Mechanical Engineer- HVAC 3/4

Requisition ID: 39263

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning clandestine to commercial, you'll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration - to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you'll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?


Manage the design process of new and remodel construction and infrastructure renewal projects for THE Aerospace Corporation. The Mechanical Engineer shall develop conceptual design and associated cost estimates, develop scopes of work and manage outside consultants required to complete the project scope within budget and defined schedule. Project designs shall include minor and major building remodels consisting of Wet and Electronic Laboratories, Clean Rooms, Computer Rooms, Restricted Temperature and Humidity Control Areas, Collaboration and Conference Areas, Offices, and Kitchens and infrastructure renewal projects, including Campus Chiller Plants and Heating Hot Water Plants and air handling unit replacement.

Key Functions

  • Establish initial scope, schedule, and budget for major HVAC infrastructure renewal and remodel projects.
  • Prepare design and engineering Statements of Work (SOW) for obtaining proposals from outside designers and manage design consultants to deliver project within budget and schedule.
  • QA design documents from outside designers for compliance with SOW's, company standards and code compliance.
  • Coordinate the plan check approval process with the Local Jurisdiction.
  • Work with Facilities Maintenance and the design team to create and maintain company HVAC standards.
  • Provide Technical expertise to support Construction Project Managers during construction of projects, including periodic site visits for verification of compliance with contract documents, codes and standards.
  • Coordinate design project scopes with Construction Managers and internal architectural and electrical engineer team members.
  • Develop life cycle cost analysis in major equipment and infrastructure renewal projects.


Required for Level 3
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
  • 6 or more years of HVAC experience
  • Proficient ability to use CAD software such AutoCAD
  • Ability to research, prepare and give presentations of training materials to large groups of staff
  • Proficient knowledge of construction Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) cost estimating

Required For Level 4
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
  • 10 or more years of HVAC experience
  • Proficient ability to use CAD software such AutoCAD
  • Ability to research, prepare and give presentations of training materials to large groups of staff
  • Mechanical Engineering License
  • Proficient knowledge of construction Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) cost estimating

  • Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering a plus
  • A Secret Clearance or the ability to obtain one. A US Citizenship is required.
  • Certificate - IFMA Certified Facilities Manager (CFM) preferred
  • Basic knowledge of BIM software such as Revit
  • Advanced understanding of Mechanical life-safety codes
  • Advanced understanding of construction means, methods and materials
  • Advanced understanding of construction engineering best practices
  • Advanced ability to use MS Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat/Blue Beam

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to use a computer to complete assignments.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may visit locations with varying temperatures and floor surfaces, and may be exposed to seasonal elements.
  • Intermittent travel to gain access to work areas and buildings.
  • Frequent on-site inspections which may include climbing ladders and removing floor tiles.
  • May involve exposure to construction noise.

Transcript Requirement


Additional Requisition Details


Clearance Requirement: None

Access: None

Polygraph: None

Relocation Available: No

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Full Time

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement , as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement .

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