Current Positions Available

Senior Electrical Engineer / Project Manager - Hamilton

DEI & Associates Inc.’s goal is to hire a confident Senior Electrical Engineer / Project Manager with seven to ten years of experience completing electrical design in the building service industry. DEI & Associates Inc. is looking to grow their electrical design team by adding a competent, driven, and self-motivated candidate that is interested in continuing their career and professional development in electrical consulting engineering in the building service industry.

The ideal candidate would be a team player, be able to work well under pressure and tight deadlines, be able to communicate effectively and concisely with office staff as well as with clients. Candidates should be knowledgeable in the design of electrical distribution, lighting calculations and design, lighting controls, fire alarm and life safety systems, generators, and other auxiliary systems. Candidates should have knowledge of applicable Canadian and Ontario codes and standards including, but not limited to, the Ontario Building Code, Ontario Electrical Safety Code, CSA, IES, etc. and be familiar with best practices for a variety of building types, including educational, commercial, institutional, and residential buildings.

DEI has two locations, the head office in Waterloo as well as a remote office in Hamilton. Please note that the intention of this position is for the candidate to work with our existing Electrical team at the Waterloo office for a period of time prior to permanent placement in Hamilton.

Qualifications

This role would require an individual with the interpersonal skills (verbal and written) to effectively communicate with the project team, other project disciplines, and owners. Specifically, the ideal candidate would be able to think critically and analytically with exceptional problem solving and decision-making skills.

Qualifications and Required Skills:
• Demonstrated ability to effectively utilize AutoCAD to prepare electrical design documents.
• Working knowledge and experience using Revit is considered an asset.
• The ideal candidate would be a designated Professional Engineer. An individual with a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) designation will be considered.
• Strong technical knowledge and ability to deliver electrical designs for a variety of building types, including, but not limited to electrical distribution, lighting, lighting controls, fire alarm systems, life safety requirements, generators, and other auxiliary systems.
• Knowledge of Canadian and Ontario codes and standards (OBC, OESC, IES, NFPA, IES, etc.).
• Experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook) is required.
• Excellent time management skills, ability to think analytically, attention to detail, resourceful and detail-oriented, and team and customer service focused.
• Ability to effectively resolve construction issues, manage client expectations, review construction sites, liaise with contractors, and other contract administration requirements.

Role Overview
As a Senior Electrical Engineer / Project Manager your role would involve working with our internal teams to develop the electrical designs for a variety of buildings. This role would require the individual to take the lead on technical design requirements for assigned projects, project management, coordination with other disciplines, client building, management of the electrical team, and contract administration requirements throughout construction.

This includes taking the lead on the technical design for electrical systems from the start of projects through to completion, and would including coordinating electrical services (and other services) for new construction, site photometric plans, electrical distribution design, fire alarm, emergency and life safety systems, lighting & associated controls, and other electrical requirements to suit client standards and building classifications.

Your responsibilities would include performing design calculations for each of these systems, attending design meetings to represent the electrical discipline, selecting equipment, drafting and modeling of these systems, management of other junior electrical team members, and contract administration requirements.

Projects may include working on residential (low and high-rise), educational projects (public and private schools, post-secondary institutions), commercial projects (box stores, base buildings, etc.), institutional projects (public sector facilities), industrial facilities, retirement / long term care facilities, and a variety of other projects.

Application Process
Interested individuals are to send their cover letter and resume to careers@deiassociates.ca. Please note the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. We appreciate the time and effort put forth by all applicants, however, only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Mechanical Project Manager (Contract Administration)

Mechanical Project Manager (Contract Administration)

Overview

DEI & Associates Inc. is a professional mechanical and electrical consulting engineering firm providing services to architects and building owners in the building service industry since 1999.  With a comprehensive list of completed projects ranging from residential, education, institutional, recreational, and commercial, DEI & Associates Inc. has the experience to provide full service mechanical and electrical consulting for any building.

DEI & Associates Inc.’s client base includes school boards, universities, regional government agencies, private owners, etc. A sampling of buildings that services are provided would include: public schools (new construction and renovations), residential condominiums and apartments, industrial facilities, retail interior fit-ups, office buildings, chain stores, etc.

DEI & Associates Inc.’s goal is to hire a Mechanical Project Manager (Contract Administration) looking to develop and continue their career in the building service industry. DEI & Associates Inc. is looking to grow their mechanical design team by adding a competent, driven, and self-motivated individual that will represent DEI & Associates Inc. as the main point of contact for our Mechanical Team for projects in construction.  Responsibilities will include visiting sites, preparing site reviewing noting progress, workmanship, specific site concerns, and deficiencies, shop drawing review, review of monthly draws and other change costs, participation in resolving site problems and issues, and coordination with our internal mechanical design team.

The ideal candidate would be a highly effective communicator, team player, be able to work well under pressure, and be able to communicate effectively and concisely with all levels of individuals from trades, consultant team, and owners.  The candidate must have knowledge and experience with HVAC systems, plumbing and drainage, fire protection, construction details and methodologies through either design & site supervision experience or construction / trade experience or a combination of both.

This position would require the individual to travel to multiple sites throughout the week across Ontario.  Travel to sites in other provinces across Canada would also be required.  A flexible Monday to Friday schedule would be required to suit specific project requirements. 

Qualifications

 

This role requires a candidate with excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with contractors, owners, architects, and other individuals during the construction period through in person and electronic communication.  The role requires someone who acts in a professional manner, is organized, and can enforce contractual requirements when necessary.

