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Job Information

AECOM Senior Mechanical Engineer - Laboratories in Calgary, Alberta

Canada - Ontario, Thornhill

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an experienced and talented Senior Mechanical Engineer - Laboratories to join our Buildings + Places (B+P) business line. The successful candidate will work from home for now due to COVID. Post-COVID, we are open to the successful candidate working in any of our B+P offices across Canada.

Job Summary:

AECOM’s B+P is dedicated to design excellence and an integrated approach to creative problem-solving. With a range of expertise from strategy and design through project realization, the connections we make among people and places provide new insight to better outcomes for clients and communities. Better outcomes grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and connect and engage people through relevant and innovative design solutions. Our expertise includes workplace strategy, architecture, interiors, building engineering, economics and development planning, master planning, urban planning, and landscape architecture.

At AECOM, our professional purpose to deliver a better world is at the heart of each project we undertake. We are trusted advisors to our clients, bringing the resources needed to build new facilities, improve existing ones, and to create environments that uniquely support the specific requirements of our clients’ business. Our teams have worked on signature projects for major commercial, themed entertainment and government clients.

AECOM B+P is seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer with specific experience working in laboratory design for the science and technology market sector to work on Laboratory projects across the country.

Minimum Requirements

To be considered for the role, candidates must have at least:

  • A Mechanical Engineering degree, with a professional engineering license (P.Eng.) in a Canadian province.

  • Minimum 6 years of relevant experience, within an engineering consultancy, in the mechanical design (heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, plumbing, drainage, fire protection, controls) for science and technology and institutional facilities.

  • Must demonstrate a vast understanding of HVAC system concepts, as specifically applicable to laboratory design.

  • An in depth and sound understanding of laboratory airflow principles; ventilation equipment exhaust requirements; OSHA, ANSI, ASHRAE and NFPA regulations; fume hood testing and laboratory controls.

  • Proven ability to lead the delivery of solutions for laboratory projects (educational, pharmaceutical, biomedical, cleanrooms, research).

  • Experience with high performance lab technologies, high-performance fume hoods, chilled beams and water-based laboratory cooling, IEQ based laboratory ventilation, and lab management.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Proficiency with designing, managing, and construction supervision of complex new construction and renovation laboratory projects

  • Perform field investigations for incorporation of existing conditions into construction documents.

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal): articulate, assertive and confident. Advanced report writing abilities are a must.

  • Strong mechanical management skills, with ability to lead and supervise a team of mechanical designers, and drafters on science and technology laboratory projects.

  • Work closely and coordinate with owners, in-house and/or external architects, interior designers, engineering disciplines, and sub-consultants.

  • Demonstrated abilities in client management. Work on multiple projects, with clients of varying needs, and possess the ability to retain and grow such relationships.

  • A team player with the ability to nurture and thrive in a collaborate work environment.

  • Able to work independently, showing initiative, and creative thinking.


  • Experience with BIM

  • Experience with sustainable design

  • Knowledge of Revit

Additional Information

  • The company is unable to provide relocation assistance for this position.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining and disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2021 Military Friendly® Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2021

About Buildings + Places Canada

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

AECOM Buildings + Places Canada (B+P Canada) is a vibrant and growing fully integrated team spanning architecture, all the building’s engineering disciplines, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design, economics and asset management for design and infrastructure projects. Project assignments may include, although not limited to: Transit and Municipal, Commercial, and Institutional projects, Justice, Education and Government.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Planning

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 249821BR

Additional Locations CA - Burnaby, BC - 3292 Production Way, CA - Calgary, AB - 48 Quarry Park Blvd, CA - Edmonton, AB - 18817 Stony Plain Rd NW, CA - Kitchener, ON - 50 Sportsworld Crossing Rd, CA - Ottawa, ON - 1150 Morrison Dr, CA - Saskatoon, SK - 2100 8th St, CA - Whitby, ON - 300 Water St, CA - Winnipeg, MB - 99 Commerce Dr

Clearance Required No

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.