Senior Mechanical Engineer, PE

Lead projects for food distribution and food processing facilities nationwide. The mechanical engineering department provides HVAC, plumbing, piping, and process design services.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participate on design teams as the mechanical project lead and provide hands-on design from initial planning and development through production of construction documents
  • Review shop drawings, respond to questions, and provide design support to field project management and contractors through construction phase
  • Delegate and review work of other staff as appropriate
  • Develop, edit, and improve project specifications
  • Develop and improve design standards and production methods
  • Provide consulting services as requested for clients and internal departments
  • Position may include occasional travel for meetings, site surveys, and progress inspections for a typical duration of one (1) to three (3) days
  • Position is full-time, paid hourly, and qualifies for overtime pay, with compensation based on overall qualifications and level of experience


  • Communication Skills
  • Organizational Skills
  • Time Management Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Attention to Detail and Thorough
  • Flexible, Adaptable and Dependable
  • Consistent

Education & Skills Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) with MLE NCEES record who can become licensed in additional states
  • Prior background in the construction and/or architecture field
  • 10 or more years directly relevant mechanical systems design and construction experience
  • Current knowledge and awareness of mechanical design and construction practices and applicable building, mechanical, plumbing, and energy codes and standards
  • Understanding of construction contracting, budgeting, and estimating
  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, Bluebeam, and Trane Trace

Company Benefits:

  • Competitive, experience-based salary
  • Medical, dental, vision and supplemental benefits programs
  • 401k program with 50% company match (up to federal limit)
  • Company sponsored life insurance and long-term disability policies
  • Paid personal leave hours
  • Eight (8) paid holidays (includes birthday leave day)
  • Company-paid travel expenses
  • Company provided cell phone or monthly cell phone allowance

Here's what our team members are saying…

“The rewarding part of what we do is creating space and function for the client and taking it to the next level.”

Denise Peters,
Assistant Project Manager

“What I find the most rewarding is seeing the final product.”

Scott Strutz
Senior Architect

“I love working at ESI because it's a company where we do things right.”

Pete Pokorny,
Project Manager