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McDonough Bolyard Peck, Inc. (MBP) Senior Mechanical Engineer/Agent in Fairfax, Virginia

Highlights the skills and experience of MBP team members who have provided commissioning (Cx) services primarily in select Cx project stages or who provide key technical support to specific Cx activities for HVAC systems.


Project assignments include acting as the lead role for the following: review of the Basis of Design with the Owner’s Project Requirements, developing Cx specifications, HVAC plan reviews, concurrent review of submittals, on-site representation including monitoring of the installation of construction materials, project documentation of Cx issues, TAB verification and functional performance testing procedures, and the final Cx report. Represents MBP in analytical and/or field assignments. Troubleshoots existing HVAC and temperature control problems, and able to offer input for saving energy. May work on multiple projects (50,000 sq. ft. minimum) concurrently; utilize the ACT software program to maintain accurate project logs including phone conversations, meetings, “to do’s”, sending and filing of e-mails. Will utilize MBP’s web-based Cx software program for tracking design/construction/acceptance testing issues. Able to communicate clearly and responsibly issues with others (owner, contractor, and MBP team members). Manage mechanical portion of projects, and work with assigned project managers, to meet client’s budget, contract fees, goals, objectives, deadlines, project and client relationship management. Mentor the professional development of junior mechanical Cx team members.


Expand on training and professional development. Significant involvement with marketing activities to include business development, networking within professional associations, and active participation in company initiatives. Active engagement within the Cx Best Practice Team. Work closely with the Cx Project Manager. Active participation in Cx and HVAC professional organizations.


Significant experience with commercial (non-residential) HVAC systems. Experience should include three or more of the following: design, construction, installation, maintenance, testing & balancing, building automation temperature control systems, and troubleshooting operational issues. Significant development in areas of time, cost and quality management. Must have completed a minimum of eight projects (50,000 s.f. per project) and act as the lead throughout a minimum of four or more of the following Cx activities: pre-design, design, construction, TAB verification, functional performance testing, final report. Prior management or supervisory experience. Prior experience with professional presentations. Experience with three or more of the following:

  • Design Build projects

  • Commercial facilities

  • DOD and Military facilities

  • K-12 Schools

  • Colleges and Universities

  • Hospitals, Medical, or Healthcare facilities

  • Industrial facilities

  • Laboratories and Research facilities

  • Projects exceeding $20 million in construction value

  • LEED certified projects

  • Projects utilizing BIM principles and software


Minimum of two years HVAC technology degree from an accredited community college or equivalent level of knowledge attained through practical work experience in addition to the minimum experience qualifications defined above. Certification(s) from applicable organizations, such as ASHRAE, ACG, AABC, AEE, NEBB, etc. are preferred. Must have a thorough understanding of the fundamental mechanical engineering principles as they relate to HVAC systems. Specialized knowledge of two or more of the following areas: HVAC design (must have performed load calculations using the Carrier HAP program, Trane TRACE or similar software programs); HVAC duct installation methods in accordance with the SMACNA manuals; testing and balancing procedures in accordance with NEBB TAB Procedural Standards; building automation temperature control systems (pneumatic and/or DDC systems). Understands cost and schedule considerations, and uses judgment to investigate alternative solutions. Able to verbalize the complete Cx process as defined by ASHRAE Standard 202. Complete understanding of several of MBP's services.


Able to relate technical knowledge to a non-technical audience. Must be proficient in reading/understanding HVAC mechanical plans/specifications and also have a thorough understanding of a variety of HVAC systems. Skills and abilities should include three or more of the following: Able to develop the Cx specifications; identify and clearly document design/construction conflicts with other trades; identify and clearly document mechanical construction deficiencies and derive recommended solutions from past experiences; TAB verification and carrying out assignments from conception to completion; and design/installation/programming and/or troubleshooting of building automation temperature control systems. Report writing, client coordination, and carrying out assignments from conception to completion. Excellent technical skills and business acumen. Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus and calmness. Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, present alternatives, and recommendations. Skilled in the preparation of fee proposals. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher. Must work within budgets. Physical abilities include but are not limited to: lifting/carrying 50 pounds (occasionally) and 20 pounds (frequently), climbing stairs or ladders, looking up/down, negotiating construction sites while walking extensively, bending, stooping, and kneeling. Ability to travel (20% to 30%).


Works independently with limited direction. Work with, respond to, and take direction from project managers, principals-in-charge, operations managers, and senior management.


Supervise, train, and ensure quality control of Cx Interns, Cx Technicians, Cx Agents, Lead Cx Agents, Cx Engineers, Lead Cx Engineers or support staff on individual project assignments.

MBP is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability Employer.

ID: 2021-1250

External Company URL: TestUserAdmin

Street: Williams Plaza 1, 3040 Williams Drive, Suite 300

Telecommute: No