Mechanical Engineer (HVAC, Plumbing)
The candidate will have a passion for problem solving, learning new skills and expressing concepts in written and spoken word. The candidate needs to be technically strong and articulate. The candidate must be able to and enthusiastically perform field investigations throughout California and possibly country. The candidate must proactively assist our clients, develop relationships, and generate business opportunities for ABI.
A strong interest in building performance and the interaction of mechanical systems with the building envelope is required. Experience and/or interest in developing Indoor Air Quality skills will be appreciated. Experience in building construction processes including contracts, contract documents, field quality assurance, scheduling and cost control is a must.
The candidate will be expected to present opinions in oral and written reports. Excellent written and oral presentation skills are required. The candidate will develop the ability to testify as an expert witness in court. Job success will depend on developing this skill.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, advanced degree desired
- 10 years experience
- PE License with ability to obtain other states as needed
- Proficient in design and construction
- Ability to travel
- Physically able to spend long days in the field investigating buildings including roof tops of tall buildings and exterior investigation of building envelopes from lifts and ladders
- Commitment to safety
- Working knowledge of Building Codes
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to develop client relationships
Physical and Mental Demands:
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, employees are regularly required to sit; talk or hear, in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms. Employees are frequently required to walk and stand; and lift up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will be required to safely perform field inspections of construction sites, occupied buildings, and damaged buildings. The employees will be required to safely drive to sites, ride airplanes and trains, climb ladders, ride lifts, walk numerous flights of stairs, use small tools, take notes, inspect roofs including walking on roof surfaces, and inspect equipment and structures.
While performing the duties of this position, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work; work on multiple, concurrent work with frequent interruptions; work under intensive deadlines; and interact with executives, officials, representatives, administrators, staff, faculty, customers and others encountered in the course of work.