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Mechanical engineer III/IV (tunnel ventilation / fire safety)

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a $2bn global engineering, management and development consultancy focused on guiding our clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges. By challenging norms, we’re committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of our staff as well as the environment, communities, and market places in which we operate.

With a significant presence in the East Coast transportation and infrastructure realm, we're looking to welcome an additional mechanical engineer III/IV (tunnel ventilation / fire safety) to our New York City, NY office. Our projects include the $7.3 billion East Side Access project in New York City, where we've been providing program and construction management for America’s largest infrastructure project. We've recently been appointed by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to lead the implementation of the Governor's Airport Advisory Panel’s vision plan for the redevelopment of John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK).

Our projects span the realm on transportation engineering, including: transit, rail and metro, highways and bridges and ports and harbours.

Job Description

This position will afford an opportunity to work within a specialized group of professionals in the assessment and development of conceptual, preliminary and detailed designs for major tunnel and rail transportation projects and related underground or enclosure structures. The position provides great potential for professional advancement and in-house training.

The responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to:
  • Designing mechanical ventilation systems using engineering calculations and preparing design drawings and specifications under the direction of senior engineers or project managers
  • Lead tasks and supervise junior engineers within larger scale projects
  • Ensuring accuracy of design and contract documents
  • Innovative mechanical design and analysis
  • Computerized fluid flow analysis and modelling
Upon joining Mott MacDonald, you'll find a welcoming and supportive team. While primarily working with a regional team of engineers, you'll have access to Mott MacDonald's connected network of 16,000 specialists across the globe.

Candidate Specification

Our team of professionals provides cost-effective and innovative engineering solutions for the North American transportation and infrastructure industry with unprecedented success. We’re looking for an individual to join our team to continue this traction and invite applications from candidates with:
  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical, mining, or equivalent engineering degree from an accredited four-year college or university;
  • 8 + years of experience in tunnel ventilation and mechanical ventilation design
  • Knowledge of CAD software
  • Experience with ventilation equipment installation
  • Familiarity with fans, controls, and fire life safety codes and standards (NFPA, AMCA, ASHRAE) with emphasis on NFPA 130 and NFPA 502
  • Good verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to work within project timeframes and budget constraints
  • Self-motivated and experienced in performing calculations and delivering quality work
  • Ability to travel to clients and job sites and be willing to attend meetings after regular business hours
  • PE license (desirable)
If you have any questions before applying, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to receiving your application.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or disability status.
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