About us

About us

Metropolitan Engineering Inc. is a professional, multidisciplinary firm providing eight decades  worth of architectural engineering and consulting services to DC, Maryland, and Virginia. With more than  200 years of collective experience, our team continuously designs MEP systems to improve our quality of living through comfortable and efficient environments.

OUR Vision

Metropolitan Engineering Inc. is driving the world's transition to an energy efficient future by creating the most compelling mep designs of the 21 st century. 

Metropolitan Engineering Inc. specializes in new construction, renovation, energy retrofit, sustainable, LEED and Energy Star design. Our area of expertise lies in mixed-use multifamily residential, commercial and institutional buildings design.

Metropolitan Engineering Inc. meets client goals and facility objectives through active listening, attentive planning, and proactive coordination.  Our core qualities and values resonate throughout day-to-day activities and are reflected in our services and designs.

Our core values and approach provide unmatched benefits to clients:

  • Faster design and quicker project completion
  • Less permit procurement hassel
  • More engaging and valuable relationships
  • Better facility systems for immediate and long-term considerations

Core qualities that we value in individuals and organizations:

  • Mutual Trust and Reliability
  • Team Respect and Integration
  • Flexibility and Innovation
  • Total Quality Passion
  • Engaging Communications

Our History


Metropolitan Engineering’s history begins with the formation of General Engineering, establishing the company’s credibility and expertise.


Jerry O’Brien and partners from General Engineering created Shapiro-O’Brien and Associates.


Shapiro-O’Brien and Associates enjoyed a highly acclaimed reputation for engineering commercial office buildings throughout Metropolitan Washington, DC, and much of Crystal City, Virginia.


Metropolitan Engineering Inc. formed in response to demands from local architects and developers seeking high-quality commercial tenant engineering with superior customer service.


The two organizations merged to fulfill the mission of better serving clients and optimizing operations. Metropolitan Engineering Inc. has since thrived on these synergies that provide great opportunities for the company, employees, and clients.


Metropolitan Engineering Inc. became the leading consulting engineering group in innovations, new building systems technology and sustainable MEP engineering. 


Metropolitan Engineering Inc. was recognized by leading VRF manufacturers as the single largest VRF specifying consulting engineering group in the United States of America. 


Metropolitan Engineering Inc. entered into the general contracting and sub-contracting market, offering design-build and design-assist delivery methods. 


Metropolitan Engineering Inc. entered into the off-site manufacturing delivery method, where the design and manufacturing process was developed for a panelized system solution. 

Join Us

...on our mission to design efficient, sustainable places to work, learn, live, and connect.

We welcome goal-oriented individuals who are eager to learn and looking for a challenge. Our belief that passion drives innovation contributes to employees' personal development and self fulfillment.

Our diverse work environment fosters a growth mentality that pushes you to seek out and grab hold of any opportunity that may come your way.

MEI provides you with the resources and wisdom you need to obtain your professional and personal goals within the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction community.


Assistant project manager

  • Working with PM team on coordinating information to and from clients
    (architects, contractors, project managers, developers, etc.), creating and
    maintaining project and production schedules (proposals, invoicing, and
  • Working with Design team on distributing received information and
    sending out finalized submissions to clients.
  • Working with Construction Administration team on distribution of incoming
    RFIs and Submittals as well as sending out responses.

Project administrator

  • Working with PM team on coordinating information to and from clients
    (architects, contractors, project managers, developers, etc.), distributing
    project information and production schedules, and creating proposals and
    billing documents.
  • Working with Construction Administration team on distribution of incoming
    RFIs and Submittals as well as sending out responses while using BIM
    360, Excel to track processes.


Candidates for these positions shall have 0 - 3 years of experience and a
B.S. or B.A. degree preferably in Engineering, Architecture, Construction or
related fields:

Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Building Engineering
Systems, Energy Systems, Architectural Engineering

Our Future