Mechanical Engineer

Posted February 02, 2021

What is the opportunity?

Quartek Group Inc. is seeking a well organized and self-motivated MECHANICAL ENGINEER to join our growing team in St. Catharines, Ontario. Quartek is a vibrant and growing business delivering engineering, architectural, planning and project management solutions on a variety of commercial, institutional and industrial projects.

Reporting to the mechanical engineering team lead, the successful candidate will be familiar with a variety of commercial, institutional and industrial project types and have a thorough understanding of mechanical engineering requirements for building design. As a member of the Quartek team, this candidate will provide passion for mechanical building services design and be able to prioritize and schedule tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously. The role requires the ability to build strong direct rapport with our clients, as well as assume the responsibility of delivering accurate, complete and high-quality work.

What will you do?

  • review of existing documentation;
  • measurements, observations and documentation of existing building and site conditions;
  • liaison with suppliers and/or manufacturers for design support, equipment and component selection;
  • preparation of designs of a range of complexity from simple to complex;
  • preparation of studies, conceptual design, calculations, software analysis, sketches, drawings, reports, letters and other documents relating to water supply; sewerage; pumping; heating; ventilation; air conditioning; energy conservation, efficiency, management and audit; sustainability measures; alternative approaches to heating and cooling; building automation; and related work, all by applying accepted design principles and relevant codes and regulations, and utilizing design aids, software, AutoCAD, Revit, productivity software, etc.;;
  • preparation of technical specifications and tender/contract documentation;
  • attendance at meetings with other disciplines, and email and letter correspondence with peers, clients, consultants, utilities and/or contractors
  • review of design and drawings prepared by other professionals and technical staff with a view to ensuring conformance with applicable standards, codes, legislation, guidelines, etc.;
  • preparation of tender documents and administration of private and public tenders;
  • field review and associated documentation of construction of mechanical works;
  • construction administration including responses to technical queries, review of shop drawings and other contractors submittals, preparation of Site Instructions, Contemplated Change Notices, Change Orders, review of draw requests, payment certification, etc.;
  • management of projects from ‘cradle to grave’, including client liaison, schedules, deliverables, budgets, invoicing, etc.;
  • development and management of client relationships
  • identification and review of opportunities, preparation of fee proposals and general assistance with activities directed at soliciting and securing new work;
  • training and mentorship of other technical staff and interns;
  • assistance with management tasks associated with the continued efficient performance of the mechanical engineering team.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
  • 10+ years of experience in the consulting industry, is preferred.
  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer in Ontario or eligible for same.
  • Familiarity with applicable codes, standards, guidelines and regulations applicable to the building industry.
  • Experience in working in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative design environment an asset.
  • Excellent command of the English language and strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD; experience with Revit MEP is an asset.
  • Proficiency in MS Office products.
  • Ability to work with tight schedules and control project budgets.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Valid driver’s licence.

What’s in it for you?

Quartek offers a relaxed, friendly and collaborative work environment, as well as great opportunity for growth and career advancement, and has been recognized as a top local employer by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce. Our size enables staff to be involved in and gain experience in numerous aspects of the design and construction phases of a wide variety of project scales and types.

In addition to a competitive compensation and benefit package, payment of relocation expenses and/or a “signing’ bonus will be offered to the successful candidate.

Why Niagara?

Our offices are located in St. Catharines, in the beautiful Niagara Region, home to award-winning wineries, micro-breweries, numerous culinary options, cycling and other active recreational opportunities, a burgeoning art community with the new FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, world-class sporting events and shows at the new Meridian Centre, and Toronto and Buffalo only 60 minutes and 30 minutes away respectively. It’s a great place to live and work!

About Quartek Group

At Quartek, we believe in achieving career aspirations while improving communities and lives by applying our passion, expertise and experience to a wide variety of private and public building and development initiatives. We are industry-leading engineers, architects and planners working under a single banner delivering integrated building and land development design services. 

Apply to this Position:

To apply to this position please email your resume and cover letter to, indicating the position for which you are applying.  We appreciate all interested submissions; only qualified, select candidates will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in Quartek!