Careers

Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc. is looking for energetic and experienced individuals to join our company! As one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky in 2016, KGEI offers great benefits to our employees.

We are an ESOP company, which means you will be part-owner of an award-winning company! We offer 401k, medical, dental, vision, employer paid life insurance, yearly bonuses, flexible work hours, tuition reimbursement, relocation expenses and PTO to all of our employees. On top of that we offer very competitive compensation.

We are always looking for talented communicators and collaborators. We are eager to hire qualified individuals who are willing to put forth the effort to hone their skills and develop their career.

We offer a tremendous learning environment for our associates and provide what it takes for them to succeed. Our staff work side-by-side with some of the best and brightest engineers around – people who have a real passion for their work and are interested in developing emerging company leaders.

Make a move to join the best comprehensive engineering firm in the region!

WHO WE ARE

KGEI is a MEP Engineering firm that provides innovative, cost intelligent and energy efficient solutions to our clients. We work closely with architects, owners and contractors on many of the Southeast and Midwest region’s most high-profile projects. Some of the great attributes of KGEI are:

  • Pleasant atmosphere with friendly co-workers
  • Personalized, hands on training program
  • Competitive benefits and salary
  • Career development for all stages of your career
  • Collaborative, team focused environment

If you are interested in any of the following positions, please submit your resume below.

The company goes out of its way to make sure that I do not feel like a number.

Since I have started working here the one thing that has really stood out to me is the pleasant atmosphere; everyone is nice, polite and very helpful.

My organization is open for improvement where needed and always willing to work with your needs and suggestions.

Company feels more like family than co-workers.

This organization makes you feel like you are a part of the team and vital to the success of the group as a whole.  Everyone feels important, valued, and appreciated.  They empower each individual to accomplish their job, and give you growing space, and direction if you want to better yourself.  Overall this company pushes its employees to increase their knowledge and understanding, which in turn increases your value to the company.

Current Positions at Kerr-Greulich

SUMMARY

The Designer role will initially draw what a senior designer or engineer would sketch out or direct. Within three years they would begin the layout with limited direction. They would be responsible for graphic production and arrangement of construction plans. The Designer is a member of a Project Team and may be the lead designer working closely with Engineers, other designers, and Project Managers.

In this effort they would have a wide knowledge or the ability to access new programs and initiatives to improve the quality of documents and the speed at which documents could be produced. They would be the “go to” person for CAD technology.

REPORTS TO:  Project Manager

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Technical Requirements

  • Independent ability to prepare the framework of drawing sets with AutoCAD and Revit based on KGEI design guidelines and sheet set up templates.
  • Understands architecture, graphics and terminology in building construction to identify when a design strategy will not work and able to propose alternate options, such as piping routes.
  • Able to effectively communicate with technical vocabulary to coordinate with civil, architectural, structural, electrical, and mechanical designers, with project manager assistance.
  • Understand what building codes are for and their purpose. Includes ability to understand code language.
  • Demonstrate the ability to route piping and ductwork avoiding obstructions.
  • Understand the purpose of industry organizations and their value.
  • Knowledgeable of current industry standards such as ASHRAE and NFPA guidelines.
  • Basic understanding of how costs affect decisions in the construction industry.
  • Ability to evaluate cost differences between design options.
  • Learns to survey existing building conditions with guidance from Senior Designer.
  • Provides input for improvements in design and drafting techniques.

Leadership

  • Ability to develop through strong communications.

Competencies

  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.
  • Job Knowledge – Basic ability in learning job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and applies new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
  • Use of Technology – Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date.
  • Design – Demonstrates the ability to create solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Leadership – Exhibits confidence in learning and understands the difference between competence and arrogance.

Requirements/Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Education and Experience – Bachelor’s Degree with some related work experience.
  • Language Skills – Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, specifications and product literature.  Ability to respond to common inquiries from vendors/contractors.  Ability to effectively present information to internal management.
  • Mathematical Skills – Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Reasoning Ability – Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Computer Skills – To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Contact Management systems; Design software and Project Management software.
    • Advanced AutoCAD skills.
    • BIM/REVIT.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations – This position is developmental and is preparing a candidate for advancement.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

The position requires use of computers, vehicles, design and general office equipment. The position does intermittently require a daily physical effort in the form of visiting existing facilities and observing pre-existing conditions of equipment and mechanical systems. Some construction sites will require use of personal protective equipment including safety shoes, hardhat, safety glasses, etc. Ability to respond to safety alerts and voice commands is required. The position requires considerable concentration and creativity. It is subject to stress caused by a changing environment, diversity in the organization, tight deadlines and workload.

SUMMARY

The Staff Designer/Engineer role leads design/drafting production for projects and is responsible for graphic production and arrangement of construction plans. They would be responsible for graphic production and arrangement of construction plans. This role is a member of a Project Team and may be the lead designer working closely with Engineers, other designers, and Project Managers.

