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Vector Force Development Mechanical Engineer in Florham Park, New Jersey

Mechanical Engineer Florham Park, NJ 07932

Vector is a leader in the construction support services industry, involved in utility construction, public works inspection, traffic management, vacuum technology and workforce services across the country. Vector is a Veteran-Owned Business and has received national recognition from the US Department of Labor for its commitment to hiring and retaining veterans. With a presence already in 20 states, Vector is expanding and growing ceaselessly. We are always seeking motivated, talented people to join our dynamic team. Visit and for more company information.


The Mechanical Engineer applies principles, knowledge, and practices of mechanical engineering for timely identification, analysis, and resolution of design related issues during project development, FEED engineering, and detailed design stages of projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for the direct oversight of the execution of the mechanical and piping engineering and design team. This individual will have extensive knowledge of all codes and standards in the power generation industry. In addition, this position will support the Engineering Manager in the areas of subcontractor management, development of project reports, and development of internal project budgets. This individual will also be capable of developing preliminary engineering documents to support the bid phase and contract development efforts.

JOB TITLE: Mechanical Engineer

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Based upon level of position, not all functions may apply)

  • Lead the coordination and review of mechanical and piping engineering tasks, identifying design issues, and monitoring progress of all mechanical design deliverables and activities and ensure that reports, plans and other deliverables are compliant with all project contract documents and requirements.

  • Review engineering deliverables with a focus on value engineering, constructability and completeness/correctness.

  • Review vendor drawing and document submittals for overall compliance with purchase specifications, including gas turbine, steam turbine, boiler, and HRSG suppliers.

  • Work with internal engineering team to oversee the engineering subcontractor’s work scope to ensure that the engineering effort is completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget.

  • Independently coordinate directly with discipline lead engineer to resolve open design points and ensure conformance to project specifications.

  • Coordinate design review activities to ensure installation and operations will comply with specifications, codes, and client requirements.

  • Performs preliminary engineering calculations (i.e., heat and mass balances, equipment sizing) to support early project development and preliminary equipment design.

  • Ensure that reports, plans and other deliverables meet the project requirements. When necessary maintain client provided standards on deliverables.

  • Participate in Client coordination meetings.

  • Lead and participate in discipline specific Client design reviews and coordination.

  • Assist in the preparation of preliminary reports, design criteria documents, drawings (site, facility, and equipment layout), equipment specifications, and other deliverables during proposal and contract development efforts.

  • Performs preliminary engineering calculations to support early project development and preliminary equipment design.

  • Travel to subcontractor’s office(s) and construction site on a regular basis is expected as needed through project execution.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Based upon level of position, not all may apply)

  • Minimum 10 years of power generation mechanical and piping design engineering experience with a track record of achievement on simple cycle, biomass fired, and combined cycle projects.

  • Strong technical background in the equipment and piping design requirements for power generation facilities, including a thorough knowledge of power generation industry codes and standards

  • Experience as a lead design engineer on multiple power generation facilities.

  • Experience developing equipment specifications and coordinating with equipment suppliers including with gas turbine, steam turbine, boiler, and HRSG suppliers.

  • Ability to collaborate with project team members and client entities, demonstrating the leadership capabilities to insure a successful project

  • AutoCAD proficiency is preferred

  • Demonstrated experience working with equipment vendors to provide optimum solutions to equipment design that will meet or exceed client expectations

  • Excellent written and oral skills are required

  • P.E. preferred

    Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

    Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

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