Jacobs Senior Mechanical/HVAC Engineer in Cary, North Carolina

Senior Mechanical/HVAC Engineer


Jacobs serves the PharmaBio, Chemicals, Refining, Pulp & Paper, Power & Utilities, High Tech and Consumer Products Industries. Our core life sciences network has contributed to becoming the largest provider of engineering and construction services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients and we have established ourselves as the center of excellence for Pulp and Paper facilities. Jacobs provides full-service engineering, procurement, and construction management services for both new and existing facilities, offering environmental and water / wastewater support, energy audits, and hygienic / sanitary assessments. For projects of every scale we provide design, engineering, construction, commissioning, and maintenance services that support a facility’s entire life cycle.

Position Summary:

Researches, develops, designs, and tests a variety of equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for commercial and industrial purposes.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead responsibility for technical direction of a project team or functions as a technical specialist formulating and developing advanced engineering concepts, techniques, and standards

  • Develops solutions to complex problems that require a high degree of innovation and ingenuity

  • Evaluates the desired goal of the system and develops, designs, and selects the required equipment, and piping, to achieve the goal

  • Performs calculations and evaluations in the design of equipment and systems for industrial and commercial applications

  • Participates in planning, cost development and management, and scheduling for assigned projects

  • Become familiar with the client’s expectations, overall scope and schedule for assigned work

  • Directs activities to ensure that construction, installation, and operational testing conform to functional specifications, recognized codes and standards, and customer requirements

  • Maintains effective communication with project team members and with the customer

  • May direct and coordinate operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment and systems in field installations

  • Use computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks


  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering is required

  • PE registration is required

  • 15 years of related experience required (Pharmaceutical facility design experience including ISO classified cGMP manufacturing facilities required)

  • Central Utility Plant design experience including large chilled water systems, steam boiler systems, and cGMP qualified compressed air systems required

  • Refrigeration systems experience preferred

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Applications is required

  • Ability to work independently and complete tasks as scheduled is required

  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team environment is required

  • Travel 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.

Primary Location United States-North Carolina-Cary

Req ID: LIF00002O