Design Engineer I - MEP (Construction)
Southland Industries Inc.
Dulles, VA

About $76,000 - $97,000 a year

We Drive Innovation and Build Careers

As a company that prides itself on innovation and collaboration, Southland Industries continues to pave the way as an industry leader in constructability, sustainability and energy efficiency so as to improve the way buildings are designed, built, and operated.

Founded in 1949, Southland Industries is one of the nation’s largest MEP building systems experts. We provide innovative yet practical solutions through a holistic approach to building construction and performance. Through our extensive resources, we are able to optimize each stage of the building lifecycle through customized engineering, construction, building automation, service and energy solutions.

Watch your engineering designs come to life! As a Design Engineer I at Southland Industries, you'll experience the excitement of working on design-build and design-assist projects in healthcare, education, biotech, mission critical, commercial and entertainment markets. You’ll work hand in hand with our model coordinators, estimators, and trade staff through all aspects of a project to create a design that is practical, efficient and cost effective. You’ll also have access to internal teams using the most innovative practices in virtual construction design (VDC) and computational fluid dynamics, along with just-in-time feedback from the field.

What you’ll do:
Work with a team of experienced design engineers to create whole-building HVAC system designs are buildable, cost effective and energy efficient.
Play a crucial role in conceptual design for specific projects and represent the company as a design professional at project team meetings.
Implement LEAN design build principles for our customers.
Create just-in-time designs and deliverables to support the estimating and sales process. Perform calculations for projects like heating/cooling loads, and friction loss, and determine equipment selection, and pipe and duct sizing.
Visit project jobsites and partner with the field for just-in-time feedback on compliance with construction documents and resolution of design issues during the construction phase.

What you’ll need to be successful:
Excellent working knowledge of HVAC and plumbing design, building codes, types of equipment utilized in the industry, and system operations. We’re design, build, mechanical and plumbing - it’s what we do!
Strong mechanical design background with knowledge of CAD Software.
BS in Mechanical Engineering with up to years of experience. P.E. License is preferred.

YOU Matter

Southland Industries understands that people are key to our success as a company. The people who work for us, the people we serve, and the people who live and work in the buildings we design and build.

If you’re someone with a true passion for our industry, we’re looking for you! At Southland, we seek people that don’t just follow a career path, but blaze their own. People who want to apply innovation to their problem solving and embrace the concept of full collaboration between disciplines work at Southland. We appreciate the spirit of integrity and entrepreneurialism with which our people act, and have learned that the more opportunity we allow our employees, the greater the results. Each part of our business is interconnected and requires input from others, which has led to the collaborative setting from which we thrive.

We believe in building careers and supporting our people with what they need to grow and flourish. And we thrive on creating a strong company and culture where you’ll feel supported, challenged and valued.

If you decide to join us (which we hope you do), you’ll see that things are a little bit different at Southland Industries. For one, our people across the organization are simply some of the brightest, nicest and most down-to-earth people around. We treat people with respect and do our best to really listen to what’s important to them. Our People team works tirelessly to make sure that you have everything you need to do your best work.

We believe in investing in you to help increase your skills and market value. At Southland we have a dedicated Learning & Development team that provides in-house training and professional development programs to help you reach your full potential.

As we move our company forward and serve our customers, we know it’s essential to have the best people working for us. In fact, our best people don’t just fit our culture, they inspire it! Don’t be afraid to jump in, roll up your sleeves and get excited about making a difference at Southland.

We’ll notice it.

If you’re ready for the next big step in your career and want the fast pace and excitement of a growing company, we want you now. Join our team and become a part of an organization that values work-life balance, community, and exceptional quality of work.

As an employee-owned company, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes excellent benefits for you and your family:

401(k) Plan with 50% Company Match (no cap) and immediate 100% vesting
Annual bonus program based upon performance, profitability, and achievement
Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
Term Life, AD&D Insurance, and Voluntary Life Insurance
Disability Income Protection Insurance
Pre-tax Flexible Spending Plans (Health and Dependent Care)
Holidays/Vacation/Personal Time/Life Events Leave
Numerous training opportunities and company paid membership for professional associations and licenses

For more information on Southland Industries, please visit our web site: or on Facebook or LinkedIN or Twitter

To hear what our employees are saying about working at Southland Industries, check out our Career Video - Working at Southland

Southland Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing our employees with a safe work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Southland Industries are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Southland Industries will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

**All employment offers are contingent upon successful, drug test, background check and professional reference checks.**

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