Mechanical Engineer-HVAC/Fire Protection

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Mechanical Engineering
Position Type
Staff / Permanent
Professional & Technical

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking a mid-level to senior-level Mechanical Engineer candidate with design and analysis experience in industrial HVAC, Fire Protection and Plumbing system design to support the Process and Energy business. Primary focus for project work will be to prepare construction drawings, develop specifications and assessing existing equipment for HVAC, fire protection, plumbing, and energy systems for new and/or retrofit industrial plants.


This position primarily provides HVAC design leadership on detail design projects but also has a strong influence in the overall development and execution in a project’s full life cycle, and sometimes requires plumbing/fire protection design and/or performance criteria based on adopted codes and standards for the project jurisdiction. In this position, the Senior Mechanical Engineer provides process engineering expertise from conceptual studies, feasibility analysis, construction grade scope and estimates, detailed design, start-up, system optimization, and trouble-shooting. Looking to hire for the Atlanta location.  


Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads a team to provide technical design packages within defined schedule and budget requirements
  • Executes facility mechanical engineering HVAC and plumbing designs according to IAW applicable codes and standards
  • Assists the architectural discipline’s building code review in determining fire protection requirements based on the project required NFPA, FM and/or Fire Codes/Standards to determine site or building requirements for sprinklers, water tanks, fire pumps and specialty systems (foam, clean-agent, etc).
  • Ability to meet with clients, present for HVAC, Plumbing & Fire Protection on progress of work, design options and 3D model reviews
  • Evaluates sustainable equipment/material opportunities for new construction and renovation projects
  • Performs field energy audits; Model facilities' energy use to support equipment change out and selection
  • Performs facility system assessment field work
  • Generates workload plans, design analyses, drawing plans, specifications, HVAC load/ventilation calculations, pump calculations, cost estimates and estimated construction schedule
  • Supports proposals generation (FEL1 thru 3, Detailed Design)
  • Significant CADD/GIS work with AutoCAD and Revit
  • Reviews work of and provides guidance to junior engineers
  • Review equipment and material submittals for adequacy and compliance with contractual documents
  • Performs site visits when required and assists with construction RFI’s after document issuance for construction

Skills / Qualifications

  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited school
  • EIT required
  • 5-12 years of facility HVAC/plumbing/fire protection criteria experience
  • Able to generate own drawing packages with AutoCAD
  • Knowledgeable of and has performed energy modeling
  • Knowledgeable with Codes and industry standards (ex. NFPA, International Codes, Factory Mutual Datasheets, ASHRAE, etc.)
  • Able to write design analyses, specifications, estimate project costs, and estimate construction schedule duration
  • Able to travel by air & ground, climbing ladders
  • Must pass drug screen, background check, and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company’s driving (MVR) policy

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with REVIT and Navisworks
  • Experience with Elite CHVAC, AFT Fathom, Trane TRACE (or Carrier HAP for energy modeling)
  • Commissioning and/or retro-commissioning experience
  • Life cycle costing
  • Prefer Fire Protection experience (atleast 5 years)
  • PE License

Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required.  Note, this position will consider individuals with less experience than listed above, but requires the willingness to expand skillset.



Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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