lead with energy and handle pressured situations effectively to meet aggressive project schedules.
  • Excellent organization skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English with a working knowledge of Microsoft office Outlook, Excel & Word. 
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Solid understanding of Psychrometrics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer and related applications. 
  • Familiarity with Trane Trace, PIPE-FLO, CAEPIPE, AutoCAD, Revit MEP and building information modelling 
  • Experience in control sequences of operation and developing system P&ID’s

To apply:

Submit resume to Michele SomelofskeProject Administration/Controls Specialist at

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