Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer:


Plan, schedule, control and coordinate engineering tasks according to requirements of work order file, contract specifications, applicable codes and regulations and Giffin’s standard engineering practice on schedule and within budgetary guidelines.


Prepare engineering calculations, conduct design drawing reviews, generate flow diagrams and sequences of operations; prepare technical specifications and technical scope of work for subcontract engineering, design, fabrication, and installation; participate in bid evaluation and technical clarification meetings; review all applicable designs and drawings for general layouts, detail design, approval, certified, and ‘as-built’ designs; complete and submit technical specifications, scope of work, requests for quotations, and purchase requisitions for Lead Engineer’s approval; participate in project review and design review meetings for assigned projects; provide technical support to subcontractors; and provide supervision of subcontractors when assigned. Coordinate and oversee all engineering activities and assigned project engineers and review and approve all project engineering work.


  • Follow Giffin company policy and departmental policy and procedures
  • Prepare, coordinate and execute engineering action list
  • Complete engineering tasks on schedule and within budgetary guidelines
  • Prepare and process technical clarification requests
  • Fundamental understanding of Customer standards and current project specifications
  • Discuss cost issues with Lead Engineer / Project Manager
  • Coordinate designs with appropriate management, teams, and functional groups
  • Review new designs, concepts, and problem areas with managers to determine an approved action plan
  • Prepare calculations, flow diagrams, sequences of operation, specifications, design concepts, bid packages/RFQ’s and any associated purchase requisitions with Lead Engineer for approval
  • Review all subcontract drawings, which include approval, certified, and ‘as-built’ designs
  • Coordinate activities of assigned engineering/mech/elect subcontractors for compliance with Giffin project requirements
  • Prepare documentation for owner’s manual to include sequence of operation instructions, maintenance instructions, and spare parts list
  • Create and maintain in job file proper documentation of engineering tasks, calculations and sketches and communication with customers and vendors
  • Periodically inspect shop fabrication for conformance to design and quality
  • Provide technical support to field installation and field startup personnel, including traveling to job sites as required to provide support and/or to complete punch list items
  • Provide preliminary start-up documentation for commissioning activities
  • Project Engineer shall prepare, and update purchased equipment list
  • Project Engineer shall ensure coordination of design with all subcontractors
  • Continuously suggest cost reductions and product and process improvements
  • Travel as necessary to customer job sites and vendor facilities
  • Design and specify equipment and systems within budget
  • Complete assignments to project schedule
  • Perform work in a logical, orderly and skillful manner
  • Use analytical problem-solving skills to complete required tasks while maintaining a high level of quality workmanship
  • Perform work using appropriate equipment, tools, materials and skills
  • Exercise applicable safety standards according to Giffin policy
  • Adapt to changes in equipment, assignments, procedures and methods
  • Accept work assignments that could require additional training to perform
  • Safeguard company information by observing company security regulations


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 3 – 5 years Engineering experience required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, and Excel
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

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