Chicago Recruiters | Engineering Managers | Mechanical Engineering

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago recruiting firm that specializes in engineering, manufacturing, operations and management recruitment and placement. One of our clients, a leader in their industry, seeks a Mechanical Engineering Manager for a growth opportunity.

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing a group of talented engineering development professionals who specialize in the design of electro-mechanical products. The incumbent will be responsible for writing and editing mechanical specifications and selecting mechanical systems, devices and equipment. This role requires and rewards leadership. As the Mechanical Engineering Manager you’ll need to assess and encourage your team while communicating across departments and interfacing with senior management.


• Assist in design and engineering of Mechanical and E/M products.
• Evaluation and selection of mechanical systems.
• Computerized analysis of heating and cooling loads
• Energy analysis using computer modeling and comparison of life cycle costs
• Verification of and compliance with energy standards
• Report preparation and presentation to clients.
• Project development.
• Coordination of staffing needs for projects.
• Perform annual performance reviews.
• Oversee junior, mid and technical staff, as required
• Oversee and guide Engineers and Designers
• Attend Senior Management meetings


• 10 + years experience in mechanical design of commercial, institutional and industrial products.
• Experience managing and directing a development team
• Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering
• Proficiency in SolidWorks or other 3D CAD
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Excellent oral and written communication skills for client contact.
• Ability to organize and handle multiple project assignments.
• Legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.