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Michaud Cooley Erickson (MCE) is a consulting engineering firm grounded in producing quality designs across all MEP systems. We value the skills and backgrounds of our staff members; together, we form a diverse, well-rounded team. We are continuously seeking individuals who value client service and have a passion for design. Our projects span a diversity of markets, allowing for unique opportunities for professional growth. MCE offers a competitive benefits package in addition to a supportive working environment. We are located in the central business district of Minneapolis, Minnesota. If you feel that you would be a good fit with MCE, send us your resume.

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Electrical Project Manager

Summary The Project Manager is responsible for all financial, staffing, administrative aspects of the project. They are ultimately responsible for the entire project with the support of the Lead and Project Team. Their role is to supervise their projects, ensuring conformance, timeliness and profitability of contractual agreements. They should work on projects as assigned to …

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Summary

The Project Manager is responsible for all financial, staffing, administrative aspects of the project. They are ultimately responsible for the entire project with the support of the Lead and Project Team. Their role is to supervise their projects, ensuring conformance, timeliness and profitability of contractual agreements. They should work on projects as assigned to them while also marketing to new and existing clients.

Typical Duties

Production

  • Prepare proposals.
  • Participate in presentations to clients.
  • Participates in preparation of contractual agreements with clients.
  • Understands the requirements of the contract with the client.
  • Coordinates with the Lead to develop a project task list to define the scope of work.
  • Budgets each task for the project.
  • Participates in selection of a project team.
  • Coordinates with the Lead to assign projects tasks to team members.
  • Schedules project team weekly.
  • Answers questions and gives daily guidance to staff.
  • Responsible for the accuracy and quality of all technical work.
  • Monitors project tasks to maintain budget, schedule and scope of work.
  • Requests and obtains approval before performing services outside scope of work.
  • Recognizes problems quickly and if necessary seeks advice from Operations Committee.
  • Develops professional skills of project team members.
  • Responsible for written work submitted to the client.
  • Maintains contact with client during and after project completion.
  • Provide project information in the company data base for future projects including scope, size, budget and client information.

Standards

  • Promote the use of and participate in the development of design and production standards.
  • Maintain a substantial knowledge of applicable building codes and understand updates.
  • Follow, research, maintain and update client design standards.
  • Provide document reviews for quality control and coordinate peer reviews for adherence to internal and external design standards.

Communication

  • Communicate professionally project and company information within the company and externally with clients and other design professionals.
  • Coordinate internal Project Team meetings and attend client design meetings.
  • Coordinate quarterly HR Team Meetings.
  • Communicate to the Project Team staffing expectations, deadlines and changes in scope or additional services.
  • Be sensitive to architectural goals and strategies until they compromise the engineering systems.
  • Responsible for communicating a staff evaluation at the completion projects this should cover communication skills, technical competence and efficiency and offer suggestions for improvement.
  • Communicate of new ideas and mentor Project Teams in your areas of expertise.
  • Communicate budget, work expectations and communication to complete a quality project on time and budget.

Administration

  • Complete weekly time sheet.
  • Complete monthly expense reports.
  • Keep information clear and organized.
  • Coordinate contracts, fee proposals, budgets, billings, staffing, scope of work and status for active projects.
  • Produce additional service requests.
  • Participate in proposal and client agreement preparations.
  • Understand contract requirements.
  • Review invoices before client distribution.
  • Assist in collection of past due accounts.
  • Write proposals, reviewing them with Principals and Partners as needed. Contracts to be signed by Principals.

Marketing

  • Maintain client relationships during and after projects.
  • Interact professionally with owners, architects, contractors and other design professionals through written documentation, email communication, phone calls and meetings.
  • Maintain positive work relationships both internally and externally.
  • Make technical presentations throughout the industry. (Design meetings, AIA continuing education seminars, Project presentations, interviews, etc.)

Personnel & Policies

  • Present yourself professionally for the work environment in both dress and conduct.
  • Complete staff performance reviews.
  • Answer questions and give daily guidance to staff.
  • Manage any personnel issues and work to help resolve them.
  • Follow all MCE Policies and Procedures.
  • Participate in selection of project teams, assigning projects tasks, determine budgets and schedule team members.
  • Evaluate staff, recognize positives and negatives and communicate them.
  • Act as an HR Team Leader to staff.

Leadership

  • Lead the Project Team on projects.
  • Provide mentorship, education and development of the Project Team.
  • Act as resource for questions.
  • Assist in the development of project team members’ technical and professional competency.

Responsibility To Others

Within the project team, has the responsibility to assign work, establish schedules, instruct team members and critique their efforts.  May not change the scope of work or deviate from any other part of the contractual agreement without prior written client approval.  Does not have hiring and termination authority but may recommend such actions.

  • Maintain satisfactory client relationships, relating well to clients in a mature, thoughtful, professional and pleasant manner.
  • Develop staffs’ technical skills.
  • Promote communication and cooperation.

Skills & Experience

  • 10+ years experience.
  • Proficient in the use of current technology, including hardware and software applications.
  • General knowledge of all aspects of systems design.
  • Bachelor of Science from an accredited technical University in mechanical or electrical engineering OR Technical or associate degree from an accredited technical institution or college in the engineering design areas of HVAC, plumbing or electricity.
  • Capable of managing multiple projects and multiple project teams.
  • Job knowledge, communication, leadership, planning, teamwork, decision making, judgment and problem solving skills.

