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Posted: Thursday, February 1, 2018 1:34 PM

**General Summary:**
The Mechanical Designer, with some supervision from the Manager of Mechanical Engineering, will provide or extend mechanical systems design for new construction and/or renovation of industrial, commercial and institutional facilities as requested by the client. The Mechanical Designer will develop construction drawings and specifications which address the installation, interconnection and control of mechanical components within the standard building codes and will work independently on smaller, less complex projects.
**Essential Job Functions:**
+ With some assistance, review and/or establish project scope, mechanical budget, necessary constraints and design approach with project manager and/or client
+ With assistance, perform calculations, formulate design and layout of mechanical systems including HVAC, piping, plumbing, and fire protection
+ Create engineering documents using computer aided design (CAD) technology utilizing Autodesk (Revit and AutoCAD) or manually with support from more junior staff
+ With assistance, edit or draft project specifications
+ Conduct field measuring and checking at the construction site
+ Review drawings for omissions, errors, overall quality, content accuracy, compliance with standards and codes
+ Review product submittals for design content (shop drawings), specify action to be taken to reach specification compliance
+ Maintain organized project file containing project calculations, correspondence, appropriate reference materials, etc.
+ With assistance, select and source equipment
+ Coordinate project with other disciplines
+ Communicate scope changes to department manager and Project Manager
+ Perform other duties as assigned
+ Associate s or Bachelor s degree in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction Technology or related field preferred
+ LEED Accredited professional preferred
+ 4-8 years of related and progressively more responsible experience in mechanical engineering field
**Skills** **/Competencies:**
+ Must have proficiency with Revit MEP and AutoCAD.
+ Experience with Trane Trace 700, Microsoft Office (emphasis in Word and Excel) and ProjectWise preferred.
+ Excellent written and verbal communication
+ Strong attention to detail
Ghafari Associates is a leading architecture, engineering, consulting and construction services organization with a long-standing history of client focus, quality design and technological innovation. With offices in North and South America, the Middle East and India, Ghafari serves a diverse client base across a variety of technically intensive market sectors. The firm distinguishes itself as an operations-focused practice with experienced management leadership, expert technical resources and an impressive portfolio of projects. Regardless of project size or complexity, we follow an integrated approach to deliver solutions that synergize building systems and operations.
Ghafari was founded on innovation, and is recognized as a pioneer in adopting the latest technologies in real project applications. That tradition continues today. Our 3D building information modeling (BIM) experience, combined with our expertise in integrated and lean project delivery and high definition laser scanning capabilities, is transforming the industry.
_It is Ghafari Associates, L.L.C. s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance._
**Job ID** _2017-1221_
**Job Location** _US-AL-Birmingham_
**Category** _Engineering_


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