Mechanical Engineer

San Francisco, California 94111
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SmithGroup is an award-winning, multinational integrated design firm with a team of 1,200 experts across 15 offices in the U.S. and China. We employ research, data, advanced technologies and design thinking to help clients solve their greatest challenges. Our specialists develop beautiful, sustainable, future-focused solutions for healthcare providers, science and technology organizations, higher education and cultural institutions, urban environments, diverse workplaces, mixed-use and waterfront developments, and parks and open spaces. We are deeply committed to our promise to Design a Better Future - for our clients, communities and employees. Are you ready to help us get there?

SmithGroup’s San Francisco Engineering Team is growing!  We are a close-knit passionate team dedicated to driving high performance, resilient, and integrated systems into some of the country’s most advanced buildings.  From Laboratories and Hospitals to Schools, Mixed Use Offices, and even housing, we are leading the industry in Net Zero Design, all-electric building systems, and cost effective resilient microgrids.  As an integrated practice, you can expect to be at the table side by side with Architects, Planners, Landscape Architects, and even Structural Engineers and developing close relationships throughout our office beyond just our discipline.   Our passion for high performance buildings is only matched by our equally strong passion for work life balance and working together as a national engineering team to deliver high quality work.

Working with us, you will:

  • Perform analysis, design and documentation of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and controls.
  • Create and develop planning and design concepts for projects.
  • Perform system assessments and prepare technical reports.
  • Coordinate the work of mechanical designers and junior staff assigned to the project.
  • Coordination with owners, architects and other design team members.
  • Prepare presentation drawings and otherwise assists in presentations both internally and externally.
  • Review submittals, RFIs and contractor proposed change orders, and conduct site observations.
  • Assist with construction site visits as required for observation, answering contractor questions, or representing the owner in preparing punch lists.
  • Mentor and train junior staff.


An ideal candidate has:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum 7 years of related technical design and consulting engineering experience designing HVAC, plumbing, and special systems.
  • Engineer-in-Training certification required. Eligible to take Part II of the licensing exam.
  • Interest in high-performance buildings, including net-zero energy, preferred.
  • PE preferred.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with clients and project teams.
  • Proficiency with Revit and the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • LEED AP preferred.

Only candidates who meet these requirements will be considered. 


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SmithGroup offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package, including 401(k) and continuing educational reimbursement. We offer 3 weeks of paid time off within the first year of employment, with the option of purchasing additional time off, and pay for 8 federal holidays. We also offer an alternative work schedule that provides employees with an additional 15 days off per year (usually Fridays) to help with work/life balance. 


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled  

SmithGroup is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or arrest/conviction records. 



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