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Ghafari Mechanical Designer (HVAC/Building Systems) in Dearborn, Michigan


General Summary:

The Mechanical Designer D2, with some supervision from the Manager of Mechanical Engineering, will provide or extend mechanical systems (HVAC, plumbing and fire protection) design for new construction and/or renovation of industrial, commercial institutional facilities as requested by the client. The Mechanical Designer D2 will develop construction drawings which address the installation, integration, interconnection and control of mechanical components within applicable building codes.

Essential Job Functions:

  • With assistance, formulate design and layout of mechanical systems including HVAC, piping, plumbing, and fire protection.

  • Create engineering documents using computer aided design (CAD) technology utilizing Autodesk (Revit and AutoCAD) and/or Bentley CAD software (2D and 3D applications)

  • Conduct field measuring and checking at the construction site

  • Review drawings for omissions, errors, overall quality, content accuracy, with team members and engineer(s).

  • Review product submittals for design content (shop drawings), specify action to be taken to reach specification compliance (to be reviewed with the project engineer)

  • With guidance, perform calculations for sizing equipment, duct work and piping

  • Coordinate project with other disciplines

  • Perform related duties as assigned



  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction Technology or related field preferred


  • 4-8 years related and progressively more responsible experience in mechanical engineering/construction field


  • Profciency with Revit, AutoCAD, and/or Bentley Microstation software, Trane Trace 700, Microsoft Office (emphasis in Word and Excel)

  • Familiarity with BIM 360

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Strong attention to detail


Ghafari is a global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm driven to understand and meet the distinct needs of every client. For nearly forty years, we have taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets. By blending insight with technological innovation, we help clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Our full-service, in-house team works together to meet the unique demands of each project. Working side by side, market experts and discipline leaders exchange insights to uncover new opportunities for efficiency. This rigorous collaboration allows us to bridge smart design with precise functionality.

Ghafari was founded on the promise of technological innovation. Today, we are recognized as a pioneer in adopting and standardizing the latest advancements in our field. We aim to remain at the forefront of our industry and create ever-smarter spaces that help clients navigate new demands within their field.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects around the world.

Ghafari Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to use our online system to apply for a position at Ghafari Associates, LLC, you may apply for positions in the following ways:

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It is Ghafari Associates, LLC’s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.

Job ID 2021-1592

Job Location US-MI-Dearborn

Category Engineering