Mechanical Engineer (Design)

Mar 13, 2017
Mar 27, 2017
Full Time
Mechanical Engineer (Design) - (MWAA-17-11896) Job Requisition ID: MWAA-17-11896 Job Title: Mechanical Engineer (Design) Job Type: F/T Permanent Location: Washington Dulles International Airport, VA Post Date: 03/10/2017 Job Description:




The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority


The dynamic Aviation industry is seeking a seasoned professional!

Join our Team!

Position Title

Mechanical Engineer (Design)

Announcement No.


Salary Range

S21, $85,960 - $124,642

Position Type



Washington Dulles International Airport; Design , MA-034

Opening Date


Closing Date






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Please note:  You should review this job description, in particular the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other (KSAOs) requirements listed. Please reply to KSAOs one (1) through (5) only.  The rest of the KSAOs will be assessed during the application process.


In the application process, you will be asked to relate your experience, training and education to the KSAOs in a narrative format. We would suggest that you prepare your responses off line and paste them into the assessment questionnaire. If the required information is provided in your resume, please direct the reviewer to the specific section of the document where this information can be found.



To be rated qualified for this job, an applicant must meet all of the MQs listed below at the time of vacancy announcement closure. 

1.                  A Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training that totals four years.


2.                  Three years of progressively responsible experience that includes substantive work in the range of DUTIES in this job description such as, but not limited to, (a) assisting in design management by monitoring new designs in progress, reviewing work to ensure it meets the organization’s functional requirements, building code requirements, industry standards, and ‘best practices’, and performing related functions; (b) preparing, or recommending, system and facility studies and designs that include mechanical and electrical system performance characteristics (including controls, configuration, construction processes and maintainability), calculations, schematics, specifications and cost estimates; (c) (i) providing technical advice to help evaluate design and construction bids, perform technical reviews, and help select A/E firms for contract award (by leading, or participating in, panels to select consultants/contractors for design and construction contracts), (ii) leading technical aspects of contract negotiations, and managing, or helping manage, the contract to ensure adequacy of the A/E's work, timeliness, accuracy of the construction cost estimates, and appropriate coordination, and (iii) preparing technical aspects of contract change orders, reviewing invoices and applications for payment, and otherwise working with and supporting the CO; and (d) coordinating the design A/E firm’s provision of construction phase services to ensure procedures and processes are correctly followed for submittals (such as shop drawings, documents, material samples, etc.) and to facilitate project meetings and site visits, correspondence, and processing of Requests for Information.


A fully equivalent combination of education and training beyond what is needed to satisfy MQ 1 may be substituted for up to two of these three years of experience. One example is a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering may be substituted for two years of experience.




The qualifications listed below (if any) are preferred and may be considered in the selection process, but they are not required to be rated qualified for this job.


1.      Possession of (a) designation as an Engineer in Training (EIT) in the Commonwealth of Virginia or (b) official verification of passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) from the jurisdiction in which the examination was taken.


Once the application process is completed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be done to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements. There is an Assessment questionnaire(s) that you must complete. Your resume and supporting documentation will then be compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire(s).  If a determination is made that your application does not support your responses, which you provided in the assessment questionnaire, your application will not receive further consideration for this announcement.



A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.