Mechanical Engineer – Facilities

Mechanical Engineer - Facilities


As a mechanical facilities engineer, you will oversee installation and/or upgrades to manufacturing facilities equipment or systems.  Examples include plant ventilation, water, steam, compressed air, and fire protection systems.  You will manage and motivate the contractors to complete their work safely, on time, on budget, and according to spec.  You will resolve technical questions, communicate with others, process invoices & change notices, and publish regular updates.  In some cases, OEM engineer(s) will also be on site to provide commissioning support for the equipment in question.



  • Interface with contractor(s) to manage risks and ensure that mechanical work is completed safely, to specification, on time, and on-budget.
  • Thoroughly understand the design details, budget estimate, job scope, and schedule.
  • Read and thoroughly understand all bid packages and drawings.
  • Participate in sub-contractor meetings.
  • Effectively manage communications between the primary contractor, Customer corporate engineers, and others to coordinate the work and resolve issues.
  • Review and approve progress invoices and change requests.
  • Assure that all mechanical work meets GE requirements and standards.
  • Check key deliverables such as scope of supply, quality, workmanship, and functionality to ensure that systems are ready for use.
  • Perform administrative tasks including scheduling, budget management & cost control, weekly reports, etc.
  • Verify that all equipment drawings, operation & maintenance manuals and spare part lists have been received.
  • Sign-off on new mechanical systems and manage pending work lists.
  • Collect and maintain “as-built” design information.
  • Standard working time is typically 5-1/2 to 6 days per week during construction.



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (OR solid experience managing facilities systems installation or maintenance).
  • 10+ years of mechanical systems design, project management, and/or field installation experience.
  • Technical familiarity with the following systems is beneficial:
    • Water piping & pumps, valves, and instrumentation
    • Compressed air piping, valves, and instrumentation
    • Fire protection piping and systems
    • Mechanical equipment such as air compressors, vacuum pumps, air dryers, and tanks
    • Boilers, steam and condensate systems
    • Heating, ventilation, air conditioning & refrigerant piping systems (HVACR) including humidity control systems
    • Dust collector and process ventilation systems
    • Water cooling towers and heat exchangers
    • Water treatment and sewer systems
  • Familiarity with industry and government specifications and standards for the above types of systems.
  • Knowledge of environmental concerns and requirements.
  • Familiarity with Gantt chart scheduling and software, as well as identification and mitigation of schedule risks.
  • Budgeting and capital forecasting experience.
  • Experienced user of AutoCAD two-dimensional drafting software.
  • Good spoken and written English.
  • Must be able to demonstrate effective teamwork, maintain a professional demeanor, and foster positive relationships inside and outside the team



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