Mechanical HVAC Design Engineer

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Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.



Peraton is seeking a Mechanical (HVAC) Design Engineer to support our Deep Space Network (DSN) Operations and Maintenance O&M contract with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and NASA in Monrovia, CA.


The Deep Space Network is NASA’s international array of giant radio antennas that supports interplanetary spacecraft missions, plus a few that orbit Earth. The DSN also provides radar and radio astronomy observations that improve our understanding of the solar system and the larger universe. The antennas of the Deep Space Network are the indispensable link to explorers venturing beyond the moon. They provide the crucial connection for commanding our spacecraft and receiving their never-before-seen images and scientific information on Earth, propelling our understanding of the universe, our solar system and ultimately, our place within it.



  • Oversee all aspects of design, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and installation of HVAC equipment.
  • Perform heating and cooling load calculations, heat transfer, pressure calculations, ductwork, pipe sizing, and any other calculations required to support the mechanical design and equipment sizing/selection as related to building engineered systems and various other tasks related to the design of HVAC systems.
  • Experience with Data Center Cooling.
  • Provide HVAC design support for engineering studies and analysis, code review, field investigations and generation of reports as required.
  • Perform a wide variety of difficult and highly complex engineering, design, analysis, or other technical tasks utilizing current technology and available standards, templates and cataloged products.
  • Provide engineering support to facilities systems; driving upgrade projects from concept to completion, as required for continuous improvement of the facilities systems to ensure that support and services of the department meet the highest quality standards and performance.
  • Responsible for HVAC, Open Air Closed Loop Evaporative Cooling Towers, Air Cooled Screw and Piston Chillers, Compressed Air Systems, Pumps, Air Handlers, Packaged Boiler units, Air Balancing and humidification systems.
  • May troubleshoot equipment utilizing mechanical drawings and electronic schematics, Collect and provide analysis of technical data, and generate reports as required. Collaborates with other departments as necessary to meet customer requirements.
  • Develop innovative technical solutions to complex problems and making recommendations for improvement.
  • Perform monthly HVAC safety inspections of assigned buildings.
  • Coordinate design elements with other design disciplines.
  • Generate and Perform Preventative, Predictive and RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance) procedures..



Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a ABET accredited institution in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) and 5+ years of verifiable direct Facility HVAC design and field experience.
  • Knowledgeable with ASHRAE Standards and Building and Fire Codes (IBC, IMC, IFC, IPC and NFPA).
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and working knowledge of latest Windows operating system.
  • Able to obtain a trusted background check and pass a National Criminal Information Check (NCIC).  In order to obtain a clearance, you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Have a Masters Degree.
  • Have a Engineer in Training (EIT) Certification or Professional Engineering (PE) License. 
  • Proven capability of working with minimal supervision.
  • Have a Project Manager Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
  • LEED Certification
  • Affiliation with ASHRAE
  • ALC and Carrier system and control experience is highly desirable
  • Experience interfacing successfully across various departmental levels
  • Able to multi-task, adapt to change quickly, are a analytical thinker and are detail oriented.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in Industrial HVAC Design is preferred.


Target Salary Range

$66,000 - $106,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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