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:
Building Mechanical Systems 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
Zon Engineering Inc. is a coalition of dedicated professionals who are focused on developing high quality solutions. We are defined by our commitment to technical excellence and known for our responsive client care. Our solutions are rooted in a pragmatic understanding of the technologies, systems, and approaches to sustainable building design.
We empower team members to excel within their areas of practice by fostering a spirit of innovation and a commitment to technical excellence. From a platform of theory and experience, we assist our clients in the pursuit of true sustainability.
Our mission is to develop an environmentally responsive design ethic wherein solar energy helps shape building design.
Our focus is on the conservation of resource use, the optimization of environmentally conscious indoor environments, and the maximization of opportunities for onsite resource collection and power generation.
By working closely with our clients and their teams, our aim is to assist in the creation of financially, environmentally, and socially sustainable projects.
Description of Position
We are presently seeking applications from qualified individuals to fill a position in our Building Services Group. Our goal is to find an individual whose personal interest and experience resonates with the stated mission and objective of Zon Engineering Inc.
Title of the position: Building Mechanical System Designer
Reports To: Vice-President and Lead Mechanical Engineer
Internal: Principals, Engineers, Designers
External: Clients, Architects, Engineers (mechanical, electrical, structural, civil), Municipalities, Passive House Consultants
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.
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GoodWork ID: 43206 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Dec 2 2017