Growth & Leadership

Contribute to Professional Growth

  • Work on interpersonal skills and contribute a positive attitude to the work environment.
  • Encouraged to have additional certifications. (LEED AP, CPD, etc.)
  • Keep current on design concepts through review of periodicals and continuing education (internally and externally).
  • Acquire 12 Personal Development Hours (PDH) pertaining to your discipline per year. Utilize this information to educate and train others within the company.

Personal Leadership

  • Have the ability to inspire, motivate, and coordinate a Project Team.
  • Encouraged to participate in technical and professional societies.

Electrical Commissioning Specialist

A Commissioning (Cx) Specialist primarily develops and executes a commissioning plan that effectively authenticates the operation of building systems and equipment in accordance with designer plans, specifications, engineered documents and owners’ requirements. The role also includes troubleshooting, QA/QC of engineered drawings and specification, research/investigation, field survey and report writing for tasks related to design and functionality of various system types.

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Summary

A Commissioning (Cx) Specialist primarily develops and executes a commissioning plan that effectively authenticates the operation of building systems and equipment in accordance with designer plans, specifications, engineered documents and owners’ requirements.  The role also includes troubleshooting, QA/QC of engineered drawings and specification, research/investigation, field survey and report writing for tasks related to design and functionality of various system types.

The electrical designation focuses on electrical power and monitoring systems such as:

  • Life Safety Emergency Power Systems: Generators, ATS’s
  • Critical Power Systems: UPS’s, PDU’s, RPP’s
  • Electrical Distribution: Switchgear, Surge protection, Protective Relaying
  • Building Automation Systems
    • Electrical equipment monitoring
    • Lighting Controls Systems
  • Fire Alarm Systems

Typical Duties

  • Review of pre-design documentation such as an Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR) or Basis of Design (BOD) narrative; documenting errors, omissions, or suggestions for improvement.
  • Maintain coordination with design team and assist in review of shop drawings that impact the Cx process.
  • Development of the project’s Cx plan including identification of all project stakeholders, organizing and leading Cx meetings and communicating roles and responsibilities throughout the Cx process.
  • Creation of the testing scripts that identify the testing procedure for each system component included in the project’s scope.
  • Coordinate and conduct commissioning test procedures including troubleshooting of electrical systems.
  • Creation of the Cx action log including communicating and tracking open items with the applicable project team member.
  • Documenting the Cx process in a comprehensive final report that summarizes the commissioning process and results.
  • Identifying and making recommendations when enhancement opportunities are discovered.
  • Provide feedback to the design staff of problems encountered during the Cx process and how to alleviate those problems in the future.
  • Assist the design staff in identifying single sources of failure for critical systems so those sources can be eliminated or minimized.
  • Review of Operation and Maintenance (O+M) manuals for completeness, accuracy and organization
  • Executing the project’s training plan in collaboration with the design engineer and Owner including documentation and tracking of training events to verify the plan is executed properly.

OTHER DUTIES

  • Providing review of engineered documents and specifications as part of the company’s QA/QC process.
  • Participate in project design, coordination, or construction meetings and report meeting discussions and results to other team members.
  • Understand and stay current with LEED requirements and how they’re used in Cx.
  • Travel locally and out of town, sometimes on limited notice, when required by the project.
  • Be able to work any hours of the day, when required by the project.
  • Be able to demonstrate experience and expertise in the systems included in the scope of work.
  • Field survey and documentation of existing systems.
  • Review of design documents at intervals ranging from pre-design to final construction documents including filling out QA/QC documentation and communicating findings to designers.
  • Assisting the design team with non-routine troubleshooting of installed systems.
  • Construction administration tasks such as:
    • Review of equipment and system submittals/shop drawings.
    • Answer formal Requests for Information (RFI’s).
    • Perform site observations with written report or punch list.

Standards

  • Promote, use and participate in the development of MCE design and production standards.
  • Promote, use and participate in the development of MCE master specifications.
  • Review drawings and documents to ensure compliance with company standards.
  • Maintain a substantial knowledge of applicable building codes and understand updates.
  • Research code issues, engaging code officials if necessary.
  • Follow, research, maintain and update client design standards.
  • Provide document reviews for quality control and coordinate peer reviews for adherence to internal and external design standards.

Communication

  • Communicate all aspects of project document completion within the company and externally with clients and other design professionals.
  • Coordinate internal team meetings and attend client design meetings.
  • Communicate to the Project Manager team staffing needs, work load, changes in scope or additional services.
  • Communicate with the project construction team to aid in clarification and reduce conflicts.
  • Be sensitive to architectural goals and strategies until they compromise the engineering systems.

Administration

  • Complete weekly time sheet.
  • Complete monthly expense reports.
  • Keep information clear and organized.
  • Assist the Project Manager in development of project proposals.
  • Develop an awareness of contracts, fee proposals, budgets, billings, staffing, scope of work and status for active projects.
  • Initiate additional service requests with the Project Manager.

Marketing

  • Interact professionally with Owners, Architects, Contractors and other design professionals through written documentation, email communication, phone calls and meetings.
  • Maintain positive work relationships both internally and externally.
  • Make technical presentations throughout the industry (Design meetings, AIA continuing education seminars, Project presentations, interviews, etc.)

Personnel & Policies

  • Present yourself professionally for the work environment in both dress and conduct.
  • Responsible as requested to complete staff performance reviews.
  • Notify the Project Manager of any personnel issues and work to help resolve them.
  • Follow all MCE Policies and Procedures.

Leadership

  • Provide mentorship, education and development to peers.
  • Act as resource for questions.

