Lead Mechanical Engineer, HVAC & Plumbing

    • KBR
  • Newark, Delaware, DE
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 1 hour ago


On Site
Full Time


Conceptual design
Earned value management
Project scoping
Mechanical engineering
Control system
Life insurance
Training and development

Job Details


Lead Mechanical Engineer, HVAC & Plumbing

KBR Sustainable Technology Solutions (STS) provides holistic and value-added solutions across the entire asset life cycle. These include world-class licensed process technologies, differentiated advisory services, deep technical domain expertise, energy transition solutions, high-end design capabilities, and smart solutions to optimize planned and operating assets.

KBR is looking for a Lead Mechanical Engineer, HVAC & Plumbingto support multiple mechanical, HVAC and plumbing design efforts from conceptual design through construction support for Chemical and Biofuel clients. Your experience must include both industrial building HVAC and Plumbing systems, laboratory areas as well as process applications such as dust collection systems and vapor management systems. In-depth knowledge of industry codes is mandatory.

In this position, you will be developing scope of services, work hour estimates and schedules that role up into the overall Mechanical discipline. You will also supervise and lead a small group of engineers and designers.

*Fully remote work will be considered for the right candidate*

Functional job responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the Front-End Engineering and production design deliverables for large capital projects, TIC in excess of $100MM
  • Responsible for the oversight of other engineers and designers
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting on schedule status and earned value.
  • May be required to conduct vendor drawing reviews, client interface, model reviews, and related calculations.
  • Must have experience with development of project scope, work hour estimates, project budgets, schedules and mechanical construction deliverables. Shall be capable of working as a member of an integrated engineering team to produce a coherent, executable construction package.
  • Ability to be able to work independently as well as monitor / mentor more junior engineers to meet the required deliverables on one large project or several simultaneous smaller projects.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering required; Mechanical discipline preferred.
  • 10+ years (minimum) of experience in industrial and commercial design of HVAC and Plumbing systems.
  • Professional Engineering License (P.E.) preferred.
  • Working Experience with the following:

    • Cooling towers, Chillers, Fans, Boilers, Pumps, AHUs, Heat Pumps, Humidification Systems, Hot Water Heaters.
    • Designing Clean Room Environments
    • Designing Dust Collection Systems
    • Design of plumbing systems including domestic hot/cold water lines and sanitary/waste lines.
    • Ventilation for potential hazard mitigation
    • Fluent with national codes and standards (ICC, ASHRAE, SMACNA, and NFPA)
    • HVAC Design Programs Including CHVAC, Trane Trace, AutoCAD and MicroStation.
    • Building Automation and Control Systems.
  • Working knowledge of other engineering disciplines and the ability to coordinate with them to meet design requirements.
  • Ability to travel as needed to survey client sites.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with supervisory experience.


  • Travel to client sites will comply with all KBR and Client Safety Rules, Processes and Procedures
  • Work at client sites may require using and wearing personal protective equipment such as fire-retardant clothing, hearing and eye protection, hard hat and steel-toed boots.
  • Work at client sites may require moderate physical exertion including walking to operating areas, ascending/descending stairs, walking the client property.
  • This may include climbing ladders, lifting to up to 35 lbs., etc.

Decarbonization - Energy Transition - Sustainability

KBR Benefits

KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits which could include 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development.

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Inclusion and Diversity at KBR

At KBR, we are passionate about our people, sustainability, and our Zero Harm culture. These inform all that we do and are at the heart of our commitment to, and ongoing journey toward being a more inclusive and diverse company. That commitment is central to our team of team's philosophy and fosters an environment of real collaboration across cultures and locations. Our individual differences and perspectives bring enhanced value to our teams and help us develop solutions for the most challenging problems. We understand that by embracing those differences and working together, we are more innovative, more resilient, and safer. We Deliver - Together.

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