All we ask for is

Mechanical Engineering Leader (Director Level) job in Los Angeles, CA | Harley Ellis Devereaux

Mechanical Engineering Leader (Director Level)
Harley Ellis DevereauxLos Angeles, CA4 months ago
Note to 3rd Party Agencies: Only direct applicants will be accepted, unless a placement agreement is in place. If no placement agreement is in place at time of candidate submission, no fee will be due and no fee will be paid.

Mechanical Engineering Leader (Director Level)

Job Code:
2019-MECH-CA L-004

Los Angeles, California

1240 Mechanical Engineering

FT/PT Status:

Job Responsibilities:


Harley Ellis Devereaux is searching for a Mechanical Engineering Discipline Leader for our Los Angeles office. This is a unique opportunity to grow personally and professionally in an expanding integrated design firm. Why is this opportunity different from other leadership roles in the industry? HED has been providing design as an integrated firm for almost a century. We are committed to growing and improving the integrated practice. This commitment can be illustrated several ways, with a key point being the makeup of our Board of Directors. The Board is a mix of architects and engineers who ensure that our internal commitments and long-range strategic plans are based on integrated solutions.

If you are looking for an opportunity to challenge yourself while advancing the world through integrated design, this role is made for you.

Job Requirements:


The Mechanical Engineering Discipline Leader is responsible for leading the overall design, technical quality and production activities of mechanical engineering services in the Los Angeles office. The leader will provide personnel management including staff recruitment, development and leadership. With the nature of our ongoing expansion the Engineering Discipline Leader shall engage with other regional offices to grow our offering and presence in the West through project sharing and support. The Engineering Leader will utilize existing and develop new relationships to grow HED’s presence in the industry. The Mechanical EDL will partner with other engineering, architectural, and studio leaders both in Los Angeles and across our offices, with greatest focus on the West Region. This senior level position is highly visible to clients and employees, and as such requires maturity, assertiveness, integrity and the ability to lead, influence and persuade.


The Mechanical Engineering Discipline leader based in our Los Angeles office will lead and grow our mechanical engineering group. Technical experience in Higher Education, K-12, Science and Technology, Healthcare or Corporate Commercial is important in order to enhance our current offering. The successful candidate will regularly interface with both internal and external clients.

  • Lead the discipline relative to all production and technical matters.
  • Lead the quality of work developed by the team through review and by example.
  • Provide technical assistance during the conceptual stages of a project.
  • Develop and manage project dates and hour budgets, direct and coordinate staff assignments and respect construction budgets.
  • Develop work plans and hours with staff giving direction, priorities and goals aimed at providing technically sound, quality design within project budgets.
  • Review project documents and procedures to ensure conformity with company standards.
  • Review HED Project Timeline requirements to increase efficiencies and implement best standards of practice.
  • Work with Mechanical leadership throughout all offices to maintain corporate discipline reference details and template content.
  • Represent the discipline at operations meetings.
  • Conduct annual feedback reviews on employment anniversary date of staff while providing feedback on a regular basis
  • Provide year-end salary and promotion recommendations.
  • Manage a coordinated workload and staffing schedule.
  • Recruit, develop and maintain the highest level of qualified professional staff available.
  • Ascertain needs for training and educate staff through in-house seminars, discipline meetings and project mentoring.
  • Motivate the staff to provide the highest quality design as part of an integrated team, interfacing with all disciplines.
  • Assist in marketing efforts.
  • Seal documents requiring permit and regulatory agency approvals.
  • Remain current with the latest technological developments
  • Represent the Company in the professional community.
  • Function as a Project Team Leader, Project Manager or Principal-in-Charge when requested or required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Corporate Leadership.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.
  • Professional Licensure.
  • LEED Accredited preferred.
  • Minimum 15 years' professional experience with five years in Departmental Management.
  • Extensive knowledge of all aspects of professional services from marketing through project close-out, including design and technical expertise.
  • A comprehensive understanding of interdisciplinary coordination.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Working knowledge of energy modeling and Revit a plus.
  • Passion for sustainable and resilient design.
  • Possess strong business acumen.

