Mechanical Engineer 7 - Geothermal

at CDM Smith in Auburn, Maine, United States

Job Description


Requisition ID:


Business Unit:


Job Description:

CDM Smith is an engineering and construction firm delivering legendary service, smart solutions for the environment and infrastructure, and an unmatched experience for our clients and employees. Our firm works with clients around the world to implement solutions to meet current and future needs. The successful candidate will have significant experience leading and managing the design of mechanical projects. We are excited to be leading both building level and district level geothermal planning and design and leveraging geothermal systems to help our clients meet sustainability and carbon reduction goals.

We are open to full-remote and hybrid schedules for this position. This position can be based out of any CDM Smith U.S. based office.

As a member of our Infrastructure and Services Group you would contribute to CDM Smith’s mission by:

- With high-level goals provided, leads teams to create engineering designs including: geothermal systems master planning & studies; conceptual and basis of design technical documents; analyzing horizontal and vertical geothermal bore field systems; detailed design of geothermal heating and cooling systems for sustainability/energy efficiency/renewable energy/green buildings focused projects.

- Designs systems of moderate to high complexity as necessary to meet client requirements. Reviews draft designs for compliance with federal, state and local regulations and signs off on completed designs. Ensures that firm policies and practices are followed on all designs.

- Collaborating with sales staff to create proposals in response to current and potential client requests for proposal (RFPs). Reviewing draft proposals for adherence to firm, industry, state, local and federal regulations, and best practices.

- Meeting with current and potential future clients to review their current and future design needs.

- Perform site assessments and studies, as needed to ensure designs are aligned with industry standards and local requirements.

- Attending conferences, symposia, etc. to improve the visibility of the firm’s products and services in collaboration with applicable sales staff.

- Acts as the primary point of contact for external client and related industry contact. Collaborates with clients and government officials to clarify technical questions provides updates to project management as necessary.

- Providing technical guidance and training to more junior staff. Mentoring more junior staff and developing them for future growth within the discipline and firm. May supervise the work of junior engineers on project work.

\#LI – LH1

Job Title:

Mechanical Engineer 7 – Geothermal



Certification/License Requirements:

Professional Engineer

Employment Type:


Minimum Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Architectural or Chemical Engineering, or in Engineering Technology or related discipline. Professional engineering (PE) license.

- 12 years of related experience.

- Equivalent additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

- Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Knowledge of governmental and utility incentive programs for sustainable heating and cooling (e.g., NYSERDA – New York State Energy and Research Development Authority) preferred.

- Experience developing Building Heating and Cooling Load Modeling & Life Cycle Cost Analysis to support design development and alternatives analysis preferred.

- AEE Certified GeoExchange Designer preferred.

- IGSHPA Certified Geothermal Inspector preferred.

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Why CDM Smith?:

Check out this video and find out why our team loves to work here! (

Join Us! CDM Smith – where amazing career journeys unfold.

Imagine a place committed to offering an unmatched employee experience. Where you work on projects that are meaningful to you. Where you play an active part in shaping your career journey. Where your co-workers are invested in you and your success. Where you are encouraged and supported to do your very best and given the tools and resources to do so. Where it’s a priority that the company takes good care of you and your family.

Our employees are the heart of our company. As an employer of choice, our goal is to provide a challenging, progressive and inclusive work environment which fosters personal leadership, career growth and development for every employee. We value passionate individuals who challenge the norm, deliver world-class solutions and bring diverse perspectives. Join our team, and together we will make a difference and change the world.

Job Site Location:

United States – Nationwide

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

Amount of Travel Required:


Assignment Category:


Visa Sponsorship Available:

No – We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Skills and Abilities:

- Advanced Knowledge of computer assisted design and drafting (CADD) 3D and 4D software and practices.

- Expert Knowledge of engineer principles of design.

- Expert Knowledge of Microsoft business software (excel, word, etc.).

- Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

- Expert knowledge of federal, state and local regulations.

- Expert knowledge of ground heat exchanger design software (ex. GLD, GHLEPro)

- Expert knowledge of commercial building sciences, mechanical system design, conventional HVAC, heat pump technologies, building automation and energy modelling applications.

Background Check and Drug Testing Information:

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “CDM Smith”) reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an inte

Copy Link

Job Posting: JC242796423

Posted On: Jun 28, 2023

Updated On: Jan 19, 2024

Please Wait ...