Employment Opportunities

Mechanical Engineer (3-7 years Experience)

  • Job Tracking ID: 512506-609853
  • Job Location: Chicago, IL
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: July 13, 2018
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

Knight specializes in a wide variety of engineering and architecture planning, design and management projects. With more than 130 professionals trained in civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, construction engineering and architectural services, Knight is able to provide innovative design and management solutions to both public and private clients from our offices in Chicago, Springfield and Bolingbrook, Illinois and from our Onalaska, Wisconsin and Ames, Iowa locations. Knight’s experienced staff coupled with first-class customer service ensures that we are consistently called upon to provide our clients with high-quality projects that exceed their expectations.

The Chicago Office is seeking a Mechanical Engineer with 3 to 7 years of industry experience to join the growing MEP department at Knight that presents a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth and advancement, with a very diverse project set and strong mentoring program. This individual will collaborate with the MEP, Architectural and Civil engineering staff as well as project clients to help Knight provide industry leading professional services and cost effective designs.


Mechanical Engineer Job Duties:




  • With guidance from senior mechanical engineers as necessary, design HVAC systems in accordance with most recent versions of applicable codes and standards
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
  • Direct the preparation of bid and construction drawings including coordinating with electrical, architectural, civil and/or structural designers
  • Conduct mechanical system analyses including computer simulated load program data entry/analysis, ventilation schedule preparation, air and water flow diagram detailing, etc.
  • Assist with specification preparation for drawings and booklet specifications using Master Spec and proprietary modifications
  • Conduct detailed project site surveys, construction observation visits and punch list walkthroughs.
  • Commissioning process preparation, observation and approval
  • Work directly with Owners, Architects, Utility Consultants, General Contractors, Structural Engineers, Civil Engineers and MEP team to produce finished drawings
  • Work directly with Building Department officials as may be required for plan approval or variance requests
  • Maintain proficiency with and identify and understand applicable codes and standards including modifications by local AHJ


Experience and Skills:

  • Fundamentals in Engineering (FE) and development toward Registered Professional Engineer (PE) required
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering required
  • Strong sense of leadership to coordinate mechanical requirements within MEP group and project team
  • Strong creative/design performance, communication, team-work and organizational skills for developing design concepts into complete design
  • Strong desire to grow and develop into project team leader, project manager and client manager
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD required. Experience with Revit strongly preferred

Please upload your resume for full consideration.