Riverside Research Institute

Mechanical Engineer

Location US-OH-Dayton
ID GH-1479
Position Type
Full Time Salary

Riverside Overview

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems.
 All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

Position Overview

Riverside Research and the IDS Business Unit are seeking a full time HVAC Engineer (Chilled Beam) in the Dayton, OH area. This position will focus on facility design, construction, and project management. 

All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.


  • Provide professional engineering oversight for all the customer’s facility projects by gathering and documenting user requirements and integrating new concepts in secure workplace design
  • Recommend optimal space planning and configuration, evaluate code compliance, review proposed layouts, and conduct periodic on-site observation of work during construction to monitor compliance with plans
  • Work cohesively with other engineers to integrate the mechanical and electrical elements into a final product that exceeds customer expectations ensuring that the integrated design meets the customer’s goals, objectives, and security requirements
  • Manage/support/coordinate programming, troubleshooting and preventative maintenance of facilities 
  • Provide engineering support for modern office/laboratory cooling systems (Chilled beams, heat recovery & water sourced heat pumps) and new power management systems
  • Evaluate cost estimates and occasionally provide estimated costs for proposed projects
  • Other responsibilities include:
    • Project Management & Project Schedules
    • Design Reviews / Drawings, Specifications, Analysis, Submittals, Shop Drawings, Requirements Gathering and Documentation
    • Concept Creation / Space and Layout Planning
    • Code / Standards / Regulations Interpretation
    • Secure Environment / Security Requirements
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI US Government Security Clearance
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related
  • Min 5 years Facility engineering experience
  • CAD experience
  • Must be able to work in a fast -paced environment and adapt to challenging situations as they occur

Desired Qualifications:

  • Cross-functional engineering discipline knowledge (including electrical systems) a plus
  • Performs a range of special projects related Mechanical Engineering project management

Global Comp

$91,000 - $150,000 This represents the typical compensation range for this position based on experience, location and other factors.

Closing Statement

Riverside Research Institute is a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, where service to our customers and support of our staff is our overall mission. Riverside is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring.  Riverside offers comprehensive compensation and benefit packages to our employees.
Riverside bases its employment decisions solely on technical experience, qualifications and other job-related criteria related to our organizational purpose as a not-for-profit company, and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status or any other status legally protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.


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