In this effort they would have a wide knowledge or the ability to access new programs and initiatives to improve the quality of documents and the speed at which documents could be produced. They would be the “go to” person for CAD technology.

REPORTS TO:  Project Manager

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Technical Requirements

  • Independent ability to prepare the framework of drawing sets with AutoCAD and Revit based on KGEI design guidelines and sheet set up templates.
  • Understands architecture, graphics and terminology in building construction to identify when a design strategy will not work and able to propose alternate options, such as piping routes.
  • Able to effectively communicate with technical vocabulary to coordinate with civil, architectural, structural, electrical, and mechanical designers, with project manager assistance.
  • Responsible for producing complete set of construction documents with minimal guidance from a Senior Designer or Project Engineer.
  • Demonstrate ability to research code and communicate with code officials to obtain favorable interpretations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to route piping and ductwork avoiding obstructions.
  • Understand the purpose of industry organizations and their value.
  • Knowledgeable of current industry standards such as ASHRAE and NFPA guidelines.
  • Basic understanding of how costs affect decisions in the construction industry.
  • Ability to evaluate cost differences between design options.
  • Learns to survey existing building conditions with guidance from Senior Designer.
  • Provides input for improvements in design and drafting techniques.

Leadership

  • Ability to develop through strong communications.

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.

Job Knowledge – Basic ability in learning job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and applies new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Use of Technology – Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date.

Design – Demonstrates the ability to create solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.

Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Leadership – Exhibits confidence in learning and understands the difference between competence and arrogance.

Requirements/Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Education and Experience – Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of four years’ experience.
  • Language Skills – Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, specifications and product literature.  Ability to respond to common inquiries from vendors/contractors.  Ability to effectively present information to internal management.
  • Mathematical Skills – Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Reasoning Ability – Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Computer Skills – To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Contact Management systems; Design software and Project Management software.
    • Advanced AutoCAD skills.
    • BIM/REVIT.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations – Achieved or preparing for certification in ASHRAE design. LEED accredited or other professional certifications.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

The position requires use of computers, vehicles, design and general office equipment. The position does intermittently require a daily physical effort in the form of visiting existing facilities and observing pre-existing conditions of equipment and mechanical systems. Some construction sites will require use of personal protective equipment including safety shoes, hardhat, safety glasses, etc. Ability to respond to safety alerts and voice commands is required. The position requires considerable concentration and creativity. It is subject to stress caused by a changing environment, diversity in the organization, tight deadlines and workload.

SUMMARY

Lead the commissioning efforts that effectively authenticates building systems and equipment, interfaces in the commissioning scope of work, and verifies that systems are installed, tested and operate in accordance with engineering plans, specifications, contract documents, and owner requirements.

REPORTS TO:  President

RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical Requirements

  • Perform design reviews on project drawings, specifications, equipment submittals, and shop drawings for compliance with owner’s project requirements, coordination issues between disciplines, basis of design, and sustainability goals.
  • Prepare commissioning plan, pre-functional checklist, functional performance tests to conform to the project specifications and drawings for the following equipment:
    o HVAC equipment
    o BAS control systems
    o Fire alarm
    o Lighting control systems.
    o Standard and standby electrical distribution systems
    o UPS and standby generators
  • Document issues identified at all phases of the project and ensure their resolution.
  • Prepare reports documenting project progress, commissioning issues, training of owner’s personnel, functional test results, and achieving the energy savings set out in the sustainability goals.
  • Compile final commissioning report for the owner.
  • Schedule and direct periodic commissioning meetings.
  • Attend construction and coordination meetings where needed.
  • Ability to review and comment on TAB reports.
  • Conduct repeat site visits as necessary until project sign-off is accomplished.

Leadership

  • Promotion, selling, and executing commissioning services.
  • Fostering team collaboration between owners, designers, and contractors.
  • Client contact and business development capabilities would be required as this individual would be a “seller/do-er” at first as we build backlog.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • 5+ years in the mechanical and electrical design and/or the construction field.
  • Bachelors or Associates Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering preferred.
  • Able to demonstrate experience and expertise in complex M&E building systems.
  • Excellent communication skills: written and verbal.
  • Works independently with limited supervision and direction.
  • Familiarity with BCA/ASHRAE/ACG, etc. procedures and protocols.
  • Certified through one of the recognized commissioning authorities is preferred.
  • Utilizes the following software to complete tasks accurately and on-time: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to visit project sites as necessary.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that are met by an employee in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Environment

The position requires use of computers, vehicles, design and general office equipment. The position does intermittently require a daily physical effort in the form of visiting existing facilities and observing pre-existing conditions of equipment and mechanical systems. Some construction sites will require use of personal protective equipment including safety shoes, hardhat, safety glasses, etc. Ability to respond to safety alerts and voice commands is required. The position requires considerable concentration and creativity. It is subject to stress caused by a changing environment, diversity in the organization, tight deadlines and workload.

