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Whether you are a new graduate ready to embark upon your professional career or an experienced professional, RDA offers the unique opportunity to work on the most exciting, technically innovative projects for the highest-profile clients with some of the most talented individuals in the business. If you know somebody who works at RDA, just ask them about our team approach and positive work environment. We value the efforts and suggestions of our professional staff and encourage innovative thinkers to "step up to the plate" and make a difference. It's one of the reasons why so many members of our staff have been with us on a long-term basis.

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Job Responsibilities

  • Design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems for a variety of commercial, residential and retail projects.
  • Create plans, schematics, equipment selection, calculations, systems narratives and specifications, system design and layout, field investigations and construction supervision.
  • Perform design work using AutoCADD and BIM/REVIT modeling software
  • Attend meetings with other project consultants.
  • Work in close contact with the entire design team.
  • Comply with group and company standards and procedures.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • Working Knowledge of AutoCADD and/or REVIT is a plus.
  • Fundamentals in Engineering (FE) certificate is desirable but not necessary.
  • Must be an effective team player and self-motivated.
Engineer Tasks:
  • Assisting the other Senior Engineers with leadership duties of the Electrical Department
  • Representing the firm in all interactions with clients, architects, contractors and other project consultants
  • Managing the technical and financial aspects of both large and small projects
  • Preparing proposals and administering project contracts with the client
  • Performing electrical calculations, equipment selection, equipment specification, system design, system layout, field investigation and construction administration
  • Establishing electrical design standards and preparing specifications and design criteria for projects
  • Mentoring our junior electrical engineers and acting as a technical resource
  • Preparing due diligence reports and feasibility studies addressing building electrical systems
  • Preparing technical presentations and participating in business development activities
  • Participating in Quality Control sessions critiquing work completed by the electrical staff
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Professional Engineer (PE) Registration
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working as an electrical engineer for a consulting firm in the design of power distribution, lighting, lighting controls and fire alarm systems in the commercial tenant and office building industry
  • Thorough familiarity and understanding of electrical service, distribution fit-out for high-rise commercial office buildings in the NYC market
  • Experience in collaborating with clients and their representatives related to pre-lease services
  • Working knowledge of life-safety and standby power systems including UPS and Generators
  • Understanding of LEED and NYCECC compliant lighting controls
  • Thorough understanding of the National Electric Code, NYC Electrical Code and NYC Energy Conservation Code
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Team-oriented mindset
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Thorough Understanding of Lighting Control Systems
  • LEED Accreditation.
Engineer Tasks:
  • Process background and setup drawings and make it ready for team to work on
  • Review project files for compliance with Standards/protocols
  • Implement best practice procedures
  • Assisting Engineers in drawing production
  • Produce accurate 2D drawings and/or 3D models
Qualifications:
  • Experience in HVAC
  • Minimum 1 -2 years experience in REVIT and AutoCAD
  • Computer proficiency with MS Office Tools
  • Must be an effective team player and self-motivated

Job Responsibilities

  • Design of plumbing and fire protection systems for a variety of commercial, residential and retail projects.
  • Create plans, schematics, equipment selection, calculations, systems narratives and specifications, system design and layout, field investigations and construction supervision.
  • Perform design work using AutoCADD and BIM/REVIT modeling software
  • Attend meetings with other project consultants.
  • Work in close contact with the entire design team.
  • Comply with group and company standards and procedures.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • Working Knowledge of AutoCADD and/or REVIT is a plus.
  • Fundamentals in Engineering (FE) certificate is desirable but not necessary.
  • Must be an effective team player and self-motivated.
Robert Derector Energy & Sustainability (RDE) is a New York City based energy engineering and sustainability consulting group with a focus on corporate office space and multi-tenant buildings. Sitting within Robert Derector Associates (MEP design engineers since 1980, and New York’s largest tenant advocate), RDE offers the unique opportunity to work on the most exciting, technically innovative projects for the highest-profile clients with some of the most talented individuals in the business.

