Mechanical Engineering Department Manager

Posted Date 4 months ago(11/7/2023 3:26 PM)
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Job Description

Dewberry’s Nashville office needs a Mechanical Engineering Department Manager that will also serve as an Assistant Business Unit Manager (ABUM). Are you tired of the mundane, monotonous daily grind of Mechanical Engineering design??? Have a strong drive to build a legacy and help lead the vision of the practice in a dynamic thriving engineering market???  If so, this is the job for you. If you like to be challenged, want to be on a high-powered-focused design Team, and you’re driven to succeed, this is the job for you!!


The Department Manager/ABUM will be primarily responsible for managing and executing project designs and overall operational performance for the Mechanical Engineering discipline in Dewberry’s Nashville Business Unit.  Priority will be on building the Nashville Mechanical Engineering services capacity and talent alongside the current seasoned Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection and Technology Engineering staff. The successful candidate will be a Professional Engineer with strong, proven design and project management skills.  


Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.



  • Powerful design, project management, implementation, and execution skills.
  • Ensure all design and operational activities conform to and integrate with the organizations requirements for quality management, health and safety, legal compliance, and general policies and procedures.
  • Manage and be the single point of contact for the Mechanical Engineering Team of designers and project managers.
  • Manage and be the single point of contact for Mechanical Engineering services for our clients.
  • Be the Client Manager (CM) for a specific group of Clients and be the primary resource for the Clients and responsible for all projects for their assigned Clients. Develop proposals and be responsible for financial results for all projects associated with their assigned Clients.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer with ability to obtain Tennessee Professional Engineering license.
  • Preferred ten+ years of experience as a Mechanical consulting engineer with diverse project experience including health care, institutional, education, and commercial experience.
  • Active engagement in the engineering consulting industry with planning, design, and construction services.

Must possess and exhibit strong leadership skills, including:

  • Strong communicator, motivator and influencer for managing an entrepreneurial initiative that will bridge current capabilities with a forward-looking vision of Dewberry’s future in Nashville.
  • Able to co-create and share a common vision with the Dewberry Nashville Team that invigorates client relationships and partnerships and motivates internal staff to identify new opportunities and market potential.
  • Politically astute and able to understand the business development and operational requirements in client relationships.
  • Be a people person; be a good listener; be a team builder.
  • Lead by example and collaboration, not hierarchy; get results by influence not clout.
  • Motivate and inspire employees to support the company vision/goals.

Skills required:

  • Excellent Professional/Executive Skills.
  • Recognized leader in business development and client relationship development.
  • Politically Astute.
  • Strategic development and problem-solving skills plus goal driven and energized by challenges.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Expert communicator, motivator, and influencer.
  • Strong leadership with a proven track record.
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing and motivating high-performing teams, designing and executing strategy that impacts regional and national prominence.
  • Ability to serve as Designer and Project Manager on multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong trusting relationships (internal to an organization and external with clients and teaming partners) for success.
  • Ability to recruit, select, and develop team members.

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for our employees. So if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.


*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization. 

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.


Notice to Third Party Recruiters:  Dewberry only compensates job placement recruiters that have a valid Dewberry-approved written agreement in place for recruiting services. Dewberry does not compensate third party recruiters for unsolicited job placement candidate information.

Salary Range

The projected range for this position is $150,000-200,000 annually. Depending upon other factors, i.e., skills, experience, location, market conditions, the range may vary slightly.


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