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Bowman, Foster and Associates (BFA) is seeking an energetic and motivated staff to join our mechanical, electrical, and plumbing consulting engineering firm. Our established organization has been providing engineering services in the mid-Atlantic area, and throughout the country and world, for 60 years and continues to grow and provide valued M/E/P services to architects, constructors, local/federal governments, and healthcare clients. Our small, yet agile company, provides a company culture where employees are first. This is further highlighted with our 100% employer-provided health benefits, 3%+ safe harbor 401K annually regardless of contribution, paid vacation, and much more. Bowman, Foster & Associates is located in beautiful Hampton Roads, Virginia on the border of Norfolk and Virginia Beach, VA. Our wonderful city has been named and ranked as the “best big city to live in” by WalletHub since 2008 including holding the prestigious #1 spot in their 2019 study, beating out 62 other cities such as Austin, TX, Seattle, WA, San Diego, New York and many, many more.

Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@bfa-eng.com

Mechanical

Mechanical Engineer (P.E.)
(Plumbing & HVAC)

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.)
  • 5+ Years of HVAC Design Experience
  • Excellent verbal, written, computer, technical data, spreadsheet, and presentation communication and organizational skills

 Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in managing HVAC design projects in the commercial, healthcare, state, local, and federal sectors
  • LEED, Green Globes, CPD, CEM or other industry credentials
  • Proficiency in the following computer applications:
    • AutoCAD 2022+
    • Autodesk Revit
    • Trane Trace 3D Plus
    • MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

 Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Design HVAC systems for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings.
  • Calculate heating and cooling loads for buildings to ensure proper system sizing.
  • Select and specify HVAC equipment such as air handlers, chillers, boilers, pumps, fans, and ductwork.
  • Develop HVAC system schematics and layouts using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Create and reviewing HVAC system specifications, drawings, and submittals.
  • Perform energy analyses and making recommendations for energy-efficient HVAC systems.
  • Conduct field inspections to verify installation compliance with design plans and specifications.
  • Manage and complete multiple tasks in a timely, cost-effective manner
  • Provide regular performance feedback and annual merit reviews to the design team
  • Technical coordination and communication within the department, as well as between other departments, Project Managers, and leadership
  • Oversee the technical accuracy of the work product by defining and implementing the design concept, leading the development, actively reviewing work products for accuracy and completeness during design, and taking responsibility for overall quality of design and construction documents
  • Perform peer reviews of other professionals’ work within their discipline as well as be in charge of work by sealing construction documents as a licensed P.E. for most of the projects within the department
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest technologies, trends, and developments in the field of mechanical engineering
  • Interface with vendors to accomplish equipment sizing, hydronic piping system design and selection of mechanical equipment
  • Perform site observations, studies, and write technical reports
  • Review, edit, and develop project specifications specific to their discipline
  • Assist Project Managers in developing proposals by providing hours, sheet count, scope of work, project strategy and constraints, and appropriate clarifications and exclusions
  • Prepare RFP’s for subconsultants, 3rd party resources or any other specialty consultants needed to fulfill project design and permitting requirements
  • Attend and participate in Local, Regional and National Organizations that are involved in the development of the profession or the regulatory guidelines that form the framework of the practice

 Salary:

Starting at $96,000+ per year based on experience level

 Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance (negotiable)
  • Vision insurance

The job will involve travel and on-site work to perform fieldwork. Bowman, Foster & Associates, Inc. (BFA) is a Small Business consulting engineering firm providing services throughout the United States and a variety of locations abroad for over 59 years. We perform a wide range of mechanical and electrical engineering services. We routinely manage multi-discipline projects/contracts in which BFA partners with Architects and other engineering disciplines to effectively provide full E/A design services under a single contract and project management. 

Bowman, Foster & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Candidates should be authorized to work in the United States.

