Mechanical Engineers with HVAC expertise are professionals who specialize in the design of heating, cooling, and refrigeration systems for all types of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.
Mechanical Engineers with HVAC expertise play an important role in the building industry, ensuring the design, installation, and operation of HVAC/R systems are properly fitted to meet the required specifications for old buildings being retrofitted as well as newly constructed buildings. Mechanical Engineers, sometimes known as HVAC Engineers, are responsible for taking into account the clients' needs and designing a system that fulfills the project requirements within the given budget standards. These Engineers determine the scope of a client's project and make sure it is completed within the given deadline. Along with project design, they can oversee the fabrication and testing of systems, applying their HVAC/R expertise and troubleshooting skills to ensure delivery of higher quality HVAC/R systems. They can also be involved in the research and development efforts of emerging technologies and seek to incorporate those technologies into system design. Many Mechanical Engineers with HVAC expertise work for consulting or design firms, government agencies, facilities offices, or HVAC equipment sales offices. These individuals demonstrate a high degree of mechanical aptitude and a talent for math.
▸ Project Manager
Excellent leadership skills would support this advance.
▸ Building Automation Systems Manager
This move requires excellent leadership skills.
▸ Building Automation Systems Engineer
This advance requires extensive knowledge of building automation systems.
▸ Facilities Manager
Strong leadership skills and knowledge of refrigeration systems and chillers is typically needed.
▸ Energy Engineer
Experience in building design, sustainable design and green construction would support this move.