Mechanical Designer

The Mechanical Designer is responsible for designing mechanical building systems including HVAC, plumbing, drainage and fire protection.

Responsibilities

Business Development

  • Work to develop strong, ongoing relationships with clients

General Management

  • Keep Group Lead appraised of activities
  • Lead by example, following proper procedures
  • Participate in training courses as requested and show initiative for professional development
  • Provide insightful and enthusiastic assistance to other staff
  • Schedule workload appropriately, maximizing productive time
  • Work enthusiastically with the Group to accomplish common objectives

Production

  • Attend client design meetings
  • Coordination meetings
  • Check drawings for quality control using checklist
  • Coordinate work with other disciplines including Electrical, Architectural and Structural
  • Create working drawings with AutoCAD
  • Design mechanical system schematics and riser diagrams
  • Engineer systems in accordance with ABC, NFPA, ASHRAE, IES and/or other relevant Codes and Standards
  • Exploit sustainable and energy efficient opportunities as appropriate
  • Identify and coordinate required site services
  • Liaise with local utilities, municipalities and authorities as required
  • Maintain design files in an organized and up-to-date fashion in accordance with company Project Management Standards
  • Monitor drawing production
  • Perform energy simulations using energy modelling software
  • Perform heat gain/loss calculations
  • Perform site audits to confirm existing conditions
  • Prepare “Design Brief”
  • Prepare block layouts and assist with space planning
  • Prepare CCN and SI as required
  • Prepare control schematics, point lists and sequences of operation
  • Prepare Engineering Reports as required
  • Prepare equipment schedules for fans, pumps, coils, etc.
  • Produce detailed specifications using Master Specification
  • Provide periodic site reviews and attend site meetings as required during construction.
  • Report to Group Lead any project related quality, speed or scheduling issue
  • Review and comment on shop drawing submittals
  • Select and develop mechanical systems best suited to building type and project criteria
  • Size and select equipment including fans, pumps, boilers, chillers, heat exchangers, coils, expansion tanks, etc.
  • Comply with company Design Standards and CAD Standards

Skills & Qualifications

  • Technical Certificate or Engineering Degree
  • At least 5-10 years of experience in the Engineering Consulting industry
  • Well versed in ABC, NFPA, ASHRAE and other relevant Codes and Standards
  • Strong working knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Experience with 3-D modeling and REVIT is an asset
  • Ability to think independently
  • Detail oriented
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Engineering programs
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Superior problem-solving and analytical skills

 

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