Mechanical Department Manager - Muscatine, IA in Muscatine, IA at RCS Corporation

Date Posted: 9/16/2020

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Job Description

Job ID: #16943

RCS Corporation has an immediate need for a Mechanical Department Manager located in the Muscatine, Iowa area. This is a full-time Direct Hire position. 

Who We Are
RCS Corporation is a certified Woman-Owned Samll Business (WOSB) specializing in the recruitment of professionals for best-of-class companies throughout the United States.  Since 1994, RCS recruits top talent for direct hire, temp-to-perm and contract staffing positions and provides customized payroll services. Our Recruiting Specialties consist of all Engineering Disciplines, Project Management, Project Controls, Information Technology, Energy Efficiency and Business Professionals. 

Job Summary

Our Client is seeking a Department Manager/Senior Mechanical Engineer to work in the Muscatine office.  In this position, you will work as a project manager or senior project engineer on a variety of Energy, Infrastructure, Federal, and International Projects. The successful candidate must have a good understanding of mechanical systems, for a variety of project types including building mechanical systems such as: HVAC, plumbing, facilities design (boilers, chillers, cooling towers, air compressors), piping layout, equipment selection, district & central heating and chilled water plants, campus-type utility distribution systems, industrial/process facilities, power and infrastructure retrofits and upgrades, and other energy infrastructure projects. The projects are of varying sizes and locations for higher education, utility, federal, municipal and industrial clients.

Opportunity to play an instrumental role in the direction and strategic growth of an established full-service engineering office. Ideal position for a motivated individual looking for diversity, unique challenges, and an opportunity to have a direct impact on the development and success of a growing office.  Position offers interaction with a variety of clients in several different markets, with additional opportunities to work on International projects.

Responsible for the direction and supervision of professional, technical and administrative job groups. Coordinates project priorities, staffing schedules, budgets and staff assignments to ensure clients are provided the best design capabilities to meet their needs. As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, provides technical expertise to assigned projects including the analysis, evaluation and resolution of specific design problems and development of designs.

Essential Duties:

  • Manages all line organization functions assigned to department including personnel administration; project quality assurance and project team support; and support of technical organization.
  • Provides support of business development strategies for client growth and execution.
  • Recommends department plans, programs and resources, including staff budgets and capital expenditures, and manages and executes those approved to meet line organization objectives.
  • Supervises and develops Project Managers and department members to meet established objectives.
  • Recommends hiring, training, salaries, promotion, transfer, demotion and termination of department members.
  • Serves as Project Manager or Senior Mechanical Engineer on key department projects.
  • Assists in the pricing, estimating, scoping and marketing strategies for proposed projects.
  • Determines client requirements and develops reports, specifications, drawings, designs, instructions and related documents.
  • Serves as technical liaison with clients on project efforts and coordinates technical efforts within discipline areas.
  • Consults with construction personnel concerning design construct-ability as related to field conditions, sequencing and scheduling of construction activities.
  • Attends client meetings.
  • Uses computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents. Desirable experience in: Trane TRACE, Caesar II, and Pipe-Flo Professional/Trane Pipe designer.
  • Candidate will be expected to lead and mentor less experienced engineers and designers through the design process. Candidate should be familiar with Microsoft Office. Experience with ProjectWise or similar document control tools is a plus.
  • Candidate should have experience managing a design budget and schedule and be able to demonstrate proficiency in these areas.
  • Project experience as a Discipline Lead, Task Lead, Project Lead or Project Manager is a plus.
  • Performs other functions delegated by the Group Manager.


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with 10+ years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • P.E. Licensure is required, and willingness to get licensed in additional States.
  • Preferred Experience in Trane TRACE, Caesar II, and Pipe-Flo Professional/Trane Pipe designer
  • Experience with ProjectWise or similar document control tools is a plus.
  • Proof of US Citizenship for Federal Contractor Compliance.
  • Ability to travel approximately 10% of the time (domestic and international).
  • Must have experience working on projects for the US Military. Experience working on Air Force Base projects, specifically Aircraft Hangars is a bonus.
  • Due to the nature of the work, the candidate must be a US Citizen.

RCS is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. RCS recruits, hires, and promotes for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, genetic information or age. All terms and conditions of employment such as compensation, benefits, work assignment, availability of facilities and privileges of employment are administered on the same basis of equality.