Hvac engineer professional engineer Job at State of Connecticut, Hartford, CT

  • State of Connecticut
  • Hartford, CT

Job Description

The State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Services (DAS) is seeking applications from experienced individuals for the position of HVAC Engineer (Professional Engineer) within the Real Estate and Construction Services (RECS) division.

What We Can Offer You
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  • The opportunity to work for a Forbes top company: 'Forbes' State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule.
  • Professional growth and development opportunities.
  • A healthy work/life balance to all employees.

  • Hybrid.
  • First Shift.
  • Monday - Friday.
  • Full Time, 40 hours per week.
  • Location: 450 Columbus Boulevard in Hartford, CT.

The DAS RECS division is seeking an HVAC Engineer (Professional Engineer) to review complex construction documents (project manual and construction drawings) for all the Department’s over $1B in active design and construction projects, influencing and ensuring both minimum standard of professional care as well as compliance with state quality standards for construction.

This Includes The Responsibility Of
  • Reviewing plans and specifications prepared by outside engineers for conformance with Department quality and building component standards, overall standard of care, and Agency or State high-performance and sustainability requirements.
  • Executing detailed peer reviews of designed systems developed by professional licensed consulting engineers ascertaining appropriateness for use in state buildings as well as proper coordination and accuracy.
  • Maintaining and improving standardized design and sustainability requirements for State building construction.

The successful candidate will positively impact the State of Connecticut’s efforts to achieve sustainability goals through influence on related energy and decarbonization standards, interfacing with GreenerGov CT by representing the office at the interagency Technical Advisory Committee, and also managing energy related building efficiency and decarbonization measures. Additionally, the HVAC Engineer (Professional Engineer) will have the responsibility to oversee external design consultants on engineering and master planning studies, as well as to support internal project management staff with technical engineering issues.

Be involved in the State of Connecticut’s premier vertical construction projects!

Check out the construction of the all new Bullard-Havens Technical High School , targeting net-zero building operation.

Position Requirements
This position requires active Professional Engineer (PE) licensure from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors consistent with C.G.S.

  • 20-302.

Please list your Professional Engineer (PE) license number and expiration date, and any other job-relevant licenses or certifications you hold in the Licenses and Professional Certifications section of your application.

About Us
The DAS RECS division’s Construction Services office serves as the state’s primary department for state building construction projects, otherwise known as "Capital Building Construction Projects". The Technical Services and Plan Review team within Construction Services works alongside project management staff to continuously improve state building construction quality standards, progress energy and decarbonization related objectives, and assist in the development and oversight of master planning and pre-design studies.

Selection Plan

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.
  • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69 , the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location or shift.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov .

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  • Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
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  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Brittney Woodley at brittney.woodley@ct.gov .

In the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Construction Services this class is accountable for performing as a professional engineer in the execution, design, analysis and coordination of work pertaining to all phases of design and planning for state buildings and institutions.

  • Review plans and specifications prepared by outside engineers for conformance with Department quality and building component standards, overall standard of care, and Agency or State high-performance and sustainability requirements;
  • Execute detailed peer reviews of designed systems developed by professional licensed consulting engineers ascertaining appropriateness for use in state buildings as well as proper coordination and accuracy;
  • Maintain and improve standardized design and sustainability requirements for State building construction;
  • Provide support and respond to inquiries related to engineering systems for complex statewide projects, including analysis of design problems and recommendation of solutions;
  • Oversee work of external consultants for engineering or master planning studies;
  • Remain current with engineering principles, practices, and sustainable building design and construction;
  • May assist in supervising construction projects;
  • May also perform specialized duties in development of project design and preparation of plans and specifications for state buildings and institutions;
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of
    • and ability to apply principles, practices and methods of engineering as applied to building construction;
    • latest engineering principles, techniques and procedures employed in the engineering field;
  • Knowledge of
    • engineering software and computer applications;
    • methods and equipment used in engineering construction and of inspection methods used in reviewing such work;
    • the principles, practices and techniques relating to construction project management and contract administration;
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
  • Considerable ability to
    • analyze and review engineering reports, plans and specifications;
    • interpret and apply principles of information systems and technologies;
  • Ability to utilize computer software.

Minimum Qualifications - General Experience
Eight (8) years of experience as a project engineer with full responsibility for the engineering design of major building projects.

Minimum Qualifications - Substitutions Allowed
  • College training in engineering may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree program in engineering.
  • A Master's degree in engineering may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience performing digital reviews of contract documents for new building and major renovation projects with a focus on mechanical systems.
  • Experience analyzing energy efficient and decarbonized building systems design for commercial and institutional projects.
  • Experience developing and maintaining minimum or standardized design requirements for building construction.
  • Experience developing and overseeing master planning and pre-design studies relating to the engineering disciplines.
  • Experience with nationally recognized codes and standards for sustainable building construction.

Special Requirements
  • Incumbents will be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications including a State of Connecticut Professional Engineering license.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm from site environments and to some discomfort from year round weather conditions.


The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.

Job Tags

Full time, Contract work, Immediate start, Flexible hours, Shift work, Day shift, Monday to Friday, All shifts,

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