Mechanical BIM Designer 3
Ann Arbor, MI 
Posted 22 days ago
Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Consistently ranked among the top firms, including #6 in Top Engineering News-Record 500 Design Firm, by leading industry publications, HDR has 200+ locations around the globe with over 10,000 employees and specializes in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. The position opening for a Mechanical Designer offers exciting opportunities in a variety of cross sector fields in Industrial, Power Generation and Renewables.

HDR is seeking a Mechanical BIM Designer 3 to join our Michigan-based Power Generation team. As a Mechanical BIM Designer 3 you will utilize Computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) for preparing mechanical drawings and performing mechanical design of piping systems for utility, industrial, and institutional power & energy facilities. Candidate will prepare site layout drawings, piping and instrumentation diagrams, equipment arrangements, piping isometrics and orthographic drawings, composite arrangement drawings, bills-of-material, lists, sketches, section views, and other detailed drawings required for construction under limited guidance of a senior mechanical designer or engineer. Piping will be routed in 2D or 3D model space using AutoCAD or Plant 3D. Candidate shall demonstrate knowledge of procedures for production of design developments and construction documents, and a thorough knowledge of engineering planning, drafting, and detailing. Responsibilities may also include performing surveys using Lidar technology and processing point cloud data to develop models of existing facilities. Candidate may be assigned to short term field assignments at client's facilities to support project work. Candidate must possess a high pride of ownership in the detail and quality of the documents that they prepare. Candidate must have a willingness to mentor junior staff and collaborate daily with other members of the design team including engineers, designers, and project managers.


Required Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) or similar degree and relevant experience is required
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in electric power generation industry, industrial energy plant design, or another relevant field with regards to piping, mechanical equipment, and cross-discipline coordination.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD P&ID, AutoCAD Plant 3D, Revit and Navisworks is preferred. Knowledge of Microstation is a plus.
  • Computer skills using Microsoft Office
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills, be organized, quality conscious, and attentive to meeting project schedules and budgets.
  • Must be able to work well with technicians, engineers, and support staff from within the discipline.
  • Previous experience with an architectural/engineering or engineering consulting firm desirable.
  • The position will require minimal travel to attend meetings with clients and to walk-down project sites. Travel is typically less than 5%.
  • Ability to work overtime for short periods when needed to meet project schedules or short term field assignments is required.
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must
  • Previous experience with an architectural/engineering or engineering consulting firm desirable.


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-Michigan-Ann Arbor
Industry: Power
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Power Generation
Job Posting: Sep 9, 2022

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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