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Jacobs Mechanical Engineer - HVAC (Hybrid / Portland, OR) in Portland, Oregon

Your Impact:

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.

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 the Electronics business unit based in the Portland, OR metro area 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.

This is a hybrid position. Depending on project assignment, this could be largely remote work from home with occasional visits to Jacobs downtown Portland office, or it may be 2-4 days a week on site at a project site in Hillsboro OR.


Responsible for performing all aspects of mechanical engineering and design; independently applies advanced engineering techniques and analysis within the discipline. Develops designs that require innovation and ingenuity. Performs work with little to no supervision, reviews work of discipline team for adequacy on completion. Provides technical guidance to drafters/designers and engineers.

· Plans and conducts work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, and adaptation of advanced engineering techniques, procedures, analyses, and criteria for problems and methods.

· Performs a variety of engineering work in the initial planning and design phase industrial building equipment, systems, or processes.

· Establishes design criteria in accordance with industry standards

· Writes scopes of work, estimates time and effort required to perform work, predicts staffing needs, completes staffing matrices, plans the execution of the project from kickoff through construction, completes equipment matrices, drawing list(s), etc.

· Prepares specifications and provides input to define necessary subcontracts and requisitions.


· Has deep knowledge of multiple subject areas or disciplines as well as a thorough understanding of business objectives, priorities, and strategy for own area, and understands industry practices and competitors.

· Requires extensive progressive experience in general building science, construction, and engineering.

· Demonstrated ability to identify various options to solve technical problems, describe pros and cons of each option, present options/findings to entire internal design team as well as client technical staff (engineers, architects, operations, etc.)

· Has successfully acted as design engineer in all areas of discipline

· Successfully acts (or acting) as discipline lead on multi-discipline project

Your role keeps our company connected and we’ll support you with what you need to be successful.  Bring your creativity, ambitious spirit, and extreme attention to detail, and we’ll help you grow, pursue, and fulfill what drives you – so we can deliver extraordinary solutions for a better tomorrow, together. 

Here’s what you’ll need :

· Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering

· At least 4 years of practical application of mechanical engineering design in building systems, such as HVAC, fire protection, plumbing, and construction

· Effective verbal and written communication skills

· 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 from preliminary design through site construction

· Passion for buildings and construction

Ideally, you’ll also have:

· Professional Engineer (PE) registration in the state of Oregon (or the ability to obtain a PE in the next 3-6 months)

· Experience with cleanrooms, semiconductor, or high-tech industrial facility design

· At least 5 years of experience building mechanical design and construction

· Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit software, with prior experience with Navisworks

· History of excellent client and contractor interaction and support

· Prior field experience at industrial construction sites

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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 health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Eligible employees and their dependents may elect medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan, and if eligible, a deferred compensation plan, and Executive Deferral Plan. We have an unlimited U.S. Personalized Paid Time Off (PPTO) policy for eligible full-time exempt employees, seven paid holidays, one floating holiday, and caregiver leave. Hired applicants will be able to purchase company stock and have the opportunity to receive a performance discretionary bonus. Salary to be offered is geographic dependent and commensurate with experience relative to the position.

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 $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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