Chief Mechanical Engineer
6h ago

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.
  • Job Scope

    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.
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