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ID #45913873
State Idaho
City Boise
Job type Full-time
Salary $110k to $140k annually
Source Idaho
Showed 2022-09-22
Date 2022-09-21
Deadline 2022-11-20
Category Architect/engineer/CAD
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Mechanical Engineer (Remote)

Idaho, Boise, 83701 Boise USA
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Planate Management Group is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, USA with a technical support center in the Philippines that provides program management and facilities engineering services worldwide. Planate is a small business provider of planning, design, infrastructure management, technical consulting, engineering design, and construction management services in support of the US Department of State along with other US federal agencies.

The Mechanical Engineer will support the architectural and engineering services branch of GSA, focused on planning, design, construction, and leasing projects throughout the four-state region. The Mechanical Engineer will support several aspects of the mechanical engineering program as outlined in the tasks below.

Our salary range for this position is $110k to $140k annually (the range varies depending on experience and qualifications).

Key responsibilities:

Meet with appropriate stakeholders to identify their vision, goal & objectives, specific needs, constraints, and concerns.

Identify strategies to meet the vision and accomplish the goals and objectives, specific needs, constraints, and concerns.

Document the information to include assumptions, limitations, constraints, risks, costs, and a recommended implementation plan.

Design Review/ Construction Submittal Review

Review applicable project requirements documents, e.g., Program of Requirements (POR), Statement of Work (SOW), Basis of Design (BOD), Solicitation for Offers (SFO), etc.

Review design submittals for compliance with design standards and codes applicable to each project, as well as sound Mechanical Engineering practice. Emphasis will be in compliance with GSA P-100 (GSA Public Building Service Facility Standards), sustainability and energy conservation.

Review construction phase submittals for conformance with plans and specifications as well as applicable codes and sound Mechanical Engineering practice, and recommend approval or rejection with specific reasons.

Small Project design (typically design/build)

Advise the contracting officer during contractor solicitation.

Provide ongoing support and consultation for the design of the small project during construction.

Maintain List of Studies and Projects

Review existing studies to identify potential projects and identify gaps in information that may require further study. Studies may include mechanical system studies, Building Evaluation Reports (BERs), Re- or Retro-Commissioning Studies, or others.

Create criteria to rank the potential studies and projects in order of criticality and importance.

Manage Pre-Design Studies

Identify and manage the integrated project team by conducting cyclical project meetings and coordinating the reviews of deliverables.

Monitor the study contractor’s performance including managing correspondences, evaluating performance, etc.

Technical Consultation

Respond to technical questions with particular emphasis on the HVAC and Plumbing related from other GSA Region 10 employees for both owned and leased facilities, either in writing or verbally

Provide answers or guidance to GSA personnel at a technical level appropriate to their technical understanding (tailor answer to the audience)


Participate in weekly staff/ monthly division/ad hoc project meetings as requested.

Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

Qualifications to be successful in the role:

Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited university required

Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited university. preferred

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible technical experience in Mechanical Engineering design and project management

Registered Mechanical Engineer with an active license in at least one state within the region, required

Demonstrate knowledge of federal accessibility design standards of practices

Demonstrate competency with the following office productivity applications- Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, and Adobe Acrobat

Demonstrate competency with the following office and design productivity applications AutoCAD 2016, MasterSpec (or equivalent) specifications writing format, Google office suite (Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides), SmartSheets, and specialized Mechanical Engineering Software

Strong communications skills in English both written and oral

Must lawfully reside in the United States and eligible for employment (Planate does not sponsor visas or work permits)

COVID 19 PROTOCOL: Due to the nature of work, the successful candidate will be required to comply with all Federal guidelines regarding vaccination for all employees and contractors (as applicable in the respective U.S. State or outlying area). Please refer to Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors for more information.

Why Planate?

Planate Management Group is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Joining the Planate team opens you to an experience working for a Global company where you are among a team that is considered a premier trusted partner for planning, design, engineering, asset management, and professional service solutions anytime, anywhere. We Take Care of Our Own; Personally, and Professionally, Up and Down The Line.

We’d love for you to be a part of our Global workforce, helping us serve as an effective and integrated partner to advance every client's mission!

Employees enjoy the following benefits:

Medical insurance

401K plan eligibility upon hire

Health and Savings Account plan

Paid Holidays

Paid Time Off

Wellness Offering

Training and Development

License/Certification support

Recognition and Rewards program

Travel Insurance

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We’d love for you to be a part of our Global workforce, helping us serve as an effective and integrated partner to advance every client's mission!

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