Assistant Mechanical Engineer - Commissioning (Atlanta)

Burns McDonnell

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Atlanta, GA

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

The Assistant Mechanical Engineer will perform commissioning, retro-commissioning, and energy related assignments for complex buildings and systems in the mission critical, healthcare, laboratory, aviation, manufacturing, higher education, commercial building, water & waste water and onsite energy markets. They will work with the project team throughout the commissioning process, adapting commissioning plans to budget constrains, design factors or client needs.

  • Prepare commissioning plans, specifications and checklists based on Burns & McDonnell standards.

  • Review design, equipment submittals, operation and maintenance manual, start-up reports, checklists, and training programs for commissioning plans.

  • Assist with training operation and maintenance personnel to review operating modes, sequence of operations and specifics of equipment, operations, and maintenance of commissioning plans.

  • Document commissioning results and performance shortfalls. Collaborate with owner, operation and maintenance, design and construction personnel in recommending remedial measures.

  • Plan, schedule, and perform work for small to mid-size projects and support project teams for large projects and programs.

  • Perform site visits to coordinate commissioning, evaluate new and existing systems, witness equipment start-up and testing. Coordinate operation and maintenance training.

  • Assist with the development and refinement of methodologies, tools, and standards in support of an evolving commissioning practice.

  • Participate in meetings with owner, operation and maintenance, design and construction personnel to understand project goals and schedule to ensure commissioning is properly coordinated.

  • All other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program. 
  • Or Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
  • Master of Science degree in Engineering may be substituted for one year of experience.
  • Successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) or Engineer-in-Training (EIT) strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred. 
  • Prior internship and/or related consulting experience preferred. 
  • Involvement on campus or in the community. 
  • Basic knowledge in standard mechanical engineering techniques, principles and procedures.   
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills.
  • Proficient computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Basic computer skills include AutoCAD, BIM (Revit), 3D Rendering Programs, hydraulic analysis, and HVAC analysis programs.
  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain access authorization to facilities and data of existing and potential clients, including, but not limited to DOE, aerospace, military, food and consumer product manufacturers, pharmaceutical, laboratories, and others necessary to sell and complete work.