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Mechanical Designer

The HIDI Group

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted September 14, 2017.

Job Description

The Mechanical Designer is responsible for site meetings, reviews and the design of mechanical systems including HVAC, plumbing, drainage and fire protection for tenant fitouts.


Business Development

  • Work to develop strong, ongoing relationships with clients

General Management

  • Keep Manager, Tenant Services apprised of activities
  • Lead by example, following proper procedures
  • Participate in training courses as requested
  • Provide insightful and enthusiastic assistance to other staff
  • Schedule workload appropriately, maximizing productive time
  • Train and motivate other staff
  • Work enthusiastically with the Group to accomplish common objectives


  • Attend coordination meetings
  • Check drawings for quality control using checklist
  • Comply with company Design Standards and CAD Standards
  • Coordinate work with other disciplines including Mechanical, Architectural, Structural and Interior Design
  • Create working drawings with AutoCAD
  • Design systems in accordance with OBC, NFPA, ASHRAE and/or other relevant Codes and Standards
  • Layout HVAC, plumbing and drainage and fire protection systems
  • Maintain design files in an organized and up-to-date fashion in accordance with company Project Management Standards
  • Monitor CAD production
  • Perform site audits to confirm existing conditions
  • Prepare CCNs and SIs as required
  • Prepare detailed equipment room layouts including sections
  • Prepare detailed riser diagrams
  • Provide periodic site reviews and attend site meetings as required during construction
  • Report to Manager, Tenant Services any project related quality, speed or scheduling issue
  • Review and comment on shop drawing submittals
  • Size piping, ductwork, diffusers, grilles, etc.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree or Engineering Technologies Certificate
  • At least 2-3 years of experience in the Engineering Consulting industry
  • Experience with reading and coordinating Mechanical, Electrical, Structural and Architectural drawings
  • Experience with Windows and general computer skills
  • Familiar with OBC, NFPA, ASHRAE and other relevant Codes and Standards
  • Excellent AutoCAD skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Experience with Windows and general computer skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Superior problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to think independently

The HIDI Group is committed to providing accessibility for all persons with disabilities. Upon the request of the applicant, we will provide accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure equal access to applicants.

Company Description The HIDI Group is a multidisciplinary consultancy dedicated to providing world class solutions and unmatched service on every project. Founded by Andrew Hidi in 1975, HIDI has become a leading multinational firm with over 150 employees and eight integrated disciplines, with offices in Toronto, Calgary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and an international roster of work.

The provision of quality services has earned us the trust of our clients, and our people. We offer a collaborative environment and a culture that promotes open dialogue and innovative thinking.

Working on an array of challenging assignments in HIDI’s multidisciplinary setting, you will develop your skills and grow rapidly in a dynamic organization that fosters professional development and career advancement.

Together, we start by Engaging YouTM in our organization!