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Jacobs Mechanical Engineer in Boise, Idaho

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we don’t settle – always looking beyond to raise the bar and deliver with excellence. We apply our expertise and knowledge as we look into the future with great optimism and focus. We don’t settle until we give our best and know that we’re making a difference.

We're looking for a Mechanical Engineer in Boise ID who is excited about working on projects that enable the heart of our clients’ business. Join us and you’ll have the chance to work on projects at some of the world’s most state of the art industrial and commercial facilities. You’ll be accountable for schedule and technical quality of challenging engineering tasks, as you gain familiarity with the client’s expectations, scope, budget and schedule. You’ll also provide on-site assistance during startup, coordinating work activities with other staff members and the discipline lead. Your multi-discipline, highly interactive team will successfully deliver on the design, development, application, evaluation, recommendation, and specification of engineered systems and products for building HVAC, Plumbing, and Fire Protection Systems.

As part of our team, you’ll be surrounded by expert mentorship opportunities to help you thrive in your engineering career.   Bring your curiosity, talent for multi-tasking and collaboration, and extreme organizational skills and we’ll help you grow, pursue and fulfill what drives you – so we can make big impacts on the world, together.

General Tasks Performed:

•Performs and properly documents/annotates engineering calculations, both manual and computer generated

•Develops drawings for equipment layouts and facility systems and interconnects

•Generates P&IDs

•Selects discipline specific equipment and materials of construction

•Writes technical specifications

•Coordinates and resolves conflicts with other disciplines to deliver complete design package(s)

•Develops thorough understanding of the needs of the other disciplines

•Conducts code studies/analyses

•Refines communication and presentation skills, coordinates information flow within design team and across the disciplines

•Supervises and directs entry or intermediate level designers/drafters

•Can function as discipline lead engineer on smaller projects and supervise a small project team of entry level engineers and designers of any level


•Performs engineering calculations for sizing and selection of all discipline-specific systems and components

•Completes engineering designs with a moderate level of direct supervision

•Has working knowledge of industry codes and regulations

•Accurately interprets and understands drawings of other disciplines

•Demonstrates ability to take and give direction on task assignments and drive tasks to successful completion

•Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

•Ability to identify various options to solve technical problems, describe pros and cons of each option, and present to the work group and the project team

Here’s What You’ll Need:

•Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering

•At least 1 year of practical application of mechanical engineering, including HVAC, fire protection, plumbing, and related mechanical building systems

•Engineer in Training (EIT)

Ideally, you’ll also have:

•Working knowledge of Revit software preferred

•Strong communication skills both verbal and written

•Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

•Forward thinking, eager to learn best practices, and contribute with innovative ideas

•Displayed ability to learn quickly and driven to broaden knowledge base

•Ability to collaborate and work effectively in a variety of teams, including multi-disciplinary teams

•Passion for buildings and construction

•3-5 years of building mechanical experience desired

•Working on obtaining PE registration (PE ID registration desired)


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language. (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf)

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.