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Senior Mechanical Engineer - Hydro & Dam - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


Laval, Quebec, CA Oakville, ON, CA Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Requisition ID: 162821 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Water/Wastewater 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview


Kiewit has recently started a new design team specializing in Hydropower and Dams (H&D) and is seeking top performing contributors to support and sustain its growth over the coming years.

As such, we are currently seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer to support the design of hydropower projects (e.g. proposals, ECI mandates, greenfield projects, refurbishments, etc.).


The candidate will work closely with Design Engineering Managers as well as other technical teams (civil/structural, geotechnical, hydrotechnical, electrical) to provide various services to internal groups for the development of H&D projects.

District Overview


Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering's Design-Build team is driving clients to turn to Kiewit during all stages of design-build projects.  Through our integrated design and construction approach, our multi-disciplinary team works together to improve schedule, control costs and minimize risk.


Our construction-focused engineers work collaboratively with our estimators and builders to design solutions that are innovative, constructible, and designed with a focus on safety. Clients benefit from the proven processes and tools used by Kiewit to minimize project risk. We are an in-house resource that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff shares experiences gained, innovative concepts, and best practices for all projects that we support.

On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see more, touch more, and do more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help propel your career forward faster than you might expect. We will train you, develop your skills, and allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America.

With top-notch health benefits, a wealth-building RRSP plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success.



This position will be based out of one of Kiewit's major hub locations across Canada (Laval, QC; Oakville, ON; Burnaby, BC) with travel as business necessitates to project sites and other offices.



Under the supervision of the Hydropower and Dams’ Mechanical Discipline Lead: 

  • Support the design of mechanical systems (balance of plant, hydromechanical, heavy mechanical) for H&D projects, supported by the existing Kiewit design teams as needed (structural, mechanical, piping, pipelines)
  • Mentor and lead younger engineers in their technical development
  • Support in the coordination and management of H&D mechanical design packages 
  • Support the growth of the H&D engineering team by participating in recruitment and integration efforts 
  • Support the H&D business development efforts of Kiewit’s various Districts across North America.
  • Contribute to H&D technical proposals with scope definition, specification development, design calculations while coordinating with other disciplines.
  • Support in the development of the H&D engineering team by building internal tools and processes.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. 
  • 15+ years of relevant experience in the design mechanical systems for hydropower projects. The ideal candidate will have experience in the design of:
    • Industrial HVAC systems for hydropower plants.  Prior experience with HVAC systems for underground facilities will be considered an asset.
    • Mechanical balance of plant piping systems (cooling water, compressed air, dewatering, drainage, hydraulic, lube oil, domestic water, wastewater, fire protection).
    • Sizing and specification of balance of plant equipment (pumps, compressors, fans, air handling units, oil/water separators, HPU’s, large valves).
    • Piping system design, piping material selection, piping specification development, pipe support design/specification.
    • Ductwork system design (sizing, supports, etc.).
    • Experience with hydromechanical equipment (turbines, gates, stoplogs, trashracks, embedded parts) will be considered an asset.
    • Experience with heavy mechanical equipment (cranes and hoists) will be considered an asset.
  • Proficiency in the application of related Codes, Norms, Standards and guidelines, including ASHRAE, B31.1, NFPA, plumbing code, USACE, etc.
  • Proficiency in construction and commissioning of mechanical systems for hydropower plants.
  • Experience in the development of design deliverables in a Design-Build environment.
  • Licensed to practice engineering in Canada with eligibility to obtain licenses in other provinces or territories.
  • Licensed as a PE in the USA an asset. 
  • Efficiency, client focus, autonomy, initiative, ability to work independently and prioritize.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills. 
  • Proficient with English and French.



We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

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