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Mechanical Engineer in Midlothian, VA at Volt

Date Posted: 12/1/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Duration:
  • Date Posted:
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  • Pay Rate
    $0.0 - $130000.0/Year
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Position:              Mechanical Engineer Project Manager

Status:                  Direct Hire

Location:             Midlothian, VA

This direct hire role is with one of the largest privately held multi-discipline engineering firms in Virginia. The organization prides itself on their vast experience, technical expertise, and delivering unparalleled value to their customers. The organization supports manufacturing facilities and clients in the Eastern US with areas of specialization including: project feasibility studies, process improvement analysis, new process design, process upgrades, air pollution abatement technology and integration, environmental compliance, product design, industrial capital projects, and detailed project/construction estimates.  The company serves Fortune 500 companies in industries such as food processing, films, fibers, plastics, paper, chemicals, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, power, metals, wastewater treatment, and discrete manufacturing.

General Responsibilities:

Mechanical Engineers/Project Managers are responsible for performing engineering duties on assigned projects including process, HVAC, and mechanical related engineering and design. 

  • Visit client facilities and discuss problems.
  • Develop subsequent solutions to problems
  • Write and effectively communicate scopes of work and/or proposals.  
  • This position is more than a technical role, the right candidate will think on their feet, build relationships with clients, can recognize client need, and develop a plan to help. 
  • Work under the supervision of Senior Project Managers to perform engineering assignments based on client needs.
  • Assist with developing bids, proposals, scopes of work, block flow diagrams, material and energy balances, P&ID development, scope changes, correspondence, estimates, schedules, material lists, specifications, design concepts, and other project documentation per customer and corporate guidelines.
  • Size, rate, and specify safety relief devices per client standards. 
  • Perform field work and technical research.
  • Perform technical studies and calculations.
  • Maintain familiarity with various industrial codes of construction, e.g. ASME and API.
  • Establish process performance specifications for all items of process equipment.
  • Assist in commissioning and start-up of process plant.
  • Prepare process and mechanical flow diagrams to establish fluid flow circuits and process controls.
  • Develop specifications for multiple types of process equipment.
  • Develop process flow diagrams and process & instrumentation diagrams to establish fluid flow circuits and process controls. 


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering from an ABET accredited institution
  • Minimum of five years of Heavy Industrial experience.
  • Understanding of the functionality of common equipment used in chemical and industrial manufacturing processes.
  • A good understanding of and sensitivity to maintenance & constructability considerations in all design applications.
  • Proven technical and business writing skills.
  • Working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, various CAD software packages.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in an industrial chemical processing environment is a plus.
  • Current working knowledge of safety relief valve sizing and system design procedures.
  • Current working knowledge of chemical engineering principles with an emphasis on fluid mechanics, mass and heat transfer, and thermodynamics.
  • PE license is preferred but not required. 


We offer a fast paced, exciting work environment with a competitive compensation package including: Health Care Benefits, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, 401k with Company Match, Paid Overtime, Performance Based Bonus, and Tuition Reimbursement.

Please apply to position or contact Tina Mahaney at (317) 685-2200 for any questions and more details regarding this position.

Volt has been serving some of the nation's strongest companies for over 60 years. As a Volt employee, you can expect the highest level of on-site support. We have a long-standing tradition of developing lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with its employees.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer