Optima Engineering Careers

Optima Engineering is always interested in hearing from highly-motivated individuals who may wish to join our firm. All of our employees take a great degree of pride and personal satisfaction in doing the best engineering design work that they possibly can. Our employees maintain numerous professional certifications including, P.E., LEED AP, CPD, CEM (Certified Energy Manager) and belong to industry associations including ASHRAE, ASPE, NFPA, USGBC, IEE, BCA, and the AEE, to name a few. Our turnover rate is very low, when compared to the larger industry. We strive to hire the right candidates, train and educate them, and then help them grow. In turn, they help us retain our reputation as the best engineering firm in the region.

We strive to hire the right candidates, train and educate them, and then help them grow.

If you’re interested in working for an industry leader in mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering, and building a career at a firm where we truly value each employee and his or her contributions to our success as a company, we’d love to hear from you!

Open Positions:

Mission Critical Electrical Engineer / Project Manager
Charlotte, NC

We are currently seeking candidates for a full-time salaried position as a Mission Critical Electrical Engineer / Project Manager.
Requirements: Candidates must have a comprehensive knowledge of AutoCAD, Microsoft Office programs & BIM/Revit; an overall understanding of MEP systems, with a thorough knowledge of building related Electrical systems; previous experience in commercial building design; and a degree from an accredited Engineering program. Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years of directly relevant experience.
The individual will be responsible for overseeing and/or producing construction plans, specifications, and other technical drawings in an efficient and timely manner. Construction plans and specifications must meet appropriate design standards, project & client requirements, and all applicable codes. Candidates must be detail oriented with good time management skills to meet time-induced deadlines as well as be able to resolve engineering anomalies. PE Licensure / NCEES preferred.
We are a well-established multi-disciplined engineering firm located near uptown Charlotte. For over twenty-five years we have provided high quality engineering services to diverse market sectors including mission critical, educational, commercial, and government clients.
Competitive Salary, Bonus Potential & Benefits Package

Construction Administrator
Charlotte, NC

We are currently seeking candidates for a full-time salaried position as a Construction Administrator.
Requirements: Candidates must have an overall understanding of Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection & Low-Voltage (Technology) systems ; previous experience in commercial building design and/or construction. Candidates should have a minimum of 10 years of experience.
The Construction Administrator will be responsible for performing site visits to verify construction is in accordance with plans & specifications and generate written reports to summarize findings. Construction plans and specifications include HVAC, plumbing, power, lighting, fire alarm, communications, special systems (security, television, audio/visual, PA, etc).
We are a well-established multi-disciplined engineering firm located near uptown Charlotte, in business for over twenty years offering engineering services to diverse market sectors including mission critical, educational, commercial, and government clients.
Competitive Salary, Bonus Potential & Benefits Package

Plumbing / Fire Protection Designer
Charlotte, NC

We are currently seeking candidates for a full-time salaried position as a Plumbing / Fire Protection Designer.
Requirements: Candidates must have a comprehensive knowledge of AutoCAD, Microsoft Office programs & BIM/Revit proficiency; an overall understanding of MEP systems, with a thorough knowledge of Plumbing & Fire Protection systems; previous experience in commercial building design; a degree from an accredited Engineering program is preferred; PE Licensure is a plus but is not required. Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.
Responsibilities: Producing construction plans, specifications, and other technical drawings in an efficient and timely manner. Construction plans and specifications must meet appropriate design standards, project & client requirements, and all applicable codes. Candidates must be detail oriented with good time management skills to meet time-induced deadlines as well as be able to resolve engineering anomalies.
We are a well-established multi-disciplined engineering firm located near uptown Charlotte. For over twenty-five years we have provided high quality engineering services to diverse market sectors including mission critical, educational, commercial, and government clients.
Competitive Salary, Bonus Potential & Benefits Package

Intern – Revit Specialist
Charlotte, NC

We are currently seeking candidates for a part-time intern (hourly) position as a Revit Specialist.
Requirements: Candidates must be familiar with Revit; CAD drafting experience is preferred; previous experience in commercial building design (HVAC/Electrical/Plumbing) is preferred; Associates degree or higher in Engineering Technology, Architectural Technology, Construction Technology or related field is preferred.
Responsibilities: Modification of Revit Families for general and project specific needs; Assist in the setup and maintenance of Revit projects (worksets and filters); Assist in the creation/conversion of CAD standard details into Revit; Assist in the creation/conversion of Revit schedules. Candidates should be detail oriented with good time management skills to meet deadlines.
We are a well-established multi-disciplined engineering firm located near uptown Charlotte. For over twenty-five years we have provided high quality engineering services to diverse market sectors including mission critical, educational, commercial, and government clients.

Electrical Designer
Raleigh, NC

We are currently seeking candidates for a full-time salaried position as an Electrical Designer
Requirements: Candidates must have a comprehensive knowledge of AutoCAD, Microsoft Office programs & BIM/Revit proficiency; an overall understanding of MEP systems. Candidates with a thorough knowledge of Electrical systems, previous experience in commercial building design, and/or a degree from an accredited Engineering program are all preferred; Professional Licensure is not required. Candidates should have a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience.
Responsibilities: Producing construction plans, specifications, and other technical drawings in an efficient and timely manner. Construction plans and specifications include power, lighting and fire alarm and must meet appropriate design standards, project & client requirements, and all applicable codes (NEC, IBC, etc.). Candidates must be detail oriented with good time management skills to meet time-induced deadlines as well as be able to resolve engineering anomalies.
We are a well-established multi-disciplined engineering firm located in downtown Raleigh. For over twenty-five years we have provided high quality engineering services to diverse market sectors including mission critical, educational, commercial, and government clients.
Competitive Salary, Bonus Potential & Benefits Package

Revit Drafter / Designer
Raleigh, NC

We are currently seeking candidates for a full-time salaried position as a Revit Drafter / Designer.
Requirements: Candidates must have a comprehensive knowledge of AutoCAD, Microsoft Office programs & BIM/Revit; an overall understanding of MEP systems; previous experience in commercial building design is preferred. Candidates should have a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience.
Responsibilities: Producing construction plans and other technical drawings in an efficient and timely manner. Candidates must be detail oriented with good time management skills to meet time-induced deadlines.
We are a well-established multi-disciplined engineering firm located in downtown Raleigh. For over twenty-five years we have provided high quality engineering services to diverse market sectors including mission critical, educational, commercial, and government clients.
Competitive Salary, Bonus Potential & Benefits Package