Mechanical Engineer: Department of the Navy


Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest (NAVFAC NW) is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join the Capital Improvements Design Product Line



The incumbent will serve as a Design Manager and Mechanical Engineer within a multi-disciplinary architectural and engineering team. The position is in the Capital Improvement integrated project team located at Bangor (Silverdale), Washington. Projects in Capital Improvements typically include large, complex projects within the NW area of responsibility and most are at the three installations in the Puget Sound region.

Being a Navy civilian makes you a valuable member of the Navy team. The position responsibilities include:

  1. Design mechanical engineering systems (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, pumps, plumbing, and piping) for Supported Commands and create complete construction document packages (design drawings and specifications),
  2. Detailed mechanical engineering review of proposed design-bid-build construction documents and design-build requests for proposal to accomplish facility construction, repair, maintenance, and renovation project execution,
  3. Apply mechanical engineering knowledge to new and refurbishment projects and/or issues to determine the correct course of action,
  4. Prepare design contract scopes, design fee estimates, and fee reconciliations to facilitate contracting consulting services.
  5. Prepare design-build Requests for Proposal,
  6. Maintain ongoing knowledge of applicable mechanical codes & regulations (International Mechanical Code and International Plumbing Code) and Department of Navy criteria & policies (Unified Facility Criteria and Unified Facility Guide Specifications) to effect good business decisions and compliance,
  7. Provide continual management of client, project manager, and design team to maintain schedule adherence,
  8. Mentor inexperienced mechanical engineers to increase competency,
  9. Participate in resolving complex construction and contractual problems,
  10. Conduct field investigations with other team members and consultants to verify design, engineering and construction conformance,
  11. Perform mechanical system studies, calculations, and evaluations.
  12. Contribute to advance planning activities for facility construction, repair, maintenance, and renovation projects planned for up to 5 years in the future,
  13. Prepare for, manage, and lead major project meetings, and
  14. Perform computer aided drafting, calculations, and studies in support of design-bid-build construction document preparation.

SALARY RANGE: $74,896 to $97,370 per year (federal GS-12 pay scale)



  • 104 hours per year paid sick leave
  • 104 to 208 hours per year paid annual leave (based on years of service or equivalent service)
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Retirement savings plan (Thrift Savings Plan) with matching agency contributions, pension,
  • Ability to work 80 hours in 9 days and have a 3-day weekend every other week
  • Overtime or compensatory leave time for hours worked over 40 hours a week
  • Increased work-life balance



  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • You must be able to travel occasionally
  • You must register for Selective Service.
  • You must obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • You must be able to obtain Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and social security upon retirement certification level 2 within 24 months of employment. Certification requirements Facilities Engineer are at
  • You must have a valid driver’s license and be able to drive a car.


In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Minimum Qualifications: Your resume must demonstrate at least three years of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Your resume must demonstrate specialized experience relevant to the position responsibilities listed above.

Engineering specific qualifications can be reviewed at: