KD Mechanical, Vancouver
The Krahn Group of Companies is a full service multi-discipline engineering firm specialized in commercial, industrial and residential building design. Over the past 35 years, we have established a reputation for providing the most innovative, comprehensive and cost-effective solutions to clients.
The Intermediate Mechanical Technologist plays a key role of designing mechanical systems in residential, commercial and industrial building to deliver energy saving, safe, and cost-effective solutions to clients. Manage project activities from conception to completion and assist senior staff with production.Other duties will fall under the direction of the Mechanical Engineering Manager on a project-by-project basis.
Major Responsibilities and Duties
Perform drafting and design operations using AutoCad/REVIT software
Responsible to provide technical assistance to senior staff by maintaining design files, setting up and completing heating and cooling load calculation files, preparing electrical motor list and completing HVAC, fire protection and plumbing layout and drafting with minimal supervision
Follow project design requirements as established by project manager and senior design lead on each project.
Adhere to Krahn’s design standards in preparing drawings and specifications
Coordinate and guide junior staff in preparation of contract drawings, documents and other tasks
Perform shop drawing submittal reviews and respond to mechanical contractors
Coordinate mechanical designs and documents with other engineering and design disciplines.
Provide mechanical engineering support during construction and carry out field reviews with senior staff
Attend client meetings with senior staff and respond to client in a timely, respectful and comprehensive manner.
Liaise with clients and contractors for government approval
Conduct post project reviews to identify areas for improvement; make recommendations based on findings
Take on additional responsibilities as required.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required
Ability to read Architectural, Structural, Electrical and Civil drawings with minimal supervision
Solid understanding of building science, heat transfer, thermodynamics and airflow fundamentals
Solid knowledge of NFPA, NECB and ASHRAE standards, local building code and National Plumbing Code
Operating knowledge of AutoCAD is required
Experience with Revit is an asset
Working knowledge of cooling calculation programs such as HAP or Trace7oo is required
Experience in energy modeling and load calculation programs such as EE4, ComCheck, HAP, HOT2000, eQuest, DesignBuilder, OpenStudio, EnergyPlus, and/or PHPP is an asset
Good written and verbal communication skills
Strong knowledge of MS Office
Excellent interpersonal skills
Self-starter and team player
A valid driver's license
Experience, Training, Certification and Education
University Degree or College Diploma in Mechanical Engineering is required
EIT classification is an asset
3-5 years of experience in building sector with design experience in HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems working in cold climate design.
LEED Accredited Professional designation considered an asset
Why Krahn Engineering:
Established in 1984, Krahn is proud of the strength and depth of engineering and service the organisation has achieved through our multi discipline approach and the longevity of our employees. Our employees bring professionalism, wisdom and character to compliment their engineering qualifications and knowledge. We believe in nurturing and leading individuals with different experience levels to help them succeed. Additionally, our employees gain the advantage of working with a multi disciplinary model that enables them to enhance their knowledge through project partnerships. Through this approach our employee’s knowledge and character becomes greater, and their experience more conceptual and to a greater depth. We strongly believe in continuous development and providing opportunities for our employees to become leaders presenting them with the opportunity of having a career of longevity and diversity as we continue to grow.
In addition to rewarding job opportunities and continuous growth, we offer an attractive employee package including:
Competitive compensation and benefits
Beneficial tax savings through our company savings program
Professional development opportunities
Work life balance
Employee referal program
Employee Life Event Policy
Monthly social events
- Candidates will only be contacted from an email associated with krahn.com or Bamboohr.com*