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Stantec Mechanical Engineer in Irvine, California

Mechanical Engineer - ( 230000HL )


Many of the world’s top engineers and scientists come together in our Water business because they view a community’s interaction with water a bit differently—as a single holistic system, rather than unconnected networks divided by jurisdictional boundaries. Working throughout the hydrologic cycle, we are delivering sustainable solutions to make sure water is where it should be and available when needed. Our experts guide our work with scientific rigor, an innovative spirit, and a vision for growth. Every day, we help communities improve, reuse, and protect this precious resource for future generations. By 2025 we’re hiring 2,000 people (like you) to join our team. Grow with us, H2O+U.

Your Opportunity

As a Mechanical Engineer your role as a senior contributor on our professional consulting services team is to work independently on projects of various complexity, and as a leader of a team or project through all phases of a project lifecycle. You are responsible for leading the design of HVAC, Plumbing, and Fire Protection for industrial type projects, mainly water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, hydroelectric power stations, storm mitigation facilities, and semi-conductor manufacturing facilities. Every project has its own unique challenges, and you are considered a resource for solution to those challenges.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Developing scope of work based on request for proposal documents for small to medium size projects.

  • Developing engineering concepts and proposals for small to medium size projects.

  • Develop basis of design report (BODR) for small to medium size projects.

  • Responsible for leading the design of HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems for various projects from preliminary design to issue for construction (IFC)

  • Evaluating, sizing, selecting, and specifying various mechanical systems.

  • Leading the development of design documents including but not limited to drawings and specifications.

  • Providing engineering calculations including but not limited to cooling and heating load calculation, air distribution system sizing, hydronic distribution system sizing, and domestic hot water system sizing.

  • Communicating with equipment manufacturers and vendors to select mechanical equipment.

  • Conducting quality assurance and quality control on own projects and projects of peers.

  • Researching and interpreting applicable codes based on the project needs.

  • Coordinating design with other design disciplines such as electrical engineering discipline.

  • Attending design coordination and design milestone meetings as the discipline lead and presenting designs to audience with various engineering and non-engineering backgrounds.

  • Developing technical memorandum explaining concepts or solutions to specific problems.

  • Developing life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) and cost estimate for various systems.

  • Contributing to and supervising development of HVAC and plumbing system 3D models.

  • Provide mentorship to younger professionals to develop and strengthen skills and technical abilities.

  • Assisting in the development of new standards and specifications for the building mechanical discipline.

  • Providing engineering services during construction of projects - services such as responding to RFIs and reviewing submittals.

  • Travel to job sites in California and other states (5%)


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • In depth understanding of HVAC engineering fundamentals such as psychrometric chart, refrigeration cycle, heat transfer, and pressure drop in air and hydronic distribution systems.

  • Ability to explain mechanical engineering concepts in simple terms to engineers, operators, contractors, and individuals without mechanical engineering background.

  • Strong understanding of all phases of project document production and the relationship between drawings and specifications.

  • Strong knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems; means and methods, materials, and industry standards.

  • Ability to lead one or more teams through all phases of project document production.

  • Experience in using HVAC load calculation software – HAP or Trace 3D

  • Strong knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit

  • Experience in equipment selection by communicating with vendors, and also, using catalogs and selection software programs.

Preferred Qualifications - External

  • Experience in designing HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems for water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations, storm mitigation facilities, and hydroelectric power stations.

  • Familiarity with NFPA 820 requirements for HVAC systems in classified spaces.

  • Strong presentation and interview skills.

  • Experience in developing project’s required level of effort or budgets.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. (Master’s degree is preferred)

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and ability to obtain in multiple states

  • Minimum of 7 years of experienceTypical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. 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.

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Salary Range(s):

  • $93,400 - $135,400 (CA, CO, WA locations only)

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-Pasadena

Other Locations : United States-California-Sacramento, United States-California-Irvine, United States-California-Walnut Creek, United States-California-San Diego

Work Locations :

Sacramento Gateway Oaks Dr CA

Organization : BC-2243 Water-US Delivery

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jul 24, 2023, 12:27:15 PM

Req ID: 230000HL

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