Mechanical/HVAC Design Engineer 3

Orlando, Florida
Engineering (Architecture and Engineering Occupations)
Job Type
Temp to Perm
Working Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
US$ 40.00 - US$ 55.00 per hour
Ref. Number
McNealy, Patrick, Spherion
3212550222 x208
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Job Description

Perform a variety of Industrial HVAC/mechanical engineering assignments to support project development, design, installation, operations and maintenance of systems that are located at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The specific types of facilities at which these systems are located include space flight hardware processing facilities, launch pad support facilities, power plants, Engineering and Administrative Support buildings and other types of Industrial Facilities. Projects range from simple single-discipline to complex multi-discipline.

- With minimal supervision, responsible for developing the concept, basis of design and technical design solutions to maintain operability of assigned systems and components
- Develop plans, drawings, technical specifications, processes, procedures, functional and data requirements analysis, system analysis, and documentation preparation
- Apply cost effective repairs, upgrades or replacements
- Apply fundamental engineering principles to develop, design and resolve solutions to a variety of technical problems related to Industrial HVAC and facility mechanical systems and processes
- Possess knowledge and experience in the layout, selection, sizing and design of various types of industrial HVAC systems and components - including multiple-zone VAV systems, simple constant volume systems, distribution systems (pumps, pipe, control valves, ductwork, diffusers and registers), air handlers (with coils and economizers), fan systems, central plant systems (boilers, chillers, cooling towers), chilled water systems, packaged HVAC units, fume hoods and dust collection systems
- Perform field inspections of HVAC and other mechanical systems and attend system start-up field activities
- May assume a team lead role for the work group as well as train and guide other engineers
- Coordinate with and support other Design Engineers, Operations and Maintenance staff
- Support the Configuration Management (CM) group to include the evaluation and monitoring of all modifications to configured systems and the generation of Engineering Change Requests to improve interoperability, reliability, and maintainability. Adhere to applicable CM standards. Update existing Configured Drawings to incorporate system modifications
- Ensure that assigned projects are completed on time and within approved scope and budget. Keep all involved personnel informed of schedule status
- Interface and coordinate with internal and external customers from project initiation and requirements development to design review and working group meetings in order to ensure compliance with project requirements
- Provides technical support to ROM (Rough Order of Magnitude) estimates for projects, as well as risk assessments to support proper project prioritization
- Prepare, deliver and submit technical presentations in support of planning efforts
- Verify and comply with engineering documentation standards and test procedures

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

- Must have a solid foundation in basic engineering principles
- Familiarity with HVAC control systems
- Experience in utilizing the Energy Code and ASHRAE and NFPA codes, standards and guidelines
- Familiarity with other mechanical systems such as industrial equipment and machinery, steam systems, industrial pump systems, refrigeration equipment and plumbing systems
- Working knowledge of computer systems and integrated software application programs
- The ability to investigate, troubleshoot, and design solutions to problems in operational hardware and software
- Good communication and analytical skills


10+ years

- Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited program and a minimum of 10 years of experience in the areas defined in this job posting.
- It is preferred, but not required, to possess a current and active Professional Engineers license in the State of Florida or be able to attain that license within one year of the start date of employment.
- May require some limited travel.
- May require the ability to pass and maintain a Security Clearance.

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