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Mechanical Engineer (PE)
Title:Mechanical Engineer (PE)
Department:Mechanical Engineering
Job Location:Norfolk, Virginia

Listing 2.08.04v2

Open Date:  Friday, February 15, 2013
Close Date:  Friday, March 15, 2013, COB

An Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/V.  AAP. Drug-free workplace. E-verify. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. We do not typically sponsor H-1B visas.  Must apply online through corporate website at

Firm Description

Celebrating over 90 years of success, Clark Nexsen, PC is a full-service, multi-discipline architectural and engineering design firm. We are headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia with offices in Washington DC, Raleigh and Charlotte, NC, Richmond and Roanoke, VA, and Macon, Brunswick, and Atlanta, GA. Our 500+ employees enjoy competitive compensation and benefits, an upbeat and professional work environment, and numerous opportunities for career development. We are ranked among the top 200 international A/E design firms by Engineering News-Record and have been recognized many times as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work. We promote strong ties with the communities in which we live and work - our employees are involved in countless community service projects.

Generous benefits include Health, Dental, 401k, Short- and Long-term Disability, Vacation/Sick. Optional Aflac, Flexible Benefits, and Legal Resources available.

Job Description

We seek to a hire a licensed, mid-level Mechanical Engineer who will be responsible for performing 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.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Performing all aspects of mechanical engineering design (specifically HVAC engineering and design) as a lead 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 work
  • Coordinating and communicating all aspects of mechanical design within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ensuring compliance with quality control policies and procedures.
  • Preparing accurate and complete mechanical project programming, schematic designs, design development designs, and construction documents.
  • Providing mechanical support services during the bidding process, i.e., preparing addenda, amendments, open bids, tabulate bids, etc.
  • Performing mechanical construction phase services including representing the firm on-site, answering RFI’s, reviewing shop drawings, preparing as-builts, etc.
  • Coordinating with the firm’s building commissioning services as required
  • Working with, responding to, and taking direction from project managers, PICs, Operations Directors, and Senior Management
  • Working independently with limited direction


The ideal candidate will have the following education:

  • Graduate of an ABET-accredited 4-, 5-, or 6-year engineering program in one of the following disciplines:
    • Mechanical Engineering (Building design focus)
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology (Building design focus)
    • Architectural Engineering (Mechanical or HVAC engineering focus)
    • Architectural Engineering Technology (Mechanical or HVAC engineering focus)

Additional consideration will be given to candidates with the following education:

  • Post graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering or Architectural Engineering

Note: licensed PE applicants who do not meet the above educational requirements may be considered if otherwise well-qualified

Licenses, Certifications, and Accreditations

The ideal candidate will have earned the following licenses, certifications, and accreditations:

  • Must be a fully licensed Professional Engineer in at least one US state, preferably in the local jurisdiction or being eligible for reciprocity with the local jurisdiction.
  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
  • Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP), Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP), or High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP)

Additional consideration will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Certified Construction Documents Technician (CDT) or other certification from the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
  • Other ASHRAE certifications
  • Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) certification from ASPE
  • Membership in Mechanical Engineering professional organizations

Software Skills

The ideal candidate will have experience with the following software programs:

  • MS Office
  • Outlook
  • AutoCAD
  • TRANE Trace 700
  • Autodesk Revit

And familiarity with the following software programs:

  • Carrier HAP
  • E Plus or other HVAC energy software

Additional consideration will be given to candidates who are familiar with:

  • Bentley MicroStation
  • Bentley BIM
  • Bentley MEP
  • Autodesk Navisworks
  • Newforma Project Center

Career and Work Experience

The ideal candidate will have 4 to 8 years A/E consulting experience as a mechanical engineer with exceptional written and verbal communication skills and substantial knowledge of applicable mechanical, plumbing, and energy codes and standards.

We particularly seek professionals with strong energy modeling and energy management credentials and experience.

Design Project Experience

The ideal candidate will have specific project experience in the design of HVAC systems – please be sure to describe representative projects in the resume. 4 to 8 years of HVAC design experience in one or more of the following types of design projects is strongly preferred:

  • Design Build projects
  • Commercial facilities
  • DOD and Military facilities
  • K-12 Schools
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Hospitals, Medical, or Healthcare facilities
  • Industrial facilities
  • Laboratories and Research facilities
  • Projects exceeding $20 million in construction value
  • LEED certified projects
  • Projects utilizing BIM principles and software

Other Criteria

The ideal candidate will:

  • Live locally or have local ties to the area
  • Present an organized application and resume. Affirmative answers to relevant experience questions in the application should be clearly backed up in the application itself and within your resume (which can be attached).
  • Possess excellent written communication skills, being able to prepare effective and concise documents and correspondence (Your on-line application will be reviewed for written communication skills, completeness, and attention to detail)
  • Possess strong verbal communication skills, being comfortable with and able to make presentations to a variety of groups up to and including large public meetings
  • Have an enthusiastic, client-oriented, 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
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