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Mechanical Designer
Business Line Buildings
ID # 12011
Job Type Permanent - Full Time
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 8,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation 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 among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, 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 value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable






WSP is currently seeking a Mechanical Designer to join our Mechanical & Electrical department, located at our Ottawa office. Reporting to the Manager, Mechanical, this position will be responsible for applying their mechanical design knowledge on project work from conceptual design through completion in the following areas: commercial,  residential , 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 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;
  • Proficient with AutoCAD and Revit
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in mechanical design;
  • Ability to work with a minimum of instructions and complete tasks independently;
  • Focus on HVAC, plumbing, and building engineering;
  • Experience with energy modelling calculations;
  • 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).

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.


Ottawa, ON

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