Senior Mechanical Engineer (2963)

Navarro Inc.
Richland, Washington
May 21, 2024
May 22, 2024
Engineering, Mechanical
Position Type
Alternative Fuels
Full Time
Organization Type
Navarro Research and Engineering is recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Engineer in Richland, WA.

Navarro Research & Engineering is an award-winning federal contractor dedicated to partnering with clients to advance clean energy and deliver effective solutions for complex challenges in the nuclear and environmental fields. Joining Navarro means being a part of an exceptional team committed to quality and safety while also looking for innovative strategies to create value for the client's success. Headquartered in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Navarro has active programs in place across the nation for DOE/NNSA, NASA, and the Department of Defense.

This position will support Navarro-ATL. Navarro-ATL is located in Richland, WA, and operates, manages, and maintains the 222-S Laboratory Complex for the Department of Energy. The Navarro-ATL members are Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN), and Advanced Technologies and Laboratories International (Gaithersburg, MD).

This position will support the 222-S Complex with mechanical engineering leadership and other duties as assigned with minimal supervision. Performs a variety of engineering duties for mechanical systems including, but not limited to design, drafting, developing, and approving work packages and Engineering Change Notices (ECNs), conducting field walk downs, developing specifications, performing and/or reviewing calculations, testing, troubleshooting, design/procedural reviews and assisting in the planning and execution of field work. Performs engineering work in accordance with applicable codes, standards, procedures, and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related engineering or project tasks. Demonstrates problem solving and exercise of judgment as required on advanced level work details and in making preliminary selections and adaptations of engineering alternatives.


Extensive use and/or application of technical principles, theories, and concepts. Experience with facility engineering and administrative building complex (11 buildings) maintenance including HVAC units, compressed air systems, vacuum pump systems, ventilation systems and other design engineering documents as assigned.

Prepare technical reports, review designs, plans and shop drawings. Perform mechanical analysis using MathCad, AutoCAD, Smart Plant and other software. Apply working knowledge of ANSI, ASME, ASHRAE and other mechanical codes, manuals and standards to engineering design.

Leadership for Corrective Maintenance (CM) and Preventative Maintenance (PM) program for non-nuclear administrative buildings and operating nuclear facilities. Improve efficiency, support the team planning process to develop work instruction to safely implement designs within the 222-S Complex. Oversee field modifications and acceptance testing and perform field work complete walk downs.

Lead, mentor, and develop subordinate engineering staff in area of expertise. May delegate portions of the detail work to less senior personnel.

Coordinate and work closely with other engineering, maintenance, operations, business and program management disciplines to define system specifications and requirements.


Minimum Qualifications:

BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering discipline and minimum 12 years of directly related experience

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.)

A Hanford Engineering Staff qualification

Due to the nature of the government contract requirements and/or clearances requirements, US citizenship is required.

Navarro is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled

Annual Salary Range (based on full-time 40 hours per week)

Grade 21: $138,700 - $174,900

In accordance with the Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc (Navarro) salary determination process, Navarro takes into consideration the level of assigned job duties and responsibilities and the candidate's education, training, and/or experience relative to internal peers and the external labor market. A candidate's salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.


Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; short- and long-term disability insurance; pension benefits ; 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match; life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance; vacation/sick/vacation pay .

Based on eligibility rules