Mechanical Engineer – Geothermal

Location CA-ON-St. Catharines | US-NY-Syracuse | US-NY-Rochester | US-NY-Albany | US-MA-Boston | US-NJ-Parsippany
Job ID
5090
# Positions
1
Category
Engineering - Mechanical

OVERVIEW

CHA Consulting, Inc. is an innovative, full-service engineering consulting and construction management firm working to responsibly improve the world we live in. With decades of experience, CHA brings together the talent, technology, and partnerships to meet our clients’ evolving needs. Located throughout the United States and Canada, we provide a wide range of planning and design services to public, private and institutional clients.

 

CHA Consulting, Inc. is currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer – Geothermal to join our Power – Generation & Energy group in St. Catharines, ON; Syracuse, NY; Rochester, NY; Albany, NY; Boston, MA or Parsippany, NJ.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Working alongside CHA’s professional engineers, the Mechanical Engineer is responsible for:

  • Leading the development of relationships, opportunities, and proposals.
  • Managing geothermal design-build initiatives, providing full project management and delivery of these projects.
  • Coordinating with clients and key project contacts, external design teams, general contractors, and sub-consultants.
  • Drafting sub-consultant scopes of work, receiving proposals, approving proposals, subconsultant agreements, and tracking/approving project costs.
  • Analyzing Horizontal and vertical geothermal Bore Field Systems
  • Analyzing the potential of installing geothermal heat pumps. This requires conceptual geothermal design, computerized heating and cooling loads, and energy analysis to determine the proposed systems economic feasibility over conventional HVAC system.
  • Integration of geothermal heat pumps with renewable distributive energy resources for municipal, university, school and hospital facilities.
  • Geothermal Heat Exchanger Modeling
  • Building Heating and Cooling Load Modeling & Life Cycle Cost Analysis to support the design development, implementation, and technical analysis of various systems to implement new products, or changes to an existing scheme, to suit individual client needs. Develops and maintains a familiarity with the federal, state, and local regulations, as well as the firm’s and client’s practices, procedures, and standards.

EDUCATION AND LICENSURE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is required
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification required
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license is preferred

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 3 years of related engineering experience is required
  • Excellent understanding of commercial building sciences, mechanical system design, conventional HVAC, heat pump technologies, building automation and energy modelling applications.
  • An understanding of energy-related issues in the commercial, industrial, institutional and multi residential building sectors, and who the key players are in those sectors
  • Excellent knowledge of HVAC system sizing for commercial projects above 30T, configuration and selection of appropriate equipment and systems as well as compliance with appropriate building and operating standards.
  • Knowledge of governmental and utility incentive programs for sustainable heating and cooling (e.g., NYSERDA - New York State Energy and Research Development Authority)
  • Strong knowledge of engineering, computational, and modeling software (Revit, AutoCAD, MicroStation, etc.)
  • Familiarity with ground heat exchanger design software (ex. GLD, GHLEPro)
  • Familiar with QA/QC procedures
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt communication style to suit various audiences
  • Desire to work in a collaborative team environment with the willingness to assist more senior staff
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software required

CULTURE/EEO STATEMENT

CHA takes pride in recruiting, developing and retaining highly talented individuals. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package and a variety of opportunities for our employees’ professional growth and development.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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