Kirby Lee

Mechanical Engineer - HVAC & Energy Modeling / Audits

Apex, North Carolina, United States of America (USA)
English
Licenses
PE - Mechanical | North Carolina | USA
Fields of Expertise

MEP Building Services

Codes & Standards
ICC
NC Building Codes
ASHRAE 90.1
62.1
55.1
211
180
Software Knowledge
AutoCAD MEP
Revit MEP
Carrier HAP
MS Office Suite
G Suite
CAREER SUMMARY
Mechanical Engineer with 20 years experience in HVAC Design and 7 years with client / project management / construction administration experience. Have specific specialty in energy modeling / audits & building / COVID-19 assessments of HVAC systems. Focus markets of expertise are Commercial, Residential, Government, K-12 / Higher Education, Churches, with some experience in Healthcare / Labs.
WORK EXPERIENCE
Mechanical Engineer
2018 - Present
City of Durham
Durham, United States of America (USA)
City of Durham's Technical Subject Matter Expert of MEP Systems

Project Management
- Technical Expert for City on overall building projects with Project Managers
- Project Leader / Administrator on MEP & HVAC projects for procurement of designers / contractors
Facilities Management
- Investigation / Troubleshooting for Existing buildings to support facilities staff
- training and education for staff on trends in industry
Energy Management
- ASHRAE Level 2 Audits for City Building
- Manage Energy Data of all City Facilities
Senior Mechanical Engineer / Project Manager
2017 - 2018
Crenshaw Consulting Engineer
Raleigh, United States of America (USA)
· Provide design proposals & strengthen business relationships with external clients.
· Provide direct supervision and technical guidance mentoring to 1.5 direct reports (Jr Designers) for process of developing HVAC designs for clients.
· Manage both external clients and internal design staff to provide design services to meet project goals.
· Coordinate internal manpower resources with other teams to assist as needed based on staff project workload.
· Provide HVAC design expertise for external clients as Mechanical Engineering lead on projects.
· Perform energy model analysis (LEED) of HVAC Systems using Carrier HAP.
Team Leader
2010 - 2017
Engineered Designs
Cary, United States of America (USA)
· Manage clients and internal team as direct single point interface during project from beginning of design to end of construction.
· Provided design support of 3D HVAC / Piping / Control systems in commercial, military, institutional, government, & educational facilities.
· Perform load calculation & energy model analysis (LEED) of HVAC Systems.
· Assemble equipment selections that provided the optimal design fit for projects.
· Organize written specifications and cost estimates for projects to meets client budget.
- Provide construction administration services on project once the design phase is completed.
Project Engineer
2009 - 2010
Raleigh Mechanical & Metals
Raleigh, United States of America (USA)
- Assembled coordination drawings to resolve clash detection conflict with all trades on project in the pre-construction phase.
- Used 3D software to assemble fabrication drawings to provide ductwork for mechanical contractors.
HVAC Designer
2002 - 2009
BNK Engineers
Raleigh, United States of America (USA)
· Provided design support of HVAC / Piping systems in commercial buildings, fit-ups, & retail buildings
· Performed load calculation & energy modeling (LEED) a of HVAC Systems
· Assembled equipment selections that provided the optimal design fit for projects.
HVAC Designer
2000 - 2002
Engineering Source of NC
Raleigh, United States of America (USA)
Load Calculations to Equipment Sizing, Ductwork / Pipe Layout with AUTOCAD, Equipment Selections and Schedules
EDUCATION
BS - Mechanical Engineering
2000
NC State University
Raleigh, United States of America (USA)
AS - Pre-Engineering
1998
Lenoir Community College
Kinston, United States of America (USA)
CERTIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
LEED Green Associate
2020
Certified Energy Manager
2019
Green Building Engineer
2020
Professional Engineer
2013
FIELDS OF EXPERTISE
MEP Building Services
 
Area of focus
Mechanical Systems
Specializations
Boilers
Building Management Systems
Heating, Ventilation, And Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Gas Supply
Refrigeration
Skills
Sustainable Design
BIM Modelling
Software
AutoCAD
Revit