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MEP Engineer Senior Specialist

DLB Associates - Sterling, VA

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Job Description

Looking for a company that just got awarded one of 2021 BEST Firms To Work For in the AEC industry

DLB Associates is an innovative industry leader in consulting and design engineering. For 40 years we have worked hard to advance the development of sustainable, high-performing infrastructure for the built-in-environment through our first-in-class Engineering Design, Commissioning, MSI and Energy Services. We specialize in industries that are mechanically and electrically intensive, including building some of the most advanced mission critical technology spaces in the world.

We are guided by our strategic anchors of Operational Excellence, Service Leadership and Customer Focus. These anchors have enabled us to exceed our client's expectations by deeply understanding what is important to them and meeting them where they want to be met.

We help guide the industry by contributing to the development of forward-thinking standards and technologies. Our internal culture is one that seeks to continuously challenge and optimize our tools and processes through leveraging technology to the maximum.

All of this is driven by our core convictions of Listening, Learning, Teaching, Standardizing, Executing, Communicating and Delivering.

If you want to be part of an industry leading team, please join DLB Associates today!

Position Title: MEP Engineer Senior Specialist

Position Location: IAD Region (including Baltimore, Annapolis, etc.)

Vaccination Requirement

As a condition of employment at DLB, our employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect ourselves, and our clients. Many of our clients require the vaccination for their employees and their contractors and visitors to their facilities, which includes DLB. We follow the guidance set forth by the CDC for all current and future amendments of our policies on this topic.

If you are vaccinated, we will request a copy of your vaccination card as a condition of employment. If you are not, you would be required to work with HR to comply with this requirement.

Job Summary

The MEP Engineer Senior Specialist will have the opportunity to collaborate with all design staff and oversee full cycle MEP design activities for commercial building design and construction. This person will work as part of the Engineering Team and interact closely with the Project Management Team to produce construction documents, develop and edit project specifications and lead the construction administration process.

The MEP Engineer Senior Specialist will be self-directed on day-to-day work and receive high level instruction on new projects or assignments. Will execute and lead design teams and design projects of complex scope. May coordinate activities of other personnel.

The MEP Engineer Senior Specialist will communicate and operate in line with organizational goals and values, as well as departmental objectives.

Education / Experience

Bachelor's degree in engineering MEP or AE

PE in related discipline


Minimum of eight years of engineering or related field experience

Essential Functions

Lead Engineering Design Activities (50%)

Independently perform intermediate to advanced engineering work

Perform intermediate to advanced MEP design

Perform intermediate to advanced computations and analysis for MEP systems

Utilize AutoCAD and Revit software to prepare drawings and visual aids

Independently perform and analyze load calculations

Independently perform and analyze energy simulation

Prepare book or sheet specifications

Develop and / or review sequence of operations

Assist in proposal development including project scope, schedule and budget; generally, seeks supervisory input before sending to client

Timely and effective management of project design team including resource forecasting and coordination

Identify potential project scope changes and aid in development of strategies to minimize impact and control deviations from estimated costs and project deadlines

Support contact for design clients and builds effective, long-term client relationships

May direct interns / other engineering and technical staff

Lead Pre-Construction Activities (15%)

Survey existing building conditions and prepares technical reports of findings

Collect data and other information for construction documents

Prepare project design and construction documents

Lead Construction Activities (25%)

May lead or work as part of the engineering team and interact closely with the project management team

Review shop drawings and submittals

Review and respond to RFIs

Review and complete punch lists and project closeout documents

Reporting (10%)

Prepare project progress reports for internal and external stakeholders

Update and maintain shop drawing and RFI log

Manage personal hours using company tools

Performs Other Related Duties as Assigned


Position Requirements (Advanced level for all the following)

Knowledge of codes, code analysis and specifications for the design of MEP systems

Skilled in design of data center or similar mission critical facilities

Skilled at producing drawings and visual aids using AutoCAD and / or Revit

Skilled at using MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams), along with exceptional organizational skills for file management

Skilled in performing and analyzing load calculations

Skilled in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail

Ability to be client facing \u2013 great communication skills, ability to represent the company well in front of clients and facilitate client meetings

Ability to work successfully in a remote environment thru effective communication and organizational skills, self-motivation, proactiveness and resourcefulness in a distraction free workspace

Ability to follow company and site safety requirements

Ability to analyze and prepare documents, reports and correspondence

Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form (technical and non-technical information)

Ability to communicate effectively directly with clients and at times serve as primary point of client contact

Ability to work successfully as a member of a team and independently with moderate supervision

Ability to work under pressure and meet close deadlines

Ability to effectively plan and delegate the work of others

Organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

Physical Demands

The following physical demands must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is:

Frequently required to remain in a stationary position

Frequently moving through office, facility and other environments

On occasion the employee may move equipment weighing up to 25 pounds

Travel / Relocation Requirements

Approximately 10% travel and local site visits each week

Diversification / E-Verify

DLB Associates is an EEO / Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

We are committed to diversifying our workforce.

DLB Associates participates in the E-Verify program with the Department of Homeland Security.


DLB Associates offers a very competitive benefits package; highlights include:

Medical, HRA, FSA, Rx, Dental



Life, Disability, ADD

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