Thorson Baker & Associate Mechanical Design Engineer (Entry Level) in Cincinnati, Ohio


Thorson Baker + Associates, Inc. is a mid-size multi-discipline consulting engineering firm specializing in institutional and commercial building design throughout the United States and Puerto Rico where we help build the future. We design the buildings where we work and play, schools and universities where our children learn, healthcare facilities for our continued well being, elderly living and retirement communities for our senior citizens and the retail and entertainment complexes where we shop and enjoy our leisure. All this is with a concern for sustainability and the future of our environment. Join TBA and help us build the places where we live, learn and work in communities nationwide.

We are located in a class A office building on twelve acres midway between Cleveland and Akron, minutes from four major highways with easy access to surrounding communities and suburbs.

The Cleveland and Akron metropolitan areas boast numerous museums, including a world class art museum, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum, The National Inventors Hall of Fame, the second largest theater district in the nation, universities, internationally recognized hospitals, and numerous other arts, educational and recreational facilities.

Mechanical Design Engineer

Job Description:

Participate as a team member in the technical development of schematic, design development, construction documents, specifications and construction administration for institutional and commercial building projects.

Job Duties:

  • Mechanical engineering of HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems for institutional, retail and commercial building projects. Prepare calculations and well coordinated, technically sound construction documents that are cost effective, efficient and constructible in a friendly work environment.

  • Communicate and coordinate with architects, owners, other engineering disciplines, vendors, building officials, other consultants, etc. throughout the design phases of the building project.

  • Perform engineering calculations including energy, HVAC load, building energy modeling, etc.

  • Must meet client schedules and internal design and construction administration time budgets.

  • Office construction administration including review of shop drawings, respond to RFI’s, and coordinate with contractors, design team, building officials, owner, etc. through the construction phase of the building project.

  • Able to travel nationally for pre-design site visits, design meetings, construction phase site observations, etc. and prepare detailed technical narrative reports.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or minimum of 5 years of related experience.

  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Efficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Familiar with AutoCAD and Revit.

  • FE/EIT a plus.

  • Capable of attending and engaging in meetings with clients, owners, contractors, etc. in a positive and productive manner.

  • Possess a good work ethic and be efficient in job duties.

  • Willing to work extra hours above 40 hours a week when necessary to meet project deadlines and client demands.


TBA offers a range of attractive benefits designed to enhance the compensation of our employees. Our internal management structure offers an exceptional learning environment while utilizing the latest software, hardware and today’s technologies for the engineering design industry.

Healthcare benefits

Low cost Health Care and Prescriptions Paid Dental Paid Vision Paid Life, AD&D Paid Short Term Disability Paid Long Term Disability Paid Long Term Care Optional Additional Life, AD&D Optional Family Member Long Term Care

401 (k) Savings Plan

Profit Sharing

Flexible Spending Accounts


Paid Vacation

Paid Personal Time

Paid Holidays

Paid time off for Jury Duty

Company Social Events

Lunch and Learns

Assistance in Obtaining PE

Assistance in PE Continuing Education

Assistance in Seminars

Spacious Working Environment

Flexible Working Hours