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Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing Designers are key players at Klingner, working collaboratively to find innovative and practical solutions. Customized building systems. Industrial upgrades. Municipal improvements. You’ll contribute to a variety of cutting-edge projects — all while honing your skills under the mentorship of MEP experts who are invested in your success. If you want a fulfilling career with growth opportunities, this position is the perfect fit.


  • Create and develop detailed mechanical, electrical, and plumbing system designs for a wide variety of projects.
  • Complete work according to relevant codes and standards.
  • Produce construction documents from sketches, notes, dialogue, and other details.
  • Generate and maintain clear documentation throughout the project process, including drawings and specifications.
  • Collaborate in a team environment as well as self-manage and self-motivate.
  • Use good written and verbal communication skills coupled with strong organizational skills to complete projects.
  • Attend and actively participate in project team meetings.
  • Manage time and workload to meet project task deadlines and commitments within your projects’ budgets and schedules.
  • Report to intermediate and senior-level coworkers regularly.
  • Travel occasionally to support project tasks.
  • Comply with office standards.
  • Take field measurements and attend field site inspections.
  • Develop relationships with local clients.

NOTE: This is a full-time position. This person will serve as the only MEP engineer in the Galesburg office with supervision and mentorship from the Burlington and Quincy offices.  

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  • 2+ years of experience designing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited institution.
  • Professional Engineer licensure is preferred.
  • If not yet licensed, the following is preferred:
    • 2 years of documented experience working under a licensed PE.
    • Completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
    • Eligibility to apply for licensure in the State of Illinois within the next 2 years.
  • Proficiency with Revit is a must.
  • Demonstrated experience with HVAC design, including HVAC load calculation, ductwork and piping design, equipment selection, etc.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and perform work assignments with minimal supervision.

NOTE: Candidates with less than 2 years of experience would be required to complete training in Quincy, IL; Burlington, IA; or Columbia, MO, before moving to Galesburg.

Why I Chose Klingner…
Fredric Hoerr

“I enjoy working in the MEP Department due to its balance between technical problem-solving and collaborative teamwork.

Witnessing our designs transform into tangible structures while working with such a professional and experienced team makes each day fulfilling.”

Fredric Hoerr

The Perks

At Klingner, we offer excellent benefits, career growth opportunities, and a competitive salary depending on experience.

  • Mentor / Mentee opportunities
  • Professional development assistance
  • Health Insurance (three coverage options available)
  • VPTO, sick leave, and 7.5 paid holidays
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match
  • Health savings and Flexible Spending
  • Yearly Wellness reimbursement
  • Bonus opportunities
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
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What Sets Klingner Apart

Your experience is valued. Unique to the Architecture, Engineering, Surveying, and Geotech industry, Klingner & Associates, P.C. has an average employee retention rate of 9.5 years. As a nearly 120-year-old firm, this makes us proud. Each staff member provides a wealth of understanding and experience that helps drive our reputation for high quality deliverables. 

Client support is important to everyone in the firm. For over 10 years, Klingner has maintained an 85% client retention rate. We are also focused on staying ahead of the curve when it comes to technology, culture, and project delivery. 

With engaged leadership, Klingner acts on employee feedback and recommendations for continued evolution. At Klingner, we value quality, respect, professional advancement, and an enjoyable work environment. 

Apply today to become a part of a growing organization, deeply rooted in the communities we serve.

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Ready to Apply?

Applying is easy – Simply complete the Initial Interest Form below.

We are an EOE; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.

Upload your completed resume, then fill in and submit this Initial Interest Form.

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