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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Building Services - Mechanical
Americas Region
TOR0000QR Requisition #

Arup is a 15,000-person strong global firm of designers, engineers, planners, and consultants. We are wholly independent, employee owned, with no debt – beholden to no owners but ourselves. We are free to service our Clients collaborating widely to push the boundaries of what is possible. We aim to deliver the gold engineering standard we have built our reputation on. We want to bring innovation and value to clients while maintaining our core mission of shaping a better world.

In 2021 we celebrate 75 years of our amazing firm. We are known for our progressive projects and being an equally progressive organization. Our firm is a unique blend of two approaches: to create a sustainable development by pursing the best available outcomes, and to treat each other humanely – with utmost care and respect.


Our Buildings Practice in Canada has three studios. We are looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer in either Toronto or Montreal studios to enhance our buildings mechanical team in Canada. You would work on complex, innovative and sustainable institutional, commercial and transportation projects. You would be working collaboratively on projects across Canada, and even the globe. In Arup we have worked hard to set ourselves up in a way to empower collaboration across boundaries: in addition to a whole slew of highly recognizable Canadian projects such as YU New Engineering School, UofT New Medicinal Chemistry Building, McGill New Vic, Billy Bishop Tunnel, New Champlain Bridge or Finch LRT our Canadian engineers worked on global projects like Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Mexico City Airport, Riyadh Metro or Kaiser Permanente hospital in LA. If you see yourself ready for the next step in your career, accelerating your technical growth and multidisciplinary acumen - join us!


In this role, you would:

  • Be responsible for mechanical, plumbing and fire protection engineering design from conceptual design through construction administration
  • Design mechanical systems, including heating, cooling, heat rejection, air and water distribution, ventilation, air conditioning, building automation and controls.
  • Design plumbing systems, including domestic cold / hot water, storm and sanitary drainage, natural gas systems
  • Design fire protection systems, including sprinkler systems, standpipe systems and fire pumps.
  • Prepare contract drawings and specifications detailing the system designed
  • Coordinate with multiple disciplines delivering a holistic and outcome driven results on projects.
  • Supervise, mentor, and train junior staff on a variety of projects, both for Buildings and Linear Infrastructure.


We would be looking for:

  • Familiarity with applicable Canadian codes and standards.
  • Passion for sustainability and some experience with Sustainable, Low Carbon, Net Zero and innovative strategies on projects
  • Familiarity with energy modeling and computer modeling related to building physics.
  • Understanding of passive design systems that influence mechanical requirements.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills essential for team-based working
  • The ability to prioritize effectively, manage deadlines and apply organization skills required for our rapidly changing environment
  • Good writing skills for internal and external purposes to communicate mechanical systems design concepts and strategies
  • Confidence in presenting technical material in traditional and innovative ways for review by technical and non-technical audiences.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Building Services Engineering
  • 12+ years of experience in the built environment
  • Strong knowledge of building services and mechanical engineering fundamentals
  • Professional Engineering License in Canada or ability to obtain the License in 12 months.
  • LEED or other sustainability accreditation an asset
  • Understanding of BIM and Revit MEP


Benefits that Work - At Arup, we have a comprehensive and valuable benefits program that works for our employees and their families. These are 100% paid for by Arup expect for optional life insurance. These benefits provide health and welfare security for you as well as paid time off for rest and renewal. Our Global Profit Share Plan (paid bi-annually) provides an opportunity for you to share in the success of the Firm. As a valued employee of Arup, you can also choose to participate in our GRRSP 5% company match to help you save for your future. 


Flexible Working - We believe that flexible arrangements create a more inclusive way of working that supports our diversity and the wellbeing of our people. Options for alternative schedules and the ability to work outside of the office for a portion of your workweek are available. 


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement - Arup requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  The successful applicant will, therefore, be required, as a condition of employment, to provide Arup with satisfactory proof of COVID-19 vaccination, subject to legally-required accommodation required under applicable human rights legislation.  Arup is an equal opportunity employer and consistent with federal, state, provincial and local requirements, will consider requests for accommodation based on disability or creed/religion (e.g., sincerely held religious beliefs) where it is able to do so without undue hardship to Arup.

Arup is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of national origin, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or other status protected by law. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please contact us at americasbenefits@arup.com.



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