Jacobs HVAC Controls Engineer in Arlington, Virginia

HVAC Controls Engineer


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Position Summary

At Jacobs our Mechanical Engineers provide a range of skills as part of an integrated building services design. The engineer will be responsible for providing system design: calculations and other related design services including coordination with the designs of other trades (architectural and engineering / internal and external) under the guidance of more senior technical staff. The Engineer will take ownership of the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of the work assigned to you. Individuals in this position must demonstrate the ability to progress from basic design work assignments to more complicated and involved projects working in conjunction with a technical team.

  • Performing all aspects of control system engineering and design, including preparation of construction documents, detail drawings, cable distribution risers, and specifications for control systems for commercial and government buildings.

  • Perform site surveys of existing control systems and meet with building managers and engineers for renovation designs.

  • Review shop drawings and product submittals for control systems.

  • Work under minimal supervision, work is reviewed for adequacy on completion.

  • May provide some technical guidance to less experienced design and engineering personnel.

  • Maintain effective communication with project team members as well as the customer.


Minimum 4-7 years of related controls experience, specifically Automatic Temperature Controls for HVAC, Building Management Systems, and Open Protocol Systems such as BACnet and LonWorks required

BS or MS in an engineering discipline required

AutoCAD and Revit experience required

US Citizenship required

Ability to obtain a Secret Security Clearance required

PE registration preferred

Knowledge of Ethernet communications networks for control systems preferred

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Virginia-Arlington

Req ID: BIA00009K