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Mechanical Designer

Reference #: 7627
City: Ottawa
Region: Ontario
Secondary Location:
Job Type: Permanent - Full Time
Business Line: Buildings





WSP is one of the world's leading professional engineering services firms. Every day our more than 37,000 experts work to restore the natural environment and transform the built environment. 

In Canada, our 8000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We’re a Forbes Top Employer in Canada, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada’s Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At  WSP, we’re proud, professional and passionate people. Join us. 


This exciting opportunity in our Ottawa office will provide you with the opportunity to join our team to work on our high profile projects and act as a Mechanical Designer within the Buildings Group on both new construction and re-model projects. You will apply your mechanical design knowledge on project work from conceptual design through completion in the following areas: commercial, healthcare, hospitality, retail and institutional buildings. Technical quality, cost effectiveness, building and maintaining client relationships, and providing guidance to a team of designers are integral parts of this role



  • Design of HVAC systems;
  • Design of plumbing and/or fire-protection systems;
  • Design of specialized piping systems, such as those for medical gases, laboratory gases, and waste liquids;
  • Analysis of the building’s heating, ventilation, and cooling loads;
  • Perform engineering calculations;
  • Coordination with various departments and disciplines required for project implementation;
  • Life-cycle-cost analyses.
  • Production of detailed drawing and specifications
  • Field reviews
  • Preparation of engineering reports
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Mechanical Engineering Degree or Diploma from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in mechanical design;
  • Ability to work with a minimum of instructions and complete tasks independently;
  • Focus on HVAC, plumbing, and building engineering;
  • Working knowledge of Ontario Building Codes, CSA standards, and ASHRAE standards
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with working knowledge of the Microsoft suite of programs;
  • Must possess a team player attitude


Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview.  This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

To learn more about our firm and the projects we have been involved in, please visit our  World of Possibilities microsite.

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP Canada Inc.




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