Mechanical Engineer

As a member of the technical production staff, the Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the analysis, design, and review of mechanical systems. This includes drawings, specifications, reports, cost estimates, and similar products and services. Mechanical systems generally include HVAC, plumbing, control systems, medical gases, process piping, and fire protection. In addition, the Mechanical Engineer is responsible for maintaining good client relationships on a firm wide basis.

Essential Functions:

(a) Prepare mechanical design solutions using a thorough knowledge of industry and constructability practices.

(b)  Incorporate a detailed understanding of the governing codes and standards affecting the work.

(c) Utilize Trane/Trace, Carrier/HAP, Microsoft Office products, CADD, BIM/Revit, and other industry software.

(d) Conduct field surveys, energy audits, life cycle cost analyses, cost estimating, and energy modeling.

(e) Execute construction phase review services consisting of submittal review, RFI responses, and changes.


(a)  Work well both in teams and independently.

(b)  Actively communicate, collaborate, and coordinate effectively with clients, co-workers, and others.

(c)  Effectively work on multiple assignments simultaneously.

(d)  Adhere to design and construction budgets and schedules.

(e) Commitment to maintaining a high standard of quality in the delivery of our technical solutions, customer service, and ethical standards.

Supervisory Responsibility - Ability to manage staff. Ability to mentor less experienced staff.

Work Environment - Most work is performed in an office environment. Regular trips to a variety of locations for meetings and observations are also required.

Expected Hours - This is a full-time position based on a 40-hour work week. Normal days are Monday through Friday. Normal core hours are 9AM to 3PM with up to a one-hour unpaid lunch beginning at 11:45AM. A regular starting time between 7AM and 9AM can be negotiated with your supervisor. Requires working overtime as necessary when required to satisfactorily meet project schedules.

Physical Demands - This position requires the ability to sit, stand, and walk for long periods of time. It also requires the use of basic motor, oral, and visual skills, such as the ability to walk, use hands, talk, hear, and the ability to use close vision, distance vision, color vision, and to adjust focus. It requires the ability to climb ladders and lift/carry materials weighing up to 25 lbs.

Travel - This position requires regular day trips throughout the mid-Atlantic area. It requires an occasional overnight trip and travel by plane. It requires a valid driver's license and appropriate vehicle.

Education and Experience:

(a) Required -

(i)    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, or equivalent.

 (b) Preferred -

(i)    EIT.

(ii)   Professional Engineer Licensure or commitment to obtain it within twelve months.

(iii)  LEED AP or equivalent.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance - This position requires the ability to pass a background check and obtain clearance for client and government contracts. Must be approved for working in the United States.

Other Duties - Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

Reasonable Accommodation - reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


HENRY ADAMS is an EEO Employer

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES - HENRY ADAMS, LLC does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, staffing agencies, etc. In the event a resume is submitted without a previously signed agreement, HENRY ADAMS reserves the right to pursue and hire such candidate(s) without financial obligation to a third party. Unsolicited resumes will be deemed the property of HENRY ADAMS.


We are now accepting resumes for this position. Please email your resume to for consideration.