Senior Mechanical Engineer

Our Senior Mechanical Engineer must have 8–15 years of professional experience in HVAC design and energy modeling. Must have relevant in-depth knowledge of commercial, institutional, hospitality, and manufacturing facilities and their systems with substantial practical experience in reducing a building's energy consumption. Experience with energy audits and commissioning a plus. This position requires significant experience and comfort with energy modeling software such as e-Quest, Trane Trace, MATLAB, etc.

Work as the lead mechanical engineer to redesign existing HVAC systems for energy efficiency. Systems range from small unitary systems for senior living/continuum care facilities to large central plant for commercial office buildings or large-scale hospitality projects. Recreate system functions using available resources from onsite observations and interviews with staff. Suggest energy conservation measures based on attractive payback periods. Work directly with assessment team to obtain site info and coordinate with implementation team for construction phase.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degrees in relevant field — Mechanical Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Building Science — or minimum 10 years' practical experience

  • Knowledge of energy efficiency and sustainability

  • CEM, BEAP, and/or PEM preferred

  • PE or EIT preferred

  • LEED AP or CxA a plus

  • Proficiency with MS Office and energy modeling applications is required

Mandatory Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of large buildings and their mechanical and electrical systems, particularly HVAC and control systems

  • Knowledge of central plant systems and comfort with building plans and specifications

  • Familiarity with applicable building codes necessary

  • Practical experience in energy reduction concepts and calculations

  • Superlative quantitative analysis abilities

  • Ability to present analysis in understandable and compelling formats

  • Creative problem solving

  • Strong interpersonal and client communications skills

  • Team player to inspire and mentor colleagues

Responsibilities (specific duties will change for each project):

  • Perform onsite assessments of client facilities to identify energy saving opportunities and meet with facilities personnel to ascertain onsite issues

  • Analyze existing building systems and collect data on building operation, HVAC, electrical, lighting, and controls to determine energy usage and efficiency

  • Develop engineering solutions to address current facility issues and potential energy saving opportunities

  • Translate engineering calculations to client savings to be presented in terms of return on investment

  • Establish priorities for implementation of capital projects and energy efficiency measures

  • Lead and direct the work of engineering team, consulting external engineers, and equipment suppliers; coordinate tasks, manage schedules, and ensure deliverables and deadlines are met

  • Coordinate with Implementation Team and subcontractors to finalize design and confirm feasibility of installation

Other tasks may include:

  • Review and verify energy savings calculations and guide other staff in the best practices for various energy savings technologies, including lighting, HVAC, fans, pumps, air compression, and industrial process use

  • Plan and deliver presentations at meetings and training events for trade allies and customers, clients, and others

  • Complete technical and financial analyses

  • Perform site-specific engineering analysis and evaluation of energy efficiency projects and programs involving industrial process equipment, such as pumps, fans and compressed air systems, complex central plant systems and advanced HVAC equipment

  • Provide expert judgment and analyses for engineering design in order to ensue owner's requirements are fully documented, minimize first cost, improve energy efficiencies, ensure standards are met and coordinate electrical and control requirements

  • Write and install energy management routines for building automation systems

  • Perform other duties as assigned


Position is based in Washington, DC metropolitan area


Travel to client locations within the US, and possibly South America, Caribbean, and UK will be required for this role up to 20% of the time


  • 25 days off per year to start (includes holiday, vacation, and sick leave)

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Coverage

  • Mobile phone stipend

  • Parking/metro subsidy

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • 401(k) plan

  • More to come

Security Clearance:

Applicants should have no background issues that may preclude being eligible for security clearance; preference given to applicants with current security clearance (not required)

Work Authorization:

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US without requiring visa sponsorship for employment

To Apply:

Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject: SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER


8120 Woodmont Avenue
Suite 350
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

P 301.202.2930
F 301.656.3701

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