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Location: Buckhead/ Atlanta

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Title: Senior MEP Manager
Reports to: Group Leader and Executive VP of Construction 
Location: Atlanta Office or Field as needed 
Compensation Status: Exempt

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The Senior MEP Manager is responsible for managing the safety, quality, and conformance of all MEP scope and is responsible for administering all MEP and Process Phases of a project during pre-construction and through construction.  Provide support/manage a group of 14-16 MEP and Process personnel. The Senior MEP Manager is to be involved in preconstruction activities to ensure consistency with other projects, review constructability, and provide Value Engineering ideas as needed.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Assist in the development of the project specific requirements related to MEP including the interface between process, building, design, and construction.
  2. Review client’s specific operational requirements and interface with project team to ensure design coordination.
  3. Assist the project team in examining all documents for constructability, seeking out suspected design deficiencies, impractical details, and code violations if possible. Bring all concerns to the attention of the project team and recommend a resolution.
  4. Review MEP specifications and drawings including BMS
  5. Estimate and scope MEP trades during pre-construction.
  6. Review Contract Documents, making suggestions/modifications as they relate to the MEP trades.
  7. Manage and lead MEP subcontractors throughout duration of the project (from Groundbreaking through Commissioning and Turnover to Owner).
  8. Assist in developing detailed CPM schedules for all MEP installation activities, including cost and resource loading.
  9. Work with Superintendent on project logistics and temporary facility plans.
  10. Review and approve material and equipment for MEP systems prior to installation.
  11. Monitor the installation and start-up of MEP systems and commissioning of project with Engineer & Owner.
  12. Coordinate activities, materials procurement and other related activities with Project Manager and Field Staff.
  13. Communicate progress and prepare appropriate reports as needed.
  14. Represent KBD Group in regard to the MEP process at Owner’s and contractors meetings.
  15. Work together with the BIM Coordinator to resolve all MEP related conflicts prior to start of installations.
  16. Take overall responsibility for the performance of all MEP trades.
  17. Supervise review and coordination of all MEP submittals and shop drawings.
  18. Prepare budgeting and estimating including quantity take-offs as needed in MEP trades. Prepare comparative cost analysis and value engineering alternatives.
  19. Communicate with MEP subcontractors both verbally and in writing during the pre-construction phase to explain the scope.
  20. Assist in preparing MEP subcontractor evaluations and scope of work documents. Participate in subcontractor interviews and negotiations.
  21. Assist commissioning process towards hand over of the facility to client.
  22. Participate in shop drawing and submittal reviews, Requests for Information, change order review, and coordination.
  23. Assist in project execution for conformance with all contract documents and to ensure that the deliverable meets the requirements.
  24. Develop procedures and documentation to provide for confirmation that systems function to the project requirements and provide the client with a smooth transition to operations.
  25. Assure that the Company’s standard of quality is established and maintained throughout the project.


  1. 10+ years of experience as an MEP Project Manager in Construction/MEP Coordination,
  2. Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or Engineering preferred.
  3. Good understanding of all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and low-voltage systems,
  4. Solid understanding of Building Codes, Mechanical Codes, Electrical Codes and Plumbing Codes as they relate to construction of project,
  5. Hands-on experience in design, engineering, assembling, or start-up with a manufacturing facility.
  6. Solid communication skills, with the ability to read, write and converse with contacts in all levels.
  7. Basic knowledge of Process Piping, HVAC, Ventilation, and Exhaust Systems for Manufacturing facilities.
  8. Experience using CAD software a plus.
  9. Ability to prioritize well and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  10. Willing to take ownership of responsibilities.
  11. Must be eligible to work in the United States and do not require sponsorship now or in the future.

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Current Design Openings

Design Department - Atlanta Headquarters

Title: Electrical Engineer
Reports to: Senior Electrical Engineer 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Headquarters)
Compensation Status: Exempt

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SUMMARY                                                                                                                                                                      Independently performs detailed phases of design engineering work for a project of moderate size and complexity to design and engineer building electrical power distribution, lighting, building life safety, emergency and UPS, security, paging and low voltage voice and data systems to assure safe reliable and energy efficient design. This requires the application of standard design engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria where the scope is already outlined in the form of contract drawings, specifications, one-line drawings and component estimates derived during the preliminary design process. The incumbent must be fully competent in all conventional aspects of design engineering and be capable of planning and conducting tasks requiring independent judgment in the evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard design engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria.


