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Mechanical Engineer at Jacobs

Mechanical Engineer

Jacobs Chicago, IL Full-Time

Joining the Jacobs Advanced Facilities team means being part of a team that have delivered innovative solutions for diverse technically demanding projects for over 20 years. Our multi professional design team are involved from initial concept stages, through design and tendering, to commissioning and handover of advanced technology projects including data centers, electronics, life sciences, nanotechnology, and research laboratories.

JACOBS continues to support our clients and communities navigate both the seen and surprising ways that things are changing, we’re thinking differently about the changing road ahead, what to expect and how to plan, and how to adapt and thrive – both today and into tomorrow as the world changes.

At JACOBS we are looking to build upon our success and commitment towards sustainability within our support and innovation in the development of the Electric Vehicle market. We’re excited to offer opportunities to join our teams supporting this leading-edge technology. You will be joining experienced, innovative, and driven teams making a commitment towards sustainability. By helping our clients, you will be designing and delivering sustainable and leading-edge facilities that will help make a positive impact on all of our lives. Join JACOBS and together we can change tomorrow.

PlanBeyond™ is our JACOBS approach to sustainability — planning beyond today for a more sustainable future for everyone. We advance innovations that improve energy efficiency, resilience, conservation, reuse and reclamation of vital air, land, and water resources.

You will be part of a highly collaborative and agile team, delivering cutting edge solutions to world leading clients.  Due to continued growth, we are seeking experienced engineers who will contribute specialist knowledge and leadership.

Working in a project-based environment you will bring building services and industrial design experience as well as drive, enthusiasm, and the ability to work on your own initiative. The ideal candidate will be able to sit in any location in the United States. #EVjobs

Our Mechanical/HVAC Engineers:

  • Organize, assign, and delegate necessary engineering and design tasks to produce construction documents in conjunction with a team of engineers and designers.
  • Manage scope, budget and schedule to meet project goals.
  • Coordinate and collaborate real time with other disciplines such as electrical, structural, architectural and process to develop designs.
  • Independently lead plant design activities as an area/system leader and coordinate with multi-discipline designers.
  • Perform Mech/HVAC plant design work across several engineering disciplines in 2D/3D integrated design systems.
  • Perform quality review checks for 2D/3D modelling and Mech/HVAC deliverables.
  • Participate in design reviews, risk assessments and vendor bid evaluations.
  • Assist in the generation of proposals, scopes, schedules and budgets for projects.
  • Develops designer effort-hour estimates for Mech/HVAC discipline.
  • Are responsible for up front site selection and due diligence activities.
  • Exercise judgment in developing plans or alternatives and work with teams to assure quality plans.
  • Perform field activities such as observation of construction activities.
  • Review construction submittals for conformance with the intent of contract and design documents.
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to project engineers and designers on a project-by-project basis.
  • Display strong communication and interpersonal skills and have the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment with multiple deadlines.



  • 4 years experience
  • Minimum qualification of bachelor’s degree in building services/mechanical engineering.
  • Semiconductor experience preferable, large scale industrial, skill sets: wet and dry, calculations, specifications, detailing and sizing. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite (Excel).
  • Relevant engineering/design experience in industrial/advanced technology sector.
  • Engineering/ design experience in the Mech/HVAC systems
  • Excellent English level - written and spoken
  • Ability to interact with other engineering disciplines, clients, and vendors at all levels.
  • Experience using REVIT in a BIM environment


Why Jacobs? 

We clear the way for inventive thinking, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.  



Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and [ Link removed ] .

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