Mechanical Engineer IV

Hargrove Engineers & Constructors

Who We Are

Hargrove supplies unparalleled services in engineering, procurement, construction management, and technical services in the industrial, commercial, and government sectors. With over 2,000 Teammates across the US, we build long-term support relationships in the energy generation, manufacturing, research and development, and process-heavy industry in on-site support arrangements, in plant-level small projects and consulting roles, and in larger capital projects.

Hargrove’s key operating principle is to provide the Right People, in the Right Place, at the Right Time. We believe that relationships and partnering together provide the best results and long-term benefits for our clients.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Hargrove. We’re happy to discuss flexible working hours, patterns, and locations to suit you and the business.

What Youll Be Doing

Job Scope: Generally responsible for performing all aspects for complete designs of small and large mechanical engineering assignments using theoretical knowledge and practical design methods. This work will be performed under general supervision.

Primary responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Familiarity with and utilizing department design and drafting standards.

Familiarity with project scope, specifications and design criteria upon assignment to a project task team.

On-site assistance during startup.

Accomplishing engineering activities such as stress analysis, construction specifications, material procurement specifications, calculations and piping estimates.

Developing conceptual layouts and cost studies as necessary to determine the simplest, most efficient approach to solving engineering tasks at hand.

Producing estimate level preliminary designs and material take-offs suitable for the level of the estimate being performed on a project.

Producing detail design calculations and sketches for materials of construction associated with the project. Calculations produced will be neatly prepared and organized for efficient checking by others and efficient use by drafters/designers for preparing drawings and as a deliverable when required.

Assisting the drafting group in resolving routine layout and detailing problems. It is your responsibility to furnish sufficient sketches and details necessary for completion of engineering drawings.

Consulting with design leaders from other disciplines to ensure the smooth flow of vital information necessary for the scheduled completion of the project.

Reviewing and checking vendor drawings and other discipline drawings for mechanical input.

Producing designs with efficient use of construction materials with an overall emphasis on ease of construction and completed product meeting the expectations of the client.

Checking calculations made by other engineers to ensure accuracy, conformance to codes, specifications, design criteria and conformance to good engineering practice.

Advising the senior engineering concerning design or scope changes, which have been identified.

Assisting other engineers in developing and assembling scopes, drawings and specifications into a “package”, enabling mechanical purchase inquiries to be issued for procurement of equipment, materials or subcontract pricing.

Developing construction specifications.

Reviewing fabrication drawings and other construction submittals for conformance to engineering drawings and specifications.

Performing fieldwork necessary to gather field data, check tie-ins and provide construction support.

Provide technical guidance to less experienced drafting and engineering personnel in the department.

Applying advanced engineering techniques and analysis to complex designs.

Developing small work sharing packages for interoffice execution support.

Ideal Background

Education: Bachelor or Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university is required.

Registration: Professional Engineering registration is highly preferred.

Experience: This position requires 3 years of relevant industrial experience in mechanical engineering.

Knowledge of design standards and codes.

Knowledge, application and specification of piping materials.

Development of piping material and material procurement specifications.

Knowledge of good design practices for sizing all piping systems.

Sizing of compressible fluid piping systems.

Flexibility and stress analysis of moderately complex piping systems.

Specify criteria for and select piping specialty items.

Design of moderately complex process and utility piping systems.

Knowledge of manual valve sizing, use and application.

Knowledge of application of piping supports and restraints.

Identification of need, application and specification of safety valves and devices to maintain the mechanical integrity of piping systems.

Identification of need, application and specification of steam traps and liquid drainers.

Estimating piping related construction quantities from conceptual documents.

Knowledge of other disciplines deliverable development to ensure coordination of design efforts.

Knowledge and application of company engineering design and CAD drafting standards.

Knowledge of the discipline specific methods, practices and techniques required to engineer, design and construct process and manufacturing projects.

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Excellent presentation skills.

Virtual team skills and cross divisional relationships are developed and able to provide interoffice execution support with general supervision.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to sit, stand, or walk for long periods of time.

Hargrove Culture

We work to create an environment founded on trust, personal integrity, and a “team mentality” so that each person understands the value of their contributions both on a project and company-wide level. We know that each person on our team contributes to the success of our company by pairing expertise and passion to meet and exceed the needs of the clients we serve across the globe.

Our safety culture protects and promotes the well-being of every person who works with us and every person touched by our work.

As a 100% Teammate owned company, we proudly offer a comprehensive benefits package including, paid holidays, personal paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, 401(k), and other benefits to eligible Teammates.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

Hargrove is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex (including gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, sexual identity, marital or family status), disability, military service or obligations, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Hargrove is a drug-free workplace.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

Hargrove is passionate about serving our clients within our industry and the local economy, and we recognize that our impact goes beyond building great projects. Our extraordinary teammates serve the community with their time, talent, and generosity. The Hargrove team is a family whose volunteerism makes a huge impact on our communities, and The Hargrove Foundation is the vehicle for making a true difference in the lives of others.

We work to create an environment founded on trust, personal integrity, and a “team mentality” so that each person understands the value of their contributions both on a project and company-wide level. Hargrove has consistently been ranked one of the “Best Firms to Work For” by organizations such as ZweigWhite and Business Alabama.

We pair expertise and passion to meet and exceed the needs of the clients we serve across the globe. Our teammates strive to expand their knowledge and contribute to the success of the organization.