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Principal Process Mechanical Engineer

Work Location: Denver, Colorado, Salt Lake City, Utah
ID: 3277
Job Type: Full Time
Travel: <5%

For more than 70 years, Brown and Caldwell has been creating leading-edge environmental solutions for public agencies and private industry. We strive to be the environmental company of choice—to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. As a privately held firm with over 1,500 employee-owners in 50+ offices nationwide, the opportunity awaits for you to advance.


Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Are you an individual who takes pride in delivering exceptional work? Our Design Services, National Mechanical Discipline is currently seeking a Process Mechanical Engineer with proven strength in process mechanical engineering design of water and wastewater treatment processes, process piping systems, and pipe supports as it pertains to municipal and industrial plant design (equipment, piping and controls) for the industrial and water industries (wastewater, reclaimed, potable water and surface water).  

Job Expectations

In this role, you will utilize your technical expertise to manage and execute work on projects and to help ensure successful client project delivery.  In addition, it is anticipated that you will also participate in the mentoring and career development of our junior engineering staff within the Mechanical Discipline with specific focus on pipe and support design.  You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with highly experienced technical experts and other leaders from the BC team.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Manage and execute work for wastewater and water utilities and industrial facilities, including treatment plants, and pumping stations.
  • Perform technical research as it applies to our industry, and be able to communicate and apply this knowledge on future projects.
  • Support project teams in planning and/or designing a major and complex piping systems within our project delivery framework.
  • Provide consultation in specialized areas related to efficient piping system design. Make decisions and solve problems.
  • Participate in improving company resources and tools to improve design production and efficiency.
  • Prepare and make presentations to clients for project technical meetings
  • Direct the work of drafters and designers, coordinate with other disciplines
  • Supervise, delegate and oversee the work of technical staff and engineers
  • Assist with and support construction related office engineering activities
  • Coach and mentor junior engineers and designers.

Position Requirements:

  • B.S. degree in Mechanical, Chemical or Civil Engineering; M.S. preferred.
  • 8-12 years of experience in complex piping systems design.
  • Experience should include:  Piping system design, pipe support design, and thermal pipe stress analysis.
  • Experience and ability to engage in other process mechanical design beyond piping system design is preferred.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) License, Civil, Mechanical, or Chemical preferred or the ability to be licensed within six months.
  • Strong project or task management skills desired.
  • Successful technical writing skills desired.
  • Experience in Revit and AutoCad MEP is preferred.
  • Preferred experience working in BIM integrated design.

Join, Grow, Have Fun

We’re growing and having fun while doing it. Brown and Caldwell provides a comprehensive benefits program and a culture that promotes employee performance and success. We recognize that you are looking for a career path with opportunities to grow personally and professionally. We have a strong focus on employee development and offer defined advancement through our Career Path Framework; tuition reimbursement; honorariums for papers and presentation as well as project management training (BC is a PMI Registered Education Provider). Our work environment promotes a flexible and collaborative culture, an extensive knowledge-sharing infrastructure and more. Our values of working hard and with integrity combined with learning, growing and having fun make Brown and Caldwell your employer of choice.

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer-Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.  

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