Mechanical Engineer
Denver, CO 
Posted 27 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.

The Mechanical Engineer is an essential, valued member of our Building Engineering Services (BES) staff directly responsible for creating a major portion of our project deliverables. The ability to work as part of a collaborative team across multiple time zones is a must. This position requires a self-motivated, creative, and innovative professional and offers expanding responsibility and growth potential. The Mechanical Engineer works as part of a collaborative, nationwide team creating system designs that enhance the working environments of our clients.

The Mechanical Engineer reports to the Mechanical Section Manager.

Typical Work Tasks / Duties
  • Manage CAD/BIM design staff and junior engineers on various project task work
  • Assist Marketing and Business Development groups in developing fee proposals and scope of work documents for HVAC, Plumbing, and Industrial Process Equipment scopes of work
  • Attend internal and external project coordination meetings
  • Selection, coordination, and layout of HVAC and Plumbing systems and equipment as a part of assisting architects, engineers, and end users in the design of various facilities
  • Selection, coordination, and layout of Industrial Process Equipment systems for maintenance facilities including but not limited to compressed air systems, vehicle exhaust systems, and vehicle lubrication storage and distribution systems
  • Perform heating and cooling load calculations
  • Develop control diagrams and sequences to establish operation of building systems
  • Technical report writing
  • Development of project specifications
  • Construction document development and modification
  • Mentor, organize, and motivate junior staff
  • QC and review construction documents
  • Design support during construction including field observations, submittal & shop drawing review, Request For Information (RFI) support
  • Other design / engineering tasks as assigned
  • Travel: Some travel to job sites or other HDR offices could be required. This would be communicated in advance to give adequate coordination time with project work and personal life
  • Facility Assessment type work often becomes available on an as-needed basis from the various business groups. Assessments can range from a few days to several weeks. These types of assignments are not a requirement, but can be available depending on employee interest and qualifications
Professional Development
  • Active participation in industry organizations is encouraged.
  • Additional industry certifications are also encouraged (LEED AP, CDT, CEM, etc.).


Qualifications Qualifications Required Academic / Experience Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Architectural Engineering with a Mechanical emphasis.
  • Minimum of 5 years' industry experience in HVAC and Plumbing systems coordination and design.
  • Experience in commercial, industrial and/or institutional facilities.
  • Successful completion of P.E. exam
  • Ability to act as the lead mechanical/plumbing engineer on smaller and mid-sized projects with the goal of advancing to the discipline lead on projects of all types and sizes
  • Working knowledge of Revit and AutoCAD
  • Command of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Working knowledge of Trane Trace 700, Trane Trace 3D Plus or similar load analysis software
  • Technical and specification writing skills
  • Working knowledge of current industry codes and standards
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively work on multiple projects simultaneously
Preferred Skills - Applicable But Not a Requirement
  • Experience in Federal, data center, civic, and/or healthcare facilities.
  • Working knowledge of Bluebeam Revu
  • Working knowledge of Newforma Project Center and ProjectWise Document Management Software
  • Energy modeling/buidling energy use assessments
  • LEED or other sustainability accreditations
  • NCEES registration
Physical Requirements
  • General: Required to talk, hear, stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms
  • Tolerance: Able to sit or stand in front of computer or other equipment for extended periods of time.
  • Vision: Close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus


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.

We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee ownership, employee health, performance, and success, which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off, parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, employee referral bonuses and tuition reimbursement. The expected compensation range for this position is $$79,464.00 - $113,520.00 annually depending upon skills, experience, education and geographical location. (Stated benefits are for full-time regular positions. Temporary and part-time roles eligible for limited benefits.

Primary Location: United States-Colorado-Denver
Industry: Building Engineering
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Building Mechanical
Job Posting: Feb 23, 2023

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
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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