MECHANICAL ENGINEER for the US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (USACE)
Serve as an SME in mechanical design. Assignments are complex and diverse and involve Military Construction projects, Civil Works, and Support for Others.
As the District’s SME in mechanical engineering, applies extensive background in the broad field of engineering, expert knowledge in mechanical engineering, and expert judgment to problems, extend and modify existing techniques, and develops new approaches for others in solving mechanical problems.
As the technical specialist in mechanical design, focuses on specific mechanical engineering features such as water/air/gas plumbing systems; drainage piping systems; wet-pipe/dry-pipe sprinkler, chemical (fire protection) systems; acoustics; heating, ventilating, air-conditioning (HVAC) and direct digital control systems; force protection and anti-terrorism building features; refrigeration systems; utility monitoring and control systems (UMCS); sustainable design (SpiRiT/LEED); hydraulics and mechanical equipment of spillways and dams for flood control; tainter/intake gate hoisting system; overhead cranes; and seismic protection for mechanical installations.
- Serves as a staff specialist in the Mechanical Section of the Savannah District office in planning, designing, and coordinating mechanical engineering activities for civil works, military works, and work for others.
1.The employee's expertise covers a wide range of professional engineering work requiring superior knowledge in the fields of mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and control theory. Most work is performed within the District; however, the employee's expertise is considered a District asset, and they provide assistance to Construction Field offices on an as-needed basis.
2. Applies advanced concepts, principles, and practices of mechanical engineering to specifications as required. Interprets policies and regulations, and resolves controversial technical design issues as they arise.
3. Consistenly facilitates technology transfer, and helps maintain institutional knowledge in key areas to improve service to customers.
- Assignments are complex and diverse and involve Military Construction (MILCON) projects, Civil Works (CW) projects, and support for others.
- Maintains awareness of new scientific developments and advances in mechanical design and construction for the purpose of recommending changes in programs, practices or design procedures.
- Provides input on technology infusion for the district's senior leaders. Performs special studies of mechanical materials, devices, and methods.
- Technical Expert in Mechanical Design and Construction within the District.
Applies a wealth of advanced concepts, principles, and practices of mechanical engineering to serve as the mechanical design expert in the full range of mechanical systems for MILCON and CW projects. Military Construction projects cover a large variety of buildings-barracks, child care facilities, dental/medical facilities, family housing, special test/maintenance facilities, munitions storage facilities, multistory administration, aircraft hangars, Army Reserve Centers, aircraft control and warning stations, radar units, fire stations, commissaries, tactical maintenance shops, sewage disposal plants, and other mechanical related utility systems. Civil Works projects include hydroelectric power plant facilities, multipurpose dams, reservoirs, channels, levees, pump stations, flood control, and conveyance facilities.
- Focuses on specific mechanical engineering features such as water/air/gas plumbing systems; drainage piping systems; wet-pipe/dry-pipe sprinkler, chemical (fire protection) systems; acoustics; heating, ventilating, air-conditioning (HVAC) and direct digital control systems; force protection and antiterrorism building features; refrigeration systems; utility monitoring and control systems (UMCS); sustainable design (SpiRiT/LEED); hydraulics and mechanical equipment of spillways and dams for flood control; tainter/intake gate hoisting system; overhead cranes; and seismic protection for mechanical installations.
- Designs, and reviews mechanical design features of proposed works; serves as a consultant and technical expert; interprets policies and regulations; makes field inspections; analyzes functional and operational aspects to determine if proposed work is within the authority and if technically sound; provides information, recommendations, and assistance to team members throughout the District for
MILCON and CW projects. Coordinates proposed design features at the project concept phase with the project manager and using agencies.
- As the technical specialist, responds to requests for technical advice and assistance from any team member. Provides authoritative advice on designs as well as during the construction phase of projects. Confers with engineers in other organizations engaged in various aspects of engineering design and construction to resolving conflicts or delays to the timely completion of work. Recommends solutions to problems, which may involve technical and administrative changes. Evaluates and resolves design problems through discussions with engineering representatives of the using agency, HQUSACE, CESWD, CESWF, and members of the engineering staff involved. Documents and educates others on
- Provides a second-level review of designs prepared by other Corps Districts for
Independent Technical Review, when requested. Provides authoritative approval on mechanical features of projects. Confers with the Chief, Engineering and Construction Division on controversial mechanical engineering issues and policy changes. Reviews and approves mechanical engineering features of design and construction documents, including design memoranda, plans, specifications, drawings, construction modifications, etc. Ensures compliance with established criteria, sound engineering principles, standard practices, and existing building codes. Detects omissions, discrepancies, inadequacies, and nonconformance with approved criteria. Assures project funding, scheduling, and cost estimates for mechanical design features are appropriate and reasonable. Recommends District preparation of additional supportive technical documentation to substantiate project design. Evaluates and responds to questions raised by Districts as a result of technical engineering review comments. Ensures that the design satisfies the intended project purpose(s).
- Analyzes and designs the more sophisticated, unique, controversial and technically challenging mechanical engineering features of District projects. Utilizes state-of-the-art computer-aided design and drafting technology and mechanical software packages to prepare calculations, plans, and specifications. Provides authoritative advice and guidance to key staff within the District, to Installation Engineers, and to key operating officials in other agencies. Serves as the team leader on commissioning of technically complex and challenging building designs. Serves as a technical consultant on claims and contract issues for the district Area Engineers. Serves as an expert witness in court actions.
- Performs technical reviews and has final approval authority over all mechanical engineering features of A-E designs reviewed by senior mechanical engineers within the branch. Serves as the first-level reviewer of in-house designs prepared by senior mechanical engineers within the branch. Considers mechanical engineering features and applications of planning, design and construction documents. Considers such features as site selection, building or facility layout, force protection, environmental sustainability, operations, maintenance, and construction material.
- (Technical Facilitator in Mechanical Design: Serves as the technical facilitator in the mechanical design team assigned to the Design Branch, including virtual teaming with members outside of the district to accomplish any specific project mission. Responsible for coaching, mentoring, facilitating and communicating team objectives, mission, goals, problems to be solved, milestones, techniques, work methods, procedures and identification of parameters of a viable solution.
- G-13 position. Annual Salary up to $115,313
- Education Reimbursement for up 4 years: $10,000 per year
- Sign-on bonus up to $14,000 (based on a per candidate basis)
- Moving expenses may be authorized based on individual circumstances
- US Citizens or US Permanent Resident
- Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must lead to a bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and
- Master’s degree in the subject field
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at the U.S. accredited college or university.
For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-vis itus-forrecog.html
- Experience: Minimum 10 years of specialized experience in mechanical engineering
- License: professionally licensed/ registered to practice engineering
USACE Savannah District has engaged The Cambridge Partners and Associates to help in this hire.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $115,000.00 /year
- professionally licensed/ registered to practice engineering (Required)
- Health insurance
- Retirement plan
- Signing bonus
- Paid time off
- Relocation assistance
- Tuition reimbursement
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
- Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
- People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
- Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
This Company Describes Its Culture as:
- Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
- Stable -- traditional, stable, strong processes
- People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused