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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Trade, VA
Huitt Zollars, Inc.

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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Job Location US-VA-Alexandria


Huitt-Zollars’ National Capital Region office has a Senior Mechanical Engineer opportunity. This role works with multi-disciplinary design teams in the completion of studies, development of plans and specifications for a broad range of projects. The successful candidate will work on the design team delivering full plans and specifications for a new Bureau and Engraving Production Facility that will be constructed in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.

The successful candidate will be a licensed Professional Engineer with at least 10 years of experience in the field of engineering related to mechanical building systems and infrastructure experience including mechanical, HVAC, plumbing systems and/or architectural engineering. Candidate must be able to obtain licenses in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland upon request.

This position is located in Alexandria, VA.

HZ is a leading full-service design firm providing innovative planning, engineering, architectural design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery to our clients in the public and private sector. We provide quality solutions for our clients and employment opportunities to qualified talent.


  • Perform whole building energy modeling used to support life-cycle analysis which will influence system decisions early in the design process.
  • Direct junior engineers as necessary.
  • Perform mechanical building systems and infrastructure engineering design functions on a variety of large public and private developments
  • Review and understand LEED requirements and verify they are incorporated into the design/construction
  • Review technical aspects of major design, construction, renovation and/or alterations
  • Able to manage or lead MEP related projects.


  • Licensed PE, registration in licenses in Virginia, the District of Columbia, or Maryland is preferred
  • Minimum 10 years’ of related experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • LEED AP, CEM credentials and experience with UFC design criteria are preferred
  • Healthcare design, municipal facilities, and higher education experience is a plus
  • Fire Protection Engineering License a plus.
  • Experience with high-performance sustainable systems design with a holistic integrated building systems approach.
  • Experience with central utility plants, variable-primary flow systems, ground source systems, fan-wall systems, chilled beam systems, and energy-recovery systems.
  • Ability to obtain USACE Security Clearance
  • Experience with plumbing and process piping design experience a plus.
  • Working knowledge of building and building system codes (IBC, IECC, IFGC, IMC, IPC, ASHRAE standards and NFPA standards
  • Proficient in Revit, building load and energy modeling software (HZ uses Trane Trace 700 for both), Bluebeam, AutoCAD
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with Unified facilities guide specifications is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Record holder for licensure in other states preferred but not required
  • Some travel required

We offer a competitive benefit and compensation package including medical, dental, vision, life, long/short-term disability plans and two retirement plans: 401(k) and ESOP.

Please apply online at: https://external-huitt-zollars.icims.com

Job ID No: N006

Huitt-Zollars is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or any other legally protected status. Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the company will make reasonable accommodations to assist in the application process upon the request of an applicant. No question on this application is intended to secure information to be used for discriminatory purposes.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 60-300.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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