Mechanical Engineer

Posting Date: 02/27/2024
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Minot, North Dakota

Prairie Engineering’s team has been bringing buildings to life since 1983. We now have an opportunity for an Mechanical Engineer or Designer to join our Minot team.

A little about us:

Prairie Engineering, P.C. was founded on May 1, 1983. It consisted of mechanical and electrical engineering services in Bismarck and Minot, North Dakota.  Since that time, the company has expanded to over 20 employees and recently added structural consulting engineering services. Our primary service area is the western two-thirds of North Dakota, eastern Montana, and northwest section of South Dakota. We are not just limited to those areas; we have also had projects in Minnesota and several other southern and western states.

Our team design mechanical and electrical system for many types of buildings including office buildings, airports terminals, municipal buildings, hospitals, detention facilities, schools, commercial and industrial facilities. 

Position Responsibilities

Our engineers and designers work closely with each project’s owner, architect, other engineering disciplines, and contractors to custom design systems that meet the client’s needs. They are responsible for their projects from the concept phase to providing support during the building’s operation phase.

  • Ability to initiate, develop and maintain mutually beneficial client relationships.
  • Apply mechanical engineering, codes, and standards knowledge to solve complex construction problems.
  • Attend kick-off, coordination, and progress meetings.
  • Coordinate project ideas, design, conflicts, etc. with all engineering disciplines, contractors, project managers, and clients.
  • Utilize AutoCAD and Revit to draft mechanical and plumbing construction drawings, including floor plans, equipment details and piping diagrams.
  • Coordinate with other engineering trades, including architectural, electrical, structural, and civil to ensure a complete and comprehensive mechanical design.
  • Perform field visits/inspections during design and construction phases.
  • Perform quality control and quality assurance techniques to ensure design meets current codes and standards. This includes ensuring that IMC, energy and NFPA codes and specifications are implemented.
  • Prepare mechanical construction drawings, technical reports, and specifications.
  • Work toward keeping current tasks within schedule and budget to fit the needs of the project.
  • Willingness to travel on day trips related to projects.
  • Provide data, as required, for cost estimating and secure preliminary equipment costs for review.
  • Review shop drawing documentation for compliance with project specifications.
  • Maintain and utilize working knowledge of accepted mechanical engineering and plumbing design standards and practices in the execution of design work that will meet the clients’ needs and conform to company standards.
  • Participate in preparation of bid documents for all required projects.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only activities to be performed by the employee occupying this position. The employee will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job responsibility required by their supervisor.  

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to work well under pressure with constant variations in priority and tasks.
  • Proven ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and organization.
  • Proven ability to be detail oriented and an independent thinker.
  • Proven ability to maintain excellent integrity and ethical standards within role. 
  • Ability to work outside normal business hours as project deadlines and schedules require.
  • Willingness to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors, in order to develop a full understanding of building systems and their operation.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities, as well as demonstrated high quality technical writing skills and proficiency in English.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products.  
  • Experience with using AutoCAD and/or Revit. 
  • Fundamental experience with performing engineering calculations, and developing and implementing of HVAC, mechanical utility, and piping systems designs.

We are proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of veteran, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Employment Type

This is a full-time position.  Experience preferred but not required.

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