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Project Design Engineer jb129

Birmingham, AL, USA

Job Type

full time



Our client, headquartered in metro Birmingham, AL, is seeking a Project Design Engineer. The position reports directly to the VP of Engineering and is pivotal in supporting operations and the supply base for manufacturing electrical products. This role entails being a project lead, interpreting customer specifications, designing in SOLIDWORKS, and managing several projects and shop work orders.



  • Act as Lead Designer on multiple projects and perform complete mechanical systems design.

  • Coordinate design and schedule with other disciplines such as structural, electrical, technology, clerical, and equipment suppliers. 

  • Document design decisions, meetings, and instructions from clients promptly, while monitoring the project design progress. 

  • Designing primarily using SOLIDWORKS or AutoCAD while adhering to department CAD standards.

  • Detailing fabricated parts and utilizing a vast library of pre-existing designs to efficiently create drawing packages for customer approval.

  • Making timely revisions based on markups and documenting drawing changes through an established ISO 9001 compliant Engineering Change process.

  • Generating drawing packages from various inputs such as hand sketches, marked photos, and fully detailed substations.

  • Interpreting customer drawings, often involving detailed structural members and equipment layouts.

Qualifications and Job Information

Desired Qualifications:

  • An Associate degree in Drafting from a technical school, with a preferred minimum of 4 years' experience.

  • Proficiency in SOLIDWORKS or Inventor.

  • Experience with AutoCAD (2D) or DraftSight.

  • Familiarity with Office 365 product suite, especially Excel.

  • Familiarity with CRM Systems.

  • Working experience in PDM/PLM systems.

  • Experience in structural detailing or mechanical system design.

  • The ability to problem-solve and manage multiple projects concurrently.



  • 401(k) w/matching

  • Health

  • Vision

  • Dental

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Health Savings Account

  • Paid Time off

  • Referral Program

  • Bonus Opportunity

  • Tuition Reimbursement

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