Mechanical Engineering Technologist

Ottawa, ON

Our client, with a rapidly growing Ottawa office, is seeking a talented and driven Mechanical Engineering Technologist to join their team. Ideally, this person has a strong desire to learn, for advancement, and for professional development.

As a member of the team, you will be responsible for a variety of assignments for the Mechanical Engineering Department. You will have opportunities to work on a wide variety of projects, with emphasis on federal, commercial, and institutional clients. The focus of our clients’ mechanical work includes new buildings, renovations, restoration and adaptive renewals, investigations, and reports.


Mechanical Design Expertise

• Maintain the technical competence and production requirements of the Mechanical department
• Strong ability to read and understand mechanical drawings
• Carry out site surveys to understand the existing mechanical systems
• Develop mechanical designs and layouts for fire protection, plumbing, and HVAC systems
• Size ductwork and piping in accordance with the company’s standards
• Develop details, sections, and layouts of mechanical rooms and service spaces
• Prepare building condition assessment reports, and construction budgets
• Review codes and standards and obtain preliminary approvals where appropriate
• Review shop drawings during construction, visit construction sites to review general conformance of mechanical designs, prepare field observation reports to address construction progress and deficiencies
• Setup AutoCAD drawings as per the company’s standard
• Prepare AutoCAD drawings from sketches, mark-ups, and/or design
• Upon completion, verify CAD drawings against such sketches to ensure accuracy of work
• Maintain familiarity with current techniques, codes, and standards to sustain and improve technical skills


• Work with a team of project managers, engineers, and technologists
• Assist mechanical engineers with project execution, design development, construction documents, budget estimates, and coordination with other disciplines
• Attend coordination meetings with design team
• Coordinate with industry, other disciplines, and clients
• Familiarize with architectural, structural, and electrical drawings for coordination (e.g. space limitations and interferences)
• Share expertise with colleagues and other offices

Project Management

• Complete projects independently when required
• Build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, other consultants, and key stakeholders to ensure projects run smoothly and to resolve concerns promptly and efficiently
• Assist in researching new systems, resources, analytical processes, procedures, and working practices to identify and implement changes to increase efficiency, productivity, and overall profitability

Must-Have Qualifications

• Strong desire to learn and for advancement and professional development
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in the consulting engineering industry or direct experience with HVAC contractors in developing interference drawings
• C.E.T. or C.Tech. designation
• Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology
• AutoCAD training from a recognized College and exposure to HVAC and plumbing layouts and systems
• CAD experience and capability
• Ability to work in a complex and fast-paced team environment, dealing with multiple projects and clients
• Sound communication skills (oral and written)
• Strong sense of initiative and ability to prioritize tasks
• Strong desire to learn and for advancement and professional development
• Strong attention to details without losing sight of the big picture
• Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills
• Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
• Reliable vehicle access is required

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

• Experience in generating drawings in Revit
• Bilingual (English and French) including proficiency in technical translations

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
• Shareholder opportunities

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