Sr Mechanical Engineer

Posted Date 1 month ago(6/25/2024 12:09 PM)
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US-IL-Elmhurst | US-IL-Peoria
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Job Description

Because of increasing demand for mechanical and energy engineering expertise, we are seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our Elmhurst, IL or Peoria, IL office.  As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for providing technical guidance and training/mentoring for our design resources in all areas of work we do associated with Mechanical engineering. Assist the Project/Client Managers by providing them technical guidance to help meet the client’s desires and budget.  Work with a team of engineers on a variety of private, public, and federal projects. In addition to working with Mechanical engineers, this individual will team with electrical, plumbing/fire protection, civil, structural, and other disciplines to provide full-range services to our local, regional and national clients. In short, provide technical guidance associated with Mechanical requirements to accomplish our commitments. Reports to the Mechanical Discipline Manager.


Dewberry has a large team of Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Structural (MEPS) engineers focused on design services for nationwide clients in specialized facility types and specialized design services. Our experience includes high performance buildings, net zero energy design, renewable energy technologies, microgrid and energy storage system design, energy and climate resilience, and services related to decarbonization/electrification of the built environment.  Our MEPS group contains subject matter experts in leadership roles in international professional organizations such as ASHRAE.  Our repeat clients include universities, and state, local, and federal government agencies, and large global industrial manufacturers, among others. Our MEPS service line is ranked #30 Nationally among MEP Giants.





The Senior Mechanical Engineer would be expected to provide the following to others on the design team to effectively and successfully complete projects.


  • Technical guidance and quality oversight, including code review, of all project work involving Mechanical engineering.
  • Technical training and development of staff.
  • Assist in establishing and improving standards, practices, guidelines, and specifications for mechanical discipline area.
  • Engineer of Record
  • Provide “on-the-spot” advice and decisions – technical and cost estimates.
  • Coordination with all the disciplines involved, including outside consultants.
  • Technical interface with code officials and contractors.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Accomplished professional engineer (PE). Existing licensure in IL is preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience
  • Experience should include technical oversight of multiple projects with proven success providing technical oversight on projects that meet contract specifications and technical standards to the client on time and within budget.
  • Self-motivated with highly developed verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Well organized, takes good notes.

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, or protected veteran status.

*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.




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