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Mechanical Engineer II


Raleigh, NC or Greenville, SC


At HIPP, mechanical engineers design mechanical systems and utilities for industrial facilities and specialize in the design of HVAC, piping, plumbing, and fire protection systems for pharmaceutical and biotechnology plants from conceptual to detailed design. Having your PE is preferred but not required.

Responsibilities + Tasks:

Responsibilities and tasks focus on HVAC, piping, plumbing, and fire protection systems and include but are not limited to:

• Estimating heating and cooling load requirements for HVAC systems
• Calculating external static pressure for HVAC systems
• Preparing HVAC zoning, pressurization and air flow diagrams. Preparing ductwork layouts, details, and elevations
• Sizing and selecting equipment
• Performing mechanical utility calculations and establishing requirements
• Gathering preliminary cut sheets and vendor quotes for new generation equipment
• Preparing general arrangement drawings
• Preparing construction and equipment specifications
• Preparing piping P&ID’s layouts, details, isometrics and elevations
• Reviewing fire protection requirements
• Calculating hydronic piping pressure drops and sizing pumping systems
• Performing plumbing fixture load calculations
• Determining plumbing requirements
• Interpreting and staying current with Standards and Code
• Verifying field information onsite
• Participating in project interdisciplinary coordination meetings
• Collaborating with team members to prepare mechanical utility basis of design and narratives


• College degree or equivalent experience
• F.E. certification preferred
• 5 - 10 years of design firm experience, related co-op/summer job experience preferred
• Up to 5 years of CAD and/or Revit exposure preferred
• Intermediate proficiency in Word, Excel, and Powerpoint

HIPP is interested in all qualified candidates who are eligible to work in the United States, however, we are not able to sponsor work visas.   
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