  1. Develop scope of work documents for the preliminary design process

2. Develop design criteria and equipment selection in preliminary design process for preparation of construction documents.

3. Develops specifications, working drawings, instructions, and other related documents of a complex project of moderate size.

4. Selects the materials, equipment and systems based on constructability and value to conform to company standards and project budget.

5. Reviews vendor bids and drawings for major components to be used in the system to assure compliance with specifications, code and requirements of the project.

6. Reviews drawings and evaluates the need for design changes and makes appropriate recommendations.

7. Consults with construction personnel concerning design constructability as related to field conditions, sequencing, and scheduling of construction activities.

8. Ensures that production of drawings, specifications, reports, and analyses meet scope, schedule, cost and quality requirements.

9. May plan, schedule, coordinate, and oversee the work of lower-level engineers who assist with particular projects.

10. Responsible for keeping current on new electrical products and must be able to judge their suitability for specific uses. Should compile and communicate with said product representatives on a regular basis.

11. Communicate appropriate information on project status, scope changes and problem areas to senior electrical engineer.

12. Maintain current knowledge of National Electrical Codes as well as design and construction procedures to meet changing priorities.

13. File calculations in a complete and orderly manner for future reference.


  1. This classification normally requires a 4-year Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology degree and 5-7 years’ related experience (or equivalent working knowledge/experience).

2. Proficiency in utilizing various computer software packages such as AutoCAD, Revit and electrical engineering software’s.

3. Knowledge of power system design and installation.

4. Revit proficiency required

5. Does not require sponsorship now or in the future.

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Current Construction Openings

Construction - Atlanta, GA

Title: Senior Project Manager
Reports to: Project Executive or Business Unit Leader
Location: Atlanta, GA (Office or Field as needed)
Compensation Status: Exempt

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It is the function of the Project Manager to manage the Kajima project team on a project (or multiple smaller projects) to ensure delivery to the client of the services committed to by Kajima. 


  1. Coordinate and direct the Design, Estimating, Purchasing, Engineering, Accounting, Cost, and Construction functions as they relate to the completion of the project under his/her direction.
  2. Ensure the master progress schedule is established and maintained, incorporating dates and times, for owner decisions, availability of design information, procurement of materials and subcontracts, lead times for fabrication and field installation.
  3. Establish and maintain effective relationships with the Client and Kajima project team and their various subcontracted services.
  4. Execute projects in conformance with all contract documents and achieve expected financial results.
  5. Assure that the Company’s standard of quality is established and maintained throughout the project.
  6. Effectively organize, manage and train the field and office staff of the project and assure the continued development of assigned staff by use of performance evaluations, varying assignments and promoting positive project morale. 
  7. Ensure that applications for payment by the client are properly submitted, payments promptly received, and funds are properly disbursed. 
  8. Keep management informed as to the progress of the project, its financial and cash positions, and status of current Client relations.
  9. Perform buyout or assist Preconstruction Manager in buyout process.
  10. Adhere to and positively support the KBDG’s safety policy as set forth in the company’s Safety Manual.
  11. Perform additional assignments as required by the operating needs of the Business Unit or as directed by the Business Unit Leader or Regional Manager.


  1. A four-year degree in Construction, Engineering or Architecture, and at least six years of Design/Building Construction experience required.
  2. Extensive building construction experience complimenting non-engineering or architectural training is also appropriate.
  3. Experience in pre-construction and construction services for a variety of building construction types is desirable.
  4. Extensive knowledge of construction cost, scheduling, estimating and engineering principles and techniques.
  5. Knowledge of various design and construction means, methods and materials, their characteristics, installation procedures and tolerances.
  6. Demonstrates management, leadership and interpersonal skills.
  7. Must be eligible to work in the United States and does not require sponsorship.

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