Senior Mechanical Engineer (HVAC)/ Project Manager


Petersen Engineering, Inc.


Portsmouth, NH

Petersen Engineering is an MEP/FP mechanical engineering consulting firm. We are comprised of Professional Engineers, Engineers-in-Training (EIT) and engineers who are committed to sustainability. We design HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems for a range of building types. Our 10 person firm has a solid, deserved reputation as experts in sustainable design, energy efficiency, integrated design, high performance buildings, and a whole-building approach to projects, as well as providing professional, friendly and reliable service to a great group of Boston area repeat clients. We are experts in LEED, Passive House, and energy modeling. Quality of life is a priority and is why we’ve been located for more than 25 years in historic and walkable Portsmouth, NH. (50% of our team walks to work.)

In this Senior Mechanical Engineer (HVAC)/ Project Manager position you will have broad responsibility for a variety of building project types, including design decisions, leading project teams, interfacing with clients, owners and other consultants, providing construction administration services and managing electrical engineering consultants. As a progressive firm you will have ongoing opportunities to expand your knowledge of new technologies and best practices that serve the advancement of sustainability in buildings.

We’re looking for an individual that has strong communication skills and is highly motivated to protect the environment and combat climate change through your work as a successful practitioner in building mechanical systems.

In order to hit the ground running the best candidate will be a Professional Engineer with a BSME or similar with a minimum of 8-10 years diversified experience in HVAC and plumbing systems for a wide range of building types including multi-family residential, senior housing, healthcare facilities, campus facilities, office buildings, industrial and other mixed use commercial buildings.


A candidate that is looking to couple their HVAC experience with their knowledge and interest in building enclosures and building science principles will flourish in this position.


Salary and Benefits: Petersen Engineering offers very competitive salary and benefits (including relocation expenses) and a professional environment that promotes personal development and professional advancement to match ambitions. The firm provides an outstanding long-term career opportunity for an individual with an entrepreneurial spirit and a demonstrated commitment to sustainability.