Senior Mechanical Engineer

Full Time

Website Klohn Crippen Berger

October 10, 2023
An opportunity exists for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our integrated, multi-disciplinary design team which delivers practical engineering design and construction solutions to our clients on a broad range of major infrastructure projects.The successful candidate will be working as part of Klohn Crippen Berger’s Power and Transportation Group based in Vancouver.
At KCB, the mechanical group focuses primarily on hydroelectric projects; recent hydroelectric projects include work on, water control gates, large valve, turbines, penstocks and the balance of plant systems for hydroelectric generation stations (piping, pumping, HVAC, drainage). In addition to the hydroelectric projects, we also work with moveable bridges, cranes, and large pumping systems for mining projects.
The KCB mechanical group has several senior engineers with between 15 and 25 years of experience in our industry, as well as several intermediate engineers. The group has enough experience to allow mentorship of career and technical advancement but is small enough that we have a close-knit team who regularly works together.
The KCB Power and Transportation Group works across Canada, at sites in BC, Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and the Maritimes. In addition, we currently have projects in Australia, Colombia, the United States, Kazakhstan and Indonesia. We often have opportunities for personnel to travel to a variety of locations across Canadaorelsewhere in the world.
For these reasons, a position at KCB will provide an ideal environment to learn and grow a career. We currently have a reasonably heavy workload, so a successful candidate will be very quickly involved in interesting design tasks.
This role will give you the opportunity to:
Be involved with designs of new or refurbishment of overall hydroelectric plants
Work on facility wide or major component refurbishments for hydroelectric plants, cranes and pumping systems
Learn from a variety of experienced engineers
Potentially travel to sites across Canada and internationally
If you have a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and 15+ years of related experience, we want to hear from you.
We value your:
strong technical design and analytical skills. While many of us at KCB do project or personnel management as part of our work, we all have technical backgrounds and enjoy the challenges of technical work.
understanding of other disciplines and how the interactions between disciplines affect designs.
ability to technically review the work of others
ability to project manage a variety of engineering projects.
willingness to learn and understand the business side of consulting engineering.
eligibility for registration with EGBC
effective verbal and written communication skills in English, with demonstrated competent report writing skills
experience in hydroelectric and water control facility design;
hands on practical experience with repairs, modifications, and / or new builds, either through work, school projects, or hobbies.
strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a multi-disciplinary team ofprofessionals
experience and/or ability to perform outdoor and / or field/construction services
ability to maintain quality throughout a project, implementing improvements when required
strong computer skills, ideally including MSWord, Excel, Mathcad, Revit, Inventor, Solidworks and hydraulic design software
ability to travel to remote work sites as required
Typical Projects:
Current project workload comprises a variety of project and client opportunities including:
Design of new hydroelectric facilities
Refurbishments and upgrades to hydroelectric facilities
Design of large water control gates.
Conditions assessments of large gates and valves
Dam safety, and public safety reviews
Hydroelectric facility audits
Inspections, major maintenance and refurbishments of large port cranes
Slurry transport systems and cyclones for domestic and international mining clients
Conventional and custom mechanical designs and systems for large infrastructure projects
Marine and port facilities
Typical Services:
Mechanical design from concept to final design
Structural and mechanical design of gates for water resource and hydroelectric projects
Development of functional requirements for use by electrical staff
Preparation of design deliverables (drawings, specs, estimates, schedules, reports, etc.)
Site investigations and construction monitoring
Condition assessments of existing equipment
Upgrades and refurbishment of existing installations.
Design of pumping systems, piping, heating, and ventilation systems for hydro and industrial clients
The salary for this position is $125,000 to $160,000/year. Salary is based on applicable experience, education, and skill level. In addition to salary total rewards includes:

Hybrid work opportunities
Annual performance and salary review
Vacation policy that aligns to your experience
Paid OT, and wellness days
Flexible benefits, including RSP, social, and mental well-being initiatives
Commitment to global ESG standards
About Us:
Klohn Crippen Berger (KCB) is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm with four major business units providing engineering and environmental services in the mining, hydropower, water resources, transportation, and oil and gas sectors from our offices in Canada, Australia, Peru, Brazil, the US and the UK.

KCB is a platinum member of Canada’s Best Managed companies. We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from all qualified career seekers. We offer professional career development tracks and salaries commensurate with experience and an attractive benefits package.

Are you up to the challenge?

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, simply apply on-line with your résumé. We thank all candidates for applying, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Along with continued career development, KCB offers:
Hybrid work opportunities
Annual performance and salary review
PSMJ’s supported track record of profitability, leading to above average bonus payouts
Vacation policy that aligns to your experience
Paid OT, and wellness days
Flexible benefits, including RSP, social, and mental well-being initiatives
Commitment to global ESG standards
We are a global organization committed to employment equity. We respect the uniqueness that makes you, you. We encourage applications from all qualified career seekers, regardless of gender, sex, religion, or nationality.



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