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Mech (HVAC) Design Engr/Project Mgr

Job ID 3109 Date posted 04/06/2022

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University. BSA salutes our veterans and active military members with careers that leverage the skills and unique experience they gained while serving our country. Our organization fully supports service members transitioning from active duty to civilian life and pledge’s our commitment to actively hire veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Military personnel who have been formally trained or have relevant experience obtained while in service may meet educational requirements and are encouraged to apply for job opportunities at BSA.

Position Description

The Modernization Project Office (MPO) is seeking an experienced mechanical engineering professional with project management experience.  The individual shall have a minimum of 10 years of HVAC engineering design with project management experience in commercial and institutional building applications. A B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering is required. The candidate must be familiar with the AE design process and the development of detailed specifications leading to construction documents.  Solid time management skills and the ability to organize, prioritize, and perform multiple projects and tasks with a high level of proficiency; acute attention to detail is required.  The candidate shall manage scope, schedule and cost for a portfolio of projects.  

The selected candidate will be experienced in and responsible for layout and design of ductwork, piping, and air handling equipment; as well as preparation of specifications, detailed cost estimation, and calculations of heat gain/loss. Ideally, the candidate will also be experienced in design of hot/cold water, steam, compressed air, HVAC/R, hydronic heating, chilled water, and other process-related systems.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and at least seven (7) years progressive responsibility in HVAC engineering design and Project Management.
  • Must have Knowledge in heat loss/gain calculations, equipment selection, duct design, piping design, chillers, cooling towers etc
  • Proficient in design calculation software.
  • Preparation of calculations, reports, specifications, and presentations
  • Management of multi-discipline teams
  • Quality Control of work completed by staff
  • On-time and on-budget delivery of projects
  • Review of Shop Drawings and Submittals
  • Must be knowledgeable in the International Mechanical Code, NYS Mechanical Code, SMACNA and ASHRAE standards.  
  • Perform field investigation tasks (during design and construction phases) for assigned projects.
  • Excellent teamwork and communications skills are required.
  • Must be able to use AutoCAD to produce design drawings and sketches.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license. 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • An advanced degree and/or a professional engineering license or Engineer-In-Training status in New York State
  • Project Management Professional certification is a plus.
  • Proficient in Revit
  • Controls System Experience

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Hand / eye coordination
  • Moderate lifting (up to 30 lbs)
  • Ability to climb a ladder to work at heights greater than 5 feet.


  • Valid NYS Driver’s License is required
  • Visa sponsorship wil not be offered for this position
  • This is an on-site position eligible for consideration of flexible work arrangement (hybrid telework) at the discretion of the department manager

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive.  Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave, paid parental leave);
  • Lab-funded Retirement Plan;
  • 401(k) Plan;
  • Flexible Work Arrangements;
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Employee Fitness/Wellness & Recreation:  Gym/Basketball Courts, Weight Room, Fitness Classes, Indoor Pool, Tennis Courts, Sports Clubs/Activities (Basketball, Ping Pong, Softball, Tennis)

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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