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Sr. Project Engineer – New Product Development (Heat Pump)
Lebanon, TN

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$95,000 - $101,000 / yr

Currently, we are looking for a Sr. Project Engineer based in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Company Overview:

Join a global industry leader with over 140 years of history and a strong commitment to continuous improvement. Our client is a $3.8 billion company at the forefront of water heating and water treatment technologies. With a focus on innovation, they take pride in providing the world with cutting-edge water technology solutions. Employing over 12,000 individuals globally, they foster a culture of growth and excellence.


Primary Function:

We are seeking a Senior Project Engineer with expertise in Heat Pump technology to join our dynamic team. Based at our Heat Pump Engineering Center of Excellence in Lebanon, Tennessee, this role offers a unique opportunity to work on the latest technologies and contribute to the development of heat pump water heaters.

What Sets This Role Apart:

  • Engage in groundbreaking work on the forefront of technology
  • Ownership of engineering projects from concept to manufacturing
  • Support throughout the engineering process with dedicated Simulation, CAD Design, and Lab Tech teams
  • Defined career ladder for advancement in either a Technical Expert or Management path


As a Senior Project Engineer, you will:

  • Manage complex engineering projects from initiation to completion, ensuring on-time and within-budget delivery
  • Apply engineering standards and procedures, providing expertise on challenges within the field
  • Balance and prioritize multiple projects while being an effective team player
  • Communicate technical material to internal business units and cross-functional teams
  • Provide detailed test programs/plans and guidance to Lab and CAD personnel
  • Conduct, document, and evaluate product-specific tests
  • Review product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer needs
  • Coordinate activities to resolve technical developments, rescheduling issues, and design and test problems
  • Request/evaluate and approve product design changes through the Product Changes Processes in the SAP system
  • Interact with other Engineering Staff, providing input in your area of expertise
  • Prepare project expense estimates and control expenditures within the project budget
  • Support field service engineering, respond to field questions, and incorporate improvements in future products
  • Maintain professionalism in accordance with company values


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field plus 5 years of experience (OR) Master’s Degree plus 3 years of experience (OR) Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3+ years of Refrigerant Cycle experience dealing with HVAC air conditioning systems and/or heat pumps
  • Detailed understanding of HVAC system functions, including refrigeration, heat transfer, airflow, and ventilation
  • Experience with components used within HVAC systems such as evaporator coils, compressors, condensers, and fans
  • Air conditioning and/or Heat Pump design and hands-on testing experience
  • Proficiency in design/simulation/analysis tools such as Solidworks, LabVIEW, EES, CFD, FEA, and ERP software (SAP or similar)
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to travel 10 – 15% for product testing, field installations review, and meetings with internal Engineering teams

They Offer:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits plans including medical, dental, life insurance, retirement security savings plan, and more
  • Tuition assistance for professional development opportunities

This is a full-time opportunity with a leader in the industry. Submit your most recent resume for quick and confidential consideration. Join us in shaping the future of water heating technology!


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