We are looking for a senior mechanical engineer.

The Senior Mechanical Engineer is a creative self-starter willing to assume the day-to-day responsibilities on Mechanical engineering design and production for assigned projects, as well as construction administration, marketing support and professional development.
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The Senior Mechanical Engineer supports all areas of Mechanical engineering design from concept development through final construction documents.

The Senior Mechanical Engineer has an appreciation for the creative goals of the design process, and works with all team members to develop and implement Mechanical designs that meet the constraints of time, budget, schedule and client expectations. This person is a good listener, an experienced communicator, a mentor, a leader, a teacher, a trusted collaborator and a “caretaker of the vision” of KZF Design. Maintaining a recognized presence in the Engineering community, both inside and outside of our region is expected and encouraged.

As well as being creative, this person exhibits versatility in the approach of design solutions, is an outgoing and personable problem solver, and is experienced and comfortable working on a broad range of project types.

The ideal candidate is able to delegate and leverage skill sets through mentoring, coaching and training staff. They are able to see the big picture without becoming labored or entrenched in the minute details of a solution. KZF believes in the “Promise of Design” and delivering on its promises. As a diverse group of multidisciplinary professionals working together to create competitive solutions for our clients, the Senior Mechanical Engineer is an integral participant and a critical leader in that effort.

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The responsibilities of the Senior Mechanical Engineer include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Keeping KZF’s promise of design and client satisfaction
  • Willing to be in responsible charge and have substantive control over Mechanical engineering projects
  • Supervising and providing technical oversight to KZF’s junior engineers and technical staff
  • Designing, engineering and overseeing a broad range of project types
  • Demonstrating experience with both public and private projects
  • Working within a full range of budgets
  • Working closely with all company disciplines
  • Assisting KZF’s Senior Vice-Presidents to market projects to clients, including providing marketing support, proposal input and participation in client interviews
  • Reinforcing KZF’s brand in the marketplace
  • Serving the external client by serving the internal client
  • Experience supervising junior engineers, designers and technical personnel
  • Participating in internal and external design charrettes and presentations
  • Estimating Design hour budgets and working within established budget constraints
  • Active involvement in the local Engineering community
  • Mentor, provide guidance and be a professional educator for junior staff

KZF Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No recruiter calls please.

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Do you meet these specifications?


  • Minimum 10+ years of experience in the E or A/E building consultant industry
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, ABET accredited
  • PE License, NCEES certified with ability to be licensed in any State
  • Demonstrated strong engineering skills in Mechanical Engineering
  • Proven experience leading and managing Mechanical Engineering projects on buildings
  • Track record of success working for an A or A/E firm
  • Engineering experience on a wide variety of building types for a diverse range of clients in both the Private and Public marketplaces
  • Knowledgeable on current Building Codes, Mechanical Codes and related technical criteria
  • Experience in speaking and writing


  • REVIT and/or REVIT MEP proficient
  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Demonstrated experience working on Mechanical engineering projects for a wide range of United States Government agencies and United States military organizations
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel
  • Involvement in professional development: continuing education, engineering design trends, new products and materials, and advancements in energy efficiency
  • Experience doing Mechanical material take-offs and Mechanical cost estimating
  • Experience mentoring junior engineering professionals
  • Demonstrated strong presentation skills
  • Demonstrated progressive career development
  • Willing to travel


  • AutoCAD proficient
  • MicroStation / MicroStation 3D proficient
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional organizations

What sets KZF Design apart from other design firms?

Leadership says:

  • KZF is financially strong and stable
  • KZF has consistently been profitable since 1992
  • The company serves five diverse marketplaces in the public and private sectors
  • KZF has many long term public and private financially stable clients
  • Opportunities are present for upward mobility/promotion within the firm
  • KZF has designed many notable local projects and has won many design awards
  • KZF offers true “full service” with MEP, civil, structural, interiors, planning services
  • For 31 years KZF has been ranked as an Interior Design Giant
  • Cincinnati’s 10th largest Architecture Firm (Business Courier May-2015)
  • Cincinnati’s 10th largest Engineering Firm (Business Courier Feb-2016)
  • We have been a multi-disciplined design firm for 60 years
  • Company consistently works on self-improvement to ensure long term success
  • A mentoring work environment is part of our culture
  • Continuing education is encouraged and supported
  • Good Benefits including health care, life and disability insurance and 401-k matching

The Team says:

  • A warm culture – people genuinely care and support one another
  • A sense of family with common goals and mutual respect throughout the workplace
  • Working together as a multi-discipline team makes us stronger
  • Flexibility in setting hours allows balance between work and personal life
  • A firm that celebrates its history and heritage
  • Continuity of staff with valuable experience makes employees feel stable
  • Interacting as one team in one office makes collaboration easier and more enjoyable
  • A company where you can grow – changing for the better and you can be a part of it
  • Architectural teams are backed by strong in-house interior design, civil, MEP and structural engineers
  • A focus on technology and technical tools that make design and collaboration better
  • High-profile projects and partnering with national/internationally recognized design firms
  • A great downtown location in a LEED Gold and ENERGY STAR office designed by us
  • Awesome, open office workspace that has been designed to foster collaboration