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Full time
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Mechanical Engineer II
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Job Description

T4 Program Summary: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded the Technical Support Services Contract 4 (T4) to Parsons in August 2012. Parsons is the prime contractor. This $1.3 billion+ contract has a 4-year base period with two 3-year options. The statement of work includes a variety of activities that support the FAA's Capital Investment Plan (CIP) modernization efforts: Site selection and engineering, construction, environmental and fire/life safety, equipment installation and testing, CAD, and other technical services as required. Work is performed across the nation in each of the FAA's nine regions as well as the Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and the Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey and in several U.S. territories. An average staff of 400-500 with a peak staff over 650 supports this contract, in addition to those subcontractors who perform construction work.

Serves as a Mechanical Engineer II on a full time basis, supporting the TSSC Central Region located in Kansas City, KS.

Independently develops and/or supervises production of Engineering Mechanical HVAC products that meet customer quality requirements. The Engineer shall be able to manage a mechanical project from inception through completion. This includes defining the problem, establishing the work scope, preparing the budget and schedule, planning the work, providing technical direction, and reporting the work status.

Completes a variety of assignments such as Mechanical HVAC drawings, technical construction specifications, and other materials suitable for procurement and construction purposes, utilizing CAE/CAD as applicable.

Prepares standard Mechanical HVAC engineering computations, material quality takeoffs, estimates, surveys, and designs.

Reviews subcontractor and supplier drawing submittals and assists in performing technical bid analyses.

Prepares and issues Mechanical HVAC specifications, data sheets, and other construction documents.

Provides input and technical guidance to CAD Designer/Drafters, Designers, and lower-level Engineers working on the same project.

Design the sequence of removal for existing equipment and replacement with new AC units while maintaining required temperatures and humidity (that includes coordination with civil, architectural, plumbing and electrical related work)

Design the installation process of the temporary units, duct work remodel, controls, building management system, all for operational facilities.

Write technical construction specifications, identify critical installations, and provide mitigation plans.

Design HVAC systems for electronics equipment rooms: ceiling and below floor air distribution, office area, federal government critical facilities, refrigerant piping accessories and calculations, understanding power requirements.

Travel to job-sites to perform pre-design site surveys, participate in pre-construction meetings, and provide commissioning support for HVAC systems.

Serve as the subject-matter expert (SME) on all mechanical systems.

Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.


5 to 8 years experience in designing HVAC systems.

4-year degree in Mechanical Engineering (or related field) and 5-8 years of related work experience in HVAC design.

Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certificate required. ME PE highly desired.

Experience generating airflow diagrams and selecting appropriate HVAC equipment and duct work for the site application.

Experience performing heat load calculations and pressure drop calculations using engineering software.

Experience modernizing existing facilities. This includes designing plans temporary AC while new system is being installed such that critical facilities experience zero down time.

Experience working at critical FAA facilities preferred, but not required.

Federal Government experience is preferred.

Working knowledge of CAD (MicroStation preferred) systems and other PC software packages typically associated with engineering is required.

Working knowledge of BIM systems (Revit, Navisworks, etc.) is preferred.

Familiar with the following:

ASHRAE, SMACNA, and other industry standards

Central plant heating and cooling systems

Mechanical, plumbing, fire protection and building codes

HVAC Instrumentation and Controls

Must be able to meet customer security requirements. A background check by Federal Authorities will be performed.

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