Responsibility to others

  • Responsible to communicate to both the Project Team and the Project Manager.
  • Responsible to notify the Project Manager of any recommended changes in project scope.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • 5+ years’ experience.
  • Bachelor of Science from an accredited technical University in electrical engineering OR Technical or associate degree from an accredited technical institution or college in the engineering design areas of electrical systems and demonstrated relevant experience.
  • Professional Certification is encouraged.
    • Cx certifications such as CxA or BCxA are desired but not required.
    • LEED Accreditation desired but not required.
  • Recognized expertise in commissioning building operations systems.
  • Strong skills in communication with contractors, detailed review of building automation graphics, troubleshooting equipment issues and documentation skills.
  • Be able to work as part of a team yet function independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must have a collaborative approach to resolving issues.
  • Highly proficient in:
    • The use of current technology, including hardware and software applications related to Cx and management of Cx (e.g. Office 365, Acrobat/Bluebeam, CxAlloy, and various construction management platforms such as Procore or PlanGrid).
    • The use and application of electrical test equipment such as load banks, breaker test equipment, relay test equipment, power quality meters, insulation test equipment, etc.
    • Electrical power systems.
    • Lighting control Systems desired but not required.
    • Fire alarm systems desired but not required.
    • Design and construction codes.
    • Building Automation Systems (BAS).
    • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be able to respond quickly to information requests.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to frequently perform strenuous physical activity including but not limited to:
    • Stand for eight or more hours at a time.
    • Move in rugged or unstable conditions, work in adverse weather.
    • Handle or feel objects, tools or controls which may not be visible.
    • Reach overhead.
    • Climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

GROWTH & LEADERSHIP

Contribute to Professional Growth

  • Develop interpersonal skills and contribute a positive attitude to the work environment.
  • Pursue additional relevant certifications (LEED AP, CPD, etc.).
  • Keep current on design concepts through review of periodicals and continuing education (internally and externally).
  • Acquire 12 Personal Development Hours (PDH) pertaining to your discipline per year. Utilize this information to educate and train others within the company.

Personal Leadership

  • Inspire, motivate and coordinate within a Project Team.
  • Contribute to content and participate in internal design meetings.
  • Participate in technical and professional societies.
  • Provide technical guidance to project teams and mentorship to individuals.

Mechanical Commissioning Specialist

A Commissioning (Cx) Specialist primarily develops and executes a commissioning plan that effectively authenticates the operation of building systems and equipment in accordance with designer plans, specifications, engineered documents, and owners’ requirements. The role also includes troubleshooting, QA/QC of engineered drawings and specification, research/investigation, field survey, and report writing for tasks related to design and functionality of various system types.

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Summary

A Commissioning (Cx) Specialist primarily develops and executes a commissioning plan that effectively authenticates the operation of building systems and equipment in accordance with designer plans, specifications, engineered documents, and owners’ requirements. The role also includes troubleshooting, QA/QC of engineered drawings and specification, research/investigation, field survey, and report writing for tasks related to design and functionality of various system types.

The mechanical designation focuses on plumbing, HVAC, and Building Automation Systems (BAS, aka control systems) such as:

  • Domestic water heating and booster systems
  • Air handling systems
  • Emergency generator fuel and airflow systems
  • Hydronic heating and chilled water plants/systems
  • BAS including front ends, network controllers, field controllers, and input/output (I/O)Life safety systems such as dampers, smoke control systems, and purge systems

Typical Duties

  • Review of pre-design documentation such as an Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR) or Basis of Design (BOD) narrative; documenting errors, omissions, or suggestions for improvement.
  • Development of the project’s Cx plan including identification of all project stakeholders, organizing and leading Cx meetings, and communicating roles and responsibilities throughout the Cx process.
  • Creation of the testing scripts for each system component included in the project’s scope.
  • Creation of the Cx action log including communicating and tracking open items with the applicable project team member.
  • Documenting the Cx process in a comprehensive report.
  • Identifying and making recommendations when enhancement opportunities are discovered.
  • Review of Testing and Balancing (TAB) reports and written correspondence when concerns or enhancements are recognized
  • Review of Operation and Maintenance (O+M) manuals for completeness, accuracy, and organization
  • Executing the project’s training plan in collaboration with the design engineer and Owner including documentation and tracking of training events to verify the plan is executed properly.

Other Duties

  • Providing review of engineered documents and specifications as part of the company’s QA/QC process.
  • Participate in project design, coordination, or construction meetings and report meeting discussions and results to other team members
  • Travel locally and out of town, sometimes on limited notice, when demanded by the project
  • Be able to demonstrate experience and expertise in the systems included in the scope of work.
  • Field survey and documentation of existing systems with an emphasis on BAS related components
  • Review of design documents at intervals ranging from pre-design to final construction documents including filling out QA/QC documentation and communicating findings to designers
  • Assisting the design team with non-routine troubleshooting of installed systems
  • Construction administration tasks such as:
    • Review of equipment and system submittals/shop drawings
    • Answer formal Requests for Information (RFI’s)
    • Perform site observations with written report or punch list

Standards

  • Promote, use and participate in the development of MCE standards
  • Review drawings and documents to ensure compliance with company standards
  • Maintain a substantial knowledge of applicable building codes and understand updates
  • Follow, research, maintain, and update client design standards
  • Provide document reviews for quality control and coordinate peer reviews for adherence to internal and external design standards

