Mechanical Engineer

Department Of Transportation Oklahoma City, OK
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Serves as management's technical expert in implementation of mechanical system designs that comply with high performance building designs and with current executive orders on green building initiatives. Applies knowledge of building codes and FAA's energy policies and objectives to ensure organization compliance.

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Serves as Project Manager and technical expert in the discipline of mechanical engineering in the Office of Facility Management for new construction and renovation of existing facilities.

Serves as management's technical expert in implementation of mechanical system designs that comply with high performance building designs and with current executive orders on green building initiatives. Applies knowledge of building codes and FAA's energy policies and objectives to ensure organization compliance.

The mechanical engineer is responsible for the interpretation, reviewing and analysis of mechanical design concepts, reviews A/E consultant works for compliance with program requirements, reviews construction activities for compliance with contract documents, .

Produces plans and specifications necessary for competitive bid documents through the use of the Computer Aided Engineering Graphic, software AutoCAD. Provides mechanical engineering guidance to lower-level staff to solve routine and difficult technical issues.

Prepare budgetary cost estimates with a high level of detail to present to management. Prepares project schedules and reports progress of project milestones.

Acts as the Contracting Officer Representative and provides the Contracting Officer with technical oversight of construction activities.

Contacts are internal and external. Formulates and recommends to management position on major projects/policies/issues. Prepares reviews and recommends approval of reports on projects, program and other work activities for internal and external distribution. Develop briefings to convey strategic vision and/or organizational policies to internal and external audiences. The mechanical engineer works with all levels of architects and engineers, federal, local and state governments agencies, to plan, and implement design solutions.

Provides expert technical guidance and instruction both internally and externally to address diverse complex issues which often cross, multiple projects, programs and/or functional areas. Develops and recommends approaches to address current and anticipated problems and issues. Works with management to identify and resolve problems.

Works is reviewed periodically, typically at major milestones and at completion, for technical compliance and alignment with project requirements.

The mechanical engineer will be licensed as a registered professional engineer (P.E.) in the state of Oklahoma.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Justification: The mechanical engineer position is proposed at the I Band due to experiences and advanced knowledge of engineering discipline, design, principles, theories and concepts. It involves professional and coordination/collaborations with division managers, contract project managers and organizational line of business and customers.

Travel Required

Not required - The job does not require any travel.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0830 Mechanical Engineering

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* US Citizenship is required.

* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

* Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)

* This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.

* Licensed Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state of Oklahoma.

* Please review How to Apply, Required Documents & Additional Information


OPMs Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for Professional Engineering Positions in conjunction with the Group Qualification Standard for Professional & Scientific Positions.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: (A) Degree: Professional Engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; OR (2) include differential AND integral calculus AND courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in FIVE of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature & properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. OR (B) Combination of Education and Experience: College-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: 1) Professional registration-Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. 2) Written Test - Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for the professional registration which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. 3) Specified Academic Courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A above. 4) Related Curriculum - Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had a least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g. in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE BASIC REQUIREMENT: TO QUALIFY FOR THE POSITION AT THE FV-I GRADE LEVEL, you must demonstrate in your application you possess 52 weeks of Specialized Experience equivalent to the FV-H (FG/GS 11-12) level in the Federal Service. Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE INCLUDES: may include but not limited to: Experience applying advanced knowledge of mechanical engineering principles, green building and sustainable design, theories, and concepts to evaluate campus wide construction, renovation, performance, and efficiency; experience in interpreting, reviewing, and analyzing mechanical design concepts for compliance with contract documents; experience overseeing implementation of new and existing building systems; experience as technical expert for new construction and renovation of existing buildings.

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following has been determined to be a selective factor for this position. This means possession of this criterion is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criterion are ineligible for further consideration.

* SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR (SPF): Applicants MUST be licensed as a registered professional engineer (P.E.) in the state of Oklahoma.Candidates who do not possess the SPF are rated ineligible/not qualified and will not receive further consideration for the position.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that your work experience supports your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA), and Other Factors answers. Your answers and associated work experience will be evaluated further to validate whether the answers that you selected are appropriate.


This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).

Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.

Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website:

Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.

KSAs: As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA. In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on work history and experience you provided.

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