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Huitt-Zollars, Inc. Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (MEP) Group Leader in Alexandria, Virginia

Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (MEP) Group Leader

Job Location US-VA-Alexandria


MEP Group Leader

Huitt-Zollars’ National Capital Region office has an opportunity for a high quality candidate to be our Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (MEP) Group Leader. This role leads a team of MEP professionals supporting multi-disciplinary design teams in the completion of studies, development of plans and specifications for a broad range of projects. The successful candidate will work on the design team delivering full plans and specifications for a new Bureau and Engraving Production Facility that will be constructed in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.

The successful candidate will be a licensed Professional Engineer with at least 15 years of experience in the field of engineering related to mechanical building systems and infrastructure experience including electrical, controls, mechanical, HVAC, plumbing systems and/or architectural engineering. Candidate must be able to obtain licenses in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland upon request.

This position is located in Alexandria, VA.

HZ is a leading full-service design firm providing innovative planning, engineering, architectural design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery to our clients in the public and private sector. We provide quality solutions for our clients and employment opportunities to qualified talent.


  • Provide day-to-day technical and administrative supervision of a team of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineers

  • Supervise and provide quality control for the development of plans and specifications for a variety of projects in the Federal, Institutional, Commercial, and Industrial markets; candidate will have experience with high-performance sustainable systems design, with a holistic, integrated building systems approach

  • Perform whole building energy modeling used to support life-cycle analysis in support of system decision early in the design process

  • Develop project proposals, scopes, budgets, and manage execution and tracking of multiple projects within the group; candidate must have excellent writing skills

  • Direct junior engineers and track performance and utilization

  • Review and understand LEED requirements and verify they are incorporated into the design/construction


  • Licensed PE, registration in licenses in Virginia, the District of Columbia, or Maryland is preferred

  • Minimum 10 years of building design experience, with an additional seven years of staff supervisory and project management experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

  • LEED AP, CEM credentials and experience with UFC design criteria are preferred

  • Healthcare design, municipal facilities, and higher education experience is a plus

  • Technical experience in the engineering fields of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection as related primarily to building systems and infrastructure to support buildings

  • Working knowledge of building system codes (IBC, IECC, IFCC, IFGC, IMC, IPC, ASHRAE and NFPA standards); familiarity with Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) a plus

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Proficient in Revit; Bluebeam; AutoCad; with experience in load and energy modeling software (e.g., Trane Trace 700)

  • Must be able to qualify for USACE security clearance

  • Experience in the management and coordination of project delivery of multi-discipline, building-related projects

  • An inclusive, collaborative leadership style

  • Proven communication skills—written, verbal, presentation

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver positive outcomes on projects

  • Ability to motivate, lead, and positively engage with staff

  • Some travel will be required

We offer a competitive benefit and compensation package including medical, dental, vision, life, long/short-term disability plans and two retirement plans: 401(k) and ESOP.

Please apply online at:

Job ID No: N002

Huitt-Zollars is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or any other legally protected status. Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the company will make reasonable accommodations to assist in the application process upon the request of an applicant. No question on this application is intended to secure information to be used for discriminatory purposes.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 60-300.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

ID: 2021-1783

External Company Name: Huitt-Zollars, Inc.

External Company URL:

Street: 2000 Duke Street