Mechanical Design Engineer - 2755
Arlington, VA

Mechanical Design Engineer - 2755

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Mechanical Design Engineer for our Arlington, VA office.  WSP works closely with architects and owners from around the world on large, complex projects with a focus on sustainability and energy performance of the built environment.  Be involved in projects with our Property & Buildings Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. 

Your Impact

  • Perform basic professional mechanical engineering work related to mechanical systems including surveying and evaluating existing conditions, selecting equipment and scheduling usage.
  • Develop design drawings and specifications and provide technical assistance on various engineering designs relating to air distribution (supply, return, exhaust) and hydronic systems (chilled water, heating water, etc.)  
  • Perform cooling and heating load calculations.
  • Utilize advanced analytical and design techniques to solve technical problems.
  • Attend project meetings and interface with internal groups.
  • Assist with collecting, compiling, and analyzing data from the work site, surveys, blueprints, schematics, data, and other matrices for project development and design.    
  • Assist with the development of technologies, modeling techniques, design requirements, load calculations, and operating strategies to account for the proper installation and functioning of equipment and systems according to specifications. 
  • Work with cross-functional teams in executing project work.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures. 
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Engineering, or a closely-related discipline. 
  • 1-3 years of post-education experience in Mechanical Building System Engineering. 
  • Familiarity with mechanical engineering principles, practices, process, design/build, and the application to project work-related issues. 
  • Familiarity with relevant mechanical system and construction laws, codes, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.
  • Analytical mindset with an ability to exercise sound judgement in evaluating situations and making decisions. 
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and communication skills, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
  • Capable self-leadership with attention to detail, accuracy, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as part of a team to meet business objectives.
  • Basic proficiency with technical writing, mechanical design software, technology, predictive models, spreadsheets, and tools.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Revit.
  • Knowledge of load calculation programs.
  • EIT Certification.