Senior Mechanical Engineer - Data Centers / Mission Critical

at Black & Veatch in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Senior Mechanical Engineer – Data Centers / Mission Critical – Virtual

Date: Oct 13, 2021



Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 52824

Job Title : Senior Mechanical Engineer – Data Centers / Mission Critical – Virtual

Location : USVRTL

Business Unit Sector : COR-DATA CENTERS-DC

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Divisional Statement

As a member of the Data Centers / Mission Critical team at Black & Veatch, you will be part of a progressive, growing business within a global organization recognized for consistently delivering impactful solutions for over a century. This team specializes in delivering Data Centers/Mission Critical facility planning, design, engineering, construction, technology, and energy services to our valued clients.

We also believe that work/life balance is essential to being creative and productive, and offer flexible schedules, including a 9/80 option, along with remote and virtual work location options to help ensure our professionals can spend time with their familiesand pursue personal interests.

Job Summary

Responsible for leading the delivery of design-only, design-build, and construction only project Mechanical Engineering deliverables for Data Centers & Mission Critical infrastructure. You will work with a collaborative team of engineers experienced in the Data Center, Mission Critical and Commercial projects. The ideal candidate must be proficient in communication and client interface and have an ability and interest to engage in a variety of responsibilities to ensure we safely delivery projects that meet or exceed client expectations. To do so effectively, candidates must be able to problem solve and deal with ambiguous scopes to provide clients with flexible solutions on a fast pace schedule. Additionally, a successful candidate must possess professional written and verbal communication skills as this role will interact directly with our clients, which include many of the top companies within the Data Center industry as well as enterprise-level clients with mission critical infrastructure needs.

This position offers a unique opportunity for a mechanical engineer to be a consistent Engineer of Record (EOR) for a confidential financial institution.As EOR, this engineer will have the opportunity to develop a partnership/relationship with the customer, consult and provide design/construction administration support over the next three years for a variety of projects.

Work location: We have flexibility with regards to work location within the United States,with a preference in Maryland, Virginia, DC, or the West Coast. The professional can work remotely if they choose.

Key Responsibilities

+ Lead efforts to deliver detailed design of large-scale data center/mission critical environments while following all company, client and project design; may involve leading teams dedicated to these design deliverables.

+ Provide subject matter expertise in the area of Data Center/Mission Critical design.

+ Work closely with engineering project teams and field personnel to complete and review projects on scope, budget and schedule. Perform project tasks and assignments within budgeted hours and deadlines. Incorporate schedules, budgets and project criteria into physical design and layouts.

+ Possess a willingness to function in multiple job roles simultaneously.

+ Provide guidance and insight into design risk factors for redundancy and resiliency.

+ Conducts field surveys, drawings, and other data to assess conditions of existing facilities and develop summary reports.

+ Prepare and/or review technical drawings to ensure that installations and designs conform to standards and customer requirements.

+ Review drawing and modeling production work, including problem analysis.

+ Provide guidance to ensure that designs comply with specifications, codes, and customer requirements.

+ Compiles data and creates engineering studies and reports.

+ Perform detailed calculations as needed by the project.

+ Mentor, provide guidance, and potentially supervise more junior-level engineers and designers.

+ Provides training for other technical personnel in areas of expertise.

+ Coordinate with internal and external clients to determine proper requirements for projects.

Management Responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s degree Mechanical Engineering

+ Professional Engineer (PE) license

+ Previous experience within Data Center and/or Mission Critical Facilities

+ Demonstrated understanding of design risk factors for redundancy and resiliency

+ Understanding of design differences in hyper-scale, edge, and colocation data centers

+ Possesses a proficiency in 3D modeling as well as managing and creating complex families with custom parameters within Autodesk Revit

+ Sound problem solving skills and experience

+ Familiarity with Data Center tier rating systems

+ Strong knowledge of Autodesk Revit

+ Experience utilizing BIM 360, Navisworks, Revit work sets, view templates and project phasing

+ Ability to thrive in an ambiguous environment

+ Self-motivated to deliver results when given a deadline

+ Attention to detail with the ability to manage competing priorities simultaneously

+ Demonstrated ability to analyze and leverage data and metrics to challenge current assumptions

+ Use AutoCAD/Revit/BIM and engineering studies software to perform engineering tasks

+ Sound, professional communication skills to engage in client-facing activities.

+ Professional written and verbal communication skills

+ Strong demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering from either a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing. Minimum of 8 years related work experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.


Most positions – depending on the nature of work performed as defined by the division – will typically require incumbents to have professional registration or licensure in their designated home office country, or be in active pursuit* of such registration

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Job Posting: JC192449707

Posted On: Sep 16, 2021

Updated On: Oct 21, 2021