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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer 4

Company: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Location: Richland
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewThe Campus Development Division delivers mission ready projects from concept inception through readiness and beneficial use in support of the forward looking PNNL Campus Strategy, emerging research needs, and the ongoing investments in modernizing and maintaining the Laboratorys existing facilities, utilities, and infrastructure. Campus Development's project lifecycles begin in Facility Strategic Planning as part of the campus wide Facilities and Infrastructure (F&I) Planning Process and are executed by our Project Management and Engineering staff with support from the Design & Drafting and Construction Management staff. The Engineering and Project management resources concurrently support projects received from the Research directorates (program sponsored and Laboratory Directed Research and Development [LDRD]) and from the Facilities and Operations (F&O) Core Teams.Campus Development excels in actualizing projects that maximize safety, functionality, and reliability, while optimizing the efficiency, sustainability, and life-cycle operating costs of our facility and infrastructure capabilities to enable a mission ready world-class research and development campus for the Department of Energy.ResponsibilitiesPacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is looking for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to be part of the Campus Design, Engineering, and Construction Team. Help design facilities to meet the future needs of our Research partners that are developing new solution for some of the worlds greatest science and technology challenges. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing mechanical engineering expertise for engineering studies, preliminary, conceptual, and detailed design, calculations, troubleshooting, preparation of contract documents including drawings and specifications, and field inspections for all PNNL facilities.

  • Lead multi-disciplinary project design teams on simple and highly complex projects.
  • Lead project Mechanical design engineering efforts and apply mechanical engineering expertise to the design.
  • Coordinate within the engineering group and other groups independently in developing the overall system design in a team environment.
  • Mentor and be a technical resource for early career engineers/designers and provide oversight to outside consultants to meet project design schedules.
  • Support the procurement of equipment by developing procurement packages, reviewing quotations, providing. technical evaluations, reviewing vendor submittals, and providing resolution of technical issues during the procurement of equipment.
  • Review and disposition of engineering change notices, non-conformance reports, and condition reports.
  • Prioritize and manage heavy workload to ensure high quality and productivity.
  • Support operations, maintenance, and commissioning of the PNNL Facilities.
  • Interface with subcontractors, vendors, and project support groups.
  • Communicate effectively and timely to stakeholders and engineering team.
  • Manage high quality BIM (REVIT) models, AutoCAD engineering drawings, and PIDs for all types of mechanical systems.
  • Support the creation of a work environment that fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:
    • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or architecture and 10+ years of relevant experience.
    • Advanced degree and 8+ years of relevant experience. PE/RA required.Preferred Qualifications:
      • 5+ years of experience in HVAC, ductwork, plumbing, and Central Utility Plant design.
      • 4+ years of experience in a multi-discipline engineering setting (A/E Firm).
      • Experience with relevant Codes (ASHRAE, ASME, NFPA, SMACNA, IBC, IPC).
      • AutoCAD or REVIT design and drafting skills, MS Office Software skills.
      • LEED or equivalent DOE High Performance Sustainable Building Standard experience
      • Direct knowledge and experience in writing engineering specifications, developing mechanical details, and writing sequences of operation for HVAC systems.
      • Experience leading technically complex activities and projects.
      • Experience functioning as a project lead, coordinating and managing the activities of other staff.
      • Experience providing direction to early career staff, designers, and drafters.
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
      • Experience with building automation systems (e.g., Metasys, Alerton, Automated Logic, with an emphasis on BACNET).
      • Experience with institutional research laboratory layout and design.
      • Experience with hourly energy modeling programs.
      • Design experience with equipment including: cooling towers, chillers, heat recovery chillers, gas fired and electric water boilers, packaged and custom HVAC units, air-source & water-source heat pumps, dehumidifiers, fans, pumps, heat exchangers (shell/tube, plate/frame, brazed fin), control valves and associated instrumentation.
      • Design experience with systems including: variable exhaust and supply, combustible dust collection, air to air, air to water and water to water heat recovery, general and process exhaust, DOAS, ventilation and general HVAC.
      • Experience in fire protection designHazardous Working Conditions/EnvironmentNot ApplicableAdditional InformationDue to business needs and client space, US Citizenship is required:The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is subject to the Department of Energy Unclassified Foreign Visits & Assignment Program site, information, technologies, and equipment access requirements.Testing Designated PositionNot ApplicableAbout PNNLPacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington Statethe dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Labs campus is only a 45-minute flight (or -3 hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment OpportunityOur laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at careers@pnnl.gov.Drug Free WorkplacePNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.Mandatory RequirementsBattelle requires employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. Applicants are required to disclose their vaccination status following a conditional offer of employment and must attest to being fully vaccinated with a Center for Disease Control (CDC)-approved COVID-19 vaccination, or provide documentation of need for medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.

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