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Senior Mechanical Engineer- Transit


This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted July 30, 2022.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a Sr. Mechanical Engineer to support various major transit projects in Canada, including primarily regions in Markham, Ontario.


  • Mechanical Engineering and design for transit facilities although not limited to Subway & LRT stations, transit maintenance facilities, parking structures, vehicular or rail tunnels, traffic management centers, transit centers or , railway yards, bus terminal & depots;
  • Prepare detailed calculations, drawings, technical specifications, procurement documents, design and installation packages, proposal evaluations, technical reports, cost estimates, detailed analyses and other materials suitable for procurement and construction purposes;
  • Development of mechanical design concepts with architects, engineers and owners; Design of HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and building automation systems, tunnel ventilation in building; Project Management on mechanical projects;
  • Prepare specifications, contract documents, and prepare engineering progress reports;
  • Ensuring design conforms with all applicable codes and client standards;
  • Travel to the construction sites to conduct Electrical inspections and prepare reports;
  • Technical supervision of junior engineers and technologists incl. mark-ups and review of design and drafting; 
  • Mechanical system commissioning;
  • Able to work to tight schedules, control project budgets and motivate staff to do the same;

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (or related field) and typically 8+ years of related work experience. Professional Engineer registration may be required.
  • Registered as a P.Eng.;
  • Demonstrated written and verbal English communication skill proficiency effectively communicating complex engineering issues;
  • Well organized, self-directed work habits with a demonstrated ability to prioritize and schedule tasks managing multiple projects simultaneously in a dynamic environment.
  • Previous experience with an architectural/engineering or engineering consulting firm in design of HVAC, refrigeration, fire protection and process systems;

Preferred requirements:

  • Provide valuable leadership to junior staff while move them toward developing their skills;
  • Ideal candidate would have significant local experience in above mentioned markets with strong ties and background in the local market, Transit authorities and consulting community;
  • Experience in business development, proposal writing and development of fees for the mechanical component of proposals;
  • Experience from various shop industrial system such compressed air, hoist, fluids is highly desired;
  • Experience in supervising staff on a project by project basis;
  • Experience in CFD & SES modelling is an asset:
  • Experience in mechanical/industrial systems in a transit maintenance facility:
  • P3 experience will be given preference;
  • Some Project Management experience and training desired.
  • ering or engineering consulting firm in design of electrical systems.

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements. 

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.