Mechanical Engineer II – San Diego, CA, US

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Mechanical Engineer II – San Diego, CA, US

Mechanical Engineer II

Department: Facilities Operations Management
Location: San Diego, CA, US

NIKA is hiring for a Mechanical Engineer II who will provide technical expertise to mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems within healthcare facilities at the Balboa Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA!!

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:

  • This position will apply knowledge of engineering principles to design products such as engines, instruments, controls, robots, machines, etc.
  • Responsible for conducting product testing and creating models and prototypes
  • May be involved in fabrication, operation, application, installation, and/or repair of mechanical products
  • Coordinates with the contractors through the construction manager during design, construction and closeout to ensure quality installations of mechanical and plumbing systems
  • Provides engineering support to the maintenance supervisor and facility managers to identify facility solutions
  • Reviews design and construction submittals and support the Contracting officer to respond to RFI’s
  • Testing and commissioning all aspects of HVAC mechanical components and equipment.
  • The mechanical engineer shall have sufficient experience in inspecting constructability of mechanical and plumbing systems, identifying deficiencies and inspecting equipment to be installed per contract documents
  • Prepares scopes of work for new construction and maintenance contracts
  • Assists with facility equipment inspections which includes a complete visual inspection of all mechanical and electrical components that require preventative maintenance
  • Evaluates each item inspected to determine if there is sufficient physical evidence, including life cycle analysis and energy savings, to warrant complete replacement of the system vice repairing only portions of the system

Job Requirements and Essential Skills:

  • 5+ years of Mechanical Engineering experience within healthcare facilities and/or federal facilities experience required.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience using broad conceptual judgment, initiative and ability to deal with complex issues
  • Ability to learn and use company software tools
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work under the pressure of multiple deadlines
  • Extremely high level of attention to detail and the ability to take initiative and adapt quickly to changing requirements

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 on the basis of disability.