Sr. Mechanical Engineer/Section Manager

Clough, Harbour & Associates, LLP • Richmond, VA 23234

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description


CHA Consulting, Inc. is currently seeking a Sr. Mechanical Engineer/Section Manager to join our Richmond, VA office.

The Section Manager will be responsible for the management of staff in his/her respective group within the Mechanical Technical Group. This individual will be measured on his/her staff's technical quality, utilization of his/her discipline's staff across all markets, and adherence to project budgets.


* Assist with technical leadership within respective discipline This individual will lead design development and will recommend solutions to the Technical Leader on technical issues related to his/her discipline. In addition, this individual will abide by the appropriate standards and quality checks and assist with the implementation of them to ensure the staff adheres to the processes as well.

* Management of technical staff within section The Section Manager will work closely with the Technical Leader of his/her discipline for the hiring, terminating, promotion, recognition, and overall growth and performance of the technical staff within the discipline. This individual will coordinate these efforts with Human Resources and the Technical Group Services Leader for their hiring/separations efforts, completing staff's Career & Professional Development plans and performance appraisals, and rewarding technical staff for performance.

* Plan staff allocation This individual will assist the Technical Leaders on project assignments to plan staff workload, assess backlog, and maximize the utilization goals of the technical staff within the respective technical group.

* Development of HVAC system construction documents (drawings and specifications) for a variety of commercial, institutional and industrial clients including boiler and chiller plants and air distribution systems.

* Generate reports recommending mechanical systems.

* Represent CHA at client meetings.

* Participate in project review meetings.

* Develop and adjust project approach and direct detailed phases of a project.

* Select systems and equipment.

* Complete and check reports and calculations.

* Allocate billable time to projects within market This individual will be responsible for meeting a utilization goal by performing work on billable projects.


* Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering required, Masters Degree preferred.

* Professional Engineering License (P.E.) required.


* 7+ years of mechanical engineering experience is required.

* Experience with design of HVAC, Plumbing and Fire protection systems.

* Technically astute to manage the activity within the discipline.

* An articulate and persuasive communicator, both one-on-one and in front of large groups.

* A high energy, results-oriented, resourceful leader.

* Strong ability to resolve matters that arise within the discipline.

* Strong experience with project budgeting.

* Demonstrates a strong understanding of internal accounting processes.

* Demonstrates a strong knowledge of company's technical processes.

* Proven to be an effective manager and leader.

CHA takes pride in recruiting, developing and retaining highly talented individuals. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package and a variety of opportunities for our employees' professional growth and development.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




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