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Jacobs Energy & Power Senior Mechanical Engineer in Fort Worth, Texas

Energy & Power Senior Mechanical 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

Our Fort Worth, Texas, Energy and Power unit is looking to add a Senior Mechanical Engineer to their team with a background in central utility (chilled water, steam, hot water, etc) plant and utility distribution design and master planning. Core competencies include equipment selection, heat and mass balance calculations, hydraulic system modeling, development of process and instrumentation diagrams, pipe stress modeling and design, cost estimating and life cycle cost analysis.

  • Lead the production of detailed construction drawings and specifications as Engineer in responsible charge.

  • Support projects through construction, including shop drawing reviews, responding to RFI's and performing site observations.

  • Coordinate work efforts with multi-disciplined engineering and CADD teams to ensure quality control.

  • Coordinate project assignments with those of other engineers and technicians.

  • Conduct field investigations to obtain data regarding existing conditions and to identify plant improvement and optimization opportunities.

  • Review drawings supplied by vendors, clients, and engineers and architects and recommending necessary changes.

  • Research code issues and obtain necessary approvals with City, State, and County officials.

  • Research design options and document findings for Project Engineers and/or Project Managers.

  • Lead, mentor and delegate tasks to engineering staff.

  • Attend kick-off and review meetings while interacting with clients or contractors.

  • May be involved with presentations to clients.



Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering is required


Current Professional Engineering license is required


Minimum of 6 years design experience is required


Must exhibit a strong desire to take ownership of deliverables and have good presentation skills


Minimum of 10 years design experience is preferred


Experience with commercial or industrial chillers and cooling towers is preferred


Experience with steam plant equipment (boilers, deaerators, make-up water and blow-down systems, etc) is desired, but not required


Experience with co-generation equipment including reciprocating engine generators, combustion turbine generators, heat recovery steam generators or steam turbine generators is desired, but not required


Experience with air emission control systems is desired, but not required


Experience with water treatment systems is desired, but not required


Experience with 3D modeling and viewing software such as AutoCAD, CADWorx, Revit and NavisWorks is desired, but not required


Experience with one or more of the following design tools is preferred: hydraulic modeling software such as Pipe-Flo, or Pipe 2000; combined cycle plant modeling software such as THERMOFLEX, Pipe Stress Modelling Software such as CAESAR

  • Experience with similar software packages is also acceptable

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 a collaborative environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Inclusive and Diverse culture as well as 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-Texas-Fort Worth

Req ID: BI 0006RP