Williams Engineering Canada Inc.

  • Mechanical Designer ( Fire Suppression / Sprinkler Designer )

    Branch
    Vancouver
  • Description

    Reports to: Team Leader, Engineering Manager or Branch Manager

     

    Based at: Abbotsford, Vancouver or Victoria Office

     

    Position Purpose: As a Mechanical Designer (Fire Suppression/Fire Sprinkler Designer), you are a fully qualified mechanical technologist/technician/engineer who will work closely with the Team Lead/Project Manager, completing various engineering tasks in projects, and contributing to the technical competence and production requirements of the discipline. You will also provide exceptional customer service and coordination assistance with internal and external project partners (consultants, contractors, etc.).

     

    Specific Responsibilities Include:

    • Produce Building Permit and Construction documentation principally for fire suppression projects; and as needed, other mechanical projects (HVAC and Plumbing).
    • Coordinate with all disciplines, extract and relay relevant information for complex problems.
    • Possess strong knowledge of national and local building codes.
    • Prepare or assist preparing fee proposals.
    • Exercise independent judgement in various engineering tasks.
    • Provide guidance to junior design staff, this includes reviewing design and construction documents and ensuring technical standards are met.
    • Take part in the internal quality control process.
    • Share design expertise with other offices.
    • Prepare technical design for a variety of the following:
      • Detail design of Fire Suppression Systems including design layout and hydraulic calculations,
      • Equipment selections and specifications, and
      • Draft and review systems using AutoCAD and Revit MEP.
    • Effectively resolve mechanical conflicts with contractors during the construction phase.
    • Resolve technical issues and cost implications.
    • Conduct regular construction administration tasks such as site reviews and write site review/site instruction/change order reports.
    • Discuss design and construction issues with the City inspectors.
    • Adhere to the company and client safety policies and practices.
    • Work effectively with designers/engineers with other offices.

     

    Education

    • A graduate of a diploma program in Mechanical Technology Program or Engineering Program.

     

    Qualifications

    • 5 – 10 years of experience in Buildings Engineering; specifically, in the design and construction administration of Fire Suppression Systems.
    • P.Eng, Eng.L, AScT or C.E.T. designation an asset.
    • Proficient in AutoCAD; Revit experience an asset.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills; a person who listens well, respects diversity of opinions and has an open, clear and succinct communication style. A team player.
    • Knowledge in design software such as Elite Fire Software or other Fire Suppression software.
    • Application knowledge of WEC systems and programs (including Vision, MS Office, AutoCAD, Revit MEP)
    • Understanding of the following:
      • Have a working knowledge of Project Management such as scope, schedule and budget.
      • Able to identify innovative technical approaches to mechanical engineering challenges.
      • Ability to identify risks – satisfy client needs / company needs.
      • Ability to accurately apply and interpret codes, standards and by-laws.

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