Senior Design Engineer - MEP Construction (2531)

Engineering/Design Team  |  Union City, California, United States  |  175126

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Southland Industries understands that people are key to our success as a company. The people who work for us, the people we serve, and the people who live and work in the buildings we design and build.

If you’re someone with a true passion for our industry, we’re looking for you!  At Southland, we seek people that don’t just follow a career path, but who are looking to gain the best experiences and to have an impact wider than their own job.  We believe in building talent and supporting our people with what they need to grow and flourish. And we thrive on creating a strong company and culture where you’ll feel engaged, challenged and valued.

If you’re ready for the next big step in your career and want a fun, fast paced and the excitement of a growing company, then JOIN our team and become a part of an organization that values PEOPLE FIRST, INNOVATION, COLLABORATION, SAFETY, INTEGRITY, ACCOUNTABILITY & SUSTAINABILITY.

Position Summary:

Manages all aspects of a project's design with project management, architects, and other trades through the completion phase of a large project or multiple small projects.

What you'll do as Senior Design Engineer:

  • Supervises or directs the workflow of less-experienced engineers in performing HVAC or other system design and documents production of small and large projects
  • Provides conceptual design for specific projects
  • Serves as a design professional at project team design meetings
  • Prepares complex preliminary redline design layouts for estimating
  • Performs more complex calculations for a project, such as heating/cooling loads, equipment selection and sizing, friction loss calculations, etc.
  • Performs site inspections to determine compliance with construction documents and resolves design issues during construction phase
  • May supervise other engineers and/or technicians on a project basis.

What you'll need to be successful:

  • Excellent knowledge of applicable systems design, such as HVAC, plumbing, etc., as well as a general understanding of system operations.
  • Ability to read mechanical and plumbing plans
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate with all levels of employees, clients and general contractors
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Strong computer skills, including CADD and Microsoft Office Products, such as Excel
  • Independently performs assignments with instruction only 
  • Collaborates and consults with a supervisor or other peers concerning unusual problems and developments.

What you bring to the table:

  • Four-year degree in Engineering or related field
  • PE License required 
  • 9-12 years proven design experience that matches the duties and behavior/leadership skills listed above


As a company that prides itself on innovation and collaboration, Southland Industries continues to pave the way as an industry leader in constructability, sustainability and energy efficiency so as to improve the way buildings are designed, built, and operated.

Founded in 1949, Southland Industries is one of the nation’s largest MEP building systems experts. We provide innovative yet practical solutions through a holistic approach to building construction and performance. Through our extensive resources, we are able to optimize each stage of the building lifecycle through customized engineering, construction, building automation, service and energy solutions.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Southland Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing our employees with a safe work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Southland Industries are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, gender, identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Southland Industries will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

**All employment offers are contingent upon successful, drug test, background check and professional reference checks.**

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As a design engineer at Southland Industries, you’ll work side-by-side with our model coordinators, estimators, and trade staff through all aspects of a project to produce a design that is cost-effective, practical and efficient. If you are interested in playing a crucial role in conceptual design for specific projects and representing the company as a design professional, this position is for you.

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