Mechanical Engineer, Lead

 Plymouth Meeting, PA

Company Description

CRB is a leading provider of sustainable engineering, architecture, construction and consulting solutions to the global life sciences and food and beverage industries. Our more than 1,600 employees provide best-in-class solutions that drive success and positive change for our clients, our people and our communities. CRB is a privately held company with a rich history of serving clients throughout the world, consistently striving for the highest standard of technical knowledge, creativity and execution.

Job Description

The Lead Mechanical Engineer is responsible for overseeing the discipline at a project level and managing the project discipline budget on simple to complex projects of all sizes. The Lead Engineer has a thorough understanding of the development and field implementation of documents through all project phases. The Lead Mechanical Engineer possesses the ability to coordinate with internal and external parties, manage multiple complex tasks, establish priorities and direct the work of others. The Lead Mechanical Engineer may work independently or at the direction of the Project Manager. The Lead Mechanical Engineer is responsible for directing and managing the workflows and execution of design and engineering support staff (Entry-Level to Senior) to meet client expectation and project goals.


  • Interface with client and external partners
  • Plan and direct work and manage a project budget form a mechanical design perspective on large complex projects
  • Work with a Project Manager to proposal development, man-hour planning, project scheduling for the mechanical scope of work on intermediate level projects
  • Conducting and leading field surveys of existing conditions and support of field reporting
  • Identify and resolve intermediate non-compliant existing conditions during site walks and construction field surveys
  • Develop intermediate internal mechanical design and engineering training presentations
  • Develop construction drawing packages and write construction specifications on advanced and complex projects with little oversight
  • Lead and advanced support of construction activities such as RFI responses, submittal reviews, punch list development, and construction progress reports
  • Conduct quality checking of documents for intermediate complex projects, e.g., technical verification of design calculations and documentation, and drive overall project quality
  • Provide mentorship to discipline Mechanical Engineer I and II and/or Designer I and II
  • Lead advanced project system design programming and master planning with support from Senior Engineer
  • Lead a team of mechanical staff in the execution of advanced projects discipline design and engineering


Minimum Qualifications

  • ABET-accredited Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (alternatively, a Bachelor’s in Architectural Engineering with Mechanical Option)
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience required for Lead position, preferably in a design firm setting
  • Professional Registration (Licensure)

Additional Qualifications

  • Proficiency AutoCAD and Revit required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required
  • Proficiency in discipline specific software required
  • LEED, WELL, or other sustainable design accredited professional preferred
  • Advanced experience with performing engineering calculations, and developing and implementing HVAC, mechanical utility, and piping systems designs required
  • Advanced experience with the mechanical/plumbing/fire code, generically stated required
  • Intermediate experience with other applicable industry standards required
  • Intermediate experience with applicable building codes required
  • Advanced experience conducting and leading field surveys of existing conditions and support of field reporting
  • Proficient with advanced internal and external cross-discipline project team coordination required
  • Proficient with advanced coordination with construction trade partners, vendors, and manufacturers required
  • Proficient at advanced HVAC, mechanical utility, (plumbing/drainage fixture, fire protection) systems design calculations with limited supervision required
  • Intermediate experience with troubleshooting issues with mechanical systems required

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

CRB is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. Employment is contingent on background screening.

CRB does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of CRB without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of CRB. Please, no phone calls or emails.

CRB offers a complete and competitive benefit package designed to meet individual and family needs.

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