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Building Mechanical System Designer

  • 02 Dec 2017 8:20 AM
    Message # 5610210

    We are looking for a talented and passionate mechanical designer to join our team of dedicated professionals who are focused on developing high quality solutions for Passive House, Net-Zero, and low-energy buildings. For a complete job description, please click on the link below:



    Description of Position

    Title of the position: Building Mechanical System Designer

    Employment Terms: Permanent, Full-time after 3 month probation period

    Department: Building Services Group

    Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

    Salary/Wage: To be determined based on previous experience

    Benefits: Enrollment in a group health benefits program after 3 months of employment

    Location: 465 Pinebush Rd., Unit 5, Cambridge, ON

    Reports To: Vice-President and Lead Mechanical Engineer

    Consults With:

    Internal: Principals, Engineers, Designers

    External: Clients, Architects, Engineers (mechanical, electrical, structural, civil), Municipalities, Passive House Consultants

    Job Summary

    The focus of Building Service Group is to provide energy consulting and mechanical design services for Passive House, Net-Zero, and low-energy-use projects throughout Canada. To meet the growing demand for our services, we are looking for a knowledgeable and enthusiastic individual to add to our team of dedicated professionals. This individual will collaborate closely with the Lead Mechanical Engineer to help build our mechanical design services department so that we can better serve the growing Passive House, Net-Zero and low-energy building community in Canada.

    Under supervision of our Lead Mechanical Engineer, the Building Mechanical Systems Designer will perform a variety of design and drafting activities relating to building heating, cooling, ventilation plumbing, and fire protection systems. Our focus at this time is to bolster our plumbing and fire protection design services, and with this in mind, the ideal candidate will have experience in designing plumbing, drainage, and fire protection systems for commercial and residential buildings in compliance with Part 7 of the Ontario Building Code and relevant NFPA codes. Given our company’s focus on low-energy buildings, preference will also be given to any candidates that can demonstrate design experience with energy and water saving systems such as heat pumps (VRF/VRV, geothermal, air-to-water), radiant floor and panel designs, cordwood / pellet boilers, solar thermal, heat recovery equipment, rainwater cisterns, and graywater systems.

    Roles and responsibilities will include preparing schematic, concept and detailed designs, carrying out design and equipment sizing calculations, drawing/layout production, and attending/facilitating meetings with clients. This individual will also be required to provide other support services to more senior staff which may include energy analysis, writing/contributing to reports, carrying out product/design research, as well as, cataloging preferred equipment specifications and costs. While buildings are under construction, the Building Mechanical Systems Designer will also be expected to provide support during site reviews, onsite testing, and commissioning activities.

    Because our company is on the leading edge of sustainability and renewable energy generation, the nature of our work is always changing. For this reason, the Building Mechanical Systems Designer may be provided with other opportunities and assigned other duties not provided in this job description as the services we offer to our clients evolves over time. These may include building condition assessments and energy audits (relating to mechanical equipment) and building system commissioning.

    It is also worth noting that Zon plans to transition to using Autodesk Revit for all drawing and layout production in the next year. The ideal candidate will be proficient in the use of Revit, and have the skills necessary to help lead this software transition in the coming months.

    Application Requirements

    Please submit an electronic application to careers@zonengineering.com. This position will remain available until it is filled.

    Your application must include the following documents:

    • A cover letter stating your interest, experience, and reason for applying to this position
    • A resume (or CV) indicating your qualifications and prior work experience
    • A detailed list of the mechanical design projects you have been involved with (project type and size, mechanical system description, etc.)
    • References (typically 3) from individuals you have work worked with in the past (preferably from those who supervised your work)

    Last modified: 02 Dec 2017 8:40 AM | Greg Leskien
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