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WSP USA Lead Mechanical Engineer in Boise, Idaho

Lead Mechanical Engineer

Req ID 15594

Lead Mechanical Engineer

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

This Opportunity

Are you a Mechanical Engineer who enjoys the technical aspects of projects, project management, and energy efficient design? WSP is currently recruiting a Lead Mechanical Engineer to join our growing Property & Buildings team in Boise, Idaho . The ideal candidate will have a background in building mechanical design, energy conservation and resiliency, an understanding of HVAC and plumbing systems, building simulation modeling, good communication skills, and ability to work with a group of experienced professionals.

We are looking for an individual with technical, project management and business development capabilities. In this position you will provide solutions for your clients and lead business development initiatives.

Your Impact

  • Lead Project HVAC Engineer capable of directing a project team.

  • Apply high-level mechanical engineering techniques and processes to identify improvements for various building and infrastructure project phases including concept development, preliminary design, final design, procurement, construction, and operation.

  • Involved from project inception to completion in the management of mechanical design and construction of building projects, including rehabilitation or remodel and new construction projects.

  • Implement future-ready mechanical engineering solutions within the built environment.

  • Provide technical leadership on various engineering, design, and construction issues relating to automatic temperature control systems and specifications, air distribution (supply, return, exhaust), and hydronic systems (chilled water, heating water, etc).

  • Lead the mechanical project team in the development of high-quality construction documents, including drawings and specifications.

  • Interact with regulatory agencies, subcontractors, and clients in a confident and professional manner.

  • Lead and collaborate with BIM technicians and junior engineering staff to develop mechanical construction documents.

  • Lead and mentor junior engineering staff in the completion of mechanical engineering tasks of varying complexity.

  • Develop and manage workplans to effectively manage staffing resources on multiple concurrent projects.

  • Effectively collaborate with clients – typically architects or owners – to ensure project goals are maintained and executed efficiently.

  • Develop and maintain client relationships to build WSP’s portfolio of work in the Boise area.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or closely related discipline.

  • Idaho Professional Engineering license.

  • 7 to 10+ years of relevant post-education experience in mechanical engineering.

  • Highly proficient with mechanical engineering principles, practices, process, design/build, and the application to project work-related issues.

  • Extensive knowledge of building HVAC system design.

  • Extensive knowledge of building, mechanical, and energy codes.

  • Well-defined knowledge with process and concepts for reducing and eliminating the use or generation of hazardous substances/greenhouse gas.

  • Well-developed ability to make technical computations and calculations involving the application of engineering principles, understanding plans and specifications, and making factual comparisons to the appropriate regulations.

  • Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.

  • Demonstrated high-level of self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.

  • The ability to work independently with minimal oversight and provides guidance and leadership to junior team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.

  • Highly proficient with technical writing, office automation, load calculations, discipline-specific design software (AutoCAD, Revit, TraneTrace 700, TraneTrace 3D), industry-standard technology, predictive models, spreadsheets, and tools.

  • The ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with plumbing systems (domestic water, waste, vent, storm, etc.).

  • Additional industry-specific certifications or registrations (LEED AP, DBIA, etc).

  • Member of local or national professional practice organizations (ASHRAE, DBIA, BOMA, etc).

  • Flexibility to work and travel outside normal business hours as required.


Additional Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

  • Travel Required: N/A - No travel required

  • Job Status: Regular

  • Employee Type: Full

  • Primary Location: BOISE - S ENTERTAINMENT AVE

  • All locations: US-ID-Boise

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.