Mechanical Engineer – San Diego, CA, US

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Mechanical Engineer – San Diego, CA, US

Mechanical Engineer

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

NIKA is hiring for a Mechanical Engineer 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, Construction Management or related field preferred

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews utility outage requests to determine which areas of the hospital building will be impacted and schedules proposed construction and maintenance work to minimize impacts to hospital operations
  • Coordinates with end users to reduce or cease hospital services based on the impact and duration of proposed utility outages
  • Collaborates with the project management and engineering team to facilitate construction work to be completed
  • Provides engineering support to the maintenance supervisor and facility managers to identify facility repair solutions and improvements to maintenance contracts
  • Reviews designs, construction submittals and support the Contracting Officer to respond to construction RFI’s
  • The mechanical engineer shall have sufficient experience in inspecting constructability of mechanical and plumbing systems, identifying building systems deficiencies and supporting turnover of new construction projects to maintenance personnel

Job Requirements and Essential Skills:

  • 2+ years of Mechanical Engineering experience within healthcare facilities and/or federal facilities strongly preferred
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Government Secret Clearance required
  • Must have strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience using broad conceptual judgment, initiative and ability to deal with complex issues
  • Excellent communication and listening skills and the ability to communicate with various levels within the organization
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other MS Office suite products required
  • 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.