Heat Pump System Design Engineers design new or replacement high-performance heating, cooling, and refrigeration systems that utilize heat pump technology to meet customer needs and building specifications.
A Heat Pump System Design Engineer is a professional with a high degree of mechanical aptitude who calculates and designs heat pump equipment and systems for buildings of all sizes. Heat Pump System Design Engineers make load calculations to determine how much heating and cooling power various heat pump equipment must put out in order to heat or cool spaces when needed. They read and interpret construction plans, schematics, and blueprints for new construction projects. They also draft new plans to design ductwork and piping systems.
HVAC companies, construction crews, and building companies hire Heat Pump System Design Engineers to help design heat pump systems for residential and commercial buildings. Their duties vary based on the size of the heating and cooling projects they work on, the type of property where systems are needed, and the heating and cooling needs of customers. They typically report to the project manager or construction foreman on any jobsite. Travel is an essential element of this job, as Heat Pump System Design Engineers must go to various construction sites and properties to assess the heating and cooling needs of projects.
▸ Mechanical Engineer
No additional requirements are needed for this advancement..
▸ Building Commissioning Professional
This advancement may require specialized training and certification..
▸ Building Scientist
Extensive experience in building design, sustainable design and green construction is required..
▸ Building Science Instructor
This advancement might require additional Teaching Certification..
▸ Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP) Contractor (with green building expertise)
Additional experience is typically needed for this advancement..
▸ HVAC Contractor with heat pump design expertise
Additional HVAC/R experience and Certifications would support this move..
▸ Product Sales Specialist
Being highly motivated and possessing 1-2 years of sales experience would facilitate this move..