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AECOM Data Center Mechanical Engineer Lead in Vancouver, British Columbia

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

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.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 50,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking an experienced Data Center Mechanical Engineer Lead to join our team and work on cutting-edge projects for the world's largest hyperscale data centers. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in mechanical engineering with a focus on data center design. In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing the design, implementation, and maintaining a strong relationship with our clients, ensuring their satisfaction and loyalty.

Location : ANY location, Canada. Can work remotely with occasional site visits as required.


  • Design and oversee the construction of mechanical systems for hyperscale data centers, including HVAC, piping, and fire suppression systems.

  • Act as the primary point of contact for clients, responding to their inquiries and concerns in a timely and professional manner.

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients, regularly communicating with them to understand their needs and expectations.

  • Coordinating with multiple disciplines and acting as lead mechanical engineer to ensure that projects are delivered within budget and on schedule while managing the mechanical team including HVAC, fire protection, plumbing

  • Develop detailed specifications for mechanical equipment, including pumps, fans, and air handling units.

  • Writing reports for internal and external purposes based on findings

  • Ensures discipline plans that are created to meet overall project team requirements for project scope and schedule

  • Stays current on codes and technologies appropriate to the mechanical, plumbing and fire protection disciplines

  • Analyze and evaluate mechanical system performance, identifying areas for improvement and making recommendations for upgrades.

  • Provide technical support during the construction phase, responding to RFIs and addressing any issues that arise.

  • Attend job site visits, project meetings, and commissioning activities as needed.

  • Ensure compliance with industry standards, codes, and regulations.

  • Evaluate and recommend new technologies and equipment to enhance system performance and reduce operational costs.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including electrical and mechanical engineers, to ensure seamless integration of the chiller systems with other data center infrastructure.

  • Analyze energy usage, identifying opportunities for optimization and cost savings.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • Ten (10) + years of relevant experience in mechanical design and/or mechanical engineering, with a focus on data center infrastructure.

  • P. Eng

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering (P.Eng.) or related field.

  • Extensive experience in mechanical engineering for data centers or other critical facilities.

  • Experience in mechanical engineering for data centers or other critical facilities.

  • Strong knowledge of HVAC, piping, and fire suppression systems design and construction.

  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with clients.

  • Ability to think creatively and identify opportunities to enhance the client experience.

  • Experience working with computer-aided design (CAD) and building information modeling (BIM) software.

  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience with data center design and construction, including design criteria and industry standards.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to make sound decisions and think creatively.

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10080918

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid