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MEP Practice Leader
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Our client is a leading international multi-disciplinary practice consistently recognized and awarded at the highest levels for design excellence, technical innovation and sustainable design leadership. The firm leverages its international expertise and in-depth knowledge of local markets through a network of culturally diverse, people-centric, global design studios focused on Aviation + Transportation, Civic + Cultural, Commercial, Education, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Justice, Recreation + Wellness, Residential, Retail, Science + Technology, Sports, Tall Buildings and Workplace projects. Their innovative work encompasses Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, Planning + Urban Design, Space Management and Sustainability Consulting. Given the firm’s robust growth and success they are seeking an MEP Practice Leader for their Global Engineering Group.

The MEP Practice Leader is a visionary with a passion for integrated engineering and architectural design for resilient and sustainable outcomes. As a key thought leader and industry expert in a highly collaborative global design practice, the MEP Practice Leader is responsible for winning new commissions, leading project teams as Principal-in-Charge, and leading the MEP Engineering Practice in business development, project design and delivery, client relations, financial management and staff development. Working closely with the Director of Sustainability, firmwide and regional Engineering teams, they will assist the practice in developing and executing transformative design regionally, nationally, and internationally. As one of the top ten fully integrated Architecture and Engineering Practices in the world, the firm is committed to embedding equity, diversity and inclusion into every part of the organization.



  • Be the “trusted advisor” in all matters related to the MEP Engineering Practice
  • Engage clients in explorations of innovative, relevant, and sustainable design solutions
  • Lead progress on firm’s 2030 commitment and Net Zero project targets and report back to senior leadership
  • Facilitate regular meetings with the MEP Engineering team to enable and promote broad and consistent communications at all levels
  • Assess MEP engineering resources, expertise, and experience, and recommend key hires to build a “best in class” team
  • Continually engage business development and company leadership in goals & objectives
  • Prepare and deliver high performance design presentations to clients; drive consultant work to achieve design goals
  • Foster a commitment to external and internal client service


  • Develop and successfully execute practice goals, business plan, and profitability; aligning efforts with global, national, and regional business unit plans and goals
  • Create and foster a culture of design excellence; initiate project design concepts and idea discussions, provide guidance to design teams during project design development
  • Serve as Principal-In-Charge and/or Project Manager for one or more projects
  • Implement and utilize Firm Standards for all projects and processes. Personally contribute to Firm Standards through new procedure initiation and development
  • Engage in preparing fee and workload projections for assigned projects
  • Maintain appropriate billable and non-billable percentage of personal and departmental time
  • Oversee project technical and design reviews

Staff Development

  • Mentor, coach and motivate design teams and individuals; fostering an environment of mutual respect and trust among members of the group
  • Prepare and deliver staff evaluations; contribute to performance development, compensation decision-making and allocation processes of department
  • Support diversity and develop continuing education opportunities to expose design staff to influences which will stimulate design creativity and innovation
  • Encourage staff exploration and innovation to achieve design and technical excellence and continual improvement
  • Participate in global and national professional associations, maintain active memberships, and attend conferences valued by clients as appropriate. Public speaking may be required
  • Foster and promote a green workplace through sustainable work practices
Business Development
  • Create and execute the MEP Engineering Practice marketing strategy; assist with the overall branding and development of the firm’s national MEP Engineering practice
  • Identify new business opportunities while advancing current client relationships. Listen for and seek out new projects which may exist or are being formulated
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, contractors, and jurisdictional/approval agencies to increase stature in the market and community resulting in increased potential business opportunities
  • Collaborate with the marketing department in development of marketing campaigns, award submittals, materials, webinars, overall proposal preparation
  • Direct the preparation of press releases and PR materials publicizing multidisciplinary projects
  • Leverage speaking and writing opportunities to help position the firm as a thought leader


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering required. Master of Science in Engineering preferred
  • Licensed Engineer with current registration. LEED Accredited preferred
  • Experience leading integrated architecture and engineering teams
  • Experience in the design and delivery of LEED Gold or Platinum projects
  • Experience with climate resilience, net zero/net positive, embodied carbon, and low-carbon building strategies and guidelines preferred
  • Expert at all aspects of MEP Engineering discipline, including a track record of recent successful major projects over $100m, and one major project over $250m
  • 15+ years of MEP Engineering experience, with 5+ years in a management/leadership role leading teams and on high profile, complex projects from concept to occupancy.
  • Proven ability to masterfully present, sell, and negotiate integrated design services
  • Ability to manage the MEP Engineering Practice with a collaborative leadership style that values internal and external relationships
  • Ability to think strategically, implement change, enforce policy, and resolve conflict
  • Published and/or award-winning projects a plus
  • Demonstrated talent in programming/planning, design development and project leadership for large-scale integrated architecture and engineering projects
  • Advanced knowledge of progressive technical and regulatory MEP Engineering requirements for design and understanding of fundamental departmental organization and functionality
  • Proven ability to prioritize oneself and the work of others to meet deadlines and provide high quality service to clients