BrandSafway Senior Mechanical Engineer in Seattle, Washington

SafeWorks, LLC

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Seattle, WA 98188

SafeWorks designs Suspended Access (suspended scaffold) systems for commercial and industrial applications and Service Lifts (elevators) and Climb Assist products for Wind Turbine applications. Factory and company headquarters is located in Seattle with additional locations around the US and Internationally. For more information visit or

This position can be based at the Seattle-area headquarters or near Waukesha, WI.

You must be able to pass a pre-employment drug and background screen.


The Sr. Mechanical Engineer provides design and application engineering for access to elevated structures using suspended scaffolding and support equipment as well as material handling and hoisting equipment.

Must possess strong mechanical design skills in system level application engineering, custom design and manufacturing, technical knowledge and project management skills. Must have solid a track record of project management and experience working with cross functional teams including sales and manufacturing and interfacing with customer.


  • Systems engineering application projects including both application of standard products and design of custom equipment for projects from concept through execution.

  • Responsibility for engineering project applications from bidding concept phase through job execution.

  • Creating drawings and calculations packages as required to support project approval.

  • Development of complete system designs and/or individual components or subsystems.

  • Manage drafting/designer resource in the creation of engineered drawings and other supporting documentation as required for the project.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • BS or MS in Mechanical, Structural or Civil Engineering Required

  • PE License

  • Minimum 7 year’s experience as an engineer

  • Solid project management skills

  • Strong computer skills including AutoCAD and SolidWorks. Some FEA capabilities a plus

  • Strong mechanical/structural design skills

  • Familiar with reading drawings; architectural and structural drawing familiarity a plus

  • Experience with code compliance design; OSHA, UL, ASME, etc.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills, MS Office proficiency, able to provide written reports and give professional presentations

  • Authorized to work in the United States

  • Enthusiasm for working in a technically demanding, and exciting environment

  • Strong work ethic and team player attributes

Travel up to 15%

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

BrandSafway, including its subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, special disabled or Vietnam or other era veteran status