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Mechanical Design Manager

Company: Willdan Group, Inc.
Location: Bridgeport
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Why WilldanAt Willdan, we seek action-oriented thought leaders, who are driven to solve some of tomorrow's biggest challenges - especially those in energy and infrastructure. Our employees want to make a difference, and we have the ambition, resources, and technical know-how to do it. Our rapid growth and successes over the past five decades stem from our ability to think big while also paying special attention to project quality and customer service.Company DescriptionWilldan is a leading, nationwide provider of comprehensive energy and sustainability solutions. The exciting and growing energy sector provides Willdan employees an opportunity to contribute to the clean energy economy. Willdan Performance Engineering, a division of Willdan Group, inspires and empowers communities by creating transformational environments. Our clients include school districts; universities; city, county, and state governments; private enterprises; and healthcare facilities. Our dynamic and inclusive culture embodies the following values:

  • We drive change
  • We think long-term
  • We are courageous experts delivering ambitious solutions
  • Personal growth drives organizational growth; Organizational growth drives personal growth
  • We succeed when we are accountable as a team
  • We cultivate diverse, equitable, and inclusive teams committed to serving our communitiesFaced with a thriving and evolving market, we strive to consistently enhance our services and expertise to ensure that we provide unparalleled value to our clients. The selected candidate will become a part of a growing organization with year-over-year revenue growth, competitive benefits, and a diverse project workload. Come grow with us!Position DescriptionWe are currently looking for a Mechanical Design Manager. Our Project Development Engineering Team is committed to delivering creative facility and energy solutions to our communities. We are industry leaders who develop energy and engineering solutions that enable our clients to reduce their energy and operational expenses. You will work alongside our Business Development Team to develop solutions that solve our clients' facilities, operational, and financial challenges. You will then champion those solutions through our design process by leading the internal team of engineers, drafters, construction professionals, and commissioning agents to deliver projects that achieve the shared visions of Willdan and the communities we serve. Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for direct leadership over our design teams, all disciplines, resulting in the delivery of high-quality, innovative projects.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with partner subcontractor disciplines.
  • Build-out every needed discipline as workload on our projects suits in-house capability
  • Provides overall leadership in architecture/engineering/design, project planning and troubleshooting.
  • Ensures that assigned projects meet all internal and external expectations including but not limited to client satisfaction, budget, timing, quality and safety
  • Establishes and implements the strategic direction of the Company's design initiatives.
  • Identifies, recommends, and implements new technologies and systems to improve organizational processes and decision-making.
  • Assign project personnel to specific phases or aspects of project such as technical studies, product design, preparation of specifications and technical plans.
  • Review project design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements and related specifications.
  • Communicate with customers to determine needs and applications relative to special installations and adaptations.
  • Accountable for quality of all design's leaving the group.
  • Evaluate and approve design changes, specifications, and drawing releases.
  • Determine engineering hours and project costs to provide project estimates used in the development of budgets.
    • Implement engineering strategies across our award-winning projects to ensure that teams, technology, and systems are able to meet or exceed customer expectations.
    • Manage design on diverse, simultaneous projects of varying complexities
      • Monitor, track, and proactively coordinate the progress of projects under development paying special attention to quality, effort against budget, and delivery on schedules and timelines
      • Work closely with project development to support specification development and monitor the attainment of those specifications throughout the entire project delivery.
      • Establish department goals and organize team to accomplish results within budget and on schedule.
      • Lead design across multiple sites nationally, ensuring safety, quality, productivity, and efficiency.
      • Directs the work of the engineering team in the allocation of resources to ensure a high level of organization, cooperation, communication, and accuracy in managing the relationship and operational issues of all projects.
      • Utilizes tools and relationships to know what projects are being planned. Understands what stage they are in and how we can position ourselves to capitalize.
      • Trains and motivates staff supplying technical direction and guidance, as well as hands-on management, recognizing the role as that of both manager and support resource/mentor
      • Assigns appropriate staff to projects and makes recommendations to project management, other engineering groups and sales regarding schedule and deadlines
      • Supervises equipment specification, evaluation and selection, overall facility design, project planning, evaluation and recommendations for all projects
      • Interacts with sales, project management, construction and commissioning to deliver a high-quality outcome
      • Knowledgeable about codes and specifications required by federal, state and local agencies and recommended practices our projects nationally.Qualifications
        • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering is required.
        • Professional Engineering license or EIT is preferred.
        • Additional project development, engineering, and energy related professional certifications are a plus (e.g. LEED-AP, CEM, ASHRAE, DBIA, etc.).
        • Ten or more years of progressive engineering experience
        • Experience leading teams.
        • Experience in Public Sector energy engineering with Cities, Counties and School Districts preferred.
        • Excellent initiative, and interpersonal communications skills required.
        • Demonstrates engineering and analytical acumen to develop complex solutions and build credibility
        • Extensive experience managing complex projects and interdisciplinary teams of professionals.
        • Moderate regional travel required with possibility of limited national travel; overnight travel about 15%. Benefits
          • Unlimited time off for vacation, personal matters, volunteer work, etc.
          • Employee discounted stock purchase plan
          • 401k match
          • Health, dental, vision, life and wellness coverage
          • Flexibility to work from home or in office EEO Non-Discrimination and ADA Reasonable Accommodation Statement:Willdan is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, religion, military service or veteran status, disability, medical condition, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic testing, reproductive status or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws and ordinances. Willdan does not discriminate on the basis of physical or mental disability where the essential functions of the job can be reasonably accommodated. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact human resources. Willdan Group, Inc. participates in E-Verify.

Keywords: Willdan Group, Inc., Freeport , Mechanical Design Manager, Executive , Bridgeport, New York

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