Communication

  • Communicate all aspects of project document completion within the company and externally with clients and other design professionals
  • Coordinate internal team meetings and attend client design meetings
  • Communicate to the Project Manager team staffing needs, work load, changes in scope or additional services
  • Communicate with the project construction team to aid in clarification and reduce conflicts
  • Be sensitive to architectural goals and strategies until they compromise the engineering systems

Administration

  • Complete weekly time sheet
  • Complete monthly expense reports
  • Keep information clear and organized
  • Assist the Project Manager in development of project proposals
  • Develop an awareness of contracts, fee proposals, budgets, billings, staffing, scope of work and status for active projects
  • Initiate additional service requests with the Project Manager

Marketing

  • Interact professionally with Owners, Architects, Contractors, and other design professionals through written documentation, email communication, phone calls and meetings
  • Maintain positive work relationships both internally and externally
  • Make technical presentations throughout the industry (design meetings, AIA continuing education seminars, project presentations, interviews, etc.)

Personnel & Policies

  • Present yourself professionally for the work environment in both dress and conduct
  • Notify the Project Manager of any personnel issues and work to help resolve them
  • Follow all MCE Policies and Procedures

Leadership

  • Provide mentorship, education and development to peers
  • Act as resource for questions

Responsibility To Others

  • Responsible for the entire technical aspect of the project and assist with project budget
  • Responsible to communicate to both the Project Team and the Project Manager
  • Responsible to notify the Project Manager of any major changes in project scope
  • Direct and delegate project work for Project Team, including coordinating with other internal disciplines

Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years’ experience
    • Cx certifications such as CxA or BCxA are desired but not required
    • LEED Accreditation desired but not required
  • Bachelor of Science from an accredited technical University in mechanical engineering OR Technical or associate degree from an accredited technical institution or college in the engineering design areas of mechanical systems.
  • Recognized expertise in commissioning building operations systems
  • Strong skills in communication with contractors, detailed review of building automation graphics, troubleshooting equipment issues, and documentation skills
  • Be able to work as part of a team yet function independently with minimal management
  • Must have a collaborative approach to resolving issues; not an accusatory or blame approach.
  • Highly proficient in:
    • The use of current technology, including hardware and software applications related to Cx and management of Cx (e.g. Office 365, Acrobat/Bluebeam, CxAlloy, and various construction management platforms such as Procore or PlanGrid)
    • Mechanical, electrical, fire protection, plumbing systems (MEFP)
    • Design and construction codes
    • Building Automation Systems (BAS)
    • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Be able to respond quickly to information requests

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to frequently perform strenuous physical activity including but not limited to:
    • Stand for eight or more hours at a time.
    • Move in rugged or unstable conditions, work in adverse weather.
    • Handle or feel objects, tools or controls which may not be visible.
    • Reach overhead.
    • Climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

Growth and Leadership

Contribute to Professional Growth

  • Work on interpersonal skills and contribute a positive attitude to the work environment
  • Encouraged to have additional certifications (LEED AP, CPD, etc.)
  • Keep current on design concepts through review of periodicals and continuing education (internally and externally).
  • Acquire 12 Personal Development Hours (PDH) pertaining to your discipline per year. Utilize this information to educate and train others within the company.

Personal Leadership

  • Have the ability to inspire, motivate, and coordinate within a Project Team
  • Encouraged to contribute to content and participate in internal design meetings
  • Encouraged to participate in technical and professional societies

Mechanical Project Manager

The Project Manager is responsible for all financial, staffing, administrative aspects of the project. They are ultimately responsible for the entire project with the support of the Lead and Project Team. Their role is to supervise their projects, ensuring conformance, timeliness and profitability of contractual agreements. They should work on projects as assigned to them while also marketing to new and existing clients.

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Summary

The Project Manager is responsible for all financial, staffing, administrative aspects of the project. They are ultimately responsible for the entire project with the support of the Lead and Project Team. Their role is to supervise their projects, ensuring conformance, timeliness and profitability of contractual agreements. They should work on projects as assigned to them while also marketing to new and existing clients.

Typical Duties

Production

  • Prepare proposals.
  • Participate in presentations to clients.
  • Participates in preparation of contractual agreements with clients.
  • Understands the requirements of the contract with the client.
  • Coordinates with the Lead to develop a project task list to define the scope of work.
  • Budgets each task for the project.
  • Participates in selection of a project team.
  • Coordinates with the Lead to assign projects tasks to team members.
  • Schedules project team weekly.
  • Answers questions and gives daily guidance to staff.
  • Responsible for the accuracy and quality of all technical work.
  • Monitors project tasks to maintain budget, schedule and scope of work.
  • Requests and obtains approval before performing services outside scope of work.
  • Recognizes problems quickly and if necessary seeks advice from Operations Committee.
  • Develops professional skills of project team members.
  • Responsible for written work submitted to the client.
  • Maintains contact with client during and after project completion.
  • Provide project information in the company data base for future projects including scope, size, budget and client information.

Standards

  • Promote the use of and participate in the development of design and production standards.
  • Maintain a substantial knowledge of applicable building codes and understand updates.
  • Follow, research, maintain and update client design standards.
  • Provide document reviews for quality control and coordinate peer reviews for adherence to internal and external design standards.

