Senior Mechanical Engineer

Greater Vancouver


Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd. (KWL) is seeking an experienced senior mechanical engineer with experience in consulting engineering related to, central heating and cooling plant design, district energy applications and building mechanical systems to work in our Burnaby office.

Typical assignments include:

  • feasibility studies and development of business cases;
  • assessments of existing facilities for expansion and/or retrofit;
  • integration of building heating and cooling systems with utility-scale district energy systems;
  • planning and design of energy plants with various energy sources such as sewer heat recovery, geoexchange, biomass, air source;
  • process, plant, piping and energy transfer station design and equipment selection; and
  • tendering and construction management.

What We’re Looking For

The right person… 

You have experience with building thermal mechanical systems to enable the planning of district energy plants that may be located in stand-alone buildings or that are part of land development projects.  You have proven expertise in lead roles in the planning, design, construction and project management of engineering projects involving; utility/facility energy efficiency (pumping, heat & energy recovery); district energy system planning; thermal energy modelling; combined heat and power; natural gas; biomass; biogas; geo-exchange and sewer heat recovery.  Your qualifications, interests and experience will include a combination of the following:

  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Professional Engineer eligible for registration with EGBC
  • Minimum of 10 years of work related experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication skills (both oral and written) and presentation skills
  • Strong leadership skills, proven ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization in a collaborative fashion
  • Proven experience in writing winning proposals and successful project management
  • Demonstrated ability in contract management, client liaison and business development.
  • Proven leadership experience in mentoring and supervising junior staff

 Experience in the following areas are essential:specification of equipment such as water to water heat pumps, heat exchangers, boilers, ancillary equipment required for large heating and cooling, design of instrumentation and controls for the monitoring and optimization of energy systems; cooling and heating load profile analysis.

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