Engineer Tasks:
  • Undertake building energy modeling in accordance with the requirements of applicable codes and standards (including: ASHRAE 90.1, LEED v4, NYCECC and COMNET)
  • Examine both field conditions and design documents; representing relevant details appropriately in building energy modeling analysis
  • Undertake lifecycle cost analysis of energy saving measures related to: lighting, HVAC, building fabric, plug loads, operational parameters, end-user behavior, and other areas
  • Work in close contact with the entire design team, communicating well with both technical and non-technical people
  • Prepare clear, concise and informative reports, making use of data visualization to help communicate key information
  • The Energy Modeling Analyst may also assist with energy auditing, retro-commissioning, marketing and/or engineering design tasks as required
Qualifications:
  • BS in Mechanical or Architectural Engineering, Physical Sciences or a related field; with a good understanding of both building physics and mechanical systems
  • Good working knowledge of energy modeling software, such as eQUEST, Energy Plus, or IES , and of the ASHRAE 90.1, LEED v4, IECC, and NYCECC standards
  • Good communication skills, both written and personal
  • Ability to work autonomously and manage own time; delivering projects on time and to a high standard
  • MS or MA in a field related to sustainability, energy management or high-performance buildings is desirable but not required
  • 1 - 2 years of building energy modeling experience and/or certification as a Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) is desirable but not required
  • Knowledge/experience of energy efficiency in existing commercial buildings, clean and renewable energy technologies, and of end user behavior and change management within organizations is desirable but not required
Robert Derector Energy & Sustainability (RDE) is a New York City based energy engineering and sustainability consulting group with a focus on corporate office space and multi-tenant buildings. Sitting within Robert Derector Associates (MEP design engineers since 1980, and New York’s largest tenant advocate), RDE offers the unique opportunity to work on the most exciting, technically innovative projects for the highest-profile clients with some of the most talented individuals in the business.

Engineer Tasks:
  • Undertake building energy modeling in accordance with the requirements of applicable codes and standards (including: ASHRAE 90.1, LEED v4, NYCECC and COMNET)
  • Examine both field conditions and design documents; representing relevant details appropriately in building energy modeling analysis
  • Identify opportunities for, and undertake lifecycle cost analysis of, energy saving measures.
  • Work in close contact with the entire design team and communicate well with members of both the design and client teams; including technical and non-technical people
  • Prepare clear and informative reports and assist in reviewing the work of other team members to ensure the quality of all reports prior to issue
  • Assist in the preparation of proposals and the development of new service offerings
  • The Energy Engineer/Consultant may also assist with energy auditing, retro-commissioning, marketing, business development and/or engineering design tasks as required
Qualifications:
  • BS in Mechanical or Architectural Engineering, Physical Sciences or a related field; with a good understanding of both building physics and mechanical systems
  • A minimum of 2 - 6 years of experience working in energy efficiency, or energy-focused design, of commercial buildings
  • Good working knowledge of energy modeling software, such as eQUEST, Energy Plus, or IES , and of the ASHRAE 90.1, LEED v4, IECC, and NYCECC standards
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and personal
  • Ability to work autonomously and manage own time; delivering projects on time and to a high standard
  • MS or MA in a field related to sustainability, energy management or high-performance buildings is desirable but not required
  • 2 + years of building energy modeling experience and/or certification as a BEMP, LEED AP, WELL AP, CEM, and/or CEA is desirable but not required
  • Thorough understanding of clean and renewable energy technologies in the built environment, and of end user behavior and change management within organizations is desirable but not required
Robert Derector Telecommunications Inc. (RDT) specializes in the design of IT infrastructures, physical security and multimedia systems for commercial office buildings. We are looking for a security systems design engineer with 2-8 years of experience designing electronic access control and video surveillance systems. Candidate must have a BSEE, CSE, or technical security degree.

Engineer Tasks:
  • Produce design drawings using CADD or Revit
  • Perform site surveys, field observations and punch lists
  • Review and approve shop drawings
  • Write specifications
  • Work in close contact with the entire design team (architects, MEP engineers, etc)
  • Provide engineering support to Senior engineering staff
  • Comply with group and company standards and procedures
Qualifications:
  • Proficiency in the latest version of AutoCAD, BIM (Revit), Microsoft Word and Excel preferred
  • Capability of working on multiple projects and must have excellent communications skills
  • Must be an effective team player and be self-motivated
  • Your technical expertise must be complemented by self motivation, strong communication skills and presentation skills
Robert Derector Telecommunications Inc. (RDT) specializes in the design of IT infrastructures, physical security and multimedia systems for commercial office buildings.

Engineer Tasks:
  • Produce design drawings using CADD or Revit
  • Perform site surveys, field observations and punch lists
  • Write specifications
  • Work in close contact with the entire design team
  • Provide engineering support to Senior engineering staff
  • Comply with group and company standards and procedures
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science Engineering with 0-5 year experience
  • Proficiency in the latest version of AutoCAD, BIM (Revit), Microsoft Word and Excel preferred
  • Capability of working on multiple projects and must have good communications skills
  • Must be an effective team player and self-motivated
  • Your technical expertise must be complemented by self motivation, strong communication skills and presentation skills

New York Office

19 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
212.764.7272 - info@derector.com

New Jersey Office

10 Wilmot Street - 3rd Floor
Morrristown, NJ 07960
973.307.9200 - nj@derector.com

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