Communication

  • Communicate professionally project and company information within the company and externally with clients and other design professionals.
  • Coordinate internal Project Team meetings and attend client design meetings.
  • Coordinate quarterly HR Team Meetings.
  • Communicate to the Project Team staffing expectations, deadlines and changes in scope or additional services.
  • Be sensitive to architectural goals and strategies until they compromise the engineering systems.
  • Responsible for communicating a staff evaluation at the completion projects this should cover communication skills, technical competence and efficiency and offer suggestions for improvement.
  • Communicate of new ideas and mentor Project Teams in your areas of expertise.
  • Communicate budget, work expectations and communication to complete a quality project on time and budget.

Administration

  • Complete weekly time sheet.
  • Complete monthly expense reports.
  • Keep information clear and organized.
  • Coordinate contracts, fee proposals, budgets, billings, staffing, scope of work and status for active projects.
  • Produce additional service requests.
  • Participate in proposal and client agreement preparations.
  • Understand contract requirements.
  • Review invoices before client distribution.
  • Assist in collection of past due accounts.
  • Write proposals, reviewing them with Principals and Partners as needed. Contracts to be signed by Principals.

Marketing

  • Maintain client relationships during and after projects.
  • Interact professionally with owners, architects, contractors and other design professionals through written documentation, email communication, phone calls and meetings.
  • Maintain positive work relationships both internally and externally.
  • Make technical presentations throughout the industry. (Design meetings, AIA continuing education seminars, Project presentations, interviews, etc.)

Personnel & Policies

  • Present yourself professionally for the work environment in both dress and conduct.
  • Complete staff performance reviews.
  • Answer questions and give daily guidance to staff.
  • Manage any personnel issues and work to help resolve them.
  • Follow all MCE Policies and Procedures.
  • Participate in selection of project teams, assigning projects tasks, determine budgets and schedule team members.
  • Evaluate staff, recognize positives and negatives and communicate them.
  • Act as an HR Team Leader to staff.

Leadership

  • Lead the Project Team on projects.
  • Provide mentorship, education and development of the Project Team.
  • Act as resource for questions.
  • Assist in the development of project team members’ technical and professional competency.

Responsibility To Others

Within the project team, has the responsibility to assign work, establish schedules, instruct team members and critique their efforts.  May not change the scope of work or deviate from any other part of the contractual agreement without prior written client approval.  Does not have hiring and termination authority but may recommend such actions.

  • Maintain satisfactory client relationships, relating well to clients in a mature, thoughtful, professional and pleasant manner.
  • Develop staffs’ technical skills.
  • Promote communication and cooperation.

Skills & Experience

  • 10+ years experience.
  • Proficient in the use of current technology, including hardware and software applications.
  • General knowledge of all aspects of systems design.
  • Bachelor of Science from an accredited technical University in mechanical or electrical engineering OR Technical or associate degree from an accredited technical institution or college in the engineering design areas of HVAC, plumbing or electricity.
  • Capable of managing multiple projects and multiple project teams.
  • Job knowledge, communication, leadership, planning, teamwork, decision making, judgment and problem solving skills.

Growth & Leadership

Contribute to Professional Growth

  • Work on interpersonal skills and contribute a positive attitude to the work environment.
  • Encouraged to have additional certifications. (LEED AP, CPD, etc.)
  • Keep current on design concepts through review of periodicals and continuing education (internally and externally).
  • Acquire 12 Personal Development Hours (PDH) pertaining to your discipline per year. Utilize this information to educate and train others within the company.

Personal Leadership

  • Have the ability to inspire, motivate, and coordinate a Project Team.
  • Encouraged to participate in technical and professional societies.

Electrical Designer / Engineer in Training (EIT)

Summary An Electrical Designer/ Engineer in Training is an entry level role learning the foundation of designing electrical systems. This person should be able to take tasks and begin to work on them independently under the direction of others. This person takes direction for project work from the Project Manager and Lead role. Typical Duties …

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Summary

An Electrical Designer/ Engineer in Training is an entry level role learning the foundation of designing electrical systems. This person should be able to take tasks and begin to work on them independently under the direction of others. This person takes direction for project work from the Project Manager and Lead role.

Typical Duties

Production

  • Develop and maintain a knowledge of design and CAD applications.
  • Develop an understanding of the construction process.
  • Assist in the development of Schematic Design information, such as equipment selections, room sizes and space requirements.
  • Research equipment selections and complete equipment schedules under the direction of the project team.
  • Research design options and document findings for the project team.
  • Incorporate design concepts from Schematic Design into Design Development.
  • Work to produce Construction Documents.
  • Document existing conditions.
  • Learn how to lay out portions of the mechanical or electrical systems for the project.
  • Learn and assist in the production of calculations such as building HVAC loads, energy calculations, technology systems capacities, lighting and power distribution calculations and equipment sizing.
  • Provide drafting and documentation for projects, including implementing sketches and design concepts from others.
  • Encourage to try solving engineering solutions with the project team using experience, judgment and education.
  • Work to understand and assist in the coordination of ceiling, wall clearances and structural impacts with design team and other design professionals.
  • Assist in the drafting of specialized diagrams such as plumbing isometrics or electrical risers.
  • Assist in gathering specification sections.
  • Assemble details with guidance from the Project Team that will be used on projects.

Standards

  • Promote, use and participate in the development of MCE design and production standards.
  • Review drawings and documents to ensure compliance with company standards.
  • Develop an understanding of applicable codes and updates.
  • Research and follow client design standards.
  • Provide document reviews for quality control and participate in peer reviews for adherence to internal and external design standards.

