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Sr Mechanical Project Engineer

Company: HGA Architects & Engineers
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

HGA has an excellent opportunity for an experienced and talented Senior Mechanical Engineer and project leader to join our national mechanical engineering practice. Our portfolio includes the design of health care facilities, corporate headquarters, labs, museums, local, state, and federal government facilities, higher education buildings and campuses, and infrastructure improvements.

Building codes and technologies are rapidly evolving. We are looking for professionals with expert knowledge of applicable codes and regulations; extensive knowledge of mechanical engineering systems application, sustainable design and resiliency planning; excellent problem-solving skills, and the ability to work with both internal and external clients to provide high-value performance solutions on HGA's projects across the country.
In this role you will:

  • be responsible for HVAC engineering design including: calculating heating and cooling loads, select equipment, layout duct and piping, create and edit project details, and write and edit project engineering specifications;
  • be responsible for plumbing systems design including calculating capacities and loads, laying out piping systems and details, and editing project specifications;
  • assist in defining and guiding project sustainability goals and delivering systems designs to achieve them;
  • develop work plans and guide staff to deliver project designs according to available budgets;
  • participate in team mentoring activities;
  • engage in community focused outreach along with fellow HGA leaders;
  • participate in design review meetings and workshops;
  • resolve a variety of complex design challenges including conflicting Owner and project requirements, application of different system types, or challenging field conditions;
  • research design options and document findings for the project team;
  • assure drawings and designs are in accordance with local codes and design standards;
  • coordinate with architectural and engineering disciplines as applicable; and
  • assist with project pursuits and fee development (proposal writing, interviews and strategic review of project scope.)
    You will need to have:

  • B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or Architectural Engineering
  • 15+ years of consulting engineering experience with emphasis on HVAC/plumbing design for healthcare, laboratory, commercial, municipal, institutional and government facilities
  • Experience in delivering projects with LEED, Well, Green Globes, or similar sustainable certifications
  • Experience with leading teams on multiple projects concurrently
  • Professional Engineer registration recognized by a state licensing board
  • Knowledge in building controls is desired but not required
  • Revit, BIM, Trane/Trace, IES and Microsoft Office skills required

    Additional Information:
    HGA is a place where you can do your best work. We believe that enduring, impactful design results from deep insight into the people and passions that animate each unique environment. We value empathy, are fueled by curiosity, and embrace the hard work that leads to innovation. Equally important is our commitment to creating a culture of inclusivity and diversity where we encourage your originality, respect the need for flexibility and work-life balance, and empower your desired career growth. HGA is a national award-winning interdisciplinary design firm rooted in architecture and engineering. Learn more about us here.

    Equity is a living, breathing part of who we are and what we do at HGA. Our goal is to ensure that every employee brings their authentic self to work, feels a sense of belonging and works collaboratively to support each other.

    We are committed to meeting our clients' sustainability goals as well as challenging our industry. We aim to develop the expertise and research to push beyond net zero energy to net positive energy; from a neutral effect on health, safety, and resources to a positive one. As the need and desire for sustainability environments grow, so does the focus on high-performance buildings with sound data that we can share back with clients and our design teams.


Keywords: HGA Architects & Engineers, Alexandria , Sr Mechanical Project Engineer, Engineering , Alexandria, Virginia

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