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Mechanical Designer
Business Line Buildings
ID # 12733
Job Type Permanent - Full Time
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 8,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We’re among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At WSP :

  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable




About the Role

WSP is looking for a, Senior Mechanical Designer(s) to join our Mechanical and Electrical Team, located in our Downtown Ottawa office. You will be a great teammate and an essential member of an evolving team responsible for developing electrical building systems from schematic design stage through to completion of the Centre Block Rehabilitation Project.

You will help design building services, such as HVAC, Plumbing & Drainage, and Fire Protection, and have excellent Revit modelling skills. You will work under the guidance of a Senior Mechanical Engineer and will participate in one of the most significant projects in Canada. You bring passion to your work, and you want to acquire new knowledge and share it with your team.

Get to know the Centre-Block Rehabilitation Project

You Will:

  • You will design and draft HVAC plumbing and fire-protection systems for the Centre Block Rehabilitation project;
  • You will perform heating, ventilation, and cooling load calculations using software programs;
  • You will review information from reports and published documents; evaluate the information to collect the requirements of project
  • You develop complex technical designs to provide an solution that meets quality parameters, project timelines requirements
  • Perform technical reviews and edits drawings and review engineering design requirements to offer recommendations; builds drawings to support constructions project

You Have:

  • Mechanical Engineering Diploma
  • You have 5+ years of experience in Mechanical Design focused on buildings projects
  • Excellent working knowledge with REVIT and BIM software
  • An understanding of plumbing, Fire Protection and HVAC layouts
  • A “can do” attitude with great people management skills,
  • You have experience working reciprocally in a team environment.
  • Extensive experience with BIM and REVIT
  • You must be eligible to obtain security clearance with Federal Authorities and agency

Get to know our other major projects in Ottawa


Our Benefits

What if we can?

What if you could have work-life balance? What if you can be rewarded in ways that support your individual needs? What if you can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, Personal flex days, RRSP, TFSA , Flex dollars life and travel insurance, paid professional subscriptions, and you can choose to use your flex dollars to purchase anything fitness and wellness related – so if you would like to hop on a new bike – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognize the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. 


This role will require security clearance and offers of employment will be conditional on obtaining the required level of clearance. This will be discussed with you at the interview. Learn more

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in Canada

Relocation assistance may be available for this position.



Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

WSP Canada Inc.


Ottawa, ON

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