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Brown and Caldwell is the largest engineering firm of its kind—solely focused on the U.S. environmental sector. With offices throughout the country, we have opportunities nationwide to work on some of our most exciting environmental projects.

Principal Building Mechanical Engineer

Work Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
ID: 3264
Job Type: Full Time
Travel: <5%

For more than 70 years, Brown and Caldwell has been creating leading-edge environmental solutions for public agencies and private industry. We strive to be the environmental company of choice—to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. As a privately held firm with over 1,500 employee-owners in 50+ offices nationwide, the opportunity awaits for you to advance.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated and experienced mechanical engineer to join us our National Building Mechanical Group.  The successful candidate should have an interest and familiarity with mechanical engineering as it pertains to municipal and industrial plant design (HVAC, process equipment, plumbing, piping, and controls) for the water industry (wastewater, potable water, and surface water).  You will work with strong, nationally recognized, senior technical staff on various environmental-related projects and to mentor top talent.

Job Expectations:

The successful candidate will support projects locally, regionally, and nationally and will have strong verbal and written communication skills, be highly organized and responsive, capable of working in a diverse team environment, and able to handle multiple tasks with competing priorities.  Responsibilities may include:

  • Perform engineering work and design with building mechanical design for all of BC’s wide array of technical sectors.
  • Work on engineering designs preparing reports, construction plans, specifications, calculations, equipment selection, and cost estimates for various projects
  • Check performance or conformity with plans and specifications through field inspection and testing
  • Assist with the preparation of technical memoranda, reports and electronic deliverables
  • Assist with studies, permitting and alternative analysis
  • Duties may also include field activities such as site investigations
  • Data collection, manipulation, analysis, and documentation

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering required
  • P.E. license required
  • 10+ years of experience in municipal engineering and consulting preferred
  • Experience in HVAC and plumbing piping required
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record may be required
  • Experience using engineering calculation software (MathCAD, MATLAB, Excel) preferred
  • Experience using general office software for communications (MS Word and MS Outlook).
  • Good written and verbal communication skills essential

Join, Grow, Have Fun

We’re growing and having fun while doing it. Brown and Caldwell provides a comprehensive benefits program and a culture that promotes employee performance and success. We recognize that you are looking for a career path with opportunities to grow personally and professionally. We have a strong focus on employee development and offer defined advancement through our Career Path Framework; tuition reimbursement; honorariums for papers and presentation as well as project management training (BC is a PMI Registered Education Provider). Our work environment promotes a flexible and collaborative culture, an extensive knowledge-sharing infrastructure and more. Our values of working hard and with integrity combined with learning, growing and having fun make Brown and Caldwell your employer of choice.

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer-Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.  

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