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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Mechanical Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

Mechanical Engineer

The Facility Service Department’s (FSD) engineering team is a full-service MEP consulting engineering department, knowledgeable in the latest regulatory requirements and building codes. We provide engineering assessments, design drawings, bid documents and construction administration for a wide variety of projects from small renovations to complete laboratories.

The Mechanical Engineer will provide engineering support for facility projects, primarily HVAC, piping, plumbing, process, and fire suppression systems. This position will be responsible for the design of new, and modifications to the existing infrastructure systems within the facility for offices and laboratories including equipment layout and hardware selection in an R&D environment.


  • Complete building mechanical system designs including calculations, equipment selection and sizing, control strategies, ductwork and piping system design, etc.

  • Works in a collaborative team environment to develop project scope, basis of design and create contract bid packages inclusive of specifications, calculations and drawings.

  • Quality review of mechanical engineering design drawings, specifications, and cost estimates to ensure compliance with contract requirements

  • Participation in the construction administration process including: resolving field issues, site visits, review of shop drawings and final punch list

  • Provide system design using AutoCAD MEP or REVIT.

  • Timely completion of projects based on workflow schedules.

  • Supports and contributes updates to design standards, master specifications, as-built and system documents

  • Attends weekly team meetings to coordinate interdisciplinary design issues and support discipline/department initiatives.

  • Perform design studies, code assessments (IBC, UFC, etc.) and write reports as may be required.

  • Provide technical oversight and guidance of laboratory standards to 3rd party engineering resources.

  • Supports O&M operational facility issues with investigation and troubleshooting, support of work orders, and engineering support.


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, with at least 7 years of industry related building mechanical system design experience (HVAC, plumbing) required. Process system design and fire protection design experience is considered advantageous.

  • Experience with the facilities infrastructure of research laboratories, offices, cleanroom, central plant utilities (steam, chilled water, etc.) desired.

  • Working Knowledge/Proficient in building and mechanical codes. Knowledge of Unified Facilities Criteria is preferred.

  • Professional Engineering License is desired, or EIT certification with ability to obtain PE within 12 months is required.

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD/AutoCAD MEP software is required. Experience with REVIT is desired.

  • Experience using Carrier HAP and/or Pipe-Flo software desired.

  • Field work is required - must have the ability to climb ladders and work in construction areas.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance required

  • Proven ability to work successfully in a team environment.

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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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