Senior Designer – Mechanical (Vancouver, BC)

THE COMPANY

Our vision at Integral Group is to be the leading global deep green engineering practice.  We believe that net zero energy buildings and living buildings need to become the norm within a generation.  We see ourselves as agents of change… catalysts.

Our passion for sustainable design runs deep.  While being green has only recently entered the collective consciousness of North America, since inception, our firm has attracted talented engineers from around the world.  Engineers whose experience and training put them at the forefront of sustainable design practices and technologies.  For us, sustainability is second nature and our design approach continues to be a reflection of our commitment to creating a better future for generations to come.

Trust. Nurture. Inspire.  As a relationship based people-centric firm, we are focused on making a difference in the world with the people we interact with.  We have contributed to an extensive list of high-profile projects around the world, and were ranked as one of Canada’s Top 50 Workplaces in 2007, 2009 & 2011.

THE POSITION

The Senior Mechanical Designer is a team player with the ability to receive and execute instructions from the Project Manager/Team Leader with minimal supervision.  The incumbent is responsible for directing and supervising Junior and Intermediate Designers within their team.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide technical assistance to the Team Leader/Project Manager as follows:

  • Set up and maintain design (“B” file) file
  • Perform heating and cooling load calculations (HAP, Trace)
  • HVAC, Fire Protection and Plumbing schematic design layout and final design with minimal supervision
  • Ensure Integral design checklist is being followed
  • Ensure Integral AutoCAD Standards are being followed
  • Final motor list review or preparation
  • Prepare or confirm all equipment selections using Integral selection procedures
  • Coordinate mechanical requirements with other disciplines involved in the project design team (i.e. Architects, Structural Consultants, Electrical Consultants, Code Consultants, Geotechnical Consultants, etc.)
  • Co-ordinate or confirm service requirements/connections with the respective utility and/or municipal agencies
  • Attend project progress meetings, provide updates for Project manager and/or Partner-in-Charge (Including field reviews to monitor project construction status)
  • Attend field reviews/meetings with clients as requested
  • Review/supervise drafting, prepare/review markups
  • Assist with fee proposal preparation
  • Maintain client relations

Skills/Qualifications

  • Minimum two (2) years AutoCAD experience coupled with five-plus (5+) years design experience in HVAC, Plumbing, and Fire Protection systems
  • Ability to prepare working drawings using Revit
  • Ability to read Architectural, Structural, Electrical drawings with minimal supervision
  • Ability to apply prescriptive requirements of plumbing, building and sprinkler codes  (I.e. NFPA, OBC, etc.)
  • Ability to perform accurate detailed site surveys
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills both inside and outside the office
  • Proficiency in coaching/teaching
  • Able to “sketch” ideas
  • Able to communicate ideas effectively in meetings with architects and consultants
  • Professional Engineer (PEng), Applied Science Technologist (AScT), or EIT designations are highly preferred
  • LEED® Accredited Professional designation is an asset

CHARACTER

You are results oriented, enjoy challenging opportunities, have a positive attitude, are resourceful; and have a high degree of integrity, professional ethics, respect and sense of responsibility.  Integral Group is a dynamic, forward-thinking company with a great team environment and welcomes applications from like-minded individuals.

If you believe you have the above-mentioned qualifications and experience, we want to hear from you!  Qualified and interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to resumes@integral-group.ca.

We offer a competitive compensation package, profit sharing, as well as excellent benefits, training, development, and an upbeat work environment.

We appreciate all expressions of interest and carefully review all resumes received.  Regrettably, we are only able to contact applicants directly who are selected for interview.  Thank you for your interest in Integral Group.