Jacobs Senior Mechanical Engineer (Energy and Power) in Cary, North Carolina

Senior Mechanical Engineer (Energy and Power)


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

Our Energy and Power Mechanical Engineers engage in a wide range of projects as part of an integrated focused team. This engineer will be responsible for working in a team environment developing energy master plans as well as construction design documents for district energy and power facilities. Our energy and power group focuses on the planning and design of district cooling, heating, and combined heat and power systems for a wide range of higher education, federal government and commercial campuses. Projects include central chiller plants, central hot water and steam plants along with combined cycle cogeneration plants as well as the associated distribution system. This position provides experience working on large, diverse engineering projects that are exciting to work on!

This position includes the following key areas of work including:

  • Leading energy and power mechanical design projects.

  • We expect our engineers to take ownership of the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of the projects in conjunction with a technical team.

  • Be responsible for the successful completion of projects from the initial planning, thru design and construction administration and field investigation tasks.

  • Communicate technical advice and engineering reasoning to client.

  • Engage with our clients to deliver quality projects and support our sales team with information that can lead to more work!

  • Lead the mechanical engineering work and coordinate with other engineering disciplines and architects.



  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) required

  • 7-10 years’ experience working in a consulting engineering environment required

  • Professional Engineering licensure is required

  • Proficient in Revit 3D CADD preferred

  • Experience developing construction documents including specifications for mechanical systems.

  • Self-starter experienced working independently while coordinating with other team members.

  • Experience working on federal projects is preferred but not required.

  • U.S. Citizen Required

  • Must have experience working with chiller and heating plants (district systems is preferred, but at a minimum must have experience with large building chiller and heating plants). Experience with central distribution systems is preferred but not required.

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-North Carolina-Cary

Req ID: BIA00035S