Lead Mechanical Design Engineer

August 11 2022
Industries Construction, Maintenance
Categories CAD/DAO, Design, Drafting, Mechanical,
Ottawa, ON • Full time

Modern Niagara Engineering Inc. helps design and manage construction projects from initial concept to final product. We ensure our clients plans, specifications and needs are met within budget, on time and communicated effectively.

We value passion, initiative, determination, professionalism, and teamwork and we are committed to ensuring that our teams have everything they need to succeed. Health and safety are embedded in everything we do and, as a result, our award-winning safety culture has a record that’s well above industry standards.

At Modern Niagara, you will work alongside values-driven, safety-conscious, and high-impact teams in a fast-paced, innovative, and collaborative environment. Here, your knowledge, skills, and excellent service will help ensure that the buildings that make up Canada’s infrastructure fulfill the needs they were set out to meet.

Modern Niagara is one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and is a recipient of SMACNA‘s Safety Excellence Award Program (SSEAP) – Canada and the Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) Magazine’s Gold Winner for Canada’s Safest Employers Award in the Building and Construction category and Excellence Winner for Canada’s Best Health + Safety Culture Award as well as Canada’s Best Health + Safety Leader Award.

To be part of a team to further develop and support the growth of Modern Niagara Engineering services. The Lead Mechanical Design Engineer for our Design Build offering is a full-time permanent position, for the current engineering services of Modern Niagara nationally. We are seeking a strong candidate that will help Modern Niagara continue to position itself as an innovative industry leader as it relates to design and engineering innovation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Delegates specific tasks to team members and manages project deliverables
  • Work with, train, mentor and help develop a team of junior Engineers
  • Provides engineering analysis to support sales and early design efforts.
  • Responsible for leading the system design, calculations and application selection of Plumbing, HVAC and Fire Protection systems
  • Responsible for the specification compliance of designs and ensures the mechanical design output fits in with all other aspects of the design
  • Ability to do selection of Mechanical, Hydronic & Refrigeration components
  • Responsible for preparing and presenting mechanical designs and specifications at design reviews
  • Take the technical lead on specific projects and agree to the technical approach with the Engineering Manager
  • Interact with Architects, consulting engineers, internal and external customers, suppliers, and manufacturing teams.
  • Manages team’s workload to deliver assigned projects on time and in budget.
  • Follow departmental processes relating to management of designs
  • Develop unified national processes, standards, and procedures
  • Leverage new and existing technology to streamline designs
  • Review plans, bid documents, equipment schedules, specifications
  • Coordinates with internal design and construction teams.
  • Be responsible for promoting teamwork and good company morale.
  • Attends regular design meetings with customers and external stakeholders
  • Conduct yourself with the highest ethical standards

Qualifications and Job Requirements:

  • Licensed Mechanical Professional Engineer, preferably in several provinces
  • Proficient background in HVAC fundamentals and knowledge of HVAC systems for Commercial and Institutional buildings
  • Minimum 5+ years design related experience in HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection
  • This experience must include pursuit, compliance, and design in the P3 market focused on hospital and high-rise buildings
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a range of experience including, hospital, pharmaceutical and data center experience as well as industrial process
  • Extensive experience in coordinating with other disciplines (electrical, structural, architectural)
  • Experience with incremental technical and project leadership responsibilities
  • Project management experience including developing project plans and timelines, tracking project progress
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated and self-directed capable of multi-tasking, and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Commercial awareness and understanding of equipment and labour costs
  • Willingness to travel

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

At Modern Niagara, we recognize the value of fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization and are committed to eliminating barriers faced by members of equity-seeking groups (women, Indigenous, Black, racialized, LGTBQ2S+, people with disabilities, and new immigrants) in the construction industry. Our DEI vision is to build an organization where everyone has access to the same opportunities, experience equitable outcomes, and can thrive and reach their full potential.

We value the diversity of the people we hire and serve. Modern Niagara is an equal opportunity employer. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, please advise us so that suitable accommodations can be made. We can be reached at careers@modernniagara.com.

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