Communication

  • Communicate status of work internally and help with coordination outside of the company.
  • Participate in internal team meetings.
  • Communicate to the Project Manager personal work load and changes in scope.
  • Constant communication with project team on expectations of deliverables, progress and time spent.
  • Communicate questions and opportunities for learning to the design team.
  • Be sensitive to architectural goals and strategies until they compromise the engineering systems.

Administration

  • Complete weekly time sheet.
  • Complete monthly expense reports.
  • Keep information clear and organized.
  • Maintain an awareness of scope of work and status for active projects.

Marketing

  • Interact professionally with owners, architects, contractors and other design professionals through email communication, phone calls and meetings.
  • Maintain positive work relationships both internally and externally.

Personnel & Policies

  • Present yourself professionally for the work environment in both dress and conduct.
  • Responsible as requested to complete staff performance reviews.
  • Answer questions and coordinate daily with Project Team.
  • Notify the Project Manager of any personnel issues and work to help resolve them.
  • Follow all MCE Policies and Procedures.

Leadership

  • Lead by example through attitude, work ethic and results.

RESPONSIBILITY TO OTHERS

  • Work to make decisions on design aspects of a project with the Project Team.
  • Responsible to notify the Project Manager of any major changes in project scope.
  • Responsible to coordinate design work with other internal disciplines.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • 0-2 years experience.
  • Proficient in the use of current technology, including hardware and software applications.
  • Basic knowledge of mechanical or electrical systems.

Engineer in Training

  • Bachelor of Science from an accredited technical University in mechanical or electrical engineering and the completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam.

Designer

  • Bachelor of Science from an accredited technical University in mechanical or electrical engineering OR Technical or associate degree from an accredited technical institution or college in the engineering design areas of HVAC, plumbing or electricity.

Growth & Leadership

Contribute to Professional Growth

  • Work on interpersonal skills and bring a positive attitude to the work environment.
  • Learn new design concepts through review of periodicals and continuing education (internally and externally).
  • Acquire 2 Personal Development Hours (PDH) pertaining to your discipline per year.

Personal Leadership

  • Encouraged to contribute at design meetings during the year.
  • Encouraged to participate in technical and professional societies.
  • Encouraged to inspire, motivate and coordinate with others.

Information Technology (IT) Manager

The IT Manager is responsible for all IT aspects of the organization, providing leadership and supporting strategic initiatives. This includes prioritization and delegation of IT projects, new and ongoing initiatives to ensure network security and continuous improvement of enterprise software and hardware platforms; all while maintaining an environment of customer service and support of our end users.

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Summary

The IT Manager is responsible for all IT aspects of the organization, providing leadership and supporting strategic initiatives.  This includes prioritization and delegation of IT projects, new and ongoing initiatives to ensure network security and continuous improvement of enterprise software and hardware platforms; all while maintaining an environment of customer service and support of our end users.

Typical Duties

Production

  • Develop and coordinate integration of company policies regarding IT systems
  • Coordinate all activities regarding IT systems development including training procedures
  • Maintain a current working knowledge of newly developed information technology and evaluate that technology for integration into the IT systems strategy
  • Develop and coordinate implementation of new hardware and software strategies, including maintenance, upgrade, support, consolidation and obsolescence strategies
  • Develop and coordinate implementation of system wide network design
  • Support current custom designed software systems
  • Coordinate the implementation and maintenance of standard network applications, appliances, and hardware
  • Maintain and oversee an IT support system that responds to end-user questions and troubleshooting
  • Identify opportunities for further development of information technology which will enhance our business

Standards

  • Administer and continue development of company standards and policies for software, hardware, and network operation
  • Research technical standards, protocols, and security threat assessments to plan and implement constant improvements in network performance and security
  • Ensure security through active monitoring and control of all approved software and hardware residing on company networks

 

Communication

  • Communicate effectively with all Staff Members to coordinate efforts, provide direction, address issues, manage change and receive feedback
  • Communicate effectively to the Chief Financial Officer, Shareholders, Operations Committee, to provide input, visibility and status of all IT functions
  • Excellent communication skills especially in the area of active listening, and an ability to provide an effective response mechanism for problem resolution

Administration

  • Complete a weekly time sheet
  • Complete monthly expense reports
  • Keep information clear and organized
  • Administer and maintain all software contracts and licensing

Marketing

  • Coordinate with internal and external clients regarding company’s current information technology, integration capabilities, development, and security strategies
  • Support the Marketing Department personnel in the development and implementation of software applications which are necessary for graphics production and client management

Personnel and Policies

  • Present yourself professionally for the work environment in both dress and conduct
  • Responsible as requested to complete staff performance reviews
  • Follow all MCE Policies and Procedures

Leadership

  • Responsible for the overall performance of IT systems
  • Direct and delegate tasks to IT Staff Members, aligned to company and IT initiatives
  • Provide positive leadership to the IT Team and set the example for a positive work environment
  • Lead the IT Department in all aspects relating to IT system performance and personnel issues
  • Provide mentorship and daily guidance to the IT Department, acting as a resource for questions

 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • 5 – 10+ years of experience in IT
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science
  • Strong analytical skills, technical skills, background in network design and administration as well as software support & maintenance
  • Experience with help desk, technical support, computer repair, scripting, and standard user applications
  • Experience with internal IT software and hardware systems as well as PaaS, SaaS
  • Experience in programming a plus
  • Current IT certifications a plus

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

  • Encouraged to have professional certifications & participate in technical and professional societies
  • Encouraged to stay current on IT concepts through review of periodicals and continuing education (internally and externally)

Human Resources Manager

Responsible for all aspects of managing the Human Resources function of Michaud Cooley Erickson, to include recruiting, compliance, staff training and development, equal employment opportunity functions, benefit administration, employee relations, unemployment and lay-offs, leaves, affirmative action plan, compensation, succession planning, wellness initiatives and special projects.

