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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Building Services - Mechanical
Americas Region

Arup is a global privately held firm of designers, engineers, planners and consultants, who regularly come together to devise solutions that benefit not just our clients, but also the world. Arup’s culture looks a lot like the future: globally-linked, locally-focused, and radically innovative. We are searching for those rare individuals who are as smart and idealistic as they are ambitious. If this sounds like you, please read on.


Our San Francisco Office is looking to add a Senior Mechanical Engineer to our multi-disciplinary design team. We work on a wide range of projects including data centers, hospitals, theaters, laboratories, and commercial. We unite a global network of inventive and highly skilled building engineers and design specialists to help solve some of our client’s toughest issues. Our aim is to Shape a Better world and we are looking for Mechanical Engineers who are passionate about great design and sustainability.


  • Lead mechanical design for projects such as Hospitals, Data Centers, Laboratories, Academic, Arts & Cultural, Airports, and Commercial
  • Experience doing mechanical engineering from conceptual design through construction administration
  • Thermal load modeling for projects and utilizing BIM
  • Mentor junior staff and teach teams to connect their solutions to bigger picture issues
  • Coordinating with multiple disciplines and working in conjunction with project managers
  • Attend client meetings and interact directly with clients
  • Writing reports for internal and external purposes based on findings
  • Presenting technical material in traditional and innovative ways for review by technical and non-technical audiences
  • Understanding trends and standard methodologies in the industry
  • Participating in local Professional Associations




  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical or Architectural Engineering
  • 6 or more years of experience designing building HVAC systems, including airside and hydronic system components
  • Experience with 3D BIM software such as Revit MEP
  • Experience with load analysis software for calculations
  • Leading small to medium size projects from a mechanical design perspective
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills essential for team-based working
  • The ability to prioritize effectively, balance assigned work and exceptional organization skills required for our constantly evolving environment
  • Presentation skills with colleagues and clients of all levels



Preferred Qualifications:


  • Professional Engineering License in US desired
  • LEED Accreditation




Arup is an employee-owned company that offers an excellent benefits package. Outlined below are a few of the benefits Arup has to offer you as a FT employee of the firm:


  • Global Profit Share - paid out bi-annually
  • Personal Health Insurance
  • 10% 401K matching
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • Professional Membership and Certification reimbursement
  • Short Term and Long-Term Assignment Career Opportunities around the Globe


Arup is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where our people are encouraged to grow. EOE including disability/veteran.

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