SSOE Group

Mechanical Designer

Job Locations US-MI-Troy
Full Time


At SSOE Group, we design and build the future for our clients, colleagues, and communities. Our architecturally driven practice delivers a broad range of culturally significant designs that inspire and energize. We design places for people to heal, learn, govern, and work. Our clients range from important community institutions to companies in both the private and public sectors—including Fortune 100 corporations that are leading the nation’s innovation economy.


We are seeking a Mechanical Designer with experience in HVAC, plumbing and Fire Protection design in the Commercial, Healthcare, and Education industries.


When you work at SSOE, you work with the best and you're a part of something bigger than yourself. And providing the best possible workplace for our employees gives us a competitive advantage-helping us attract and retain top talent and drive better business results.


The following duties are typical of the position but are not all encompassing. Responsibilities include those required to deliver quality service on schedule and within budget in a team environment. This position is 100% onsite that will require commuting to our Troy, MI office. 



  • Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices for building systems design for HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems design in the Commercial, Healthcare, and Education industries.
  • Interprets, organizes, executes, and coordinates assignments with the overall responsibility for budget and schedule adherence, quality control and inter-discipline coordination.
  • Responsible for creating, influencing, and finalizing designs involving domestic piping, plumbing, chillers, boilers, HVAC ducting, exhaust, sanitary, fire protection systems and possibly other mechanical building systems.
  • Will work with the design team, Engineers, Project Managers, and other stakeholders on specific assigned objectives, complex features, and aid in deriving possible solutions to unusual problems.
  • Coordinates with the project engineer for design guidance as required.
  • Produces plans and specifications. 
  • Coordinate needs, designs, and develops an understanding with other design disciplines (Electrical, Structural, Civil, Architectural, etc.) for design package needs.
  • Perform field verifications / site walks to identify, verify, resolve, and incorporate solutions into design packages. May troubleshoot design problems in the field during construction.
  • Completes design work on engineering/architectural projects ranging from small to large scope.
  • Serves as a job captain on single discipline projects.
  • May devise new approaches and solutions to problems encountered and communicate them to the team.
  • May represent the firm in meetings and conferences to resolve important questions and to plan and coordinate a project.
  • Reviews project construction submittals for conformance with the contract documents.
  • Performs construction site visits for status reports and punch list reports.
  • Travel required.
  • Valid driver's license required.


  • Certified Plumbing Designer preferred
  • Experience using Carrier HAPS for building load analysis is preferred. 
  • Experience with domestic cold and hot water, sanitary and vent, design.
  • Experience with Fire Protection design (wet, dry, clean agent, etc.).
  • Experience with compressed air design.
  • Experience with medical gas design.
  • Proficiency in REVIT required.
  • Experience with Autodesk Construction Cloud (ACC) preferred.
  • Experience working with AutoCAD is required. Experience with Navisworks, PIPE-FLO or similar hydraulic modeling software is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of International Building Codes, NFPA Standards, ASHRAE Standards.
  • Ten (10) or more years’ experience with former employer(s).
  • Salary Range: $80,000 - $100,000/year depending on location, education, experience, and any certifications that are directly related to the position.
  • Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, 401K, PTO, & paid holidays.


SSOE – The Best of Both Worlds

At SSOE, our growth trajectory allows us to offer the opportunities normally associated with a large firm while embracing the collaborative and supportive culture often found in smaller firms. As a member of the SSOE team, you’ll work on exciting and diverse projects for Fortune 100 clients around the globe, supported by the best technology for the task at hand. You’ll experience our employee-centric culture that strives to offer a healthy balance, flexible working arrangements, direct access to leadership at all levels, and a mindset of continuous learning.


SSOE Group is an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm.
Since our founding, we’ve aimed to provide the highest value to our clients through what
is still our core strength: excellence in design.


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