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Senior Mechanical Engineer HVAC

Ellicott City, MD 21043

Posted: 03/11/2024 Job Number: 21461846

Job Description


Seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer experienced in industrial utilities and HVAC design to join the company's Energy, Manufacturing, and Bioprocessing Business Unit. This full time, direct hire position, will be responsible for engineering, design, coordination, client communications and associated construction administration. This position will ideally be based in Baltimore (MD) office. Relocation assistance will be considered.

Job Description:

The Senior Mechanical Engineer will work in a dynamic multi-discipline environment, accountable for the oversight of engineering deliverables, calculations, systems and equipment selection, mechanical design, mechanical engineering budget and schedule management, maintain professional relationships with vendors, customers, and other Merrick personnel as required by projects. The Engineer will work with other engineering and technical personnel to ensure overall project goals are met. Periodic travel to other Company offices or project site locations is required.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Application of knowledge of utility and HVAC systems in industrial markets such as food & beverage, personal care, advanced technology, specialty chemicals, automotive, ship building, heavy manufacturing, power, and other industrial facilities/systems.
  • Mechanical systems include, but are not limited to, building HVAC, industrial ventilation, dust collection, chillers, cooling towers, boilers, pumps, blowers, natural gas, steam & condensate, compressed air, process water, hygienic piping and equipment, and dry material handling equipment.
  • Develop and manage all aspects of the mechanical design including system design, duct sizing, pipe sizing, equipment sizing and selection, and specifications with datasheets.
  • Contribute to the preparation of construction documents including drawings, specifications, calculations and equipment datasheets.
  • Confirm and review applicable codes and standards such as, but not limited to, the IBC, IMC, IPC, ASME, ASHRAE, API and NFPA.
  • Perform heating and cooling load calculations utilizing software such as Trace.
  • Perform head loss calculations utilizing software such as AFT Fathom/Arrow.
  • Perform industrial ventilation system design in accordance with OSHA/ANSI standards and ACGIH best practices.
  • Provide technical support during construction including problem solving for field oversights, review of vendor submittals, perform field inspections, and address RFIs.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from ABET accredited program required.
  • 12+ years relevant industry experience.
  • Experience leading teams of engineers and designers on design projects.
  • Registered Professional Engineer or ability to obtain your PE within the first year of employment in Virginia and/or Maryland.
  • Client projects for this position require US Citizenship.

Desired Credentials and Skills:
  • Significant experience with industrial utility and HVAC systems.
  • Knowledge of Building Codes including Mechanical Code and Plumbing Code.
  • Knowledge of ASHRAE, ACGIH and SMACNA Standards.

Physical Requirements:
  • Travel to project sites and corporate offices. Of which, a small percentage is overnight travel.
  • The job requires the ability to visit industrial sites and construction sites for the intent of performing inspections and observations that may be physically demanding. These inspections and observations may be made at heights, in confined spaces, and may require the use of a respirator to perform the inspections.
  • Meets expectations for attendance and punctuality.
  • May be required to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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