BBR – Broad Branch Road

Building Engineer

Department: BBR – Broad Branch Road


Location: Carnegie Science, 5241 Broad Branch Road, N.W., Washington, DC 20015

The Broad Branch Road campus of Carnegie Science is seeking a qualified candidate for a position as a building engineer.  The position involves tasks of a skilled nature necessary for the operation, maintenance, repair, and improvement of campus buildings and mechanical equipment. This is an essential employee classification that requires the ability to respond to after-hour emergencies such as fire, flooding, severe weather conditions (including but not limited to snow and ice removal), power outages and other situations as requested. Required weekend and holiday building checks will be shared on a rotating schedule. This is a non-exempt position.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

Five (5) years of general experience in Trades and Maintenance including two (2) years of commercial experience in building automation HVAC systems including chillers, cooling tower and boilers, Fire and Life Safety Systems, fire pumps, automatic transfer switches, monthly generator testing, electrical, plumbing maintenance, and minor carpentry.

D.C. 3rd Class Steam Engineer license.


Universal CFC certification. Trade license or other vocational training. Valid drivers license and satisfactory driving record.


Working knowledge of Siemens Building Automation Systems. Basic skills necessary to operate a computer for general day-to-day work and communications. Physical requirements include stooping, standing, climbing stairs/ladders, and ability to lift/carry heavy loads of 50 lbs.

Required documents for the application are:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three references.

To submit an application, click below on “Apply Now.” Only complete applications submitted via this website will be considered.  Applications will be reviewed as they arrive.  A background check will be performed as part of the hiring process.

Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.



Summer Internship at Carnegie Institution for Science

Department: BBR – Broad Branch Road


Location: Carnegie Science, DTM, 5241 Broad Branch Road, N.W., Washington, DC 20015

Students, are you interested in a career in science?  Would you like an opportunity to be mentored by and work alongside world-renown scientists?

The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) and the Geophysical Laboratory (GL) are departments within the Carnegie Institution for Science at Broad Branch Road,  a non-profit scientific research organization located on a beautiful park-like campus.  Our science covers a broad area of research in the fields of Earth and space science, from astrophysics to mantle dynamics, from earthquakes to cosmochemistry, from astrobiology to material science.

We invite applications from high school seniors through university undergraduates to participate as interns during the summer.  Interns will be paid a stipend of $1000 per month up to a maximum of two months.  Internships correspond with the academic calendar, and cover the summer period from the end of May 2019 through July 2019.  The positions offer flexible work hours and duration, but with a target of a minimum of a 2 month internship.

If you are looking for a scientific project or challenge, then apply for a Carnegie Broad Branch Road volunteer internship  by submitting a cover letter specifying your interests, along with one letter of reference.  Deadline for applications is April 15, 2019.