Share this Job

Mechanical Engineer

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Occasional
Location:  Scottish Rite 
Requisition #:  57624



Coordinates and supervises the facilities engineering program for the area of expertise for the system. Provides general engineering support for the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta System. Conducts specialized and complex facilities engineering studies and supports all building systems, utility operations, and maintenance activities to optimize system operations. Supports the engineering staff in the day-to-day operations of the building systems, working to achieve highly efficient system operations and superior cost management. Ensures that the building systems operate efficiently and dependably in compliance with all appropriate regulatory agencies to provide and maintain a safe, comfortable environment for patients, visitors, and staff on hospital campuses, at satellite facilities, and at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Support Center. Effectively communicates with personnel across all levels of the organization.


• Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field


• Professional Engineer (PE) in Mechanical Engineering

Not Required but Preferred:
• Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
• Operations & Performance Management Professional (OPMP)
• Healthcare Facility Design Professional (HFDP)
• Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM)


• 10 years of experience in healthcare operations, design, and/or consulting engineering
• 10 years of experience in complex project management

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in Design for Manufacture and Design for Assembly

• Knowledge of building life safety, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes, and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standards
• Knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and Joint Commission standards
• Expertise in reading blue prints, including architectural, electrical, mechanical and plumbing
• Ability to interpret equipment specifications and operations/maintenance manuals
• Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Windows 9810, and computer maintenance software including PlanGrid, CxAlloy FM, and AutoCAD
• Must be able to direct and coordinate assigned projects and daily operations


1. Initiates and implements engineering studies on building systems.
2. Manages utility systems to achieve cost-effective operations.
3. Identifies and defines scope for improvement projects, system upgrades, operational changes, and capital improvement projects.
4. Supports the Engineering preventative maintenance program, ensuring compliance with all regulatory agencies.   
5. Manages the Engineering capital and operational projects for successful execution of the goals and objectives.      
6. Supports the Engineering staff in the review and management of service contracts with all contractors and vendors for the efficient and effective operation of the department in compliance with all budget and fiscal goals.
7. Supports Construction (PD&C) Capital projects with plan/submittal reviews, and/or coordination.
8. Support/Lead Commissioning efforts of new equipment and/or systems. Act as stakeholder for any 3rd-Party Commissioning Agent involved.


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
No potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

Have questions about the recruitment process?  Check out What to Expect.

Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Facilities - Engineering/Facility Mgmt

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Consulting, Pediatric, Project Manager, Performance Management, Technology, Healthcare, Human Resources