SUMMARY

The Director of Mechanical Engineering (DME) is in responsible charge of all Mechanical Engineering (ME) activities. ME is defined as plumbing, fire protection and HVAC.

REPORTS TO:  President

RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical Requirements

  • Oversees the development of mechanical designs and documents.
  • Understands and interprets architectural, structural, and civil engineering drawings and designs so that MEP elements can be coordinated into the overall design package.
  • Aware of industry standards and changes.
  • Coordinates ME designs with clients and external design professionals, and with other technical disciplines within the firm.
  • Maintains high-level of knowledge on ME products, materials, and techniques. Can provide innovative technical solutions appropriately and effectively.
  • Responsible for creating technical processes and Standard Operating Procedures for ME staff.
  • Capable of identifying and evaluating mechanical system options including developing initial, operating, and maintenance costs.
  • Understands and continues to know available mechanical systems and how those systems apply to projects the KGEI provides.
  • Responsible for assuring the technical quality of ME elements for all projects.
  • Provides analysis of innovation vs. risk on projects, and sets appropriate direction for projects based on this analysis.
  • Review and remain up-to-date on code modifications.
  • Participates on project teams and reviews mechanical design and engineering work of others.
  • Oversees document production to ensure the highest levels of documents are provided to clients.
  • Is in responsible charge of the ME design on all projects. Signs off on project documentation and may seal documents.
  • Thoroughly knowledgeable in administrative and technical codes and skilled in their application and incorporation into designs.
  • With guidance from President on innovation and profitable markets, the DME sets goals within the ME department that keeps staff knowledge base valuable to clients.
  • Coaches Project Managers/design teams and CA staff to resolve conflicts in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Ensures that staff has IT tools and training to effectively and efficiently perform their work.

Leadership

  • Works with Executive Team to organize the ME staff relative to other staff within the organization, and to define the ME practice areas for the firm.
  • Plan resources, effectively delegate’s tasks to less senior staff, and assign team members to project teams.
  • Provides effective interdisciplinary coordination.
  • Assists President in determining staffing levels and assists recruiting efforts.
  • Leads, develops, mentors, and evaluates ME staff.
  • Provides feedback and supports career development of ME staff.
  • Mediates and resolves conflicts and issues between Project Managers/design teams and CA staff in an effective and efficient manner.

 Financial/Budgeting

  • Estimates project scopes and internal project budgets accurately.
  • Develops and provides economic justification for technical decisions.
  • Understands construction budgeting, timelines, schedules.
  • Assures all work is completed according to standard engineering practices, minimizing potential liability against the Company-Liability control authority.
  • Meets staffing needs and goals for ME practice within established annual budget.
  • Responsible for the operating budget of the ME portion of the company.

Business Development

  • Develops and maintains positive client relationships. Communicates commonly and frequently with clients and external parties.
  • Produces proposals including scopes of work and associated cost estimates. Accurately and routinely estimates level of effort necessary to achieve project requirements.
  • Clearly understands the company’s basic operating model and revenue producing scheme. Can contribute in the planning and execution of revenue production and cost management related to ME staff and practice.
  • Develops new clients and new revenue streams each year. Supports the continued success with existing clients.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • BS and/or MS in Mechanical Engineering from an Accredited School.
  • Post-graduate (MBA) business knowledge and/or prior P&L experience.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer. Must be licensed in KY or ability to obtain within 90 days, and willingness to achieve PE within 12 months in all necessary states (through reciprocity or NCEES).
  • LEED AP certification and added certifications from a recognized organization.
  • Skilled in personal computer use, general office productivity software, and common ME-specific applications.
  • Minimum 15 years directly applicable design/engineering experience in HVAC system design, equipment selection, and operation.
  • Experience and knowledge in green building practices and LEED, plumbing design, and fire protection design.
  • Knowledge of applicable mechanical and building codes.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate to all levels of the organization with employees, supervisors, clients, and regulatory authorities and other external parties.
  • Emotionally intelligent leader with established track record of leading teams successfully.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Environment

The position requires use of computers, vehicles, design and general office equipment. The position does intermittently require a daily physical effort in the form of visiting existing facilities and observing pre-existing conditions of equipment and mechanical systems. Some construction sites will require use of personal protective equipment including safety shoes, hardhat, safety glasses, etc. Ability to respond to safety alerts and voice commands is required. The position requires considerable concentration and creativity. It is subject to stress caused by a changing environment, diversity in the organization, tight deadlines and workload.

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