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Associate HVAC and Building Services Engineer

  1. Exton
  1. Industrial & manufacturing

Associate HVAC and Building Services Engineer

Working out of SNC-Lavalin’s office in Exton, PA, you will be a part of a team that works on fast paced technically complex design/build projects in the biotech, pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries.

As a HVAC and Building Services Engineer in SNC-Lavalin’s Engineering department and reporting to the Manager of HVAC & Building Services, you’re typical duties and essential functions will include but not be limited to the preparation, design, modification, coordination, and/or review of the following. It is assumed the candidate will be learning these functions and is not required to have the capability to perform any of these functions initially


What will be your contribution?

  • Prepare HVAC system concepts for laboratory, manufacturing and office facilities
  • Prepare calculations for building loads using load programs
  • Prepare air flow and balance diagrams
  • Prepare chilled water, heating water and steam flow diagrams
  • Prepare calculations for LEED submission for projects
  • Prepare ductwork and pump head calculations
  • Participate in selection of chillers, boilers and other central plant equipment
  • Schedule HVAC equipment
  • Participate in commissioning of systems
  • Prepare calculations and concepts for laboratory, manufacturing and office facilities for hydronic and gas systems such as: Domestic Water, Sanitary, Storm Water, Compressed Air, Vacuum, Natural Gas, Clean Steam, Pure Water, Lab Gasses, Process Cooling
  • Prepare flow diagrams and riser diagrams
  • Prepare calculations for LEED submission for projects
  • Participate in selection and scheduling of domestic hot water boilers, air compressors, vacuum pumps, clean steam generators, valves and regulators, plumbing fixtures, and process coolers.
  • Prepare plumbing and fire protection plan drawings
  • Coordinate design with architectural, structural, and electrical disciplines
  • Coordinate fire protection design with client’s underwriter and the local authority
  • Review progress of construction in the field and write reports
  • Write basis of design documents
  • Write specifications
  • Complete Quality Management Training and comply with the program upholding a commitment to a culture of quality in all aspects of work.

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent 4 year degree
  • Three to Six months Internship experience in an engineering firm is a plus
  • Microsoft Project is a plus
  • Microsoft Excel and Word
  • AutoCad and Revit
  • Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) a plus
  • Able to work additional hours if necessary as workload dictates
  • Able to travel to client sites is required


  • Location:        Exton, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Reports To:     Manager of HVAC and Plumbing Engineering
  • Experience:    3-6 Months Internship in engineering industry

What we offer at SNC-Lavalin:

At SNC-Lavalin, you will enjoy competitive compensation, a safe and healthy work environment, and a full range of benefits (ie.: group insurance, retirement savings plan, share purchase plan, continuing education program, etc.). or

  • Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes
  • Competitive salary
  • Motivational financial package & flexible benefits
  • Defined contribution pension plan in which SNC-Lavalin contributes
  • Work equipment provided according to the season (boot, bib, helmet, gloves, etc.);
  • Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 3 weeks of vacation time
  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities

At SNC-Lavalin, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.

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Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project Management Company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.


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