Why Work at BNL? Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation's future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.
The Modernization Project Office (MPO) mission is to design, construct, and update the physical BNL plant to provide facilities where world class research can be performed. The MPO team is responsible for leading BNL's efforts in facilities modernization.
The Modernization Project Office (MPO) is seeking an experienced mechanical engineering professional with project management experience. The individual shall have a minimum of ten years of HVAC engineering design with project management experience in commercial and institutional building applications. The candidate will assist project managers with mechanical (HVAC) engineering tasks and will provide general mechanical engineering support for design and construction projects.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Layout and design of ductwork, piping, and air handling equipment, as well as preparation of specifications, detailed cost estimation, and calculations
Analyze complex engineering problems and offer effective and efficient resolutions to management/project manager in a timely manner while working on several projects at once
Development of detailed risers to validate design and provide direction for contractors
Perform construction related activities including the review of shop drawing submittals, preparation of Request for Information (RFI) responses
Prepare detailed cost estimates, perform calculations, conduct site visits before and during construction to identify issues and recommend field modifications depending on site conditions.
Perform project management duties including, but not limited to, validating project scope, tracking project budget and milestones, and ensuring procedural documentation is completed and recorded
Provide assistance to project managers overseeing projects by external A/E consultants
Mentor and review designs by junior mechanical engineers to ensure designs are efficient, code compliant, and adhere to BNL design standards/guidelines
The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate professional level dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills, as well as years of relevant experience.
Position Requirements Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and at least ten (10) years progressively responsible experience in mechanical (HVAC) systems design.
Experienced in design of hot/cold water, steam, compressed air, HVAC/R, hydronic heating, chilled water, and other process-related systems for industrial, commercial, and laboratory projects.
Knowledge in heat loss/gain calculations, equipment selection, duct design, piping design, chillers, cooling towers, etc.
Able to evaluate proposed solutions and weight their impact on cost, scheduling of construction, and long-term maintenance
Project management experience (e.g., project status reporting, facilitation of multi-disciplinary teams, quality control of work, delivery of project on-time and on-budget)
Experience in developing equipment pre-purchase design packages with all required performance requirements to make certain equipment is in line with project goals
Knowledgeable in the International Mechanical Code, NYS Mechanical Code, SMACNA and ASHRAE standards
Excellent teamwork and communications skills (verbal, written and presentation)
Proficient in design calculation software and AutoCAD to produce design drawings and sketches.
Professional engineering license in New York State
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
An advanced degree (such as Masters' degree in Mechanical Engineering)
Project Management Professional certification is a plus.
Proficient in Revit
Controls System Experience
Knowledge of plumbing and/or fire protection systems is a plus
Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:
Any information pertaining to the environment, health or safety requirements for a position that will be considered when evaluating a candidate
Essential functions from Job Assessment Form (JAF) such as: lifting of 30 pounds; the ability to run a 1/2 mile; successfully pass a stress test, climb a ladder or more, etc.
Valid NYS drivers' license is required.
At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:
Paid Parental Leave
Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits
Brookhaven Science Associates requires proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Proof of full vaccination as recognized by the CDC and/or WHO, inclusive of the two-week waiting period, is required either by November 17, 2021 or at the start of your employment if after November 17, 2021.
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.