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Stantec Process Mechanical Engineer in LAUREL, Maryland

Process Mechanical Engineer - ( 230000MO )


Many of the world’s top engineers and scientists come together in our Water business because they view a community’s interaction with water a bit differently—as a single holistic system, rather than unconnected networks divided by jurisdictional boundaries. Working throughout the hydrologic cycle, we are delivering sustainable solutions to make sure water is where it should be and available when needed. Our experts guide our work with scientific rigor, an innovative spirit, and a vision for growth. Every day, we help communities improve, reuse, and protect this precious resource for future generations. By 2025 we’re hiring 2,000 people (like you) to join our team. Grow with us, H2O+U.

Do you want to be part of a collaborative team that puts people first, lives its corporate values, and works on some of the most challenging water projects in the world? Join us.

Your Opportunity

Our Industrial Water South Business Unit is seeking an experienced Process Mechanical Engineer to join our multi-disciplinary team of water professionals, each committed to delivering sound and strategic consulting services to a range of clients. The Industrial Water South Business Unit consists of more than 75 water professionals working together to produce high quality deliverables on projects throughout the region. As a process mechanical engineer, you will work in a supportive team environment and have exposure to water infrastructure design projects that include water and wastewater treatment plants, pipelines, and pump stations. You will be involved in planning, design, and construction of critical infrastructure projects, including new facilities and rehabilitation and upgrades of existing facilities. You will work with Stantec team members throughout the US and be connected to our global expertise.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with local and virtual project teams and senior project staff to produce high quality work products for our water and wastewater clients with a minimum level of guidance.

  • Lead design tasks as part of a project team.

  • Exercise independent judgment to analyze issues, interpret information and select methods/solutions to resolve problems and meet project requirements.

  • Provide mentoring and informal guidance to junior level staff, including assigning tasks, coaching, and checking work.

  • Perform site visits, participate in condition assessments, and observe construction, as necessary.

  • Assists with the development of technical specifications required for a project.

  • Assists in the evaluation and selection of mechanical systems and materials.

  • Attends project coordination meetings with internal team members and/or external consultants.

  • Participates in value engineering and basic cost estimating

  • Performs calculations using company standard software and proprietary manufacturer software.

  • Ability to perform on-site design services and field engineering work.

  • Understand and work within Stantec's quality control guidelines.

  • Execute mechanical engineering deliverables on multiple projects in a dynamic work environment.

  • Appropriate application of codes and standards (both legislated and customer-specific).

  • Develop PFD (Process flow Diagrams) diagrams

  • Develop P&ID's (Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams)

  • Perform Calculations to specify equipment, i.e., Pumps, Compressors, Separators, Heaters, Heat exchangers, columns etc.

  • Prepare data sheets and specifications for equipment procurement

  • Perform Hydraulic Calculations, through commercial software

  • Participate in Hazop Evaluation

  • Continually acquire new knowledge of and experience with a variety of innovative technologies, treatment approaches, and design tools.

  • Suggest practices to contribute to sustainable development goals.

  • Provide technical support on project pursuits in collaboration with business development leaders.

  • Supports project team in development of design documentation, plans and reports for relevant project design elements.

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

  • Prepares and revises documentation in various project phases including site plans, floor plans, diagrams, and details.

  • Coordinates with other disciplines (architectural, structural, electrical, civil, etc.) to ensure compatibility with the design intent.

  • Ensure all work is completed with safety of paramount concern.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Thorough understanding of the fundamental concepts of process/mechanical engineering.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Proficiency with CAD programs such as AutoCAD, Plant3D, P&ID, and interact with related BIM systems such as Revit and Microstation in the BIM360 environment.

  • Proficiency with Review programs such as Navisworks, Bluebeam, Adobe, etc.

  • Familiarity with industry standards and applicable ASME, API, ANSI, NACE codes and standards.

  • Working knowledge of hydraulics software: Pipe Phase, Pipe-Flo, Pipe-Sim, Fathom

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Collaboration and teamwork skills.

  • Ability to multi-task, lead small to medium projects and teams, and coach and mentor others.

Education and Experience

  • BS degree in mechanical engineering, or related field, required.

  • EIT highly preferred or ability to earn EIT within 6 months of hire date.

  • On track to pursue PE License.

  • 5 - 8 years of experience in the planning and design of water, wastewater, or related infrastructure.

This position will involve a typical office environment working with computers. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Staff may also opt to work a portion of their time at home.

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. At Stantec, we live our corporate values every day.

  • Stantec was ranked the 5th most sustainable company in the world and the 1st in North America by Corporate Knights for our 2020 performance.

  • In February 2021, Stantec announced a pledge to be carbon neutral for 2022 and achieve operational net-zero by 2030.

  • Stantec is the only engineering design firm that has been rated a Climate Leader with an A- score by CDP for the last three years.

  • Stantec has been named by Forbes as one of the World’s Best Employers and America’s Best Employers for Women. Additionally, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society selected Stantec as one of the Top 50 workplaces for Indigenous STEM professionals.

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-Maryland-Laurel

Organization : BC-2243 Water-US Delivery

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 20 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Feb 8, 2023, 2:39:56 PM

Req ID: 230000MO

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, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans