Careers

Wood Harbinger is an employee-owned collective of highly-skilled individuals with a reputation for high quality work and a culture of collaboration. This is a place where technical excellence and dedicated client service is expected and recognized, enthusiasm is encouraged, and curiosity is cultivated. And we have FUN!

Here, you will never be just a number. We foster a working environment that feels like family. We enjoy the camaraderie of others who thrive on tough technical challenges and are invested in each others’ success. Many of our team members spend their careers here. We kindle an atmosphere of respect, engagement, and risk-taking because we understand that the health of our culture defines the quality and character of our company.

Does this sound like the kind of place where you’d like to grow your career? We are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated, and talented problem solvers that are interested in joining an innovative team during an exciting time of opportunity and growth.

The Perks

Wood Harbinger is a great place to work whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned engineer or project manager!

We value integrity, teamwork, knowledge, and drive. Our goal is delivering, developing, and sustaining the authentic Wood Harbinger experience.

Work-life balance is important! We offer a flexible work schedule to support ease of commuting and family responsibilities, gym membership reimbursement, and a casual “be yourself” atmosphere. Whether you’re most comfortable in a suit and tie or wearing jeans, you’ll fit right in.

We like to have fun! We engage in a variety of philanthropic and camaraderie-building activities throughout the year, such as food drives, holiday gift giving, health and wellness initiatives, and good old-fashioned fun like monthly birthday parties, potluck lunches, happy hours, cornhole and mini-golf tournaments, and more. And don’t be surprised if a spontaneous Nerf gun war breaks out…these things happen.

Got an idea? Let’s hear it! One of the strongest attributes of the firm is our culture of collaboration. We promote transparent communication between leadership and staff because we firmly believe that each individual, regardless of title or years in the industry, has valuable perspective and experience to contribute.

We believe in professional development at all stages of your career! Our employees are active in professional engineering organizations like ASHRAE, Building Commissioning Association (BCxA), Society for American Military Engineers (SAME), Washington State Society for Healthcare Engineering (WSSHE), Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), and more. We pay for memberships and associated costs.

Are you looking to get your E.I.T. or your P.E.? We’ll support you on this journey with paid study time and paid exam fee.

Already have your P.E.? We support your continuing education, pay your Washington State license renewal, and will help you get your license for any other state required for Wood Harbinger work.

Learn more about Wood Harbinger’s Technical Investment.

Great location! Wood Harbinger is located in downtown Bellevue in the brand new, LEED Gold  929 Office Tower. We’re two blocks from the Bellevue Transit Center and I-405 for easy commuting, with lots of local restaurants and cool food trucks right around the corner!

The Benefits

Wood Harbinger offers two medical plans, vision, dental with orthodontia, an employer-funded HRA, employer-paid life & disability, 401(k) matching and 100% vesting upon hire, plus generous paid time off.  We also offer extras like health club reimbursement, investment in your professional development, and transit/parking subsidies.

Wood Harbinger is employee -owned through our Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP). Learn more about the ESOP.

 

Wood Harbinger is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. View our Fair Employment Practices.

 

 

 

Now Hiring

Mechanical Team Leader

Are you an experienced Mechanical Engineer looking for a leadership opportunity with a talented team? Wood Harbinger is winning work and looking for a Mechanical Team Leader with deep healthcare design experience and relationships in the A/E industry to lead a mechanical team primarily in, but not limited to, our healthcare practice. This is a client-facing, leadership role that will contribute to business development and marketing, oversee project delivery and quality control, forecast workload, be accountable for financial performance, and collaborate with other team disciplines.

Here’s what you’ll be doing:

  • Successfully lead and manage single and multi-discipline project teams to scope, schedule and budget.
  • Manage scope creep and scope seep.
  • Review and approve timesheets on a weekly basis.
  • Act as lead mechanical designer on projects.
  • Attend client and project meetings.
  • Assist the firm in marketing new clients, as well as getting new work and repeat business from existing clients.
  • Participate in client interviews to secure new work.
  • Target billable is 70% – 80%, with remainder geared toward marketing, proposals, and team administrative management.
  • Act as a QC reviewer for work of other engineers and designers.
  • Oversee risk management of the mechanical work.
  • Stamp and sign project deliverables.
  • Successfully manage and interface with clients to understand client and user needs and articulate those needs into a coordinated design that meets owners’ project needs.
  • Mentor and teach junior staff.
  • Plan and manage staff and staff workload.
  • Hold yourself and others accountable for desired results.
  • Develop and negotiate project fees with clients.
  • Obtain and review project contracts for work and for subconsultants.
  • Maintain the firm’s mechanical technical standards and standard specifications.
  • Author technical articles, blogs for social media marketing, and attend/speak at local and national healthcare conferences
  • Travel for project-related work (typically local travel)

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • 10+ years of client consulting experience and design background in healthcare facilities. Other market experience is a plus.
  • Active Washington State professional engineering license.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering or related field.
  • Ability to develop a bond of trust with clients and staff, while holding others accountable.
  • Expertise in the design and management of HVAC, plumbing, piping, medical gas, energy plant, fire protection on projects, and leading a team of designers.
  • Exceptional client communication and client management skills that is demonstrated by the ability to gain a track record of repeat business.
  • Exceptional mentoring skills as demonstrated by growth of skills of individuals under your management.
  • Experience in project management and project accounting skills as demonstrated by the ability to create successful financial outcomes on projects.
  • Experience with a variety of project delivery methods including design-bid-build, design/build, and progressive design build.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, BIM, and Revit MEP.
  • LEED AP credentials a plus.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of applicable codes, including but not limited to:
    • Healthcare: NFPA 99-2018, ASHRAE 170, and the 2018 FGI Guidelines.

Other: International Building Code (IBC), ASHRAE standards, Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), Uniform Fire Code (UFC), Washington State Energy Code (WSEC) and other applicable codes required for building mechanical design.

 

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Are you an experienced Mechanical Engineer looking for a growth-oriented career opportunity with a great team? Wood Harbinger is a successful multidiscipline consulting engineering firm with a great team and fun culture – work hard/play hard and enjoy life – located in downtown Bellevue.

We’re winning work and have opportunities for an experienced, senior-level mechanical engineer to act as a project manager and lead teams for select projects, work directly with clients, and provide technical oversight and mentoring for junior staff.  If you’d like to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team who strives for the highest standard of quality, share your knowledge, learn from others, and grow your career, we have a great opportunity for you!

Here’s what you’ll be doing:

  • Lead and coordinate mechanical and multi-discipline project teams
  • Oversee the application of firm-wide engineering and quality standards
  • Actively mentor design staff in mechanical and plumbing design
  • Manage scope of work changes
  • Conduct QC reviews on assigned projects
  • Act as Professional Engineer of Record, stamp, and sign deliverables
  • Provide technical consulting to clients based on professional expertise
  • Identify, pursue, and track project leads to build new and existing client relationships
  • Assist in responding to RFQ/RFPs and develop fee proposals for projects
  • Attend project interviews and client engagements; prepare and deliver presentations to prospective and existing clients
  • Write articles, white papers, blogs, and other content for collateral marketing 

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in the building design or construction industry
  • Active professional engineer registration in the State of Washington
  • Working knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection, building automation controls, sustainable design, and all aspects of mechanical design for the built environment
  • Experience successfully delivering mechanical and multi-discipline projects to Architects and Owners in diverse markets, including healthcare, military, commercial, higher education, life sciences, civic, and government
  • Well-developed and demonstrated project management and people management skills, including managing budgets, mentoring staff, holding others accountable for deliverables, interacting with diverse personalities, and influencing others
  • Track record of successful business development and marketing efforts
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD, AutoCAD MEP and Revit MEP
  • Proficiency with MS suite (Word, Excel, Project Outlook)
  • LEED AP Certification is preferred

 

Here are just a few reasons why you’ll love working with us at Wood Harbinger:

  • Awesome people: Smart is the norm, unique is celebrated, and enthusiasm is encouraged
  • Positive, fun environment: Casual atmosphere-jeans are OK, lots of humor, and daily camaraderie
  • Convenient location, state-of-the-art building: Located in downtown Bellevue, we’re two blocks from the Bellevue Transit Center and I-405 for easy commuting, and close to great restaurants and cool food trucks
  • Great benefits: We offer two medical plans, vision, dental with orthodontia, an employer-funded HRA, employer-paid life & disability, 401(k) matching and 100% vesting upon hire, plus generous paid time off.  We also offer extras like health club reimbursement, investment in your professional development, and transit/parking subsidies
  • Flexible schedule and Remote Work:  We offer the flexibility of up to three days per week working remotely
  • 50+ Years Strong:  A local, respected, employee-owned firm for over fifty years

If you’re excited by this opportunity and have what we’re looking for, we want to meet you!  Contact us today with your resume and pay requirement at: Careers@WoodHarbinger.com  Candidates only please

Wood Harbinger is an equal opportunity employer.