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The achievement of our goals and prosperity, as with any company, depends on our employees. As the employer, we feel it is our responsibility to provide a working environment that encourages the attitude and performance necessary to succeed. To do this we have set up a multi-pronged program.

Current Openings

   Senior Mechanical Engineer

Job Description:
   Our engineering department is currently seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer with minimum 10 years’ experience designing HVAC, Industrial, Process and Piping systems.

The ideal candidate shall have the following qualifications:

• Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university
• Understanding of construction methods, means, and costs.
• Professional Engineer License
• Strong understanding of the International Mechanical Code and ASHRAE Standards
• LEED Accreditation is a plus

   • Minimum of 10 years design experience with HVAC, Industrial, Process and Piping systems including:
o Ability to efficiently manage multiple projects and meet client deadlines
o Ability to assess building mechanical requirements and deficiencies, and recommend efficient, cost effective approaches to satisfy the design requirements and/or corrective actions to fix problems.
o Experience performing field survey work in support of project proposal development, design drawings, contract administration, and as-built drawing development
o Experience performing analysis for building loads and piping systems. Building energy modeling is a plus.
o Experience preparing Controls Sequences and assisting in functional testing
o Must have experience in developing contract drawings and specifications.

• Enjoy working in a positive team environment and who feels confident when speaking to clients.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills with strong computer skills including proficiency in MS Office and AutoCAD MEP or Revit.
• Ability to influence and guide engineering projects to cost efficiency and customer goals.
• Experience Preparing Conceptual Design Proposals and System Descriptions. Routinely work with proposal teams to develop winning designs and estimates including making presentations to customers.

Online: https://apply.southern-air.com
Fax: 434-385-6409 Phone: 434-385-6200
E-mail: sierria.lopez@southern-air.com
Attention: Sierria Lopez - Director of Personnel Development

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status.

   Plumbing / Piping Estimator

Job Description:
   Our Lynchburg, VA Branch Office has an opening for an experienced Plumbing / Piping Estimator.

Excellent Pay & Benefits, 401K, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP), Career opportunity with growth potential.


• Perform material and equipment take-offs, assign labor costs and participate in assembling estimates.
• Attend Pre-bid meetings and Job Site visits.
• Discuss and deliver successful estimates to project manager.
• Work with vendors and subcontractors in obtaining quotes for material and equipment.
• Assist sales and engineering on budgeting, presenting and selling design/build projects.
• Review cost data periodically and update as required.

• Must have high school education, college level, apprenticeship and technical classes a plus.
• Three to five years of field experience or prior estimating experience.
• Knowledge of mechanical systems (HVAC & Plumbing).
• Knowledge of BOCA code requirements.
• Good math skills and computer skills.
• Good oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to read and understand specifications and drawings.
• Ability to read, distinguish colors and follow directions.
• Willingness to work as a team member.
• Ideal candidate must have a desire to learn, to succeed, be able to set goals, meet deadlines, and be a self-starter.

All positions require you pass a drug test, background check and have reliable transportation.

If you are interested in applying, please do it in one of four ways:
Online: https://apply.southern-air.com
E-mail: sierria.lopez@southern-air.com
Fax: 434-385-6409
In person: Southern Air, Inc.
2655 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 2401

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status.

Employee Programs

  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Safety Programs
  • Drug-Free Workplace Policy
  • Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Training Programs Including In-house Apprenticeship
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Group Health, Life & Dental Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Short & Long Term Disability Protection
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Open Door Communication Policy
  • Tuition Refund Program
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Safety Bonus Program
  • Credit Union
For a career in any of the following fields, apply here.

  • Sheet Metal
  • Plumbing and Piping
  • Electrical
  • HVAC Service
  • Millwright and Rigging
  • HVAC Controls
  • Indoor Air Quality