Mechanical Design Supervisor


Duluth, MN, US, 55802

Join an entrepreneurial team of dedicated engineering and technical services consultants that work to improve and strengthen America’s critical infrastructures. At Lake Superior Consulting (LSC), a Shawcor company, we are committed to safeguarding the well-being of people and the environment without compromise in a fast-paced, high energy environment.  LSC supports client projects ranging from Front-End Engineering through Commissioning, allowing our teams to gain a breadth of in-depth experience while making a positive impact in several industries.  With our primary focus being the Energy industry, we also support other industries including Power & Utilities, Water & Wastewater, Mining, Commercial and Municipalities.  Our employees are driven by diverse and challenging projects while being able to make meaningful contributions to essential industries.

LAKE SUPERIOR CONSULTING is currently growing at a fast pace and as part of that growth, we are seeking to fill a position as a Mechanical Design Supervisor at our office in Duluth, MN.


The Mechanical Design Supervisor is responsible for providing leadership and supervision to the IE-Facilities Mechanical Design team.  This position is responsible for coordinating allocation of design resources in conjunction with the Mechanical Engineering Manager and Project Managers. The design supervisor is also responsible for ensuring quality assurance of all design deliverables to clients, both internal and external. This position will also work closely with the Design Technical Specialist to develop and implement process improvements both within the Mechanical team and across all Integrated Engineering disciplines.


The Mechanical Design Supervisor will also be responsible for providing design services in a lead or supportive role to the individual project teams. The position will include accountability to grow and develop the Mechanical Design team beyond their current capabilities and implement a continuous improvement plan with the assistance of the Mechanical Engineering Manager, Facilities Engineering Director, and Design Technical Specialist.



  • Work in close collaboration with LSC's Project Technical team(s) to assess opportunities, generate proposals and assemble project teams to successfully execute projects.
  • Implement technical design process improvements to give LSC a competitive edge in the marketplace.
  • Work closely between engineering, design, and project management to ensure project teams are communicating and completing work to schedule.
  • Recommend software solutions for the greatest efficiency and quality of design deliverables.
  • Work with all facilities design locations to address concerns with remote office collaboration.
  • Maintain proper document management control for all design documents produced by the mechanical design team.
  • Coordinate with IE-Pipeline and IM groups when necessary to provide design effort leveling across the LSC organization.
  • Ensure design quality processes, document management processes, and drafting standards processes are followed.
  • Maintain key metrics for efficiency and quality of deliverables.
  • Provide mentorship and leadership to direct reports.
  • Responsible for utilization of IE-Facilities Design team with respect to company goals and direction.
  • Perform billable design execution.  It is expected that the mechanical design supervisor will be an expert CAD user and will need to continue to execute work to maintain skills and perspective.
  • The mechanical design supervisor must have sufficient knowledge of engineering processes and needs to ensure that engineering software and CAD software integration is effective.
  • Ability to work extended hours to meet project and administrative requirements


Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience.
  • Minimum 2-year associates degree, 4-year degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven computer skills: Autodesk software, Solidworks, Microsoft Access, Excel and Outlook.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to assess problems and quickly develop solutions.
  • Working knowledge of engineering and the application of engineering methods to develop code compliant facility design drawing packages.
  • Oil & gas, pipeline, or related industry experience required.


Physical Requirements and Demands:

  • The job requires the ability to sit for extended periods at a computer workstation.  Routinely use standard office equipment such as but not limited to: computers, phones, copiers, and filing cabinets. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk, and hear.
  • Occasional lifting of up to 50lbs.
  • Exposure to weather including heat and cold climates.
  • Ability to work long hours and overtime when projects demand.
  • Ability to travel up to 25%.

Join an entrepreneurial team of dedicated engineering and technical services consultants that work to improve and strengthen our critical energy infrastructure. At Lake Superior Consulting (LSC), we are committed to safeguarding the well-being of people and the environment without compromise in a fast-paced, high energy environment.  LSC provides integrity management solutions and engineering services to meet the increasing needs of our US and Canadian client base.

LSC's focus is on the Energy industry we serve today while evolving our technologies and services to meet the clean energy initiatives of tomorrow. Our talented team of technical professionals serves the Liquids and Natural Gas, Mining, Water and Wastewater, Renewables, and Manufacturing industries. 


Our Growth is Your Opportunity:

Our growth creates an environment for our current employees to gain new skills and take advantage of promotional opportunities. We have opportunities for all levels of people from recent graduates and professionals to technicians, empowering you to grow personally and professionally.  We value our employees’ contributions and award those who step up through promotional opportunities. Molding your own career path is a common theme amongst our team members.

Make an immediate impact:

New employees can expect to be given responsibility and are expected to bring new ideas to the table almost immediately. Your ideas and contributions will be listened to, welcomed and appreciated!

Work with industry leaders:

We are in the consulting business. Therefore, it is our knowledge that is “sold” to our clients and our employees truly are our most valuable asset.  That said, we hire passionate people who are focused on continuous learning and development. Our employees work alongside many subject matter experts and have the opportunity to learn and grow their own knowledge base by working with other high achievers.

Gain diverse well-rounded experiences:

Our engineering teams have the ability to work on diverse projects that are never the same. This means continuous learning and development of skills and increased knowledge base.

Entrepreneurial Culture:

We have a culture that supports playing to our peoples’ strengths and empowering them to make decisions. Our leadership values an entrepreneurial approach to achieving success, solving problems and supporting our clients.

Competitive Salary and Benefits including:

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

Flexible work options

401K/Profit Sharing (6% company match)

Company paid life, AD&D, and short/long term disability

Paid time off (PTO)

Paid holidays (twelve per year)

Tuition reimbursement

EEO Statement

Lake Superior Consulting, LLC (LSC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Nearest Major Market: Duluth MN
Nearest Secondary Market: Superior WI