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We are committed to cultivating a friendly, fun, and collaborative culture—to make Petersen Engineering Inc. the best place you have ever worked.
We don’t have artificial hierarchies—our employees have plenty of opportunities to pitch in, learn, and grow.
We are family friendly and believe in work-life balance—we work hard, but we encourage reasonable work hours to maximize productivity and job satisfaction.
We seek to work with people of all types of backgrounds, and we’re open to hiring remote employees. Equity, diversity, and inclusion matter to us.
We do meaningful work. We take tremendous pride in working with our collaborators to design buildings in the Northeast that are sustainable and resilient, efficient, durable, beautiful, and comfortable.
Giving back to our community is a big part of who we are. We’re involved in our local communities and in industry organizations, including the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, Passive House Massachusetts, and New England Women in Energy and Environment, and we offer a generous employer matching program for donations. We also support the organizations in which our employees volunteer with our “Dollars for Doers” program.
You get the opportunity to work on high-performance building projects in diverse sectors:
Check out our current job openings
As Plumbing Project Engineer, you will support the engineering, design, drafting, production, and the execution of project work. With support from Project Managers and Senior Engineers you will independently lead and manage project engineering and production from the schematic design (SD) phase through construction administration (CA). You will also delegate project tasks to designers and junior staff, and mentor them to expand their capacity. You will provide expert knowledge of applicable codes and regulations; extensive knowledge of standard engineering practices, techniques, and procedures; excellent problem-solving skills, and the ability to work with and lead both internal and external clients to solve problems.
You have a strong work ethic, a passion for engineering and continuous improvement, and are a good client steward who believes in servant leadership. You also demonstrate a clear passion for our mission: Smart Sustainable Design.
As a member of the production team, you will be responsible for drafting and designing domestic water, waste, and vent systems for a variety of building types, while helping keep project elements organized for the Project Engineers. You will visit project sites to analyze existing systems and/or oversee construction of plumbing systems and will perform construction administration activities.
An excellent manager and technical/discipline lead, you will manage client relationships and incoming requests for proposals, attend preliminary walkthroughs and project meetings, and set up/define initial project goals and schedules. You will help onboard new projects, working with others on the team to launch them, define our approach, and draft conceptual and schematic narratives. You will facilitate the smooth transition of the work to the Project Manager and production team, and will serve as a resource to them, providing support and guidance for all aspects of the project. You will serve as a technical resource to junior staff, mentoring them and building their capacity so that they can continue to expand their skills. This role requires a unique combination of strong technical expertise, a willingness/ability to be interrupted frequently and share that expertise with more junior staff, and the ability to prioritize and reallocate work on the fly, as deadlines and departmental capacity require. While this position will not immediately have direct reports, we are looking for somebody with the aptitude and appetite to take on a departmental leadership role.
As Mechanical Project Engineer, you will support the engineering, design, drafting, production, and the execution of project work. With support from Project Managers (PMs), Senior Engineering you will independently lead and manage project engineering and production from the schematic design (SD) phase, through the design development (DD), Construction Document (CD), ad construction administration (CA) phases of the project. You will also delegate project tasks to designers and junior staff, and mention them to expand their capacity. We anticipate that your role and skill set will grow as we continue to grow. We are excited about providing you with the coaching, mentoring and professional development support you need to advance within our team. – potentially becoming a Project Manager, a Senior Engineer, and/or a member of our leadership team, depending on your appetite for continuing education.
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