Senior Mechanical Engineer

Design, Engineering, and Modeling
WA - Spokane

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.

McKinstry Engineering originally grew organically out of McKinstry’s construction offering; however, we have evolved significantly from our early days supporting design build projects. McKinstry Engineering has developed a reputation as a leading high-performance building design firm. Our work consists of professional services wins and support of internal clients – large new construction (Majors), Special Projects, Energy Services, and McKinstry new development.

Here's where you come in: 

We are seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our expanding Engineering and Design team.

You're great at:

Department and Team Management 

  • Supervises, trains, mentors and delegates to project and lead engineers.
  • Coordinates with internal design and construction teams.
  • Identifies resource needs to meet project deadlines.
  • Conducts quarterly goal plan reviews and annual performance reviews.
  • Exercises global decision making by considering other departments within the company such as project management, sales and estimating, purchasing, etc.


Project Management 

  • Refines, applies and coaches McKinstry Engineering standards and procedures.
  • Provides engineering analysis and design budgeting to support sales and early design efforts.
  • Documents project correspondence, issues, decisions, design intent and direction.
  • Communicates and manages scope, design process and invoicing.
  • Identifies, responds to and documents changes in scope, schedule, budget, or expectations.
  • Demonstrates understanding of overall project objectives and employs creative problem solving to achieve design and construction objectives within budget and resources.
  • Communicate with internal and external clients and stakeholders during the design and construction phases.



  • Provide overall responsibility for design delivery including reviewing and providing direction on engineering calculations and design drawings for code and AHJ compliance, design intent, quality, precision, constructability, risk and cost impact.
  • Identifies opportunities for process and technology improvements and innovations.
  • Investigates, evaluates, troubleshoots and provide recommendations for existing power systems.
  • Supports mechanical system selection, energy modeling, and preconstruction estimating.
  • Presents options and facilitates decisions for design direction, system selection, energy conservation, and cost savings strategies.
  • Serves as Engineer of Record (Stamping Engineer)


Customer Relations  

  • Represents McKinstry Engineering in project meetings with internal and external customers and stakeholders.
  • Enhances department and company reputation by generating opportunities to demonstrate leadership in industry and/or regulatory groups.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with key customers and management.
  • Supports the sales effort by developing budget estimates, engineering proposals and attending project interviews.


What we would like to see from you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering required or equivalent work experience required.
  • P.E. registration is required.
  • Twelve (12) years of experience in electrical design, engineering or related field preferred.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit required.
  • Working knowledge of Total Cost of Ownership and or Life Cycle Cost Analysis preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to present to internal and external teams preferred.
  • Experience in managing a design or project delivery team is required.


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.  

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 and flexibility for our employees and their families. Some of these benefits include:

  • 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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