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Associate Mechanical Engineer

Associate Mechanical Engineer

Grow your career with PACE! We’re seeking a full-time staff engineer to join our award-winning company in Redding, California. This is a management position in the mechanical engineering and plumbing department responsible for leading department personnel and projects from start to finish.

As our northern California region continues to grow, so does the demand for engineering services. In this role, you’ll have input on large projects that bring attention to the region, opportunities for career growth, and direct influence on the company’s reputation.

Our mechanical engineering and plumbing department provides design, construction, and consulting services related to commercial HVAC and plumbing systems.

Specific projects will involve space conditioning, fresh air, clean water, sanitary sewage, propane, natural gas, and HVAC replacement. These systems must be safe, conform to numerous regulations, and be economical.

The Associate Mechanical Engineer position is located in our brand new Redding, California headquarters and requires occasional travel to client worksites. The ideal candidate holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering with at least five years of related experience. You must have a Mechanical (Professional) Engineering License in the State of California to be considered.

If managing an engineering team, evaluating project specs, and building relationships in the community sounds like a gratifying workday, then this position could be a great fit.


  • Analysis and evaluation of mechanical systems
  • Prepare drawings, calculations, specifications, quantity take-offs, and construction cost estimates
  • Site visits and inspections
  • Computer calculations for system sizing and energy modeling
    • Manage projects and team players
    • Oversee activity of Junior Engineers
    • Prepare proposals, schedules, and fees
    • Establish and maintain client relationships; ensure client satisfaction


    • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering
    • Minimum 5 years of relative experience
    • Willingness to work both in and out of the office (limited travel)
    • Mechanical (Professional) Engineering License in the State of California

    Who will you work with?

    This is a client-facing role. Our Associate Mechanical Engineers are responsible for establishing and maintaining strong client relationships with architects, city and county agencies, water and wastewater districts, private homeowners, land trusts, non-profits, educational institutions, churches, hospitals, public utility operators, and more. Most of the workday is spent managing the technical and financial aspects of active projects. You will work closely with department team members and occasionally alongside team members from our other disciplines.


    Our water and wastewater engineering department oversees project design and implementation in the following areas:


    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Medical
    • Education
    • Institutional
    • Residential

    Municipal Facilities

    • Treatment Plants
    • Tanks

    • Basins

    • Filters


    • Mechanical Evaluations

    • Scope Development

    • Central Utility Plants

    • System Troubleshooting

    PACE uses a broad range of industry programs to design and deliver projects: Revit, BIM, AutoCAD, Trace 700, Energy Pro, and CBEC Com Energy Plus.


    There are many reasons to join our team:

    • A family-oriented culture - New employees come for the job but stay for the team. We have a welcoming culture at PACE that will make you feel right at home.   
    • Our focus on your success - Corporate mentorship and career guidance are available to all employees. We want to help you achieve your career ambitions.  
    • Enhance the community and world around you - Through large and small community projects, you’ll see the direct connection between your work and the impact on the community. 
    • Commitment to integrity, teamwork, and excellence - These pillars have been part of PACE from the beginning. We do things right the first time even when other firms might not. 
    • Work-life balance - While the team at PACE does feel like a family, we want you to spend time with your real family. A healthy work-life balance is good for you and the business.  
    • Brand New Office Space - Our new, 22,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art office space was built for company growth. Now is the perfect time to hop onboard. 

    Interested in joining our team, please send your resume and cover letter to be considered.

    Perks and Benefits

    • Generous 401K and Profit Sharing Plans
    • Wide Variety of Project Types
    • Vacation, Sick, and Parental Leave
    • Support for Industry Involvement and Training


    • Mentorship and Career Path Guidance
    • Employee Appreciation Activities
    • New State of the Art Building
    • Private Office with Outdoor View


    • Competitive Salary
    • Holiday Bonus
    • Positive, Collaborative Environment
    • Health, Vision, Disability, and Life
    Paid Licensing Fees
    Flexible Schedules
    Daycare Reimbursement