Director of Mechanical Engineering

Washington, District of Columbia, United States | Engineering | Full-time | Partially remote


AE Works is seeking a talented Director of Mechanical Engineering to join our team. This position is based out of our Arlington, VA. office with occasional travel to project/client sites and other firm office locations. The position comes with a competitive salary based on relevant experience as well as generous perks and benefits including medical, vision, dental, and disability insurance, paid time off, sick time off, personal days, paid holidays, a 401k, dress-for-your-day dress code, virtual working capability, and a work-from-home equipment allowance.


Role and Responsibilities for Position:

  • Lead the mechanical engineering team for AE Works
  • Collaborate with the operations, sales and marketing teams to represent the engineering capabilities of AE Works in project pursuits, interviews, and business development
  • Research and gather information on potential clients, project opportunities, and trends in market sectors including healthcare, science and technology, higher education, commercial and/or government projects
  • Work directly with senior management to develop major business initiatives around engineering and other firm services
  • Prepare fee proposals, qualifications packages, presentations, and other related activities for potential opportunities
  • Attend industry functions, such as association events and conferences, and provide feedback on market trends. Participation in speaking and presenting to demonstrate expertise is preferred
  • Lead clients and internal design team, including architects and engineers, though the planning and design for the mechanical systems for building projects, both new construction and renovation
  • Champion engineering design excellence within the firm thru mentorship and training
  • Coordinate mechanical engineering services and staffing assignments with project team leads
  • Ensure the mechanical engineering team is producing high quality deliverables for clients at all stages of design
  • Serve as a primary contact with client and consultants for engineering services
  • Travel with team members for onsite collaboration, investigations, and project presentations
  • Implement, monitor, and support company policies
  • Perform other duties as needed

 Our top applicants will possess the following technical background:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architectural Engineering or Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited university
  • PE registration in VA, MD, DC, PA or other reciprocal state
  • 10+ years of manager or leadership experience in an Architectural Engineering or MEP firm environment
  • Experience in design of healthcare, senior care, higher education, commercial, public safety, and/or government projects, with specialization in a specific area of design required
  • Sales experience preferred including the creation of proposals and participation in interviews for business development
  • 5+ years of client relationship building and principal level engagement
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments
  • Good leadership and organizational skills
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our culture is a must
  • Skilled with using cloud based and mobile technology for collaboration

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. EEO is the law

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