Position Open: June 12, 2018
Position Close: Until filled
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**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is a national architecture and engineering firm focused on creating innovative design solutions for U.S. and global clients. We are passionate about our work and are prominently ranked on numerous industry lists. Building Design Construction ranks **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. as a Top 20 architecture and engineering firm and we have been named to the Architect 50 list of top U.S. firms for the past four years. Our culture supports the pursuit of excellence to engage and inspire the best professionals.
Our firm is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with 450 employees in office locations in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. We offer outstanding compensation, benefits, and growth opportunities in a positive work environment. We believe we can create a better world through our work. Giving back is also a guiding philosophy. As a company and as individuals, we proudly volunteer and give back to the surrounding communities where we live and work.
Generous benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401k, Short and Long term Disability, Paid Time Off, Aflac, Flexible benefits, and Legal Resources benefits are available.
We seek to hire a Mechanical Engineer PE
in our Virginia Beach, VA office
who will be responsible for performing, directing and supervising all aspects of mechanical engineering, including but not limited to HVAC, hydronic piping, and energy studies on multi-discipline building design projects of moderate to large scope for commercial and government facilities.
include but are not limited to the following:
Performing all aspects of mechanical engineering design (specifically HVAC engineering and design) as a Mechanical Engineer, including Conceptual Studies, Program Requirements, Design Analyses, Calculations, Equipment selection and layout, and System selection and layout
Meeting with clients to prepare and/or validate proposed scope of services
Preparation of marketing and presentation materials as directed
Directing and leading the work of EI/EIT’s assigned to the project, particularly where engineering judgment on the part of the EI/EIT is exercised and unusual or difficult problems are encountered
Obtain guidance from Senior Engineers and the Department Head as necessary to resolve technical and coordination issues and conflicting criteria
Ensuring staff compliance with the Company’s quality control policies and procedures
Providing and leading mechanical support services during the bidding process, i.e., preparing addenda and amendments as required
Performing and leading mechanical construction phase services including representing the firm on-site, answering RFI’s, reviewing shop drawings, and preparing record drawings.
Coordinating with the firm’s building commissioning services as required
Working with, responding to, and taking direction from project managers, Managing Principals, Design Principals, Operations Directors, and Senior Management
Working with a multi-discipline team of architects, engineers, interior designers and landscape architects
Participate in team meetings and coordinating efforts with other team members
Directing, leading, and training junior mechanical staff as directed
Mentoring and monitoring the professional development of junior mechanical staff
include but are not limited to the following:
Assist with Senior Mechanical Engineer tasks as directed
Serve in the role of Design Manager on projects as assigned
Preparing scope and fee proposals for the mechanical portion of multi-discipline projects or single-discipline, mechanical-only projects
Conduct project code analysis for review by the Senior Mechanical Engineer
Selection and layout of the building mechanical systems, including consideration of alternative systems
Preparing accurate, complete, and code-compliant drawings and specifications for schematic, design development, and construction document submittals.
Develop details of building system components
Reviewing calculations and all work products produced by EI/EIT’s assigned to the project
Reviewing all drawings produced by technicians assigned to the project
Develop discipline specifications for review by the Senior Engineer
Coordinate work product with other disciplines
Incorporate responses to QC comments into the project documents
Assist in responding to RFI’s, client comments, etc.
Review and respond to CA submittals
Perform discipline QA/QC review on assigned projects
Adhere to project budget and schedule
Graduate of an ABET-accredited 4-, 5-, or 6-year engineering program in one of the following disciplines: Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Architectural Engineering Technology
Post graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering or Architectural Engineering will be given additional consideration
Licenses, Certifications, and Accreditations
Must be a fully licensed Professional Engineer in at least one US state, preferably in the local jurisdiction
Understanding of sustainable design principles and design practices with LEED AP accreditation preferred
Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP), Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP), or High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) certifications are desirable
Other ASHRAE certifications are desirable
Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) certification from ASPE is desirable
Additional certifications such as CDT, CCS, or CCCA are encouraged to reflect personal growth in the profession and an ever increasing knowledge base to enhance the design and documentation process
Active participation in NSPE, ASHRAE or other related professional organizations is desirable
A Mechanical Engineer should be able to effectively utilize current company software programs for word processing, e-mail, accounting, and information management through the Windows Operating System and Microsoft Office Suite.
Working familiarity with design and production software to a point of being able to understand the capabilities and limitations of the programs and interact with the support staff in their use of the software is highly desirable.
A Mechanical Engineer should typically have 4 years or more of significant design and practice experience with a Mechanical Engineering firm or a multi-discipline Architectural & Engineering firm with substantial knowledge of applicable mechanical, plumbing, and energy codes and standards.
Experience with energy modeling may be given additional consideration.
Experience as a lead designer or Mechanical Engineer in federal, state, municipal, healthcare, commercial, higher education, science/technology, or similar projects plus experience in Design/Build and CM at Risk project delivery methods is desirable.
Other Criteria and Considerations
Ability to prepare effective and concise documents and correspondence.
Ability to make presentations to a variety of groups
Have a can-do attitude with a desire to provide outstanding professional services
Be dedicated to his or her professional development as well as the success of colleagues and the firm as a whole
Be dedicated to the advancement of the engineering profession
The successful candidate will have the ability to obtain and maintain access to secured worksites in accordance with the facility's security requirements at all times during employment.
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