Mechanical Design Engineer
(Plumbing & HVAC)

equired Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ Years of HVAC Design Experience
  • Excellent verbal, written, computer, technical data, spreadsheet, and presentation communication and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD 2022+

 Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in HVAC design projects in the commercial, healthcare, state, local, and federal sectors
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) Certificate
  • LEED, Green Globes, CPD, CEM or other industry credentials
  • Proficiency in the following computer applications:
    • Autodesk Revit
    • Trane Trace 3D Plus
    • MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

 Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Design HVAC systems for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings.
  • Calculate heating and cooling loads for buildings to ensure proper system sizing.
  • Select and specify HVAC equipment such as air handlers, chillers, boilers, pumps, fans, and ductwork.
  • Develop HVAC system schematics and layouts using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Create and reviewing HVAC system specifications, drawings, and submittals.
  • Perform energy analyses and making recommendations for energy-efficient HVAC systems.
  • Conduct field inspections to verify installation compliance with design plans and specifications.
  • Manage and complete multiple tasks in a timely, cost-effective manner
  • Technical coordination and communication within the department, as well as between other departments, Project Managers, and leadership
  • Oversee the technical accuracy of the work product by defining and implementing the design concept, leading the development, actively reviewing work products for accuracy and completeness during design, and taking responsibility for overall quality of design and construction documents
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest technologies, trends, and developments in the field of mechanical engineering
  • Interface with vendors to accomplish equipment sizing, hydronic piping system design and selection of mechanical equipment
  • Perform site observations, studies, and write technical reports
  • Review, edit, and develop project specifications specific to their discipline
  • Attend and participate in Local, Regional and National Organizations that are involved in the development of the profession or the regulatory guidelines that form the framework of the practice

 Salary:

Starting at $78,000+ per year based on experience level

 Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance (negotiable)
  • Vision insurance

The job will involve travel and on-site work to perform fieldwork. Bowman, Foster & Associates, Inc. (BFA) is a Small Business consulting engineering firm providing services throughout the United States and a variety of locations abroad for over 59 years. We perform a wide range of mechanical and electrical engineering services. We routinely manage multi-discipline projects/contracts in which BFA partners with Architects and other engineering disciplines to effectively provide full E/A design services under a single contract and project management. 

Bowman, Foster & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Candidates should be authorized to work in the United States.

Electrical

Electrical Engineer (P.E.)
(Lighting & Power Distribution)

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.)
  • 5+ Years of Electrical Design Experience
  • Excellent verbal, written, computer, technical data, spreadsheet, and presentation communication and organizational skills

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in managing electrical design projects in the commercial, healthcare, state, local, and federal sectors
  • Proficiency in the following computer applications:
    • AutoCAD 2022+
    • Autodesk Revit
    • SKM Power Tools
    • Acuity Visual Lighting
    • MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • RCDD, LEED, Green Globes, CEM or other industry credentials

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop electrical systems and components based on customer or project specifications, safety requirements, and applicable codes and standards
  • Perform calculations and simulations to determine system requirements, capacity, and efficiency
  • Create schematics, wiring diagrams, and other technical documents using computer-aided design (CAD) software
  • Collaborate with other engineers, project managers, and technicians to ensure project goals are met and deadlines are adhered to
  • Manage and complete multiple tasks in a timely, cost-effective manner
  • Technical coordination and communication within the department, as well as between other departments, Project Managers, and leadership
  • Oversee the technical accuracy of the work product by defining and implementing the design concept, leading the development, actively reviewing work products for accuracy and completeness during design, and taking responsibility for overall quality of design and construction documents
  • Perform peer reviews of other professionals’ work within their discipline as well as be in responsible charge of work by sealing construction documents as a licensed P.E. for most of the projects within the department
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest technologies, trends, and developments in the field of electrical engineering
  • Perform site observations, studies, and write technical reports
  • Review, edit, and develop project specifications specific to their discipline
  • Assist Project Managers in developing proposals by providing hours, sheet count, scope of work, project strategy and constraints, and appropriate clarifications and exclusions
  • Prepare RFP’s for subconsultants, 3rd party resources or any other specialty consultants needed to fulfill project design and permitting requirements
  • Attend and participate in Local, Regional and National Organizations that are involved in the development of the profession or the regulatory guidelines that form the framework of the practice

Salary:

Starting at $96,000+ per year based on experience level

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance (negotiable)
  • Vision insurance

The job will involve travel and on-site work to perform fieldwork. Bowman, Foster & Associates, Inc. (BFA) is a Small Business consulting engineering firm providing services throughout the United States and a variety of locations abroad for over 59 years. We perform a wide range of mechanical and electrical engineering services. We routinely manage multi-discipline projects/contracts in which BFA partners with Architects and other engineering disciplines to effectively provide full E/A design services under a single contract and project management. We invite you to visit us online at https://www.bfa-eng.com for additional information.

Bowman, Foster & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Candidates should be authorized to work in the United States.

Electrical Design Engineer
(Lighting & Power Distribution)

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ Years of Electrical Design Experience
  • Excellent verbal, written, computer, technical data, spreadsheet, and presentation communication and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD 2022

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in managing electrical design projects in the commercial, healthcare, state, local, and federal sectors
  • Proficiency in the following computer applications:
    • AutoCAD 2022+
    • Autodesk Revit
    • SKM Power Tools
    • Acuity Visual Lighting
    • MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • RCDD, LEED, Green Globes, CEM or other industry credentials

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop electrical systems and components based on customer or project specifications, safety requirements, and applicable codes and standards
  • Perform calculations and simulations to determine system requirements, capacity, and efficiency
  • Create schematics, wiring diagrams, and other technical documents using computer-aided design (CAD) software
  • Collaborate with other engineers, project managers, and technicians to ensure project goals are met and deadlines are adhered to
  • Manage and complete multiple tasks in a timely, cost-effective manner
  • Technical coordination and communication within the department, as well as between other departments, Project Managers, and leadership
  • Oversee the technical accuracy of the work product by defining and implementing the design concept, leading the development, actively reviewing work products for accuracy and completeness during design, and taking responsibility for overall quality of design and construction documents
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest technologies, trends, and developments in the field of electrical engineering
  • Perform site observations, studies, and write technical reports
  • Review, edit, and develop project specifications specific to their discipline
  • Attend and participate in Local, Regional and National Organizations that are involved in the development of the profession or the regulatory guidelines that form the framework of the practice

 Salary:

Starting at $78,000+ per year based on experience level

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance (negotiable)
  • Vision insurance

The job will involve travel and on-site work to perform fieldwork. Bowman, Foster & Associates, Inc. (BFA) is a Small Business consulting engineering firm providing services throughout the United States and a variety of locations abroad for over 59 years. We perform a wide range of mechanical and electrical engineering services. We routinely manage multi-discipline projects/contracts in which BFA partners with Architects and other engineering disciplines to effectively provide full E/A design services under a single contract and project management. We invite you to visit us online at https://www.bfa-eng.com for additional information.

Bowman, Foster & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Candidates should be authorized to work in the United States. 

Drafting

CAD/BIM Technician

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 2+ years of experience in CAD drafting for plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems.
  • Proficiency in CAD software, preferably AutoCAD and Revit.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

 Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Associate’s degree in CAD drafting, engineering technology, or related field
  • Familiarity with relevant codes and standards for PME systems
  • Autodesk AutoCAD / Revit Certification

 Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Create high-quality technical drawings and plans for PME systems using CAD software.
  • Work collaboratively with the engineering team to design and implement PME systems for various projects, including plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems.
  • Review and analyze project specifications, sketches, and other data to determine PME system requirements.
  • Prepare and maintain technical documents, such as design plans, specifications, and schedules.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant codes and standards for PME systems.
  • Provide support during construction and installation of PME systems, including field measurements, inspections, and material coordination.

 Salary:

Starting at $49,000+ per year based on experience level

 Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance (negotiable)
  • Vision insurance

The job will involve travel and on-site work to perform fieldwork. Bowman, Foster & Associates, Inc. (BFA) is a Small Business consulting engineering firm providing services throughout the United States and a variety of locations abroad for over 59 years. We perform a wide range of mechanical and electrical engineering services. We routinely manage multi-discipline projects/contracts in which BFA partners with Architects and other engineering disciplines to effectively provide full E/A design services under a single contract and project management. We invite you to visit us online at https://www.bfa-eng.com for additional information.

Bowman, Foster & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Candidates should be authorized to work in the United States.

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