Mechanical Engineer
TranSystems - Norfolk, VA

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The Norfolk, VA office consists of architects, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers. With a wide range of projects, the office typically works on complex and challenging Government funded projects. Responsiblities for this role include planning, designing, and directing components of HVAC, mechanical, and energy management systems for Department of Defense and various government agencies on projects including but not limited to aviation hangars, barracks, heavy commercial buildings and industrial facilities.

General Duties & Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Plans, schedules, or coordinates phases of mechanical engineering work for projects of major to moderate scope.
2. Develops, reviews, and takes responsible charge for mechanical construction documents and coordinates mechanical work with other disciplines.
3. Evaluates energy usage for future and existing facilities and identifies strategies for reducing client’s energy cost.
4. Develops sustainable design solutions with emphasis on total cost of ownership and reduced energy consumption.
5. Reviews shop drawings, RFI s (Requests for Information), and works with client, contractor, and other trades to resolve construction related issues.
6. Performs site visits for field investigation and construction admin. Must be willing to travel domestically and occasionally abroad. (0-15% travel time per annum)
7. Assists in the improvement and development of tools, process, and resources utilized by the MEP department to enhance product quality and overall efficiency.
8. Analyzes information and data to perform routine design tasks.
9. Makes decisions independently on engineering problems and methods, and occasionally represents the organization in meetings to resolve important questions, and to plan and coordinate work.
10. Receives instructions from Project Manager or Team Leader as to the general results expected.
11. Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed plans for projects.
12. Responsible for accuracy of engineering design and plans, quality presentation, thoroughness and follow-through, and efficient conformance to budgets, schedules, and company standards.
13. Keeps Project Manager informed of workload and any changes in project schedule or scope or additional services.
14. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Supervisory Responsibilities – No supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative, of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience – Bachelor’s degree in the engineering field (i.e. Mechanical, Electrical) or related Mathematical degree and a minimum of 5 years of design experience with exposure to a variety of mechanical engineering projects and a good understanding of project management concepts. A minimum of 3 years experience working in AutoCAD. A minimum of 3 years of experience working in either Revit or BIM software. Preferred experience in Trace700. DOD and/or Federal Government experience highly preferred. Experience in developing NET-ZERO energy strategies also highly preferred.

Language Ability – Excellent communications skills are a must. Ideal candidate shall demonstrate ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, codes, standards, financial reports, and legal documents; Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community; Ability to write articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format; Ability to effectively present information to clients, top management, public groups, and/or Boards of Directors.

Math Ability – Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry, and differential equations; Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability – Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills - Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and various engineering software systems including: AutoCAD MEP; Trane TRACE 700, DOE II, or Carrier HAP; duct and pipe sizing software. Autodesk REVIT experience is highly preferred.

Certificates and Licenses – Registration as a licensed Professional Engineer. LEED AP, CEM, CGD, and/or widely recognized building commissioning certification (CxA, CBCP, etc…) are highly preferred.

Work Environment - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, depending on field assignments.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, however, construction and field assignments can be severe (i.e. Airport noise, inside factories, construction equipment, jack hammers, etc).

Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, depending on field assignments.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hand and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone keyboard. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, talk or hear, and drive a car. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust

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