Schaper Associates, Inc Published: July 23, 2019
Andover, MA
Job Type


Title: Vice President of Engineering

Company: Our client is a well-established Industrial Refrigeration
service company in the New England market. Our client has provided a variety of
services including: system designing, energy studies, performance evaluations,
and system and equipment maintenance to the commercial and industrial HVAC/R
industry for over 20 years. Working predominately in the food/beverage,
pharmaceutical, and process industries, our client prides itself on delivering
excellence to their customers efficiently and effectively. Currently, this
company is seeking a Vice President of Engineering.

Position Purpose

Vice President, Engineering will partner closely with the commercial and
project management team to design and deliver high caliber refrigeration

The VP, Engineering will develop detailed design drawings,
models and related specifications of mechanical equipment and designs,
according to engineering sketches and design proposal specifications, including
refrigeration, HVAC, piping, and controls systems.
As Vice President of Engineering, your responsibilities and
accountabilities include:

Duties and Responsibilities

• Play a key role in proposal, bid development and installation
for industrial ammonia/central refrigeration, commercial split systems and HVAC
processes for industrial or commercial applications;

• Provide leadership to the engineering team, including
mentoring opportunities;

• Review submittal drawings and data for compliance with design
intent and/or contract documents;

• Review engineering drawings and designs to ensure adherence to
established specifications, scope of work and standards specified by each

• Field measure existing facilities, as needed, and develop
drawings for system installations;

• Create sketches and related design documents to complete the
required refrigeration system and accommodate customer expectations;

• Assist/direct CAD Coordinator in producing 2D and 3D CAD/BIM
drawings and document sets from sketches, existing drawings, equipment shop
drawings and standard details for refrigeration, HVAC, piping and controls
systems to be estimated, installed and/ or fabricated;

Layout and dimensioning of equipment locations, pipe and ductwork routing, and
support systems to eliminate interferences with other components, existing
systems or other building elements, accommodate servicing requirement, and
maximize system installation efficiency

• Assist/direct CAD Coordinator in producing/updating Process
System Management (PSM), P&ID and isometric drawings based on project
requirements; Assist/direct CAD Coordinator in producing accurate ‘As-Built’
drawings from field mark-ups upon completion of a construction project;

• Coordinate and consult with others on design, layout and/or
detail components and systems to resolve design issues or installation

• Perform load calculations to determine the refrigeration
requirements of the facilities;

• Perform heat transfer and thermodynamic analysis associated
with sizing and selection of refrigeration equipment, piping and control

• Relief Valve Calculations;

• Develop P&ID’s, flow diagrams, plans and specifications
for refrigeration systems;

• Size piping and ductwork;

• Writing and continuous improvement of specifications and
standards pertaining to refrigeration including piping, vessels, compressors,
evaporators, condensers, valves, instrumentation, corrosion protection, and

• Work closely with
company resources to assure projects are meeting technical and quality




He/she is a
team-oriented, customer-focused and technically competent Engineer with a high
sense of urgency. More specifically the Vice President, Engineering will have
BS Degree in a mechanical discipline, ideally with current PE certification.
Minimum 15 years engineering experience in industrial refrigerated systems

and Special Requirements

• Demonstrated technical understanding of refrigeration;

• Proficiency in drafting/design programs, e.g. CAD and
Microsoft Office applications, i.e. Outlook, Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint,

• Basic to advanced knowledge of drafting programs;

• Ability to read, analyze and interpret construction drawings
and P&ID’s;

• Skill in writing reports, business correspondence and
procedure manuals;

• Experience in all aspects of project requirements including
mechanical, electrical, and structural, including application of current codes;

• Knowledge of construction equipment and techniques, drawings
and specifications;

• Knowledge of building materials, engineering standards and

• Ability to work closely with others on a team as well as

• Physical ability to access job sites, including some climbing
and crawling;

• Capability of maintaining a high energy level to handle a
dynamic, fast-paced workload;

• Strong problem-solving and analytical skills in evaluating

• A high level of technical and spatial aptitude;

• Strong
interpersonal and communication skills;

• Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines;

• Self-motivation and
willingness to learn and embrace new ideas and technologies.


Location: Andover MA



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