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Lead Mechanical Engineer

Company: IPS-Integrated Project Services, LLC
Location: Irvine
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Position Responsibilities
IPS is hiring! We are looking for a talented Lead Mechanical Engineer to join our industry leading Mechanical Engineering team at our state-of-the-art corporate headquarters in IRVINE, CA. -

The Lead Mechanical Engineer works independently on various projects as assigned by the Discipline Director or a Project Manager. The Lead Mechanical Engineer will oversee the entire mechanical design process and assist as a technical expert on specialized design projects within the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Medical Device industries. The Lead Mechanical Engineer may work on several concurrent projects and is recognized as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) within the Mechanical Engineering Discipline.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assesses project requirements, breaks projects into tasks, and works with Project Managers to determine scope of work while overseeing budget and staffing.
  • Writes scopes of work for mechanical designs based on preliminary review and client meetings.
  • Prepares engineering studies and schematic design for new mechanical systems and analyzes the operation of existing systems. Ability to analyze existing central utility plant systems and equipment and determine applicability in renovation projects.
  • Works with code officials and other design professionals when an interpretation or exception to building codes is required.
  • Assigns and reviews the work of the project design teams, checks the progress of the work, and alerts Project Managers of scope changes or additional services.
  • Ability to perform target cost design work when projects have initial target construction costs.
  • Coordinates all aspects of project document completion within IPS, externally with clients, and with other relevant design professionals.
  • Ability to develop mechanical discipline specific construction budgets based on the project scope. -
  • Special projects as assigned.

    Salary Range: $132,993 - $199,490
    Qualifications & Requirements

    • A minimum of 15 years of engineering experience with a minimum of 10 doing mechanical designs on industrial, light industrial, or large scale commercial projects.
    • Bachelors of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university
    • Minimum 5 years central utility plant design experience related to chilled water, condenser water, hot water and steam systems.
    • Working knowledge of energy analysis and simulation software systems.
    • Working knowledge of piping analysis and modeling software.

      Qualifications considered a plus:

      • Professional Engineer License a plus.
      • LEED AP BD+C a plus.
      • Experience in design of LEED related building utility systems.
      • Design experience with target cost design and ability to offer value engineering solutions on systems and materials.

        Company Overview
        About Us

        IPS-Integrated Project Services is a global leader in developing innovative and cost effective solutions for the engineering, construction, commissioning and qualification of complex pharmaceutical and biotech research and manufacturing facilities. With technical expertise spanning R&D to pilot-scale to large-scale production, our team specializes in the technology, trends and regulatory environment to successfully deliver capital projects and improve operations. For over thirty years, we have applied unique LEAN methodologies throughout the project life cycle, continually finding ways to do things better and more efficiently, delivering higher quality and controlling costs. Headquartered in Blue Bell, PA, IPS is a multi-national company with over 1,500 professionals worldwide and offices in California, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Brazil, Canada, China, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom and four locations in India. Visit our website at


        Process Architecture, Process Design, Engineering, Construction, Commissioning, Qualification, LEAN Project Delivery, Strategic Master Planning, Energy Conservation Management, Project Controls, Program/Project Management, Operations/Logistics Strategy and Planning, EPCMV and Staffing Services.

        IPS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans (M/F/D/V).

        Attention Search Firms / Third Party Recruiters: IPS is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for employment opportunities with IPS. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at IPS via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at IPS in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for a specific position will be deemed the sole property of IPS, and no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by IPS as a result of the referral or through other means.

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