Job Title

Mechanical Engineer (Industrial Ventilation)

Position Summary

SSOE is seeking an experienced Mechanical Engineer to join our team in one of our Southeast office locations. If you are looking for that next challenge and ready to advance your career, this could be the next move for you. This position has immediate opportunities to be assigned to a global client for Industrial Ventilation design.

Qualified candidates have experience in the design and preparation of mechanical construction documents for industrial facilities, including HVAC, piping systems, fire protection and plumbing. Experience with AutoCAD and HVAC load calculations required. Must be detailed oriented. Specifically, extensive experience with Industrial Ventilation is a must.

This role is open for consider for the following office locations: Brentwood, Tennessee; Birmingham, Alabama; Huntsville, Alabama.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform routine design assignments, with increasing responsibility, under the direction of a senior engineer.
  • Create own designs and use example/prototype designs of others, perform sizing computations of system components and equipment.
  • Create drawings in both AutoCAD and MicroStation platforms. Apply designated AutoCAD standards for layering, line weights and symbols.
  • Develop project details, prepare and adapt design alternatives.
  • Possess and maintain working knowledge of International Mechanical and Plumbing Codes; ensure designs meet code requirements.
  • Working knowledge of system component details and associated specs.
  • Performs routine design calculations.
  • Will select equipment based on design calculations.
  • May assign and direct the drafting effort of team members, within own discipline and coordinate work effort with other disciplines.
  • Research equipment selection or materials and incorporate into design drawings.

Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree / DIRECT / 3-5
OSHA 10/30-hour Construction Certificate preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, which qualifies for licensure in the state of practice, is required.
  • Candidate must have or be pursuing PE certification and LEED AP.
  • Five or more years of related practical experience. Experience with medium to large sized industrial or manufacturing projects preferred.
  • Working knowledge of system component details and associated specs.
  • Possess and maintain working knowledge of International Mechanical and Plumbing Codes; ensure designs meet code requirements.
  • Participate in continuing education and training to develop and apply innovative ideas and keep abreast of state of the art technology (e.g. learn to use design software and equipment sizing packages; Trane Trace).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including ability to actively engage with staff outside of local office.
  • Ability and willingness to mentor junior-level staff.
  • Due to the travel associated with this role, a Valid Driver’s License and ability to qualify for company auto insurance is required.

About SSOE Group

As a Top 10 Engineering / Architecture firm for the past 6 years (BD+C), SSOE focuses on delivering Great Client Service to clients through a full range of project delivery solutions. They have been named a "Great Workplace" (Great Place to Work®) and one of the "Best AEC Firms to Work For" (BD+C).

With more than 20 offices around the world, SSOE is known for making its clients successful by saving them time, trouble, and money. Over the company's 70-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to semiconductor, automotive, food, chemical, glass, manufacturing, healthcare, power, and general building industries—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

  • SSOE was founded in 1948 and currently has more than 20 locations worldwide.
  • We are a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management.
  • SSOE offers program management services from design through construction, to commissioning and start-up, for seamless project delivery.
  • 9 out of 10 clients surveyed would recommend us to a colleague.
  • 95% of our fee has been returned to our clients in project savings over the last 5 years.
  • 150 of our clients have been with us for over 20 years.

Equal Opportunity and Disability Accessibility Statement

SSOE is an equal opportunity employer and provides fair and equal treatment to all individuals, employees, and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, disability, genetic information, military / veteran status, or any other protected group status under federal, state, or local law. SSOE complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and related laws. SSOE does not make employment decisions based upon any protected status under applicable federal, state, or local law.

Applicants with a disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may email their request to for assistance. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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