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Mechanical Engineer (HVAC & Plumbing)

  • Norfolk, Virginia
  • Position ID: 3661
  • Minimum Experience: 3 years
  • Education: BSET
  • Registration: Engineer-in-Training
  • Required Skills: Bluebeam; Microsoft Office; REVIT; Trace 700
  • Sponsorship: Immigration related employment benefits, e.g. visa sponsorship, are not available for this position.

Burgess & Niple is seeking a Mechanical Engineer (HVAC & Plumbing) in our Norfolk, VA office to be a part of our national team. As a full-service Engineering and Architectural firm, this individual will have the unique opportunity to work with and support our company market areas – architecture, utility infrastructure, industrial, environmental, and land development, across the country. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who has a desire and capacity to learn and is interested in working on diverse project types under the leadership of eager technical mentors.  

B&N Mechanical Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Work under the supervision of Senior level engineers and Project Managers to perform routine assignments which are clearly defined and require the application of standard design engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria
  • Provide design and drafting support in producing deliverables, contract documents, design calculations and analysis, and assisting lead mechanical engineers in a team environment
  • Perform technical writing and cost estimates for studies and reports. Perform HVAC load calculations and energy modeling calculations
  • Perform site visits to obtain field dimensions and other relevant project data.
  • Provide design of mechanical building systems including air and hydronic distribution systems, and DDC control systems.
  • Provide design of building plumbing systems including water, waste, vent, and domestic hot water systems.
  • Proactive coordination and communication with multi-disciplinary design team.
  • Evaluation and application of jurisdictional codes and standards.
  • Adherence to B&N QA/QC guidelines and procedures

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology or equivalent from an ABET accredited program
  • 3+ years of experience
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Possess an outgoing and positive attitude
  • Be dependable and meet all assigned project deadlines
  • Must be a proficient user of Revit, Trace 700, Bluebeam, and Microsoft Office


  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Immediate accrued paid time off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 401(k) with match and no vesting schedule
  • Flexible spending or health savings account options
  • Basic life insurance/short-term & long-term disability coverage at no cost to the employee with option to purchase supplemental life insurance
  • Bonus program
  • Flexible hours and hybrid work schedule options
  • Tuition assistance
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Casual dress


At B&N, we are dedicated to improving ourselves and the communities we serve. We do this by providing employees with opportunities for fulfillment, learning and advancement while delivering awesome experiences to our clients. We are committed to exploring new capabilities, emerging technologies and opportunities that will help create future growth.

We are engineers, architects, planners, scientists, geologists and designers. We are also innovators and leaders, entrepreneurs and collaborators. We are traffic engineers and parents of teenage drivers. We are site designers and homeowners. Ecologists and dog walkers. Funding experts and foodbank volunteers. We believe that these collective connections to the communities we serve are an asset to B&N and our clients.

Apply today and discover the possibilities for your career at B&N.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Click here to view our Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Policy Statement.