Principal Mechanical Engineer, P.Eng.

January 16 2022
Industries Mining, Petroleum, Natural Gas
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Engineering, Engineering, CAD/DAO, Design, Drafting, Geological, Geotechnical, Mining, Mechanical, Project, Project management, Planning
Sudbury, ON

About Us

BESTECH is an innovative multi-disciplinary engineering services firm that partners with clients to deliver results that exceed expectations.  To us, partnership means we engage in relationships with our clients, our community, and our team.

Founded in 1995, BESTECH works with many of the largest mining clients in the world achieving success across many engineering disciplines.  In 2019, our team expanded to offer our clients mining engineering services, from mine design and planning to mine closure.  BESTECH has a track record and passion for working with clients who need simple and innovative solutions to make mines more efficient and profitable. That is why global mining and industrial clients have chosen to work with us for more than 25 years.

BESTECH earned many awards for innovation, economic development, and community contributions.  In 2019, it was named Employer of Distinction by the largest college in northern Ontario.  BESTECH is focused on growth and continuous improvement.

Your Role as a Principal Mechanical Engineer, P.Eng.

The Principal Mechanical Engineer, P.Eng. is an industry recognized leader in their discipline and is sought for their technical expertise. This leads to a natural acumen for business development in growing the mechanical engineering portfolio in both the types of work and the clients for which the services are offered.

As an expert in your field, you play a leadership role within a multi-discipline team to guide and mentor more junior employees while providing mechanical engineering design for detailed engineering projects. You are also responsible for leading design activities, maintaining project schedules and ensuring successful project completion.

Other responsibilities include reviewing project documents and drawings for technical quality and accuracy. You will utilize your mechanical design expertise, act as a resource for industry codes, standards, and construction methods, and contribute to the expansion of the existing Mechanical team and practice at BESTECH.

This position reports to the Manager, Technical Expertise Centre.

Your Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in mechanical engineering and licensed as a professional engineer in the province of Ontario.
  • Minimum 15-years of relevant mechanical engineering experience.
  • Provide subject matter technical engineering expertise, supporting the business, including reviewing technical work of others in the team.
  • Work in collaboration with Sales and Marketing on business development initiatives to maintain, nurture, and develop relationships with new and existing clients.
  • Make presentations and help develop proposals and outreach, using the required resources for support.
  • Solid client relationship management experience.
  • Knowledge, experience, and recognition in the mining industry is a definite asset.
  • Coach and mentor junior team members and contribute to the growth and development of the Mechanical team.
  • Extensive knowledge in engineering standards, codes, and guidelines with strong industrial experience.  Experience in engineering design for surface and underground mining operations is a strong asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to collect and compile operational data and prepare scopes of work, estimates, schedules, budgets, specifications, and reports.
  • Ability to prepare and interpret engineering designs, isometric drawings, P&IDs, mechanical details, layouts, and other visual aids.
  • Able to ensure that all designs will maintain a safe operating environment.
  • Extensive computer knowledge in industry applications, including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, AutoCAD, MicroStation and other specialized mechanical design platforms.
  • Must have strong numerical ability and reasoning skills.
  • Able to take the mechanical lead on a large range of project sizes.
  • Must have strong project management skills and experience in leading projects.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, with exceptional report writing skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, conflict resolution, decision-making, and time management skills.
  • Effectively liaise with other engineers, specialists, EITs, designers and project managers to ensure client needs are met.
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment to meet tight deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and driven to achieve client satisfaction targets.
  • Willingness to travel, if required, and attend meetings and field visits on client sites.
  • Interested in a supportive, engaging consulting engineering culture.
  • Fluent in English (written and oral).

BESTECH offers a competitive salary and benefits package.  We are proud of and continuously thrive to improve our employee culture, and value an equitable and balanced life/work approach.

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We invite applications from all qualified individuals and are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. BESTECH offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible version of our career posting, please contact Human Resources at (705) 675-7720.  All responses are appreciated and will be handled with strict confidence. Please be advised that only those applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted and candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

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