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

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:

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 work provides resiliency to our Clients’ critical infrastructure. 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, simple power and 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 electrical 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 electrical engineering work and coordinate with other engineering disciplines and architects

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • At least 7 years’ experience working in a consulting engineering environment

  • Professional Engineering licensure

  • Proficiency in Revit 3D CADD

  • Experience developing construction documents including specifications for mechanical systems

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

  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Experience designing chiller and heating plants (district systems is preferred, but at a minimum must have experience with large building chiller and heating plants)

  • Ability to lead the development of design packages using Revit, 3D AutoCAD or equivalent

Ideally, you'll also have:

  • Experience working on federal projects

  • Experience with central distribution systems

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.