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Mechanical Engineer

Picatinny, NJ

For several years, MJ has been awarded a “Best Places to Work” from the Albany Business Review and “Top Workplace” from the Albany Times Union. These designations are employee driven awards. 

Battery Park

MJ is seeking a mechanical engineer to serve as an on-site liaison as part of a IDIQ term contract at the Picatinny Arsenal in Wharton, NJ. This individual will be responsible for providing mechanical engineering (HVAC / plumbing) services as part of the Directorate of Public Works.


  • Primary responsibility will be as an on-site representative performing inspections and assessments of existing facilities/building systems including preparation of assessment reports. Inspection / assessment projects are located within the arsenal.

  • Lead the design of small to medium sized mechanical projects. Design projects will include preparation of design calculations, contract drawings and specifications for facilities (existing or new) within the arsenal.


  • Participate in meetings with DPW staff and customers for scoping of work and pre-design code reviews.

  • Participate in mini-design charrettes with DPW staff and customers

  • Complete field investigations relating to project work

  • Prepare basis of design reports

  • Assist in or lead the preparation of design documents, (plans, specifications, estimates, reports) Provide pre-design code

  • Review contractor submittals during construction

  • Field questions from contractors during construction

  • Complete periodic construction assessments of active projects

NYS Fair Entrance


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering is required; master’s degree is a plus.

  • 4+ years of mechanical (HVAC / plumbing) design experience is required.

  • Building system inspection / assessment experience is required.

  • Experience in development of process and instrumentation diagrams, process flow diagrams, and general equipment and system distribution arrangements.

  • Experience in refrigeration systems, hydronic systems, chilled water, hot water, steam systems, etc.

  • Experience performing construction administration related tasks for completed designs such as construction inspections, shop drawing review, answering contractor questions and RFI’s.

  • NY and/or NJ P.E. license preferred. Must have the ability to become licensed within six months.

  • Must have knowledge of current State and International Building Codes.

  • Understanding of the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) and general military design and construction practices and standards preferred but not required.

  • Knowledge of the following software is a plus; AutoCAD, Revit

  • Must be organized, flexible, and have the ability to work both independently and in a team environment

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Strong work ethic

  • Quality/Detail oriented

  • A valid real ID driver’s license is required. Travel may be required.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen and be able to obtain security clearance.

Chemistry lab
Wilton Town Court


  • 401(k) Plan with employer match

  • Health insurance – several affordable healthcare options, including two fully paid by MJ

  • Dental/vision insurance

  • Telemedicine, free with company health insurance

  • Health savings account

  • Employee assistance program

  • Employer paid Life insurance

  • Employer paid short- and long-term disability insurance

  • Voluntary Life Insurance

  • Accident insurance

  • Critical Illness insurance

  • Dependent Care Spending Account

  • Legal Benefit option

  • Flexible work schedule

  • Paid time off

  • 10 paid holidays

  • Performance bonuses

  • Professional development opportunities and reimbursement

  • Referral bonus program

  • Wellness programs

  • Team building events

  • Lunch and learns

  • CPR training

  • Paid time for volunteer and community service events

  • Monthly company socials and work parties (like our MJ Spirit Week!)

  • From a Mach-E to the new Ford Broncos, we offer a full employee vehicle fleet for travel

  • Fully stocked kitchens – endless soda, seltzer, snacks, and coffee

  • Corporate apparel

Pay is based on applicant’s ability/experience and will be rated accordingly.  We offer a very competitive benefit package.   If you are ready to start a new career or need a change in venue, please send resume and salary request to: or 1533 Crescent Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065 fax: 518/371-0822.

M.J. Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  M.J. Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C. provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status.

Salary Range: $ 80,000 - $120,000 per year

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