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SUMMARY

Responsible for all aspects of managing the Human Resources function of Michaud Cooley Erickson, to include recruiting, compliance, staff training and development, equal employment opportunity functions, benefit administration, employee relations, unemployment and lay-offs, leaves, affirmative action plan, compensation, succession planning, wellness initiatives and special projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Manages and oversees the recruiting process for all level of candidates: executive, exempt, non-exempt, professional and administrative employees. Ensures positions are posted according to procedure, reviews resumes and applications and shares with the management staff, coordinates advertising with the media and negotiates rates with advertisers.
  • Ensures the health and welfare benefit plans are updated and changes are communicated with employees annually. Responds to questions and issues and forwards inquiries to the third-party administrator as necessary. Works with senior management to choose insurance brokers, ensuring the best option for the company and the employees.
  • Resolves employee relations issues to include conflict resolution, harassment investigations, wage complaints, employee disputes, attendance issues and general questions.
  • Attends unemployment hearings as necessary, oversees the process of seasonal lay-offs and addresses issues that arise regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act.
  • Assists with the creation of the Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity reports.
  • Participates in compensation surveys, develops new wage scales as necessary and develops new position descriptions.
  • Oversees and summarizes the results of the completion of annual performance appraisals by the management staff.
  • Develop, maintain and be well informed of MCE policies.
  • Keep training records for all employees and recommend training based on performance reviews. Identify and analyze training needs to design employee development.
  • Assist in company event planning centered around employee satisfaction and charitable giving events.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensure company compliance.
  • Assist the Operations Committee in the annual review of employee wages and bonuses.
  • Respond to internal and external requests for service, information and data.
  • Develop and maintain hard copy and electronic human resource system that is available to employees and management at varying levels of security.
  • Be active and maintain a knowledge of college and university events including job fairs, internships and CO-OP opportunities
  • Recommend and participate in office layout and employee workplace discussions.
  • Assist in exit interviews and identify trends and improvement opportunities.
  • Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster a positive attitude toward the MCE vision and goals.
  • Serve as a link between management and employees.
  • Completes special projects and other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree and 5 – 10 years of progressive experience in a Human Resources environment, preferably in a professional services environment. PHR/SPHR certification is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Effective oral and written communications and presentation skills are essential, as are interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of HR laws and pending legislation is necessary.
  • The ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues is required.
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment is required.
  • The ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports and to plan, coordinate and administer complex administrative systems and processes is necessary.
  • Operational knowledge of payroll policies, regulations and procedures and a working knowledge of the Michaud Cooley Erickson benefit plans, insurance and retirement policies, regulations and procedures are required.
  • PC skills to include: MS Office software, such as Excel and Word, and other internal management and Human Resources systems is necessary.
  • The ability to work with frequent, established deadlines is required.
  • Organizational and analytical skills are required.
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse populations is required.
  • The ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals is required.
  • Employee development and performance management skills are essential.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk or hear; and use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The position is primarily an office-based position. The employee occasionally performs work-related travel.

Mechanical Project Engineer / Designer

A Project role is a strong technical designer with significant experience in design. This person should be capable of taking on whole projects from start to finish, working independently to complete tasks or small projects. Working closely with the whole Project Team to complete the project, under the direction of the Project Manager and Lead role.

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SUMMARY

A Project role is a strong technical designer with significant experience in design. This person should be capable of taking on whole projects from start to finish, working independently to complete tasks or small projects. Working closely with the whole Project Team to complete the project, under the direction of the Project Manager and Lead role.

TYPICAL DUTIES

  • Develop, maintain, and master knowledge of design and CAD applications
  • Develop, maintain, and teach other designers the construction process
  • Coordinate the development of Schematic Design information, such as equipment selections, room sizes, space requirements, and assist in writing a scope narrative
  • Research equipment, make selections, and complete equipment schedules
  • Incorporate design concepts from Schematic Design into Design Development
  • Work to produce Construction Documents
  • Document existing conditions and analyze operation of existing systems
  • Lay out the complete mechanical systems for the project
  • Produce calculations such as building HVAC loads, energy calculations and equipment sizing
  • Provide the drafting and documentation of entire projects, including providing sketches and design concepts for Project Team to document
  • Provide engineering solutions with the project team using experience, judgment and education
  • Coordinate ceiling, wall clearances, and structural impacts with design team and other design professionals
  • Assist in creating specialized diagrams such as plumbing isometrics
  • Assist in writing specifications, gathering specification sections, and incorporating project specific information
  • Select, modify, and develop details that will be used on projects
  • Assist in value engineering, by providing input on opportunities for cost reductions
  • Attend construction meetings and provide of site observation reports
  • Review shop drawings and coordinate with project team for further review
  • Respond to construction Requests for Information (RFI)
  • Create punch lists, addendums and project change documentation
  • Promote, use and participate in the development of MCE design and production standards
  • Review drawings and documents to ensure compliance with company standards
  • Research non-routine code issues and obtain interpretations from Code Officials
  • Maintain a substantial knowledge of applicable building codes and understand updates
  • Follow, research, maintain, and update client design standards
  • Provide document reviews for quality control and participate in peer reviews for adherence to internal and external design standards
  • Communicate details of project document completion within the company and externally with clients and other design professionals
  • Participate in internal team meetings and attend client design meetings
  • Communicate to the Project Manager personal work load, changes in scope or additional services
  • Communicate with the project construction team to aid in clarification and reduce conflicts
  • Be sensitive to architectural goals and strategies until they compromise the engineering systems
  • Interact professionally with Owners, Architects, Contractors, and other design professionals through email communication, phone calls and meetings
  • Maintain positive work relationships both internally and externally
  • Answer questions and give daily guidance to Project Team
  • Assist in the mentorship, education and development of the Project Team

