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Stantec Project Engineer - Mechanical in SAN DIEGO, California

Project Engineer - Mechanical - ( 230001XP )


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

The Project Designer, Mechanical draws on strong buildings engineering skills and industry experience to consistently produce project deliverables that meet project requirements and project manager and client expectations. Work consists of advanced mechanical design for the built environment including but not limited to HVAC, piping and plumbing.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • With direction from a project manager and/or Professional Engineer, designs mechanical systems for the built environment.

  • Applies mechanical engineering skills and knowledge to produce accurate and timely deliverables.

  • Develops and prepares design documentation in written and computer-aided design formats to meet project and client requirements.

  • Prepares required calculations to meet project requirements.

  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of opinions of probable costs.

  • Collaborates with project managers, engineers and other team members as part of a coordinated design team.

  • Develops efficient and accurate solutions to design problems.

  • Communicates with manufacturer reps and contractors to address challenges and develop practical designs.

  • Provides contract documents that meet required codes and quality assurance standards.

  • Understands and works within project budgets and schedules to help project manager meet project financial and schedule goals.

  • Expands knowledge of technologies, trends and the markets in which we work as they apply to the applicable project types, and continually strengthens skills.

  • Proactively pursues additional knowledge in related disciplines by attending available in house and external training.

  • Attends in-house project meetings.

  • Actively participates in meetings, initiatives, and projects that support business.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Mechanical design knowledge for the built environment including but not limited to HVAC, piping, plumbing and device layouts.

  • Ability to prepare and review detailed mechanical drawings with supervision.

  • Ability to integrate design elements with architectural, civil, structural, ICT, electrical and other disciplines to deliver a coordinated, constructible design.

  • Knowledge of applicable codes and standards, including CMC, CPC, CFC, CBC, NFPA, and ASHRAE, as well as LEED and green building requirements

  • Ability to apply logic, reasoning, and organizational skills to structure concepts and ideas into deliverables.

  • Ability to demonstrate a credible and trustworthy presence through professionalism and demeanor.

  • Good oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare and present accurate, professionally written reports and recommendations.

  • Professional experience in mechanical design for the healthcare, higher education, and/or science and technology environments preferred.

  • Familiarity with various construction delivery processes such as Design Build preferred.

  • Familiarity with and ability to apply sustainable design principles within projects preferred.

  • Strong proficiency with CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software; in particular, AutoCAD, MEP, and Revit MEP.

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Bluebeam.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field plus 2-5 years of relevant experience; or 7 years of relevant experience if degreed in unrelated field. LEED Green Associate or LEED AP preferred.

  • Engineer in Training or EIT license or ability to obtain an EIT in the next 12-months.

  • LEED AP Credential preferred, not required.

Benefits Clause

Medical, dental & Vision plans, wellness program, health saving account, flexible spending account, 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, life & AD&D insurance, short/long term disability plans & PTO (vacation, sick & holidays)

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

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the staff member is regularly required to use hands and fingers and reach with hands and arms. The staff member frequently is required to sit, talk and hear. The staff member is frequently required to visit and navigate existing facilities and construction sites, which often requires the ability to walk and climb. The staff member must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The staff member must occasionally operate a motor vehicle.

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Salary Range(s):

  • $79,400 - $115,200 Min/Max Pay Range for postings located in CA

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-California-San Diego

Work Locations :

San Diego CA

Organization : BC-2045 Buildings-US Pacific

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Apr 27, 2023, 4:00:36 PM

Req ID: 230001XP

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