Senior Mechanical Engineer

Ottawa, ON 2019/01/17

Engineering Consulting / Buildings & Structures / Mechanical Building Systems

Our client, with a rapidly growing Ottawa office, is seeking a talented and driven Senior Mechanical Engineer to join their team. Ideally, this person has a minimum of 15 years’ experience in the consulting industry in the field of mechanical building services.

With our client, you will work with a dynamic multi-disciplinary group of engineers, technicians, project managers, and planners. Our client believes in employee empowerment. As a valued member of the professional team, you will enjoy a unique working environment and will be provided with opportunities to demonstrate your initiative while developing your skills.

As a member of the team, you will be responsible for a variety of assignments for the Mechanical Engineering Department. You will be provided with opportunities to work on a wide variety of projects, with emphasis on federal, commercial, and institutional clients. Focus of mechanical work includes building HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, energy management, direct digital controls (DDC), investigations and reports.


Technical Skills
•    Undertake feasibility studies, assist Department Manager to develop engineering concepts, concept reports, and construction budgets
•    Review codes and standards and obtain preliminary approvals where appropriate
•    Carry out site surveys to understand the existing mechanical systems
•    Conduct calculations of hydraulic, heating and cooling loads of buildings
•    Complete design of mechanical systems (fire protection, plumbing, HVAC and controls) for building projects including selection of mechanical equipment
•    Complete layout of plumbing, piping, ductwork and equipment through complex facilities integrating multiple mechanical spaces and systems
•    Prepare specifications to supplement drawings in project bid packages
•    Review contract documents prior to tender for completeness
•    Perform contract administration
•    Maintain familiarity with current techniques, codes, and standards to sustain and improve technical skills

•    Attend client meetings as directed by Department Manager
•    Attend coordination meetings with design team
•    Coordinate mechanical systems installation requirements with other design disciplines
•    Mentor junior staff

Project Management
•    Manage project tasks within assigned time and budget constraints
•    Assign tasks to Designer and CAD operator; supervise delegated tasks for content and completion in assigned hours
•    Prepares project fee proposals
•    Prepare schedule of tasks required to complete project, hours to perform tasks, critical performance data
•    Maintains existing business and develops new business opportunities
•    Any other tasks assigned by Department Manager required to assist in the continued success of the firm

Must-Have Qualifications

•    Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
•    Minimum 15 years of experience in a consulting engineering office in the field of mechanical building services - fire protection, plumbing, HVAC, and controls
•    Professional Engineer licensed in the Province of Ontario
•    Strong ability to work independently and in a complex environment, dealing with multiple projects and clients
•    Sound communications skills (oral and written) as demonstrated through client and staff relations
•    Demonstrate experience working with other consultants and contractors, and coordination of major projects
•    Knowledge of OBC, NBC, ASHRAE, CSA and NFPA standards
•    Familiar with HVAC software (such as Carrier HAP and Trane Trace) and NMS specifications
•    Strong sense of urgency and ability to prioritize tasks
•    Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills
•    Basic CADD experience
•    Reliable vehicle access is required

Nice-to-Have Qualifications (beneficial, but not required)

•    Bilingual (English and French) including proficiency in technical translations
•    LEED certification / experience implementing sustainable design (LEED projects)
•    Experience in project management

Compensation and Benefits

•    Friday afternoons off year-round (36 hour/week)
•    Group RSP planning opportunities
•    Professional development and advancement opportunities
•    Competitive compensation and benefits package
•    Future shareholder opportunities

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