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • 5-10 years of experience
  • Proficient in the use of current technology, including hardware and software applications
  • Proficient in the use of Revit and AutoCAD
  • General knowledge of mechanical systems

Project Engineer

  • Bachelor of Science from an accredited technical University in mechanical engineering and the completion of the Professional Engineering License exam

Project Designer

  • Bachelor of Science from an accredited technical University in mechanical engineering OR Technical or associate degree from an accredited technical institution or college in the engineering design areas of HVAC or plumbing

 

Fire Protection Engineer

A Project role is a strong technical designer with significant experience in design. This person should be capable of taking on whole projects from start to finish, working independently to complete tasks or small projects. Working closely with the whole Project Team to complete the project, under the direction of the Project Manager and Lead role.

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SUMMARY

As a growing firm, MCE is looking to hire a Fire Protection Engineer with design experience. This individual should be capable of taking on whole projects from start to finish, working independently to complete tasks or small projects. Working closely with the whole Project Team to complete the project, under the direction of the Project Manager and Lead role. Michaud Cooley Erickson is grounded in values of dedication, communication, integrity, collaboration and innovation. The ideal candidate shares these values and has a passion for providing outstanding service to our valued clients.

TYPICAL DUTIES

  • Develop, maintain and master knowledge of design and CAD applications.
  • Develop, maintain and teach other designers the construction process.
  • Coordinate the development of Schematic Design information, such as equipment selections, room sizes, space requirements and assist in writing a scope narrative.
  • Research equipment, make selections and complete equipment schedules.
  • Incorporate design concepts from Schematic Design into Design Development.
  • Work to produce Construction Documents.
  • Document existing conditions and analyze operation of existing systems.
  • Lay out the complete fire protection systems for the project.
  • Produce calculations such as sprinkler and standpipe system demand and fire pump sizing.
  • Provide the drafting and documentation of entire projects, including providing sketches and design concepts for Project Team to document.
  • Provide engineering solutions with the project team using experience, judgment and education.
  • Coordinate ceiling, wall clearances and structural impacts with design team and other design professionals.
  • Assist in creating specialized diagrams.
  • Assist in writing specifications, gathering specification sections and incorporating project specific information.
  • Select, modify and develop details that will be used on projects.
  • Assist in value engineering, by providing input on opportunities for cost reductions.
  • Attend construction meetings and provide of site observation reports.
  • Review shop drawings and coordinate with project team for further review.
  • Respond to construction Requests for Information (RFI).
  • Create punch lists, addendums and project change documentation.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • 2-10 years of experience.
  • Proficient in the use of current technology, including hardware and software applications.
  • General knowledge of fire protection systems.
  • Bachelor of Science from an accredited technical University in mechanical engineering.
  • Licensed Professional Fire Protection Engineer preferred.

Mechanical Staff Engineer / Designer

A Staff role is a designer with a strong foundation of design. This person should be able to take on independent tasks for design up to full design of small projects to be reviewed by others. This person still takes direction for most tasks and works closely with the Project Manager and Lead role.

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SUMMARY

A Staff role is a designer with a strong foundation of design. This person should be able to take on independent tasks for design up to full design of small projects to be reviewed by others. This person still takes direction for most tasks and works closely with the Project Manager and Lead role.

TYPICAL DUTIES

  • Develop, maintain, and master a knowledge of design and CAD applications
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of the construction process
  • Assist in the development of Schematic Design information, such as equipment selections, room sizes, space requirements, and assist in writing a scope narrative
  • Research equipment, assist in making selections, and complete equipment schedules
  • Research design options and document findings for the project team
  • Incorporate design concepts from Schematic Design into Design Development
  • Work to produce Construction Documents
  • Document existing conditions
  • Lay out portions of the mechanical systems for the project
  • Assist in the production of calculations such as building HVAC loads, energy calculations, and equipment sizing
  • Provide drafting and documentation for projects, including implementing sketches and design concepts from others
  • Encourage to try solving engineering solutions with the project team using experience, judgment and education
  • Assist in the coordination of ceiling, wall clearances, and structural impacts with design team and other design professionals
  • Assist in the drafting of specialized diagrams
  • Assist in gathering specification sections, and providing project specific information for specifications
  • Select and modify details with guidance from the Project Team that will be used on projects
  • Assist in value engineering, by providing input on opportunities for cost reductions
  • Review shop drawings and coordinate with project team for further review
  • Assist in responding to construction Requests for Information (RFI)

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • 2+ years experience
  • Proficient in the use of current technology, including hardware and software applications
  • General knowledge of mechanical systems

Staff Engineer

  • Bachelor of Science from an accredited technical University in mechanical engineering and the completion of the Professional Engineering License exam

Staff Designer

  • Bachelor of Science from an accredited technical University in mechanical engineering OR Technical or associate degree from an accredited technical institution or college in the engineering design areas of HVAC or plumbing