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Black & Veatch Senior Mechanical Engineer - Nuclear HVAC - US Remote in Topeka, Kansas

Senior Mechanical Engineer - Nuclear HVAC - US Remote

Date: Nov 30, 2022



Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help yougive us your best, and together we can build a world of difference.

Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 91012

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : Yes

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Job Summary

A HVAC and plumbing engineer interested in working on a diverse collection of building configurations. Under general supervision, capable of performing all aspects of conventional design engineering, analysis, and studies on new and existing structures.

Key Responsibilities

The Mechanical Buildings Design Group provides HVAC and plumbing solutions for Black & Veatch’s Global projects.  The Mechanical Engineer level 5 position is responsible for the engineering and design of the HVAC and plumbing systems in various types of structures.

 The HVAC Team is engaged in the following:

  • Design and Construction Activities

  • Project Delivery Methods - Traditional Design-Bid-Build and Alternative Conceptual-Bid-Build.

  • Facility Types – Power Generation buildings, Substations, and Energy Storage buildings.

  • Systems – HVAC and Plumbing.

  • Type of Areas – Power Generation Hall, Administrative, Warehouse, Maintenance, Workshop, Laboratory, Chemical Storage & Handling, Electrical Distribution Center, Low & Medium Voltage Switchgear, Pump Areas, Engine Generator, Blowers/Air Compressors, and Flammable & Combustible Liquids Storage.


  • Energy Audit/Efficiency - Engineering studies, system performance reviews, and energy compliance calculations

  • Code Review/Application - Facility review for code compliance

  • Sustainable Design/LEED - Application of sustainable strategies

Preferred Qualifications

Self-Motivated, Problem Solving, Written Communications, Driven for Results, Quality Focused, Strong Listening Skills. Proficient understanding of engineering design principles and the following applicable design guides and standards related to HVAC, and plumbing system design. Including a basic knowledge of the following:

  • Nuclear power plant design.

  • NUREG, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

  • Nuclear air filtration concepts

  • International Codes Council (ICC) Suite of Codes

  • ASHRAE Handbooks / Standards

  • ASPE design handbooks

  • SMACNA Standards

  • NFPA standards

  • Computer generated HVAC Heat loads, energy modeling and HVAC equipment sizing

  • Technical Submittal reviewing process Bid reviewing process

  • Microsoft Office Suite

  • Bluebeam Revu

  • As an employee-owned, global leader in building critical infrastructure in the energy, water, telecommunications and government services markets, Black & Veatch has a long-standing reputation for providing world-class service to our clients.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering from either a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing. Minimum of 8 years related work experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.


Most positions - depending on the nature of work performed as defined by the division - will typically require incumbents to have professional registration or licensure in their designated home office country, or be in active pursuit* of such registration

Work Environment/Physical Demands



Communicates effectively


Directs work

Instills trust

Interpersonal savvy

Organizational savvy

Customer focus

Decision quality

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

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Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy.

Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.

To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.

A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of the success through stock ownership.

By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

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