Senior Mechanical Engineer
Job Details
MG Engineering D.P.C. - New York, NY
Full Time
4 Year Degree

The Senior Mechanical Engineer is a licensed P.E. (Professional Engineer) and senior project leader (The project second-in-command behind the Associate), working under the direct supervision of the Associate to lead and manage all project functions & operations. This includes supervising a team of Design professionals with a goal to complete high-quality schematics & layouts based on solid design principles on time and within budget. The Design Manager manages all design team project functions, including surveys, calculations, selections & layouts, performs all project phases and is called upon to play a supervisory role in effectively communicating with peers, supervisors, vendors, consultants, clients & stakeholders. This includes directing the construction administration process with the ability to oversee the shop drawing processes, field observations, and reports oversight.


  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.)
  • 4-year Engineering degree.
  • Minimum 8yrs experience working as a Designer, of which at least 2yrs were spent in a Lead Designer Role, as part of a professional engineering project team, under the direct or indirect supervision of a licensed professional engineer.
  • Minimum 4yrs experience leading engineering projects of various sizes and complexities.
  • Minimum 4yrs experience leading engineering teams of various sizes.
  • Great interpersonal skills.
  • Polished communication skills (both verbal & writing).
  • Highly organized and composed under pressure.
  • Must be able to manage strict timelines with multiple projects in order to meet deadlines under high-pressure environment.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Word.
  • Advanced working knowledge of AutoCAD & REVIT.

Role-Specific Competencies

Computer-Aided Design

Level 2 (Advanced Proficiency)


  • Able to develop professional drawing templates.
  • Create multi-scale views on one page.
  • Know how to use trans-spatial text and dimensions.
  • Utilize object and layer filtering.
  • Globally edit entities.
  • Analyze and apply methods to accurately create complex geometry.
  • Streamline repetitive tasks.
  • Create custom linetypes.
  • Use special fonts.

Mechanical Engineering

Level 4 (Company Expert/Functional Leadership)

  • Company leader in generating standards for design.
  • Takes on more challenging projects without supervision.
  • General knowledge of all MEP trades.
  • Involvement in local HVAC trade chapters.

Core Competencies

Project Management

Level 4 (Functional Leadership)

Project Management

  • Habitually performs the actions associated with project management without assistance & with the highest degree of efficiency. Recognized within immediate organization as "the person to ask" when difficult questions arise regarding project management related issues.

Relationship Management

  • Habitually develops networks that are diverse in level and function, identifies and initiates new relationships as well as creative alliances to accomplish business objectives, and inspires people with diverse needs to work together for mutual benefit.

Problem Solving

  • Even in the most complex situations, breaks down problems into their fundamental parts, identifies their root causes, analyzes costs, benefits, risks, and chances for success of potential solutions, and creatively attacks problems in ways that lead to innovative solutions.

Customer Satisfaction

  • Even in the most difficult situations, elicits feedback from customers, creates strategies to help the organization serve customers more effectively, considers both short and long-term interests of the customer in making service decisions, and takes risks to serve these interests.


Level 4 (Functional Leadership)


  • Even in the most difficult and complex situations, uses writing effectively to advance business aims, creates complex documents that achieve desired results, tailors writing style to the audience, and organizes and express complex ideas effectively; using graphics and other aids as needed.


  • Even in the most difficult situations, ensures that regular communication occurs based on the needs of the project or individual, listens well, clarifies the intent of others’ communication, tailors communication to the level of the audience, and identifies creative methods such as analogies and visuals to communicate complex ideas.


  • Even in the most difficult or complex situations, anticipates objections and plans how to overcome them using new information or approaches, identifies key decision makers, builds alliances, and enlists third party support and outside resources.


Level 4 (Functional Leadership)

Conflict Management

  • Even in the most complex situations, expands areas of agreement and narrows areas of disagreement, facilitates the development of creative solutions to

    conflict, acknowledges the truth in criticisms, and knows when to compromise and when to take stands.

Performance Management

  • Habitually analyzes systems, processes and performance trends to identify opportunities for improvement, seeks out business opportunities that will create growth, provides others with tools to solve problems, and invests time & resources to learn & develop. Habitually, seeks performance feedback from others, addresses performance problems promptly, gives performance feedback to others, and establishes plans that break complex projects into their component parts, each with its own timeline.


  • Habitually uses cultural understanding to communicate, influence, and manage across cultures as well as to resolve conflict. Helps others increase their awareness and acceptance of cultural differences, and develops policies and procedures that encourage this acceptance.


Level 4 (Functional Leadership)

Self-Direction & Sense of Urgency

  • Habitually takes advantage of opportunities, initiates a project and takes responsibility for their success even when the outcomes & circumstances are not well defined. Even in the most difficult or complex situations, sets challenging goals and demonstrates a strong sense of urgency & persistence about accomplishing them, establishes plans that break projects into their component parts, each with its own timeline, seeks and gives performance feedback to others, and addresses performance problems promptly.

Flexibility & Resilience

  • Even in the most rapidly changing ambiguous situations, is willing to reconsider strongly held ideas, and maintains work efficiency and responds positively to a changing environment by coming up with creative ideas. Even in complex, critical situations when the picture is unclear and much is unknown, remains calm & comfortable, accurately assesses risks and options, changes direction and reorients quickly, and acts decisively at the right time.


  • Habitually maintains confidentiality regardless of pressure from others, admits mistakes and takes stands based on principles & values in spite of the potential for negative consequences. Challenges others who are not acting with integrity.

Results Driven

  • Habitually sets challenging goals and develops standards against which to measure behavior & performance. Persists in the face of significant difficulties, takes risks, faces fears, and demonstrates a strong sense of urgency about achieving goals.

General Requirements


All employees of the organization are required and expected to comply with all corporate standards, rules, regulations & policies as outlined in this document, in the corporate hand-book, on the employee intranet, and as expressed either verbally or in writing. It is the responsibility of all employees to know, understand & comply with all corporate standards, rules, regulations & policies. All employees of the organization are required and expected to satisfactorily complete the learning curriculum prescribed by the Management Team.

Work Conditions

The following work conditions apply to all positions of the company:

  • Ability to work in an independent environment with moderate supervision.
  • Ability to work under a moderate noise level (i.e., working on an open floor with printers, telephones, and computers).
  • Ability to travel for business and work beyond normal business hours when necessary.
  • Ability to be flexible and successfully respond to multiple work pressures.
  • Willing to work extra hours or weekends as needed and/or directed.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, power tools, and to handle other computer components.

Dress Code

All company employees are expected to adhere to the following dress code unless otherwise directed:

  • Business Development (Sales) meetings: Formal business attire.
  • Corporate-sponsored outings or events: Formal business attire.
  • Project day-to-day: Business casual attire.
  • Friday (work permitting): Dress-down.