MEP Design Phase Manager

Job Locations US-IL-Itasca
Posted Date 11 months ago(3/9/2017 5:14 PM)
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Mortenson’s success is not a matter of luck; it’s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.

Our foundation and culture are based upon our company values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.

It all starts with our exceptional people and exceptional teams. Mortenson has been voted a "best place to work" 38 times regionally over the past decade…

…What are you waiting for?



Mortenson is currently seeking a MEP Design Phase Manager for our Chicago Operating Group. The MEP Design Phase Manager is responsible for providing overall management direction and expertise for design phase activities for one or more concurrent projects inclusive of project estimating, business partner selection, preliminary scheduling, design development, quality control and planning for the commissioning of the MEP scope of work. Responsible for developing and maintaining productive working relationships with staff, business partners, designers, vendors, estimating consultants, code officials, and Owner representatives.



  • Provide input and participate in the identification, development, preparation and presentation for the acquisition of new projects.   


  •  Understand, translate and communicate the customer desires for the MEP systems to the project team.     
  • Review MEP options, generate systems analysis, and provide system options for a particular project.     
  • Providing meaningful input to the project’s programming and conceptual design activities.     
  • Coordinate and participate with Mortenson's Center for Sustainable Energy in life cycle cost analysis during MEP system selection.
  • Review documents from project award through buyout for system sizing, coordination,  interface, constructability and logistics solutions. Identify potential issues to appropriate engineering discipline. 


  •  Provide and/or participate in value alternative development with dollar magnitudes.     
  • Participate in value alternative review sessions for mechanical and electrical disciplines.     
  • Present MEP estimate detail to clients and engineers.
  • Maintain mechanical and electrical historical cost data.
  • Prepare budgetary MEP estimates based upon program and schematic design information.


  •  Assist bid team in analyzing market conditions and developing bid list.
  • Lead and/or participate in MEP business partner selection process including soliciting business partners, preparing estimate narratives (scope definition), coordinating design input, developing bid packages, proposal analysis, and final selection.
  • Provide consistent support for project team(s) and on-site MEP resources during construction to ensure scope, quality and schedule performance goals established during design are met by our MEP business partners.
  • Evaluate mechanical and electrical changes from business partners.
  • Assist Project Manager in contract development for MEP business partners.


  •  Integrating 3D/4D modeling technology into the preconstruction phase of the projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.



  • Four year college degree in one of the following: Construction Management, Architectural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent.     
  • 5+years of construction experience, preferably experience with a Mechanical or Electrical Contractor.
  • A minimum of five years estimating or on-site project management experience in construction with one to two years previous experience as a Preconstruction Manager.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and low-voltage systems .
  • May be up to 20-30% travel.


  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office.
  • Working knowledge of construction equipment and techniques, scheduling and cost control procedures, drawings and specifications, and required standards.


Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.

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