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AECOM Mechanical Engineer - HVAC/Plumbing Department Manager in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a Department Manager - HVAC / Plumbing to lead its Building Mechanical Department for its Chelmsford, MA Water Design Center.

AECOM’s Design Center located in Chelmsford, MA is nationally recognized as a center of excellence that focuses on the design of large, complex, multi-discipline, high-profile water and wastewater treatment and pumping facilities for both traditional and design-build projects throughout the U.S. The Design Center is comprised of approximately 70 staff and includes a full complement of disciplines including:

  • Geotechnical

  • Civil

  • Architectural

  • Structural

  • Building Mechanical (i.e., HVAC, Plumbing & Fire Protection)

  • Process Mechanical

  • Electrical

  • Instrumentation & Controls (I&C)

  • CAD/Revit Specialists

The layout and design of these new and retrofit of existing water and wastewater treatment facilities and pumping stations include:

  • Administrative/Operations Buildings

  • Laboratories

  • Maintenance buildings

  • Chemical Storage Buildings

  • Electrical Buildings

  • Various Process Buildings

  • Pumping Stations

Interesting design projects that we are currently working on or have completed include:

  • McLoughlin Point WWTF (new), Victoria BC ($275M Design Build project)

  • East County Advanced Water Purification, San Diego, CA (Design Build project)

  • MWRA Deer Island Treatment Plant Upgrades, Boston MA (several projects; $20M)

  • Ridgefield, CT WWTF Upgrade ($38M)

  • MCA Mongolia WTP (new), ($100M)

  • Portsmouth, NH WWTF Upgrade ($72.5M)

  • Woonsocket, RI WTP (new), ($57M Design Build project)

  • Sand Island, HI WWTF Upgrade, ($500M)

  • Stockton, CA WWTF Upgrade, ($190M Design Build project)

  • Pittsfield, MA WWTF Upgrade, ($51M)

  • Wallingford, CT WWTF Upgrade ($10M)

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage/lead the Chelmsford Design Center – Building Mechanical Dept. with the layout and design of HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems associated with our water and wastewater treatment facilities and pump station designs.

  • This department currently includes four (4) HVAC/P engineers and one (1) CAD designer.

  • Supervise and mentor HVAC/P team members.

  • Coordinate team workload, project deliverables, etc.

  • Oversee and support the design and engineering of HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems, as well as energy conservation and sustainability.

  • Oversee and support the development of technical specifications, plans, elevations, section and details.

  • Oversee and review engineering-related calculations.

  • Review work and verify compliance with applicable codes and engineering standards / practices.

  • Coordinate with other in-house engineering disciplines as needed.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering with 8+years of relevant experience.

  • 5 years of experience as a manager/supervisor of staff.

  • Licensed Professional Engineer.

  • Experience in the design and engineering of building heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, as well as, plumbing and fire protection systems, and be skilled in the fundamentals of engineering thermo-fluids and psychometrics.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 15+ years as an HVAC Engineer

  • LEED Accredited Professional

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Relocation is not available for this role.

Sponsorship is not available for this role.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10094555

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid