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Chief Mechanical Engineer  Pittsburgh, PA  Posted: 8/27/2021
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Permanent Full Time

Technical Solutions Inc. is currently seeking a Chief Mechanical Engineer for our client, a well-known engineering company with national ties.

Position Overview:
The Chief Engineer is responsible for the development, implementation, training and oversight of our engineering design standards across the company for their respective discipline. The Chief Engineer is the owner of standard specifications, work processes and procedures, industry standard code library and drawing libraries. The Chief Engineer is responsible for making sure project teams are executing the deliverables in a manner consistent with our standards. Recognizing each industry and client requires an adaptable approach, this position is required to exercise judgment in conjunction with managers and operations as to the correct standard to apply. This position is also responsible for working with Department Managers so that new engineers are trained and mentored.
Essential Functions:
*Actively supports the Company’s commitment to safety and its “Core Values.”
*Represents the Company at all times with high moral standards while adhering to the Company’s “Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.”
*Establishes and maintains discipline strategy, mission, and goals.  Guides discipline leaders and staff to these goals, and clarifies, communicates, and endorses organizational strategy and goals to all departmental employees.
*Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner that inspires and engages clients, co-workers, and management.
*Leads succession and employee development efforts to assure longer term demands of the Company for their discipline are met. 
*Mentors engineers within the departments.
*Supervises Lead engineers over subspecialties. 
*Assures cross training to allow resource sharing across specialties.
*Incorporates external engineering and design resources into project planning and execution as required.
*Provides technical oversight on projects executed across the department.
*Periodically reviews projects of significance for adherence to the Company’s work process and design standards.
*Assures compliance with Company Quality Management System.
*Interacts with other Chief Engineers to assure all disciplines are well coordinated to provide engineering work product that is consistent and compatible with the larger engineering package.
*Identifies and assigns the resources to engineering projects.
*Reviews deliverables on projects with technically challenging design tasks.
*Participates in and supports company-wide initiatives.
*Supports company-wide Business Development efforts as needed.
*Assesses manpower needs versus skill sets and makes recruiting recommendations in collaboration with Engineering Managers and Supervisors.
*Routinely reviews and speaks to project performance metrics for the discipline.
*Establishes standard design and analysis tools and methods to provide repeatable and efficient designs.
*Supports code committee work on API, ASME and other industry standard committees.
*Owns, develops, implements, and trains company-wide engineering work instructions, processes, templates, and standards for their respective discipline.
*Performs other related duties, as directed.

Job Requirements


*BS in Mechanical Engineering required; MS degree preferred.
*Professional Engineer (PE) required (active PE license with the ability to be licensed in multiple states).
*Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.
*Twelve (12) + years of related engineering experience, including three (3) + years of previous supervisory or managerial experience with accountability for profitable, timely, and high-quality performance of others.
*Superior written, verbal, and organizational skills.
*Strong understanding of discipline specific engineering practices and processes.
*Strong understanding of discipline specific codes and standards.
*Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of standards.
*Strong understanding of systems and mechanical engineering practices and processes.
*Demonstrated experience in the design of material handling systems and specification of rotating equipment, stationary equipment, and process piping specifications.
*Demonstrated experience developing the system design including PFD, Layouts and Specifications.
*Demonstrated experience selecting equipment such as different types of conveyors, heat exchangers, heaters, pressure vessels, pumps and compressors.
*Experience with Pipe Stress Analysis tools such as CAESAR II or AUTOPIPE as well as performing hand calculations.
*Experience with specifying HVAC and Process Ventilation requirements.
*Demonstrated experience with multiple materials within the industry of expertise.
*Demonstrated experience interfacing with the structural and electrical engineers.
*Demonstrated experience with the management of key design basis documents.
*General understanding of ANSI, ASME and NFPA.
*General understanding of required interface to industrial process control systems.
*General experience with bulk or liquid material handling, natural gas, food processing, oil and gas, or power industries.
*Occasional overtime may be required.
Technical Solutions Inc. provides a wide range of staffing services throughout Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Simplify the job search process by letting us do all the work! With 30 years of expertise, we have the resources, techniques and insights to guide your job search. Our staff will work with you one-on-one to understand your needs and discuss your options. We can even send your resume to multiple job openings that you are a fit for, giving you opportunities to choose from. We reach out to hiring managers for feedback, coordinate and schedule interviews, and advocate on your behalf so that you get the best offer possible. At TSI, we genuinely care about our employees and want to see you succeed. No candidate is ever promised something we do not deliver. The best part is that there are no fees or cost for any of our services. For more information on our company and to view all of our exciting job opportunities, please visit or give us a call at 724-733-2100.


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