Jobs Description

  • HVAC Design Engineer
  • Permanent
  • CA, CT, or MA
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent
  • June 21, 2017
  • June 21, 2017
  • June 21, 2017


The senior design engineer is responsible for setting scopes of work and overseeing all design functions at multiple sites. Most of their work is site investigation, preparation of site-specific design documents, supervision of specialty consultants and pricing support leading to acceptance by the government/customer of fixed price design/build proposals. Detail design requirements vary by customer, technology and subcontractors, but at a minimum the candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Work closely with the development team to write detailed scopes of work and design drawings to insure each project can be priced by a turn-key design/build subcontractor and minimize the potential for change-orders during the implementation phase.
  • Coordinate with all internal departments to insure requirements from M&V, O&M, Commissioning and analysis have been incorporated into the design packages.
  • The candidate will be expected to be capable of effective time management and proper resource allocation on the projects assigned to him/her.
  • Managing design consultants during the implementation phase, insuring the final design can achieve savings guarantees and system performance.
  • The senior design engineer will be expected to be the technical interface with the customer during the implementation phase.
  • Qualifications The following experience and attributes are preferred for this position.
  • More than 10 years’ experience in HVAC, central plant, piping and controls; at least two of those years should be in a design/build environment (preferred).
  • Experience managing internal and external staff and consultants.
  • Candidate must be proficient in writing detailed scopes of work for turn/key subcontractor pricing and preparing design drawings in conjunction with these scopes.
  • Prior experience with AutoCAD is required, but the job responsibilities will only require a minimum proficiency. The candidate shall be capable of opening documents and making minor document changes as well as being able to print files for review.
  • Proficient with Microsoft office software.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Additional Preferred skills:

  • Professional registration by examination.
  • HVAC construction or construction management.
  • Energy efficiency analysis.
  • Project team participation and management.
  • Experience with engineering for federal facilities.
  • Education Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering