Ira Pickering
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With over twenty years of experience in HVAC design, construction and service, I have had the pleasure of being involved in a diverse collection of healthcare facilities, higher education facilities, institutional and public building projects across the United States.


  • Sr. Field Agent, Mechanical Engineer Smith Seckman Ried · Jan 2019 – Present 2 yrs 4 mos Nashville, TN Primary focus on ensuring that equipment and systems are installed properly and functioning at the optimal efficiency level and at client and operational expectations. Additionally this position serves as a project manager for assigned projects and is responsible for training and mentoring Cx Field Agents.
  • Construction Administration I. C. Thomasson Associates · Sep 2014 – Jan 2018 3 yrs 4 mos Nashville, TN, USA • Make calculations, using engineering formulas and skills to resolve unusual engineering problems
    • Visit various construction sites and provide assistance to design engineers and contractors in the construction of ICT design projects. Projects include, but are not limited to, healthcare facilities, higher education facilities, institutional and public buildings
    • Perform research and write reports, letters and opinions concerning design intent applicable codes, industrial standards and client design guidelines
    • Review TAB reports, assists with Cx in various stages of ICT design projects
    • Assist the construction team in local and state inspections, including AHCA
    • Work with contractors to ensure the integrity of the original design is maintained throughout the construction process
    • Evaluate VE options presented by the contractors during construction
    • Develop a relationship with client/owners, architects and regulatory agencies to determine specific project needs
    • Manage design team members for quick and efficient responses to RFIs and design issues
  • Mechanical Engineer/Principal Partner Heating Air & Appliance Repair · Mar 1999 – Sep 2014 15 yrs 6 mos Gallatin, TN Heat load calculations.
    Duct size and design calculations.
    Equipment sizing and selection.
    Project pricing and bidding.
    Installation and repair of equipment and systems.
    Renovation and new construction management for residential
    and light commercial.
    Client relations and satisfaction.
    Employee Management.
    Project Management.
    Team oriented design projects.
    Management/leadership positions in a group and business setting.
    Small business records, accounting and taxes.

    Other Contributions:

    Responsible for day to day operations of a small business including, but not limited to the procurement of work, advertising and customer satisfaction. Employee responsibilities included the scheduling of the work load among employees, payroll, taxes, and insurance. Job site responsibilities included: troubleshooting, parts ordering, service calls, customer consultations, licensing and permit procurements, vehicle stocking and vehicle maintenance.


  • Tennessee State University BSME, Mechanical Engineering, 3.0 2009 – 2014

Other experience

  • Project List TBA

Licenses & Certifications

  • Professional Engineer State of Nevada Dec 2019 – Dec 2021
  • CxA ACG Jul 2019 – Jul 2021
  • Professional Engineer State of Tennessee Jan 2019 – Dec 2021


Gallatin, TN, United States