Mechanical Engineering Lead

  1. Cities & development

Designing for the future is about more than predicting what it looks like. It’s about having the know-how and the expertise to turn predictions into projects that deliver results and meet ever-changing needs. That’s what we do every day: for our clients, for their customers and for the sustainable future of our business and the world we operate in.

Here at SNC-Lavalin’s Ottawa office, we believe in developing our employees to their utmost potential.  We promote teamwork and collaboration, which is why our culture speaks for itself; our people are motivated to give their best and have a sense of personal fulfillment.  Each member of our team is integral in ensuring a positive work place backed by a company committed to the safety of its employees.

Our once small office has seen exponential and continuous growth since its opening in 2016, going from 3 to over 100 employees!  To keep the positive trend going, we are seeking to add another superstar to our team…

The Infrastructure Engineering division is currently looking for a Mechanical Engineering Lead for its National Capital Region office.  The incumbent will lead the Mechanical team to ensure that technical projects are carried out in accordance with disciplines-specific quality standards.


  • Planning and organizational activities
  • Support the regional director in market development and in developing the National Capital Region office
  • Plan and manage discipline-specific personnel mobilization and demobilization to ensure that engineers, specialists and designers are available when needed
  • Ensure that senior engineers respect project execution schedules and budgets
  • Maintain a working environment favorable to the application of ethical and professional practices in the execution of engineering projects
  • Carry out discipline-specific administrative work
  • Developing preliminary design and engineering specifications
  • Preparing detailed design calculations and layouts
  • Coordinate with other disciplines in planning and executing project tasks
  • Guiding and directing junior engineers and designers
  • Developing and updating project specifications
  • Developing material takeoffs and cost estimates
  • Ensuring all completed work conforms to contract requirements
  • Conducting site visits and inspections
  • Develop feasibility studies


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in building sector
  • Bachelor’s degree in Building Mechanical Engineering
  • Professional Engineer in Ontario (PEO) mandatory/ Member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) an asset
  • Proven experience on public works (ministries, crown corporations and federal government bodies), mandatory
  • Market knowledge of the National Capital Region and local industry
  • Ability to obtain required security clearance
  • LEED AP credential an asset
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines;
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Bilingualism French and English (written and spoken) an asset

Additional Information

Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and hiring process as required by Company policy and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Successful applicants will be notified about SNC-Lavalin’s accommodation policies at the time the employment offer is extended, and the information will be shared with new personnel during the onboarding process.

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