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Associate Engineer

Harris Companies
Oakland, CA 94601
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Harris Companies

Job Category: Engineering
Req. Number: ASSOC01151
Schedule: Full-Time
Posted Date: 2020-10-27
Location: Oakland, CA 520 3rd St Oakland, CA 94607, USA


The purpose of your role as an Associate Engineer

As an Associate Engineer, you will apply conceptual engineering techniques, design various types of mechanical systems from the ground up. Responsible for envisioning, designing, and delivering innovative design solutions that meet customer needs and increase efficiency and cost effectiveness in construction and operation.

Design Engineering:
  • Lead projects that include strategic and space planning, consulting, conceptual design, schematic design, design development, construction documentation and construction oversight.
  • Collaborate with the Harris Design Studio team on overall design concepts and design presentation strategies.
  • Provide design support and documentation during completion and execution of design concepts.
  • Perform initial and ongoing design reviews.
  • Identify process deficiencies and develop solutions to improve those deficiencies.
  • Work with estimating and construction groups to seek improvements in design
  • Work with Digital Design and BIM to prepare documents and drawings.
  • Prepare specification for systems and equipment.
  • Prepare calculations and selections for the correct sizing of mechanical and plumbing systems.
  • Prepare calculations to understand energy usage, water usage, etc. for building systems.
  • Actively maintain up to date in innovative and advanced mechanical system design.

Client Interface:
  • Build and sustain client relationships; act as the primary interface with clients, team members, and a wide range of collaborators, both internal and external.
  • Support communication between project team, clients, and vendors.
  • Conduct life-cycle cost analyses to compare initial costs of project alternatives to operating costs.

What we're looking for in you
  • Bachelor's Degree required in Engineering
  • 6+ years of advanced knowledge of construction equipment and techniques, drawings and specifications, building materials and required standards applicable to discipline
  • 6+ years of experience designing a wide variety of plumbing systems
  • 2+ years of experience with Lab or healthcare plumbing projects.
  • Knowledge and experience of designing plumbing and/or HVAC systems for different sizes and levels of complexity of buildings and facilities. This should include the following:
    • Drainage systems.
    • Storm water systems.
    • Domestic cold and hot water systems.
    • Medical and Lab gas systems.
    • Process Piping Systems
    • Natural gas and other combustible organic materials systems design.
  • Experience of designing HVAC systems for different sizes and levels of complexity of buildings and facilities. This should include the following
    • Heating Hot Water Plant and Distribution
    • Steam Distribution (optional)
    • Chilled Water Generation and Distribution
    • Refrigerant Cooling systems (VRF, DX etc)
    • Space Heating and Cooling Systems (VAV, Chilled beams, Radiant Cooling, Fan Coil Units, Displacement ventilation etc.)
    • Ventilation Systems.
    • Interface with electrical systems
    • Building Automation Systems and Controls
  • Knowledge and experience of producing code compliant plumbing and mechanical systems designs for buildings.
  • Have knowledge of building rating systems such as LEED, living building challenge etc.

Your life at Harris

As one of the country's leading mechanical contractors, Harris offers you the best of both worlds: the stability, resources and opportunities of a national company, and the team culture, creative spirit and customer loyalty of a local business. If you thrive on variety and new challenges, we want to meet you!

From stadiums to manufacturing facilities, power plants to hospitals, concert halls to classrooms, we handle projects of all sizes and complexity from multiple regional locations across the country.

Harris Benefits

Visit our Careers Page for details:https://www.harriscompany.com/careers/employee-benefits-at-a-glance

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)



Posted: 2020-10-28 Expires: 2020-11-28

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