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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Department: Engineering
Location: San Antonio, TX

NIKA is hiring for a Senior Mechanical Engineer  to be a part of the Defense Health Agency medical facilities engineering service team based in San Antonio, TX!!  Exciting opportunity for world travel. The candidate would be primarily responsible for cradle to grave life cycle project management support, feasibility studies, conditions surveys, and Design/Build construction statements of work, cost estimates and government solicitations.

Named a “Top Workplace” by the Washington Post, NIKA is a well-established company that is focused on growth within an entrepreneurial environment. We work with governments to design, build and manage real property by combining facilities operations management, engineering, and architecture all under one roof.

At NIKA, you’ll be excited to come to work each day. This position comes with a competitive salary package that includes health/dental insurance, 401(k), bonus programs, and many other perks.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering required

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Extensive experience in controls & trouble shooting
  • Design of HVAC mechanical systems
  • Extensive experience in site assessments & reports
  • Performing calculations
  • Equipment selection and specification
  • Construction administration, drawings review, response to requests for information
  • Interfacing with facility managers, clients etc. and attending meetings as required
  • Site visits to verify that the work complies with what the contract states, codes, standards, etc.
  • Perform field analysis with associated reports and presentations
  • Travel approximately 10-20 time a year in the Continental US, Europe and Pacific 
  • Ability to multi-task including coordinating with other trades and working on a portfolio of multiple projects.

Job Requirements and Essential Skills:

  • Minimum of ten years of hands on experience in HVAC installation, maintenance and operations is preferred over design experience
  • Experience with HVAC and supporting systems
  • Be able to review design and construction submittals, trouble shoot systems, and assist the project managers and quality assurance personnel.
  • Federal and/or federal healthcare experience preferred
  • Experience with non-traditional contract vehicles such as design/build
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills; strong organizational skills
  • AutoCAD experience preferred
  • Excellent report writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to present clear and technically sound engineering strategies
  • Leadership potential
  • A cleared background investigation is performed leading to an eligibility for a security clearance with the US government is a condition of employment
  • Energy Modelling with Trace, Quest, or similar systems is desired but not essential 

About NIKA

NIKA delivers comprehensive services and solutions to support the full life cycle of facilities. For more than two decades, the Department of Defense and federal civilian agencies, as well as commercial and higher education institutions, have trusted NIKA to design, build, operate, and manage their real property. By combining facilities operations management, engineering, and architecture services, we provide value and expertise for complex and mission critical facilities. Headquartered in Rockville, MD with offices in San Antonio, TX, NIKA helps clients enhance operational excellence in locations around the globe.

NIKA 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 based on disability.

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