Back to Job Board

Mechanical Engineer HVAC Expert, Hickam AFB, Honolulu, HI, US ID#15767

***Public Trust Clearance required***

Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting (CNMC) is a versatile small business that provides advisory & assistance services in research, experimental development, technology implementation, and program management. CNMC has expertise in a wide-range of technical disciplines including engineering, environmental, information and asset management, along with a variety of physical and life sciences. The company is an integral part of the Technology Division’s portfolio of companies. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNMC is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

For more company information, visit our site at


Cherokee Nation Businesses is seeking a Mechanical Engineer HVAC Expert to advise and assist with Military Construction (MILCON) and large repair and modernization (SRM) projects throughout the Pacific.

Candidate will work as part of our company’s onsite engineering team at Hickam Air Force Base (AFB) to assist across a wide variety of projects, working directly with clients, experts, and other contractors to proactively develop project documents, investigate and solve problems, and communicate effectively throughout the project lifecycle.

Clients include Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), the Air Force Installation Mission Support Center (AFIMSC) Det 2, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) at Hickam AFB, Hawaii (Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, JBPHH), and Air Force locations throughout the Pacific.


Includes the following:

  • Mechanical Engineer will provide expertise in the design, maintenance, modification, and installation of Heating Ventilating Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems used in a variety of industrial, commercial, and residential facilities.
  • Research technical and operational issues affecting the planning and execution or large projects ($5M to $500M); develop and present results of analysis; advise stakeholders and clients.
  • Assist on projects throughout the Pacific to include analysis and application of UFC and country-specific codes to HVAC issues on construction/repair of vertical facilities.
  • Work closely with Air Force, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), and the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) personnel and other contractors.
  • Assist with project Planning, Programming, Engineering, Inspection, and Project Management.
  • Perform other job-related duties as required.


  • This is not a supervisory position, but will require providing mentorship, peer review assistance, and technical and professional leadership to colleagues (Cherokee, other contractors, and government personnel).


  • Eight-years of relevant experience working with private, public, or military facilities and requirements.
  • Experience managing projects/programs with similar complexity with US Air Force, Army, Navy, or Marine Corps.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field, or equivalent experience; advanced degree is a plus.
  • PMP desired.


  • Demonstrated record of accomplishment of working across disciplines such as contracting, engineering, finance, contractors, and stakeholders so proactively anticipate and solve project issues.
  • Knowledge of construction processes for DoD OCONUS main operating bases.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Air Force NACI/SF85 for unescorted access to on-base facilities.
  • Excellent English communication and computer skills.


  • Office environment on US military base (PACAF HQ building).
  • Requires international travel that could exceed 25%.


  • Public Trust clearance required.

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may email “” for assistance. This email address is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the application process or status.

For Pay Transparency Non Discrimination provision, please copy and paste the following link: Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

We maintain an Affirmative Action Plan for the purpose of proactively seeking employment and advancement for qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Upon request, we will schedule time to make our Affirmative Action Plan accessible. If you are interested, please submit a written request with the email subject line: 2018 Request to View Affirmative Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator at “” This email box is not for resumes or follow up on job applications.