Other Job Information (if applicable):


  • Capable of traveling to and from project sites for attending client, project and construction meetings.
  • Ability to access existing and new project sites for observation, investigation and evaluation purposes.
  • Ability to use equipment for communication and documentation purposes.
  • Visual acuity to perform responsibilities.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of current job responsibilities, the right to revise the job or require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, time-sensitive assignments, or technological developments), may be required. In addition, please refer to the Employee Handbook for specific policy and procedure information.

Director of Engineering
AuditBoardLos Angeles, CA

We are looking for a hands-on Engineering Director with experience leading high performing technical teams. Knowledge of modern web application architecture &…

Associate Director - Software Architecture and Engineering Department
The Aerospace CorporationEl Segundo, CA

The Aerospace Corporation is seeking an Associate Director for the Software Architecture and Engineering Department. A leader in national security space.

Director of Product Engineering
SADALos Angeles, CA

As a Director of Product Engineering at SADA, you will be responsible for the following: Join SADA as a Director of Product Engineering!

Senior Director, Facilities and Engineering
Kite PharmaEl Segundo, CA

Director of Engineering and Facilities and will be responsible for the overall needs of the Manufacturing and Administrative buildings in El Segundo, CA.

Senior Director, Facilities and Engineering
Gilead SciencesEl Segundo, CA

Director of Engineering and Facilities and will be responsible for the overall needs of the Manufacturing and Administrative buildings in El Segundo, CA.

Director of Engineering
Millennium Space Systems, A Boeing CompanyEl Segundo, CA

Director of Engineering Key Responsibilities. As the Company's Director of Engineering, you will be the principal engineering authority to ensure the technical…

Director, Engineering
Warner Bros. Entertainment GroupBurbank, CA

The Director of Engineering is responsible for overseeing the overall software platform architecture and engineering teams.

Director of Data Engineering
Age of LearningGlendale, CA

We are seeking a full time Director of Data Engineering, who will lead Age of Learning’s data engineering efforts across a growing portfolio of global education…

Director, Front End Engineering
BoulevardLos Angeles, CA

As the Director of Frontend Engineering at Boulevard, you'll be responsible for leading and mentoring the front end team. The best tool for the job.

Director Systems Engineering 1 - Mission Engineering & Operations Center
Northrop GrummanRedondo Beach, CA

MS in Engineering with emphasis in Systems and/or Mission Engineering. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA and reports to the Strategic Space…

Director of Engineering
BoulevardLos Angeles, CA

As a Director of Engineering at Boulevard, you'll be responsible for leading and mentoring a team of engineers. Write clean, reusable, and well-tested code.

Engineering Manager / Technical Director
Shultz SteelSouth Gate, CA

As a member of the Shultz Steel senior leadership team, the Engineering Manager / Technical Director is responsible for all aspects of engineering management,…

Director of Product Design & Engineering
Vance and HinesSanta Fe Springs, CA

The Director of Product Design & Engineering job duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to: The most innovative and rider-focused team.

Director of Engineering
SaviyntEl Segundo, CA

10+ years of Computer Science or Electrical/Computer Engineering experience. ‪Experience in fast-paced startup companies with high-velocity development and…

Director of Global Media Engineering
SDI Media USALos Angeles, CA

The Manager of Global Media Engineering is mainly responsible for providing guidance and engineering expertise to the global media engineering group.

Director, Clinical Engineering
Cedars-SinaiLos Angeles, CA

The Director of Clinical Engineering will function as primary leader responsible for clinical engineering and Healthcare Technology Management (HTM).

Associate Director, Cloud Engineering - Fox Technology
Fox CorporationLos Angeles, CA

Help recruit and retain amazing Cloud Engineering talent. Keep Cloud Engineering team aligned with the business and development teams.

Director, Network Operations Engineering (Starlink)
SpaceXLos Angeles, CA

Director, Network Operations Engineering (Starlink). Master's degree in computer science, engineering, or related field. 5+ years leading and managing teams.

Director Mobile Engineering - Funimation
Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc.Culver City, CA

Funimation is looking for a Director of Mobile Engineering to join our growing Engineering and technology team.

Sr. Director of Engineering
SignalSciencesLos Angeles, CA

Director of Engineering you will oversee technical business strategy and focus on building multiple new engineering teams from the ground up with strong vision…

1-20 of 26