May 16, 2024

Mechanical Engineer - Facilities - Mid to Experienced Level (HI, MD, UT)

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA
Engineering Facilities

Job Description

Be a part of our mission to protect the national security of the United States, and have a direct impact to enable success in Agency operations. As a Facilities Engineer - Mechanical, you will have the opportunity to work directly with mission customers to validate the requirements and unique needs to provide reliable technical solutions. With the ever-changing industry and increase of technology complexities to accommodate our workforce, NSA's Installation & Logistics organization needs motivated Mechanical Engineers to provide facilities design expertise, guidance, and support to the development and implementation of facilities solutions that enable capabilities that align with mission driven priorities. As a Mechanical Engineer at NSA, responsibilities may include: - Prepare design and construction cost estimates. - Development of designs for new and renovated facilities. - Prepare engineering technical reports, specifications, and drawings - Provide construction detailing - Perform engineering analysis and calculations - Conduct code analysis - Project management - Facilities planning

As an Engineering and Physical Science professional, you will use your skills to create the systems and tools that will be used to enhance the operation of intelligence. You will advise, administer and perform projects, such as planning, designing, and constructing specialized equipment, and ensuring adherence to engineering standards and principles. The NSA offers multiple areas of focus for facilities engineers, including architectural, civil, electrical, fire protection, mechanical, and structural. In addition, we are seeking skills that include facilities system control and visualization, and infrastructure systems integration and engineering. Apply your engineering skills to protect the nation.

The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Degree must be in Mechanical Engineering or a related field (for example, Construction Engineering, General Engineering, and Architectural Engineering). If program is not ABET accredited, it must include specified coursework.* *Specified coursework includes courses in differential and integral calculus and 5 of the following 18 areas: (a) statics or dynamics, (b) strength of materials/stress-strain relationships, (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics, (d) thermodynamics, (e) electromagnetic fields, (f) nature and properties of materials/relating particle and aggregate structure to properties, (g) solid state electronics, (h) microprocessor applications, (i), computer systems, (j) signal processing, (k) digital design, (l) systems and control theory, (m) circuits or generalized circuits, (n) communication systems, (o) power systems, (p) computer networks, (q) software development, (r) Any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, or soil mechanics. FULL PERFORMANCE Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree and no experience. Relevant experience must be working in an HVAC or related engineering capacity (for example, heating, cooling, refrigeration, ductwork, piping systems, energy management controls, building management systems, mechanical codes, and indoor air quality standards). Additionally, experience may include experience in project management, reading design drawings, facilities design, and using Computer Aided Design and Drafting software as well as other mechanical engineering experience. Experience may also include project management. SENIOR Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. Relevant experience must be working in an HVAC engineering capacity (for example, heating, cooling, refrigeration, ductwork, piping systems, energy management controls, building management systems, mechanical codes, and indoor air quality standards). Additionally, experience may include experience in project management, reading design drawings, facilities design, and using Computer Aided Design and Drafting software as well as other mechanical engineering experience. Experience may also include project management.

As a Mechanical Engineer at NSA, responsibilities may include: - Inspect and monitor the condition of facilities systems and equipment - Conduct site surveys on existing facilities for capturing system infrastructure and associated operational characteristics. - Perform engineering analyses and studies for products/parts, equipment, facilities, or facilities systems. - Design facility systems in support of building infrastructure. - Review engineering plans, drawings, or schematics. - Develop cost estimates for building infrastructure projects. The ideal candidate demonstrates the following: - Problem Solving - Interpersonal Skills - Partnering - Customer Service - Accountability - Continual Learning - Resilience - Effective Communication Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is desired: - Technical software packages (e.g., AutoCAD, SixSigma, Pipeflow, ARCHGIS, Trane Trace, vendor equipment selection software) - Engineering calculations (e.g., heating and cooling load, hydronic pressure drop, static pressure drop, NPSH, psychrometric, utility utilization projections) - Mechanical codes and guidelines (e.g., SMACNA, ASHRAE, IBC, IMC, IPC, LEED, Indoor Air Quality Standards) - Cost estimating - Design, analysis and troubleshooting of mechanical facilities infrastructure (e.g., HVAC, chilled water, steam, EMCS, heating water, ventilation, air distribution, plumbing, energy management, data centers) - Cost-benefit analysis and life-cycle cost analysis - System startup, commissioning, and testing and balancing

Pay: Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Salary Range: $102,477 - $187,662 (Full Performance, Senior) Salary range varies by location, work level, and relevant experience to the position. On the job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Benefits: NSA offers excellent benefits to include relocation assistance, flexible work schedules, generous leave programs, paid personal fitness time, training and continuing education classes, health and life insurance, Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), and a Federal retirement plan. Work Schedule: This is a full-time position, Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirement between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (flexible).

How to apply

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