We are looking for a mechanical engineer or designer.

The mechanical engineer/designer is capable and experienced in mechanical systems for commercial building systems.

They have experience designing HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems for design, bid, permit, and construction. Position requires knowledge of building mechanical engineering systems from conceptual development, final design, and owner acceptance. Position works closely with senior engineering leader, architects, clients, and other engineering disciplines in a dynamic multidisciplinary, full-service A/E firm.

The responsibilities of the Mechanical Engineer/Designer include:
  • Work with engineers and project managers to meet KZF goals and objectives
  • Coordinate with project managers regarding schedule and deliverables for assigned projects
  • Seek advice and counsel from senior engineers as needed
  • Interface with all disciplines assigned to the project to coordinate the Mechanical work
  • Research systems and select appropriate items for incorporation into the building design
  • Prepare design documents as assigned
  • Prepare documents in conformance with KZF standards and quality control requirements
  • Assist in the preparation of construction document specifications, and coordinate the work with other project specifications
  • Remain current with new products and tools to assist you in better meeting our client’s needs
  • Conduct field investigations as assigned to understand project requirements
  • Assist with quality assurance reviews
  • Research and prepare building code analysis for Mechanical Engineering work
  • Maintain technical accuracy, constructability, code conformance, and appropriate level of detail for project designs
  • Attend and participate in project team meetings
  • Maintain a technical expertise in your profession and area of work

This is a full-time position with an expectation of being in the downtown Cincinnati office multiple days a week, subject to change according to company policy. KZF offers flexibility in setting hours to balance work and personal life.

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

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Do you meet these specifications?


  • Experience producing mechanical/plumbing design documents for permit/construction
  • Experience with design and office related computer software and operating systems
  • Experience working in the design/construction industry with architects, engineers, and contractors
  • Experience using design/analysis software and Excel for load calculations and sizing
  • Comfortable with a broad range of project types
  • Familiarity and experience working with building codes
  • Proactive and assertive in problem solving
  • Strong written and oral communications skills; fluent in English (speaking, reading and writing)


  • Engineering or technical degree
  • Proficiency in REVIT
  • Experience working with Federal government agencies such as the DOD, DOJ and USACE
  • LEED accreditation

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 six diverse markets in 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, landscape architecture, and planning services
  • For 37 years KZF has been ranked as an Interior Design Giant
  • Cincinnati’s 6th largest Architecture Firm (Business Courier May 2022)
  • Cincinnati’s 5th largest Engineering Firm (Business Courier November 2022)
  • Top Workplace 2 years running (Cincinnati Enquirer)
  • Top 500 Design Firms (Engineering News-Record)
  • We have been a multi-disciplined design firm for 67 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® certified office designed by us
  • Awesome, newly-renovated open office workspace that has been designed to foster collaboration