Director of Mechanical Engineering in Salt Lake City

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Salt Lake City, Utah View on Map
  • Apply Before : December 8, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Director of Mechanical Engineering, Apply WSP jobs Salt Lake City Utah. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below,

 

Position : Director of Mechanical Engineering

Work location : Salt Lake City, Utah

Job Type: Full-time

Job id : 6206

Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
This Opportunity
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Director of Mechanical Engineering for our Salt Lake City, UT office. Be involved in projects with our Colorado and Arizona Buildings Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. 

Provides leadership to ensure mechanical engineering subject matter, technical deliverables, building and infrastructure projects and programs are delivered with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry and company standards for design, safety, and functionality. Responsible for innovation and administration, ensuring corporate compliance with all Local, State, and Federal engineering, construction, and safety regulations, and providing pragmatic direction to address current and future challenges.  

This position would report to the Southwest/Mountain District Buildings leader, and would assist in business development, operations, and developing our people and culture in the Salt Lake City region.  
Your Impact

Provide proactive and strategic leadership for the mechanical engineering discipline and function, offering direction, expertise, and support to ensure project and work site deliverables are successfully achieved within the business sector.
Perform engineering review of permit applications, engineering design plans and specifications, engineering contracts, integrated management plans, and periodic construction inspections, to ensure that they comply with applicable state and/or federal regulations and sound engineering practice and standards.
Lead larger-scale more complex electrical engineering projects ensuring contributors know what they are required to do and by when, preparing and overseeing relevant project budgets, monitoring external events, tracking hours and expenses, ensuring satisfactory performance, and supervising subcontractors, contract work, and employees.
Provide expert technical assistance on various engineering, design, and construction issues relating to lighting design and controls and specifications, power distribution, emergency power systems, fire alarm, and various technology systems. 
Responsible for the pursuit and development of business and the successful execution of work for current and potential building and infrastructure work within a geography. 
Lead technical aspects of contract negotiation, presentations, and meetings.
Support the overall long-term strategy, growth, and pipeline development of mechanical Engineering work for WSP in assigned area of responsibility, with a focus on building and infrastructure opportunities in all disciplines (planning, design, and strategic consulting and program/construction management). 
Responsible for the profitable performance of the individual projects and the successful completion of the projects within the specified area. 
Assist with the preparation of an annual update to business tactical action plans within the specified area.
Meet with various public or private entities or individuals to discuss issues relating to a variety of engineering/construction challenges and programs. 
Conduct needs analyses and client value surveys to align the engineering discipline’s function with business and project strategy, identifying and addressing any skill gaps or risks within the sector business operations.
Schedule engineering discipline meetings, providing updates and recommendations to ensure that all reasonable and proper measures are taken to inculcate discipline expertise and innovation into project work.
Serve as one of the engineering discipline’s lead representatives/liaison to a variety of external entities including Federal, State, and Local Agencies, Clients, Subcontractors, industry-related groups, and various government and community entities.
Develop and inform proposal and project scopes, timelines, pricing, and budgetary metrics – and accountable for planning, development and management of projects in compliance with all applicable City/State/Federal codes and regulations, and in accordance with all acceptable engineering practices.
Provide verbal and/or written inputs to multi-disciplinary project teams and contribute to providing high level strategic advice to clients.
Develop a client base for providing high level mechanical engineering services including identifying additional business development opportunities, and cross-selling of other WSP capabilities.
Mentor staff to support their growth and professional development.
Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
10+ years of relevant post education experience as an electrical engineer providing design deliverables for capital projects in power generation, transmission, and distribution at a utility, industrial, or commercial scale.
Engineer license required (multi-state preferred).
Highly proficient with electrical engineering principles, practices, process, design/build, and the application to permitting and project work-related issues.
Highly proficient with infrastructure design.
Experience with infrastructure planning, design, and program/construction management; including comprehensive experience in working with adjacent disciplines such as electrical engineering, P&C, SCADA, and telecom.
Strong knowledge of relevant engineering and electrical construction laws, codes, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.
Highly proficient with making technical computations and calculations involving the application of engineering principles, understanding plans and specifications, and making factual comparisons to the appropriate regulations. 
Experience with planning and conducting inspections and investigations on various aspects of the construction and design of facilities or structures, applying applicable regulations and policies
Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing intricate ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
Strong self-leadership and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively, persuasively, and tactfully interact with clients, regulators, project managers, and employees at all levels of the organization.
Works independently to provide guidance and leadership to mid-level to senior level team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.
Proficiency with technical writing, office automation, discipline-specific design software (i.e., Trace, HAP, Sketchup, Revit, Bluebeam, etc), technology, math principles, predictive models, spreadsheets, and tools.
Experienced with providing critical review for documents and preparing technical deliverables and plans with a high degree of complexity.
Well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to apply technical knowledge to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, computations, statistical analysis and arriving at the most effective, economical, and logical solution.
Demonstrated effectiveness at coordinating and assertively directing subcontractors and others to consistently complete tasks safely and efficiently.
Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
Must be flexible to a variety of schedules to meet business needs and able to prioritize responsibilities and quickly adapt to change in a pressure work environment.
Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

PMP Certification.
Active involvement in local industry organizations
Acumen in Business Development
Experience in running financial operations at the project and department level
Experience in workload projects for staffing predictions

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Additional Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

Travel Required: 25%
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: SALT LAKE CITY – MILLROCK
All locations: US-UT-Salt Lake City

About WSP
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com
WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?
WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

 

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