Project Engineer III - Mechanical

Design, Engineering, and Modeling
WA - Seattle

Bold thinking leads to transformative change. The world needs big ideas to solve our climate, affordability, and equity crises. That’s where you come in. Align your career with greater purpose at McKinstry.

As a national leader in designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining high-performing buildings, McKinstry provides a single point of accountability across the entire building lifecycle, from new construction and ongoing operations to adaptive reuse, energy retrofits, and advanced renewable energy systems. We get up every day to transform the built environment for the betterment of our clients and our communities.

Never satisfied, we are compelled by our values to eliminate barriers standing in the way of a better-built environment. We design, build, optimize and maintain high-performing facilities.


Here's where you come in:

We are currently seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer III to join our team as a member of our growing Engineering and Design division located in Seattle, Washington. Engineers at McKinstry are unsurpassed in their ability to combine innovative problem solving with common sense design applications. Because of our design, build, operate, and maintain (DBOM) process, McKinstry engineers concern themselves not just with the construction of a building, but how it will operate over its entire lifetime. Every design choice is made toward one goal – delivering high performance buildings that ensure occupant comfort and safety, keep energy/operating costs low, maximize client profitability, and protect the environment.


You're great at:

Project Management 

  •  Documents project correspondence, issues, decisions and directions. 

  • Follows McKinstry Engineering standards and procedures. 

  • Contributes to tasks on multiple projects and timelines concurrently. 

  • Manages team’s workload to deliver assigned projects on time and in budget. 

  • Provides engineering analysis to support sales and early design efforts. 

  • Defines, communicates, and manages scope, design intent, and design process for direct supervisor review. 


  • Proficient in mechanical systems design, including calculations, airside systems, piping systems, equipment selection and multi-discipline coordination. 

  • Performs and coaches others in engineering calculations, design, and drafting tasks. 

  • Produces or directs production of design drawings and building information models for construction. 

  • Pursues an understanding of the technical foundation of design activities and decisions. 

  • Performs coordination with internal and external team members. 

  • Identifies opportunities for process and technology improvements. 

  • Investigates, evaluates, and troubleshoots existing systems. 

  • Develops options for design direction, system selection, energy conservation, and cost savings strategies. 


What we would like to see from you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering required or equivalent work experience required.  

  • Eight (8) years of experience in mechanical design, engineering or related field preferred. 

  • Onsite construction experience welcome.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Teams.  

  • 5 years of experience in 2D/3D AutCAD and/or Revit preferred.

  • LEED accreditation preferred. 


Why McKinstry:

Transformational change requires bold action. We must decarbonize our buildings and energy assets to combat climate change. We must tackle the affordability crisis by innovating waste out of our supply chain and dramatically cutting costs through improved productivity. We must deliver equitable outcomes to ensure healthy, high-performing buildings for all. Together, Building a Thriving Planet.

More than just words on a wall, our values speak to who we are, the ideals we hold in high esteem, and the behaviors that demonstrate our unique culture.

Building a collective commitment: Our values demand that we take accountability for diversity, equity, and inclusion. No single individual or organization can stem the tide of inequity alone. We must work together

People represent our most valued asset. By investing in our employees, we are also investing in the ongoing success of our company. We pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive, PeopleFirst benefits package to promote health and wellness, enhance work/life balance and ensure long-term stability for our employees and their families. Some of these benefits include:

  • A robust internal mobility program to help you develop your career
  • Competitive pay backed by 401(k) and profit-sharing plans.
  • Comprehensive medical, prescription drugs, vision, and dental.
  • Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Adoption and IVF assistance.
  • Paid time off.
  • McKinstry University training and development.
  • McKinstry wellness programs and on-site gyms.
  • Community service and employee-directed charitable giving.


The McKinstry group of companies are equal opportunity employers. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment, and training. This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity.

McKinstry is a drug-free workplace. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, complying with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act and a Confidentiality Agreement, in addition to successful outcomes of background and reference checks.

Applicants for this role will only be considered if they possess current US Work Authorization, and do not require employer-sponsored VISA support to begin or remain in this role.


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