Associate Engineer

We are actively looking for a seasoned project engineer with a desire to excel and provide outstanding levels of engineering and customer service to our clients through the support of a dedicated team of design and production personnel. Qualified candidates must exhibit the ability to interface with clientele to develop project scope, estimate fees, and navigate contractual concerns with the support of company leadership. Candidates will also be required to direct engineering and design teams to execute project deliverables, instill and maintain client confidence, and ensure successful project outcome(s).

Candidates must possess a valid CA Mechanical Engineering License

Candidates exhibiting a strong connection to local interests, and a desire for long term teaming are encouraged to apply. Forging strong, long lasting relationships is at the core of our ideology.


  • Interfacing with clients to develop project scope, and preparing project proposals
  • Performing most of the engineering tasks necessary for each project including typical schematic design, and design development tasks (per standard AIA conventions)
  • Preparation of design development and construction documents in collaboration with production and engineering teams
  • Processing of construction administration documentation in collaboration with production teams
  • Applies relevant code knowledge to system design and layout.
  • Works with engineering, energy, and production staff to develop mechanical and plumbing construction documents, and energy compliance documents.

Relationship to others:

  • Works alongside administrative staff to establish all internal project documentation to support billing, project tracking, and internal standards
  • Works to oversee and direct project teams to meet client goals and schedules. Project teams typically include discipline specific members for mechanical, plumbing, and energy modeling/compliance.
  • Reports to principal engineers
  • Maintains flow of information amongst various team members internally as well as to/from other project consultants.

Knowledge and experience:

  • 6+  years of HVAC systems design experience, client level interaction, and industry knowledge is required.
  • DSA project experience a significant plus
  • OSHPD project experience a significant plus
  • AutoCad skills required
  • BSME degree or other industry specific work experience which demonstrates high levels of technical capability.
  • Working knowledge of current codes/standards for building projects within the State of California including: California Mechanical Code, CALGreen Code, California Energy Code.
  • Training in BIM preferred but not required; Revit MEP strongly preferred
  • Ability to work with different personalities and with varying levels of professional experience.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent time management and project prioritization.
  • Experience in vendor provided selection programs preferred; (eg: Greenheck CAPS, Daikin Tools, Price All-in-One, etc…)
  • Software skills: AutoCAD, Word, Excel, Outlook, File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

For consideration please email a complete and detailed resume and cover letter along with compensation history. We will make direct contact to schedule an interview with the adequately qualified candidates.

Associate level compensation package may include generous base salary/rate, performance related bonus/incentive, employee and dependent benefits, 401k, paid time off, etc.

About us

BMA is a well established engineering firm based out of the central coast of California. Building off of a 25 year heritage, we are growing and are excited to have the opportunity to add to our teams. We design mechanical and plumbing systems for commercial, industrial, mixed-use, healthcare, and educational facilities. We design energy efficient, advanced systems utilizing the latest technologies and design methods. We consistently deliver timely, meaningful solutions to our clients and maintain the highest standards for our designs.

We offer a great work atmosphere and encourage employees to engage in daytime activities such as surfing and mountainbiking when appropriate with project schedules. Many of our team members have young families and we strongly support and advocate for a healthy life/work balance.


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Think you have what it takes? Use the form below to submit a resume and a letter explaining why you’re a great fit for BMA.

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