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Jacobs Intermediate Mechanical Engineer in Burnaby, British Columbia

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We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer to join our Western region (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia) team who is excited about solving the complex process mechanical systems and/or issues for our clients. Join us and you will be in a lead role of the technical support in the design development, application, evaluation, recommendation, and specification of engineered systems or products for process mechanical system (wastewater treatment plant, water treatment plant, pump stations, etc.)

As the Mechanical Engineer, you’ll lead process and mechanical engineering teams in the design of municipal water and wastewater treatment plants and pumping stations. You’ll provide technical leadership in the area of process mechanical engineering both locally and regionally and advocate the use of advance engineering and automation tools in the design. You’ll provide design coordination between multiple engineering disciplines and expert advice to internal and external clients, including performing process and equipment condition assessments at water and wastewater treatment facilities and pumping stations.

You will continue to gain experience and lead junior staff members on all phases of design and construction document preparation including mechanical process calculations, design, design reports, mechanical equipment condition assessment, specification writing, drawings development, cost estimation, participating in client design review meetings/workshops. Your role will also include project tender and construction tasks typically associated with the role of a consulting engineer including engaging with the supply authorities, responding to requests from contractors and clients, reviewing shop drawings, preparing site instructions and change orders, and regular site visits. You will play an active role in project proposal preparation and support Jacobs’ marketing team where you will lead the mechanical aspects of the proposal documents.

You’ll be working mainly from home (unless you prefer coming into the office), with the expectation to travel for client /site meetings and occasional team meetings.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • Professional Engineer license in Canadian province

  • At least 5 years’ experience in any or a combination of the following: design, equipment selection, commissioning of systems for municipal and/or industrial water or wastewater facilities.

  • Experience dealing with local utilities for service connection, design compliance and coordination.

  • Solid knowledge of wastewater processes as headworks, primary treatment, bioreactors, clarification and filtration, biosolid management and pump stations.

  • Solid knowledge and application of the mechanical requirements and guidelines per Hydraulic Institute, AWWA, ASME, ANSI, provincial water and wastewater standards and other related standards such as FDA and CDWQG.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Forward thinking, eager to learn best practices, and contribute with innovative ideas

  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively in a variety of teams, including multi-disciplinary teams

  • Experience with staff supervision and mechanical group operation support is an asset

  • Experience with Process Modeling is an asset

  • Knowledge of CADD design software such as AutoCADD and Microstation as well as design in 3D (i.e. modelling and drafting) an asset

  • Experience with Design Build Project is an asset

The base salary range for this position is $83,800 to $109,950. This range reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across British Columbia, Canada locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.


At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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