Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

mARCH 4, 2024

Job Description:

We are currently searching for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join our team on a permanent basis. This is an excellent opportunity to join a busy and growing company with a great atmosphere.


  • Manage and advise on technical aspects of the Engineering project process.
  • Create project schedules for assigned projects and actively manage and engage with the engineering team to deliver projects on within the agreed schedules and budgets
  • Estimate engineering hours for project deliverables and create proposals for new work.
  • Support the Project Manager to develop updates for customers
  • Participate and coordinate both internal and external project meetings with the engineering teams, clients and suppliers
  • Mentoring of members of the engineering and design team
  • Work collaboratively as part of an integrated group
  • Supervise and direct engineers/designers as required.
  • Take into account the multidiscipline nature of plant design and independently liaise and communicate with the appropriate disciplines and customers as required
  • Work with the client, synthesize and disseminate project information, scope, etc. with a multidiscipline team
  • In conjunction with other senior project team members, participate in the development and maintenance of project budgets and schedules
  • Together with the department heads, monitor and assess design progress and productivity, and take corrective action if necessary
  • Travel to client facilities when required for the project
  • Maintain and develop strong working relationships with existing clients
  • Has a diverse and comprehensive knowledge of mechanical engineering including best practices for 3D modelling and drawing creation; design for manufacturing and assembly; and component sizing and selection (e.g. electric motors, hydraulic cylinders.)
  • Capabilities in design analysis, including calculations from first principles, and analysis using software packages (i.e. finite element analysis.)
  • Hands-on ability to assemble, test and refine designs.
  • Communicates effectively with sub-contract fabrication and assembly shops.
  • Innately wants to support and participate in company strategic development initiatives related to design organization including SolidWorks workflow and asset management.
  • Is systematic in the approach to work flow and holds themselves accountable for the agreed deliverables; substance of content, accuracy of information and timeliness of provision.
  • Demonstrates an instinctive desire for constant improvement for both product and processes and is anxious to propose new, better and more effective ways of doing things.
  • Is encouraging of others in the organization and promotes professional development for themselves and well as others.
  • Is promotional of the business and inherently wants the company, its’ affiliates and its’ people to succeed.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Custom machinery design involving mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical and electronic components and sub-systems.
  • Selection of appropriate components for designs, including shafts, bearings, actuators, sensors and fasteners as required by the design specifications and customer requirements.
  • Investigate opportunities from the Applications Engineering team, then concept solutions and take those concepts through to detail design.
  • Assist in the review of customer submitted specifications and offer advice to the applications group.
  • Help with the development of concepts for review with end clients.
  • Generate estimates in support of cost book and schedule development.
  • Create drawing packages including assembly drawings with bills of materials, and fabrication drawings with appropriate use of GD&T.
  • Verify design integrity using software tools and/or first-principles calculations.
  • Ensure ease of manufacturability and assembly of designs to reduce production and maintenance costs.
  • Participate in prototyping and functional testing of systems.
  • Lead design and drawing reviews.
  • Interface with manufacturing as designs move to production.
  • Assist in the development of standards.
  • Use SolidWorks to update existing design models and drawings as indicated on “redline” drawings provided by external or internal clients.
  • Assist in the preparation of mechanical data sheets and input to the preparation of equipment data sheets and specifications.
  • Participate in internal and external project meetings.
  • Work collaboratively as part of an integrated team.
  • Develop calculation tools that may be required by the project.
  • Provide support to the project manager, project engineer, and engineering team as dictated by project requirements.
  • Travel to client facilities when required for the project.
  • Assist in developing EPCM business proposals and offerings.
  • Participate in project “post mortem” meetings.
  • Provide interactive feedback to the Engineering and R&D groups based on lessons learned.
  • Help the R&D team identify opportunities for technical and commercial improvement.
  • Recognize new product or feature opportunities based on industry trends or direct client interface and suggest proof of concept or pilot projects that may bring this new product/feature to reality.
  • Participate in internal project kick-off as well as regular internal update meetings/design reviews.
  • Manage personal workflow as part of assigned responsibilities in coordination with the project execution team.
  • Input tasks into workflow management software, and track hours using prescribed Company tools.
  • Create and amend documentation required for the customer including review and approval of documents such as operation & maintenance manuals.
  • Assignments to projects would be reviewed with your manager on a case-by-case basis.


  • 3-8 years’ experience with mechanical engineering experience
  • BSc or a similar undergraduate degree
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer with PEO or other Canadian Professional Engineering institution
  • Proficient in Microsoft office, AutoCAD, Solidworks
  • Professional Engineering registration is preferred
  •  Ability to lawfully work in Canada

Who we’re looking for:

  • Someone self-motivated that can align with project and company goals
  • Flexible thinker that can bring ideas and unconventional ways of doing things to the table while progressing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Team player and open communicator

What we can offer you:

  • Exposure to a broad cross section of industries on a global scale
  • Competitive compensation
  • Open and collaborative teamwork
  • Fast paced, interesting and challenging assignments

Please email your resume to: Reference Job Posting # SMD0324 in your reply.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

The EPCM Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and supporting the well-being of our employees.