Sargent & Lundy

Senior Mechanical Designer - Energy & Industrial Group

Sargent & Lundy, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60290


This role offers a hybrid work arrangement. You'll spend three days a week in the office, giving you the flexibility to work remotely for two days.

Project teams in our Energy & Industrial Group (EIG) support industry-leading projects in power generation, plant design, environmental compliance, mid/downstream oil & gas, and multi-disciplined industrial projects. We’re leading efforts to decarbonize the industry by utilizing advanced technologies in renewable energy, carbon capture, and hydrogen power. Our EIG teams perform detailed engineering services for photovoltaic (PV) solar projects and the integration of solar and energy storage. We’re the industry leader in carbon capture technologies with experience executing pilot-scale to commercial-scale projects for utilities, industrial plants, and direct air capture. We provide engineering services for green hydrogen production via electrolysis using solar, wind, hydro, and nuclear power sources and we support on-site usage in power generation, fuel cells, and fueling stations.

As a member of the mechanical design team, this position will offer you the opportunity to work with multi-disciplined engineering and design project teams in developing mechanical physical layout drawings in a 3-D model.

Challenging assignments that include the design of mechanical systems, and investigating, trouble-shooting, and solving a wide variety of mechanical design issues.

Utilize 3D modeling software tools to generate mechanical design schematics.

Participate in the coordination of detailed design phases for all aspects of an integrated mechanical design model.

Provide support to other designers and project team members in order to ensure a complete and timely design.

Independently and as a member of a design team, plan and execute mechanical design deliverables, such as general arrangements, piping isometrics, piping composites, pipe support drawings, and equipment location drawings.

Accompany engineers in field walkdowns and data gathering at client facilities.

Provide guidance to others in the use of drafting tools, and also as a mentor in the development of less experienced drafters and designers.


We do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.

Essential skills and experience:

An Associate's Degree in drafting, or a high school diploma and 1 or more years drafting course work or equivalent technical experience.

10 or more years of detailed physical design experience in the development of mechanical general arrangements, piping systems, and supports.

Proficiency with design software tools in executing 3D plant layout models.

Experience in the review of mechanical equipment, including outlines and interface points, and coordinating and developing the associated deliverables.

Ability to interface with engineering and design teams of other disciplines in the power plant design process.

Valued but not required experience:

Proficiency with MicroStation.

Experience with Laser Scanning and working with Point Clouds.

Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.

Award Winning Compensation & Benefits

At Sargent & Lundy, we care about the health and well-being of our employees. Our commitment extends beyond the workplace, offering comprehensive healthcare plans and generous paid time off to support our team members in every aspect of their lives. We understand the importance of work-life balance, which is why we are proud to provide competitive, award-winning benefits. Our dedication to employee satisfaction has earned us the prestigious Top Workplaces Culture Excellence Award for compensation and benefits in 2022, 2023, and 2024.

Health & Wellness Financial Benefits Work-Life Balance

Health Plans: Medical, Dental, Vision

Life & Accident Insurance

Disability Coverage

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Back-Up Daycare



Pre-Tax Commuter Account

Merit Scholarship Program

Employee Discount Program

Corporate Charitable Giving Program

Tuition Assistance

First Professional Licensure Bonus

Employee Referral Bonus

Paid Annual Personal/Sick Time (PST)

Paid Vacation

Paid Holidays

Paid Parental Leave

Paid Bereavement Leave

Flexible Work Arrangements

Awards & Recognition



CountryUnited States

Area of InterestDesign and Drafting

TypeFull Time - Regular

Job ID2024-11432

Business GroupEnergy & Industrial Group

DepartmentMechanical Design