Nashville, Tennessee

Job Title:      Design Specialist - Mechanical

Level:            3/4 

Location:       Nashville

Position Description: Provide mechanical systems analysis and input to perform technical reviews, mitigate potential design risk, identify and solve construction challenges, and generate optimization opportunities for pursuit and execution of design-build and design-bid-build systems projects as related to mechanical work.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:             

  • Perform technical reviews related to mechanical systems of projects to assess constructability, examine design details, perform quantity takeoffs, and recommend construction sequencing and logistics.
  • Evaluate energy model work performed by others for compliance and accuracy.
  • Evaluate LEED compliance for mechanical systems.
  • Perform life cycle cost analysis for mechanical systems.
  • Review and evaluate project specific designs, program intent, contractual obligations, division of responsibilities, and deliverables.
  • Review and assess project documentation such as drawings, basis of design documents, specifications, reports, and shop drawings as related to mechanical analysis.
  • Review mechanical documents for compliance with local / national code requirements.
  • Propose potential solutions to the design/construction team for design optimization, challenges, and constructability improvements.
  • Provide review and guidance for project non-conformances and operations issues.
  • Establish constructive and effective relationships with internal/external project team members, mechanical and plumbing subcontractors, engineer of record and clients to facilitate understanding and influence design and project development.
  • Partners with linked design disciplines, e.g. geotechnical, structural, code-compliance, building envelope and façade,
  • Architectural, MEPS, vertical transportation, acoustics, and fire to improve the coordination of design concepts.
  • May perform other duties as necessary or assigned

Qualifications: B.S. Engineering with a minimum of four years of industry experience as a Mechanical Engineer or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience; must be licensed as a Profession Engineer (Mechanical). Other industry certifications and/or accreditations (i.e. LEED AP, DBIA, CEM, etc.) are desirable. Must have the ability to think and write in a highly structured manner while also having the required creativity to develop specialized solutions and anticipating potential challenges and opportunities.  Enjoy working in an interdisciplinary team environment.  Must have design experience on a diverse array of projects through all phases of design and construction, with a focus on all Mechanical Systems elements. Experience with peer reviews and/or due diligence studies. Projects will be located throughout the U.S and approximately 25% travel is expected. Experience with U.S. building design codes and material specific standards. Experience with using design software for design analysis, general collaboration software (i.e. Bluebeam Studio).  Operation of 3D and BIM software (e.g. Navisworks, AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp) would be a plus. Able to effectively and clearly communicate in a professional environmental via verbal and written means. Knowledge of Mechanical Systems products and costs. Continued development of expertise and awareness of innovations in the industry.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Performance of the required duties will require physical ability to climb permanent and temporary stairs, passenger use of construction personnel hoists, ability to climb ladders and negotiate work areas under construction.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Performing this job requires use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, sit, talk and hear, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  Employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy weight.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works on-site at the construction work site where the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock.  The noise in these work environments is usually moderate to very loud.

Turner is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities/ sexual orientation / gender identity. VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Nashville, Tennessee

Turner is a North American-based, international construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse market segments. The company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering invocation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for their clients, employees and community.


With a staff of 5,200 employees, the company completes 10 billion of construction on 1,500 projects each year. Turner offers clients the accessibility and support of a local firm with the stability and resources of a multi-national organization.




To be the highest value provider of global constriction services and technical expertise.

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