Mechanical HVAC Design Engineer I

Design, Engineering, and Modeling
WI - Madison

At McKinstry, we’re proud to be a collective group of innovators and problem solvers, builders and engineers, mentors and students. We strive to create a safe and engaging work environment that empowers you to do the work you are passionate about.

We believe deeply that energy and facility services, engineering and construction are revolutionizing the built environment – and if you’re driven by our mission to transform ideas into meaningful relationships and together, build a thriving planet, McKinstry may be the place for you.

Total collaboration and a diverse, employee-centric work experience are what we can provide you. Integrated delivery and true consultative partnership is what you will help us provide for our clients. Our culture is what differentiates us and because of this, we seek exceptional talent that believes what we believe.

Here's where you come in:

We are currently seeking a Mechanical HVAC Design Engineer to join our team as a member of our Engineering and Design division. Engineers at McKinstry are unsurpassed in their ability to combine innovative problem solving with common sense design applications. Because of our design, build, operate, and maintain (DBOM) process, McKinstry engineers concern themselves not just with the construction of a building, but how it will operate over its entire lifetime. Every design choice is made toward one goal – delivering high-performance buildings that ensure occupant comfort and safety, keep energy/operating costs low, maximize client profitability, and protect the environment.


  • Designs a wide variety of HVAC systems including sizing and routing of air, water, and steam systems.
  • Performs heating and cooling load calculations, duct static pressure calculations, and piping pressure drop calculations.
  • Sizing and selection and HVAC systems and equipment.
  • Produces design drawings and building information models for construction.
  • Pursues an understanding of the technical foundation of design activities and decisions.

Project Management

  • Documents project correspondence, issues, decisions, and directions.
  • Learns and follows McKinstry Engineering standards and procedures.
  • Contributes to tasks on multiple projects and timelines concurrently.
  • Manages own workload to deliver assigned tasks on time and within the budget.
  • Identifies training, coaching, and support needed to complete assigned tasks.


What we would like to see from you: 

  • Internship or one (1) year experience in a related field. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline required or equivalent work experience required. Onsite construction experience considered and welcome.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Knowledge of Revit preferred. Knowledge of other CAD/BIM tools welcome.
  • Familiarity with Elite CHVAC, Trane Trace, Carrier HAP, IES-VE, and/or other software tools welcome.
  • Engineering in Training Certificate preferred. 


Why McKinstry:

Transformational change requires bold action. We must decarbonize our buildings and energy assets to combat climate change. We must tackle the affordability crisis by innovating waste out of our supply chain and dramatically cutting costs through improved productivity. We must deliver equitable outcomes to ensure healthy, high-performing buildings for all. Together, Building a Thriving Planet.

Building a collective commitment: Our values demand that we take accountability for diversity, equity, and inclusion. No single individual or organization can stem the tide of inequity alone. We must work together

People represent our most valued asset. By investing in our employees, we are also investing in the ongoing success of our company. We pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive, PeopleFirst benefits package to promote health and wellness, enhance work/life balance and ensure long-term stability for our employees and their families. Some of these benefits include:

  • A robust internal mobility program to help you develop your career
  • Competitive pay backed by 401(k) and profit-sharing plans.
  • Comprehensive medical, prescription drugs, vision, and dental.
  • Orca Card and free parking
  • Business mileage reimbursement and/or electric fleet vehicles for business travel and meetings
  • Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Adoption and IVF assistance.
  • Paid time off.
  • McKinstry University training and development.
  • McKinstry wellness programs and on-site gyms.
  • Community service and employee-directed charitable giving.


The McKinstry group of companies are equal opportunity employers. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment, and training. This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity.

McKinstry is a drug-free workplace. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, complying with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act and a Confidentiality Agreement, in addition to successful outcomes of background and reference checks




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