Mechanical Engineer SME – San Antonio , TX, US

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Mechanical Engineer SME – San Antonio , TX, US

Mechanical Engineer SME


Department: Facilities Operations Management
Location: San Antonio , TX, US


NIKA is hiring for a Mechanical Systems SME/Engineer  that will provide overall mechanical systems expertise to DHA Facilities Enterprise based out of San Antonio, TX! 

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.

Position Description

  • Provides counsel and advice on compliance and quality management to Facilities Enterprise in the design, alteration, maintenance and modernization of major building physical plant systems which include (but are not limited to) building heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; potable and non-potable water distribution systems; medical waste and sanitary sewer plumbing; medical gas and vacuum systems; security and communications, direct digital and pneumatic building automation and control systems; and fire suppression systems.
  • Develops, acquires and executes large and complex infrastructure repair and modernization projects which includes the crafting of measurable performance work statements (PWS), development of accurate current working estimates, collaboration and participation as a technical advisor in source selection boards, chairing project execution and kick-off meetings, serving as the Technical Representative, performing Quality Assurance and Safety compliance visits, performing design and submittal reviews, inspecting for compliance and design compliance in the installation of infrastructure systems.
  • Performs functional testing and commissioning for government acceptance of systems delivered through the point by point verification of design, installation, functionality and performance of existing and newly installed mechanical infrastructure equipment and systems.

Required Skills

  • Expert level skills and extensive practical experience in all aspects of the mechanical and HVAC fields of discipline necessary to accurately analyze plans, data, designs, operations and maintenance practices and the management thereof.
  • Must possess extensive skill in electrical theory and practical applications in order to develop accurate estimates and makes sound recommendations for repairs, sustainment and optimization of building mechanical infrastructure systems. 
  • Integrates information from a variety of sources into various systems; ensures proper system interfaces.
  • Must be knowledgeable of local, municipal and federal building codes, criteria and standards.
  • Must have strong interpersonal, communicative, diplomatic and analytical skills to provide highly professional quality presentations to executive leadership and large audiences.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in applied engineering with a minimum of 15 years of documented qualifying practical experience in the healthcare field. Practical experience is defined has having the sole responsibility of and being directly instrumental in the efficient and effective operation, maintenance, repair and management of large physical plant/infrastructure systems which support large institutional, industrial or medical healthcare campuses.
  • This practical experience must be recent and within the past six (6) months and span continuously over the preceding five (5) years.

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.

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