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Mechanical Engineer

Full-time | Madison, WI

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This role is eligible for the following locations:  

Madison, WI 

Shive-Hattery presents an enticing opening for a Mechanical Engineer in our Madison, WI office to bolster our Higher Education practice. We welcome candidates with 5+ years of experience, or candidates with less experience that are actively pursuing professional engineering licensure. 

As a member of our Higher Education team, you’ll delve into the intricacies of designing complex infrastructure, shaping your professional journey and leaving an indelible mark at the campuses we serve.  

Embark on a dynamic career path where you’ll engage in diverse Higher Educational projects, surrounded by a cohesive team of high-performing professionals. You’ll have the opportunity to craft the future of higher educational landscapes while honing your expertise and contributing to our established culture. 

Check out some of our recent work featuring the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and many more. 

Who You Are: 

Graduate from an accredited engineering school with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Architectural Engineering, with a specific emphasis on energy and utilities. Your expertise extends to 3D modeling software, with a preference for Revit.  

While experience with Microsoft Word and Excel is desired, your proficiency in these tools is commendable. Your ability to collaborate effectively within a team, coupled with strong interpersonal skills, sets you apart. Communication, both oral and written, is a strength you bring to the table.  

Moreover, you excel in managing your time and workload, demonstrating a knack for planning, organizing, and prioritizing tasks with meticulous attention to engineering detail. 

What You’ll Do: 

In your role, you’ll be tasked with the mechanical design of utility systems, encompassing steam, chilled water,, ventilation, fire protection, plumbing, and building automation systems. Collaboration is key as you’ll work within a team alongside mechanical team members and across various disciplines, including electrical, structural, architectural, and civil engineering.  

Your expertise will be applied to a diverse range of projects spanning government facilities, healthcare, industrial, commercial, and educational buildings. Using Revit 3D modeling software, you’ll produce detailed construction drawings. Other software you will find proficiency with includes ones for hydraulic modeling and pipe stress analysis. 

Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to visit project sites, where your duties will include measurements, data collection, and observation of construction activities. 

As you progress into your career, your leadership and motivation will allow you to lead projects and build client relationships in areas you are passionate about. You will be a pivotal piece in the continued growth of our Madison office.


Live in Madison! 

Madison, Wisconsin is home to one of our newest and fastest-growing offices. This opportunity will allow you to work in a city ranking near the top of many “Best of” lists with a reputation as one of America’s greenest cities. 

Our Madison office is located in the heart of the city, close to the University of Wisconsin, area residents benefit from art, culture, and entertainment opportunities associated with the university. As the capital city of Wisconsin, Madison has a flourishing and stable economy. Come join our team and you will see why we love our Madison home! 

There is never a shortage of outdoor entertainment whether in the heat of the summer or the cold of a Midwest winter. The city of Madison is home to 260 parks with over 5,000 acres of parklands to explore. Five lakes with easy access provide endless opportunities for outdoor water fun for anyone who enjoys the water. This active city has more bikes than cars, with more than 75 miles of bike paths and provides residents with a perfect mix of big city vibrancy with a small-town charm. Located between Chicago and Minneapolis, Madison is a perfect spot for attracting national musical, theater and a robust arts scene. The local food and beverage industry gives locals a variety of dining options to meet a diverse mix of residents. 

Life at Shive-Hattery! 

Shive-Hattery strives to provide outstanding client service and provide rewarding careers to our employees. Our learning and teaching culture is based on collaboration; everyone is empowered to mentor and teach other employees while continuing to develop your skills to grow professionally at Shive-Hattery.?  

Shive-Hattery offers an outstanding and competitive compensation package, please see below for our compensation structure, and what sets us apart.  

Our Perks/Differentiators  

Hybrid Flexibility 

Overtime Eligible 

Professional Development Opportunities 

401K/Roth 401K with Company Match  

8 Paid Holidays + PTO  

Profit Sharing  

Parental Leave for Mothers and Fathers 

Shive-Hattery offers a flexible work environment and supports balancing personal and professional responsibilities. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.