Our client is currently looking for a Chief Mechanical Engineer to work in Vancouver, British Columbia for a contract position.
This position provides technical advice, supervision and guidance for all phases of assigned large / complex mechanical engineering projects and programs, ensuring the successful conclusion of all phases within an appropriate time and at appropriate cost.
Essential Functions :
Apply working knowledge of engineering principles to assigned engineering projects, using sound engineering, data measurement & collection, calculations, analysis, interpretation and problem solving.
Review, interpret, comment and approve mechanical engineering deliverables.
Review reports for mechanical design projects and provide recommendations to site team and to project consultants.
Lead the mechanical efforts on large / complex engineering projects, which may include the development of new or modification to existing systems and processes, including the responsibility of approving work from other engineering disciplines.
Manage projects and serve as a mechanical subject matter expert (SME) on large / complex projects.
Managing the mechanical department of an engineering company, construction planning and construction supervision.
Provide guidance and counsel to the site management team on applicable processes, practices, and existing / proposed local, state and federal regulations
Contribute to site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for designated engineering areas
Develop and / or review scopes of work, evaluate proposals, draft formalized internal requests for funding.
May evaluate and administer contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment as approved and required.
Evaluates and administers contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment.
Nature of work : Works on complex issues and implements solutions mostly through the determination of strategy and delegation to others in a group or functional area.
Level of interaction : Often collaborates with managers and / or functional or site leaders and interacts with external colleagues.
Autonomy / decision making : Works under moderate supervision and has some latitude to set objectives, priorities and timelines that may impact department or individual work group
Budgetary responsibility : Has no budgetary responsibility
Managerial responsibility : Manages a specific program or project and may supervise people.
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering discipline and seven (7) years discipline related engineering experience, OR
Master’s in Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering discipline and five (5) years discipline related engineering experience
Language Skills, Certifications and / or Training
Fluency in English
Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of mechanical engineering
Ability to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
Skill in effective communication, both verbal and written, including the ability to actively listen and to adapt behavior and communication style based upon the audience
Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
Skill in following safety practices, and recognizing, controlling and / or eliminating hazards Ability to build trust and credibility with employees / peers and establish common goals and expectations
Strong analytical skills
Preferred Education and Experience :
Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Professional Engineer’s license
At least 5 years of work experience
Extensive experience in the design, analysis and installation of pumping & piping systems.