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Design Engineering Manager
Ref No.: 18-35202
Location: Shelton, Connecticut
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 130,000.00 - 150,000.00 /Year
Skill Type
Skill Type:Engineering
We have an immediate need for a Design Engineering Manager.  This position will sit in Shelton, CT.  Candidates interested must have a BS in Mechanical Engineering, 10 years of overall relevant experience in the energycentral heating, cooling or power-generation industry and 5 years of leadership and/or management experience.  Please apply below and call us today for immediate assistance.

Job Duties:
The Design Group presently consists of fifteen professionals in multiple locations.  Most of their work is design development and pricing support leading to acceptance by the customer of fixed price design/build proposals.  Detail design requirements vary by customer, technology and subcontractors, but are usually not executed internally.   NORESCO is looking for a working manager for part of this Group.
The manager of design engineering is responsible for managing internal design staff (4-5 personnel) as well as managing his/her own development projects.  Day–to-day managerial responsibilities for the manager of design include the following:
  • Provide engineering Quality Control on all projects his/her direct reports are assigned to.
  • Prepare development and implementation budgets for external and internal engineering resources.
  • Prepare consultant agreements and manage those resources for external engineering requirements.
  • Conduct annual and interim performance evaluations for all assigned staff.
  • Mentor staff and help expand the design engineering department's technical expertise, through training.
The manager of design engineering will also be responsible for managing his/her own development projects.  Development projects responsibilities shall include the setting of scopes of work and overseeing all design functions on the assigned project.  Most of their work is site investigationpreparation of site-specific design documents, supervision of specialty consultants and pricing support leading to acceptance by the government/customer of fixed price design/build proposals.  Detail design requirements vary by customer, technology and subcontractors, but at a minimum the candidate will be responsible for the following: 
  • Work closely with the development team to write detailed scopes of work and design drawings to insure each project can be priced by a turn-key design/build subcontractor and minimize the potential for change-orders during the implementation phase.
  • Coordinate with all internal departments to insure requirements from M&V, O&M, (Measurement & Verification, Observations & Measurements) Commissioning and analysis have been incorporated into the design packages.
  • The candidate will be expected to be capable of effective time management and proper resource allocation on the projects assigned to him/her.
  • Managing design consultants during the implementation phase, insuring the final design can achieve savings guarantees and system performance.
  • The manager of design will be expected to be NORESCO's technical interface with the customer during the implementation phase.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors or Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering and professional registration by examination (P.E.)

  • Accomplished design engineer with more than 12 years' experience in HVAC, central plant, piping and controls; some of those years must be in recent design-build project engineering
  • Successful engineering manager with full accountability for complex project outcomes employing a multi-disciplined staff
  • Demonstrable familiarity with modeling for design, CAD, document management and value engineering.
  • Professional level writing and oral communication skills with a history of successful customer, peer and employee interaction
  • Work in Shelton, CT. (preferred) or Westborough, MA
Additional Preferred skills:
  • HVAC construction or construction management experience
  • Facility management experience
  • Explicit design for an energy performance contract
  • Energy efficiency analysis expertise
  • Advanced engineering degree or related business education
  • Experience with complex project engineering at federal facilities
  • Project team participation and management
  • Engineering business development experience