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Jacobs Resident Mechanical Engineer in Scoville, Idaho

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Your Impact:

As a Resident Mechanical Engineer for the Spent Fuel Handling Project at the Naval Reactors Facility at Idaho National Lab you will perform a variety of engineering functions as part of onsite construction support. This includes trade-oriented responsibilities, providing and following codes and regulations, and client specific design criteria and being able to go into the field and check for compliance. Duties may include coordination with Quality on inspections and other project functions. S/he would also be doing the support for review, substitution for materials or equipment, answering RFIs (first line of review), support construction on site in the event there was an issue in the field, get involved to provide answers and support from a day-to-day technical perspective. For the Spent Fuel Handling Project at the Naval Reactors Facility at Idaho National Lab you will perform a variety of mechanical engineering design functions during construction including the following tasks: review subcontractor submittals, respond to Requests for Information (RFI’s), survey/assess mechanical scope during installation, scoping and estimating level of engineering effort; field work to assess existing conditions; report writing; revise specifications, and calculation analyses; assistance with cost estimating; and services during bidding and construction, including answering requests for information, bid review, shop drawing review, commissioning support, hosting progress meetings, and project closeout. The work location for this position is approximately 55 miles from Idaho Falls.

At Jacobs, the greatest challenges provide the biggest rewards. Each day, your drive and creative ideas will be providing solutions that help build a better tomorrow. Whether it is the pride that comes with accomplishment, personal growth or making a difference in the world, you will discover true success in a career that brings out the best in you at Jacobs. Ready? Let’s get to work.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • BS-Mechanical Engineering from an ABET-certified institution

  • Experience in the design of mechanical systems including HEPA filtration systems and Industrial Exhaust.

  • PE license in Idaho or willingness to quickly obtain an Idaho License

  • Sole USA Citizenship is required. No Dual citizens or visas for this role

  • 10 years design experience

  • Must have strong verbal and written communications skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels both internally and within the client organization.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • NQA-1 experience

  • Previous DOE Nuclear project experience

  • Previous experience working with teaming subcontractors

  • Experience in both air side and hydronic systems.

  • Building Information Management design software. Carrier HAP, Trane TRACE, PipeFlo

  • Knowledge of building and design codes, including IBC, IMS, UPC, NFPA, and ASME

  • Experience in industrial/government design of Mechanical, HVAC, B31.3 Piping, Plumbing Systems required, Fire Protection design experience desired but not required.

Essential Functions Work Environment:

Equipment and Machines: Standard office PC, with software will be provided

On-Site Security training is mandatory before performing project duties.

Timely response to resolve issues is expected.

Travel required – As needed


Valid driver's license is required. Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must take and pass a pre-employment drug, background check and site security badge screening

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) .