Mechanical Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

United States of America - Maryland, Germantown

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to be based in Germantown, MD.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing detailed mechanical (HVAC and plumbing) drawings for construction. Engineer will manage multiple and concurrent projects through all phases at a project engineer level, from conceptual design, evaluate constructability, planning, detailed design, interdisciplinary coordination and construction administration, including resolving technical issues. Other functions include preparing construction documents utilizing AutoCAD, writing specifications, field survey, and meeting with UMD personal to review drawings. Provides mechanical reviews for designs developed by A&E firms as well as peer reviews for in-house projects.

  • Develop mechanical/plumbing scope, specifications, drawings, and cost estimates during both planning and design stages for campus projects, minor alterations and major maintenance projects in accordance with FM policies and procedures to maintain, repair, or alter existing mechanical systems, typical projects are managed by Project Manager.

  • Review drawings and specifications that have been developed in-house or by an outside A&E firm to ensure compliance with university and general construction standards, as well as federal and state safety regulations. Review designs for construction clarity, cost effectiveness and completeness.

  • Participate in Substantial completion inspections to determine compliance with drawings and specifications, proper functioning of system and review pre-function performance testing checklist on sequence of operations of mechanical system. Review submittals, change orders, and inspect installations as needed to provide construction administration support to Project Managers.

  • Carry out inspections/witness testing of equipment. Interface with UMD Building Controls Group, Operations and Maintenance, and Energy group on review of drawings and different phases.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

Program and Project Management

As an industry leader in program and construction management, we partner with clients to support projects from concept to completion. From education, healthcare, transportation and water facilities to sports, leisure, cultural arts and other public gathering venues, we deliver on the promise of protecting our clients’ interests as our own and building partnerships with the communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, or Construction Management or related field

  • Professional registration desirable. EIT/FE required

  • Knowledge on building mechanical systems

  • Knowledge on building HVAC and plumbing systems, including heat pumps, DX systems, chillers, cooling towers, pumps, air handling and fan coil units, and constant and variable volume distribution systems, and heat exchangers. Knowledge of products and best current practices in the installation of mechanical HVAC and structural systems

  • Knowledge on codes such as, ASHRAE55,62.1,90.1 , IMC, IPC, NFPA

  • Ability to design mechanical systems and coordinate them with other building systems

  • Ability to use computers and be adept at using word-processing, spreadsheet and proficiency in AutoCAD

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience with building HVAC systems and with mechanical piping systems (steam, chilled/heating water, domestic water, sanitary, and storm)

  • Must be an effective communicator, both in oral and written form

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Mechanical

Business Line PMCM

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 254816BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.