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Kal Krishnan Consulting Services, Inc. Mechanical Maintenance Project Manager / Mechanical Engineer in Washington, District Of Columbia

Kal Krishnan Consulting Services, Inc. (KKCS), a California Corporation, is a full-service construction management and program management organization. The firm has grown steadily in size and capability since its founding in 1987, and today employs more than 85 professionals in our regional offices. KKCS has attracted to its staff a full complement of highly experienced, talented, and dedicated professionals who bring a collaborative, integrated team approach to our clients’ projects.

KKCS experience includes work on rail, airports, ports, freeways, schools, universities, facilities, water, wastewater, bridges, and roadways. Our client list includes federal agencies, state agencies, regional agencies, and private clients. KKCS has broad experience and expertise in engineering design, project management and project controls services.

The KKCS culture is rooted in the ideals of integrity, safety, diversity, and ethical business practices, which is a commitment shared by all KKCS employees throughout our offices and project sites around the country. We have a positive impact on the communities we serve by not only improving infrastructure but also providing service at a relatively low cost to the taxpayer. This allows for more money to be available to the agencies we serve, that inevitably will be reinvested in the community. At KKCS, we value the individual employee and the importance of their contributions toward quality improvement.


  • Company-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees

  • 401K retirement plan with company matching contribution

  • Paid holidays

  • Paid time off

  • Company-paid life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) benefits

  • Company-paid long-term (LTD) insurance

  • Annual tuition assistance allowance for employees

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Relocation allowance


KKCS seeks an experienced mechanical engineer, project manager or construction manager with mid-level project management experience in mechanical maintenance projects for a full-time Mechanical Maintenance Project Manager position in Washington, D.C. The Mechanical Maintenance Project Manager provides engineering, project management, and contract management support to the Office of Plant Maintenance (PLNT). The primary responsibilities will be to review architectural and engineering drawings, manage contracts, as well as to develop schedules, estimates and reports. This is a highly technical position reporting to the Director and the Assistant Director of PLNT.


  • Develops and reviews technical specifications and scope of work for equipment replacement and construction projects.

  • Reviews and approves engineering drawings and architect/engineering (A/E) submittals based on compliance with provided client specifications, engineering practices, and design criteria.

  • Performs core project and contract management functions including project supervision, scheduling, and project inspection.

  • Works closely with PLNT internal offices and the Office Engineering and Architecture (ENGA) staff.

  • Collects data in the field and performs field investigations for Substantial Completion Inspections (SCI), equipment inspections, information for technical equipment specifications, and documenting field conditions.

  • Develops project scope of work for all construction disciplines.

  • Develops weekly/bi-weekly/monthly progress reports for scope of work development, submittals reviewed, etc.

  • Attends approximately three (3) meetings per month with client’s staff and internal departments, as well as PLNT personnel, and provides meeting notes.

  • Initiates equipment procurement, collect vendor quotes, makes recommendations for vendor final selection, and executes equipment orders.

  • Reviews bid packages, project specifications and drawings.

  • Develops and updates process flow diagrams (PFDs) for mechanical equipment.

  • Evaluates mechanical system operational units SCIs.

  • Develops budgetary equipment quotes and preliminary capital investment estimates for mechanical maintenance projects.

  • Develops and updates preliminary project milestone schedules.

When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity.


Required Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Project Management, Construction Management, or related field

  • Minimum of five to 10 years’ experience in mechanical maintenance or facilities management

  • Knowledge of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, chillers, tunnel ventilation, air handling units, fans, motors, and other mechanical equipment

  • Ability to manage and develop complex budgets and schedules

  • Experience in facilities or lifecycle management

  • Experience working with internal and government oversight agencies

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite or similar word processing and data management programs

  • Ability to prepare responses and documentation supporting audit requests

  • Familiarity with Maximo, Procore, and Microsoft Project programs

  • Ability to interact and coordinate with internal cross-functional teams

  • Knowledge of working in a government environment

  • Ability to pass a government background check

  • Reliable transportation

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Ability to write and communicate verbally clearly and professionally

Preferred Experience & Education

  • Mechanical maintenance or facilities management experience in transit environment strongly preferred

  • Facilities or lifecycle management experience in a transit setting strongly preferred