Headquartered in Ft. Wayne, IN, Tippmann Group is a privately held holding company for Tippmann Construction, Tippmann Properties, and Interstate Warehousing. Our companies are recognized as national leaders in refrigerated construction, distribution and warehousing solutions, as well as property management.

Tippmann Construction Project Design Leads work closely with potential customers and the Tippmann Construction Sales, Design, Estimating, Project Management and Leadership teams during the sales cycle and the construction process. The Managers are responsible for being one of the lead resources focused on understanding project design needs, developing site and facility solutions, drafting options, scope definition, assisting third party-engineers with project planning and cost estimations, and presenting the options to Tippmann Leadership and customers.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Lead TC third party engineers through the 30-60-90 engineering process
  • Utilize CAD, 3D Modeling, and Bluebeam to develop detail site and facility designs, ensuring designs meets all stakeholder needs and wants
  • Work with potential customers and Tippmann Construction sales and engineering leadership to understand the client’s business, operational processes, and their facility design needs and wants
  • Work with customers and outside stakeholders to modify design options and drive resolution on open design elements and issues
  • Work with government officials, local utilities, and additional 3rd parties to understand outside impacts to facility and site designs
  • Translate business requirements into site and facility design options for the impacted stakeholders
  • Clearly define project scope and develop high level construction project plans corresponding to design options
  • Assist Estimating in developing project costs, including optional designs, alternates, and allowances
  • Support the Tippmann and Customer Project Management teams throughout the construction process

Skills and Capabilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, or similar
  • Understanding of industrial facility and site design including architectural, mechanical, civil, structural, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and equipment layout.
  • High levels of proficiencies with AutoCAD or related drafting technology
  • Understanding and experience with 3D Modeling and BIM concepts
  • Proven capability to learn quickly and problem solve in multi-solution and ambiguous situations
  • Strong internal and external communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated leadership in driving decisions among a team of individuals
  • Track record of positive job performance, attention to detail and results-oriented experience
  • Self-starter, highly motivated and require limited supervision
  • Proficiency with the MS Office suite of products including MS Excel and MS Project
  • Industrial facility design, engineering, and construction experience a plus
  • Experience within the Food Processing and Distribution industry preferred
  • Bluebeam


  • Position based at the Tippmann Group Corporate office in Ft. Wayne, Indiana
  • Limited travel is required.


  • Industry-leading salary
  • Quarterly bonus program
  • Sign-on and retention bonuses
  • Company iPad and iPhone
  • Seven paid holidays
  • Paid vacation time
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage
  • Short- and long-term disability as well as life insurance
  • 401k plan with company match