Mechanical Engineer

at Stantec in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Mechanical Engineer – ( 230002PB )


Stantec Buildings is on a mission to become the world’s leading integrated design practice. Our architects, engineers, interior designers, sustainability specialists, and technologists are passionate about the power of design. We take an innovative, collaborative approach to projects, sharing a common belief that sustainable design for the built environment can make the world a better place for future generations. Join us and design your place with Stantec.

Your Opportunity

Take the first step towards designing your career with Stantec. As a professional services firm we are seeking a Mechanical Designer to work with general supervision and direction by our senior mechanical engineer staff, with the potential for growth. You will participate in the evaluation, recommendation, and specification for engineered systems or products for a project verifying compliance with applicable codes and engineering standards / practices. Stantec’s diverse project portfolio encompasses multiple sectors including but not limited to; Commercial, Hospitality, Multi-Family Highrise, K-12/Higher Education, Transportation, Federal, Industrial, Science and Technology, and Infrastructure. Our collaborative teams enjoy working directly with clients as valued and respected project team members.

Your Key Responsibilities

Your role as a Mechanical Designer on our team is to work independently in the design of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for assigned projects, through all phases of the project lifecycle.

+ Able to work independently on multiple projects, with supervision varying with project complexity, teaming with design colleagues to conceptualize and develop full documentation for new construction and renovation projects for multiple types of facilities such as industrial warehouse, manufacturing, commercial office, healthcare, higher education, and/or research laboratory.

+ Participate in client meetings on projects to establish design criteria, review design progress as well as supporting through construction administration.

+ With assistance of senior staff on complex projects, evaluate, select, specify, and engineer all mechanical engineered systems or products for a project.

+ Engage in the development of a design through sketches, electronic models, diagrams, and other visual formats.

+ Utilize BIM technologies in development of three-dimensional models of building’s mechanical systems.

+ Prepare and revise documentation in various mechanical phases including site plans, floor plans, diagrams, and details.

+ Participate in coordination meetings with internal team members and/or external consultants, owner, general contractor, sub-contractors, and vendors.

+ Support the preparation and coordination of the project specifications with construction documents.

+ When appropriate, delegate basic design-level tasks to BIM technicians and junior staff.

+ Assist in the development of new standards and specifications for the mechanical group.

+ Conduct field surveys of existing conditions for buildings, prepare field reports, and compile punch lists at project closeout.

+ Evaluate designs to ensure that they meet all federal, state, and local codes, and any applicable client design standards.


Your Capabilities

This is a great opportunity for a Mechanical Designer to build upon successes and experiences gained thus far in their career. A successful candidate for this position we use their working knowledge and collaborative skills to enhance, lead, and grow into an integral part of the success of the team around them.

+ Requisite knowledge, interpretation, and application of the mechanical and/or plumbing codes, energy codes, ASHRAE standards, and other building codes.

+ Strong understanding of all phases of project document production and the relationship between drawings and specifications.

+ Requisite knowledge of mechanical systems means and methods, materials, concepts, and industry standards. Ability to communicate ideas to others.

+ Participate and collaborate in project team setting and engage in creative and critical thought.

+ Development of project job specific discipline specifications independently from a company master specification.

+ Demonstrates creativity, foresight, and mature engineering judgment in anticipating and solving problems.

+ Ability to problem-solve and communicate ideas to others.

+ Strong written and verbal communication skills, and ability to write clear, thorough technical reports.

+ Demonstrated ability to handle multiple ongoing projects.

+ Ability to perform in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

+ Knowledge of and ability to use standard computer applications including, but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Bluebeam, Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit.

+ Knowledge of and ability to use software for heating/cooling load calculations, either Trane Trace, Carrier HAP, IES, or equivalent.

Education and Experience

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution.

+ Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant working experience in designing Mechanical/HVAC systems.

+ EIT working toward licensure required.

+ Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) is a plus.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best. #DesignYourPlace

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Salary Range(s):

  • $72,200.00 – $104,700.00 Min/Max Pay Range(s) for postings located in NYC/NY

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At Stantec certain roles are bonus eligible.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-New York-Albany

Other Locations : United States-New York-Vestal, United States-Maine-Portland, United States-New York-Rochester

Organization : BC-1915 Buildings-US Northeast

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Feb 23, 2024, 7:32:31 AM

Req ID: 230002PB


Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, ge

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Job Posting: JC252462573

Posted On: Dec 14, 2023

Updated On: Apr 16, 2024

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