 The successful candidate needs at minimum 7 to 10 years of construction experience ideally as an Ontario College of Trades licensed Plumber or Sheet Metal trade working on relevant construction projects.  The individual should have a strong understanding of construction methodology, coordination between trades, and construction details.  Candidates need to have an in-depth understanding of relevant mechanical codes, construction practices, and the ability to effectively analyze costs (manpower and materials) for changes that occur during construction.

 Technically, the successful candidate must have a thorough understanding of mechanical HVAC systems, equipment, plumbing, drainage, fire protection, materials, methodologies for installing these systems, and understanding of workmanship and best practices.

 The role will require the successful candidate to be capable of effectively utilizing a variety of software and hardware in their daily tasks, including Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, etc.), Bluebeam (PDF Editors), 360-degree cameras, regular cameras, etc.

 

Role Overview

 As a Mechanical Project Manager (Contract Administration) your role would involve managing the day-to-day progress and requirements for a variety of assigned projects through pre-construction to post-construction.  This role would require the individual to work in conjunction with the mechanical design team to develop practical and cost-effective solutions to construction issues, manage client expectations during construction, and work collaboratively with trades to ensure each project is constructed to a high standard.

 The roles main responsibilities include on-site review of construction with relevant trades and completing follow-up site reviews in a timely manner, and attendance at construction meetings.   Off-site responsibilities include shop drawing review, responding to RFI’s, coordinating, and preparing changes, SI’s, etc. in conjunction with the respective design team for the project.  In addition, the role would require the individual to manage projects where DEI & Associates Inc. is the prime consultant.  Experience with these requirements is considered an asset.

 In addition to the management of construction projects, this role would require individuals to assist the design team in surveying and gather relevant information for projects that are beginning the design phase.    These responsibilities would include visiting sites as required to thoroughly survey existing conditions as needed to suit the scope of the project.

 This role will require the individual to travel daily to assigned sites for work and will require flexibility in the individuals’ Monday to Friday work schedule (potentially before or after standard work hours).  Travel requirements typically are in Southern Ontario, however, travel throughout Canada will be required depending on assigned projects.

 

Application Process

 Interested individuals are to send their Cover Letter and Resume to careers@deiassociates.ca.  Please note the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.  We appreciate the time and effort put forth by all applicants, however, only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Administrative Assistant - Waterloo

DEI & Associates Inc.’s goal is to hire an administrative assistant to join our administration team that supports our engineering and contract administration teams.  DEI & Associates Inc. is looking to hire a capable, self-motivated, and professional individual that brings excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to learn new skills and industry specific requirements.

The ideal candidate would be a team player, be able to work well under pressure and tight deadlines, be able to communicate effectively and concisely with internal staff and clients and have excellent customer service skills.  The ideal candidate would have knowledge and experience with standard administrative functions, excellent computer skills, specifically with Microsoft Office products, the ability to prioritize and manage competing tasks, and a willingness to handle routine and advanced duties for members of the engineering department.

DEI & Associates Inc.’s client base includes school boards, universities, regional government agencies, private owners, etc. A sampling of buildings that services are provided would include:  public schools (new construction and renovations), residential condominiums and apartments, industrial facilities, retail interior fit-ups, office buildings, chain stores, etc.

Qualifications:

This role requires an individual with excellent interpersonal skills (verbal and written), the ability to communicate effectively and concisely with a variety of stakeholders, time management / prioritization skills, attention to detail, and be able to adaptable to changing working conditions. The ideal candidate would have at a minimum a Diploma or Certificate in Office Administration or prior experience in an administrative setting.  Experience within the construction industry, specifically consulting, is considered an asset.

The role requires the individual to have experience and proficiency with a variety of computer software / programs and the ability to effectively utilize these features.  Experience / proficiency with Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel, and PDF editing programs are required along with an intermediate level of basic computer skills.

Role Overview:

As an Administrative Assistant your role would involve working with our existing administrative team and our engineering staff to process and manage a variety of written and verbal correspondence specific to the construction industry. This correspondence would include editing specifications based on mark-ups from the engineering team, preparing and formatting change notices, addendums, supplemental instructions, and site reviews, preparing contractual documents such as CCDC contracts, certificate of payments, recommendation letters, processing shop drawings, maintenance manuals, etc.

In addition, the role would require the individual to answer incoming calls, direct visitors within the office, general office management requirements, organizing travel requirements for staff, and assist with other duties assigned by the Office Manager to ensure the smooth operation of the business.

 

Assistance in organizing company wide events would be required. Duties could include purchasing of supplies, set up of tables, chairs, and table ware, presentation of food items, disposal/recycling of used tableware and cutlery, cleanup include washing of dishes, packaging of garbage and its removal.

Due to Covid, weekly cleaning duties have been the responsibility of the Administration team and cleaning duties would be assigned as required. Duties could include cleaning of bathrooms, wipe down of surfaces and incoming courier packages, etc.

The role would require the individual to complete a variety of miscellaneous duties required to keep the office functioning.  A sampling of miscellaneous duties that would be required to be performed is as follows: emptying dishwasher, cleaning of refrigerator and stove, garbage recycling, watering plants, cutting, and preparing snacks for daily consumption, etc.  Duties would also include assisting and completing other administrative positions’ duties as needed due to time off and vacancies.

 

Application Process
Interested individuals are to send their cover letter and resume to careers@deiassociates.ca. Please note the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. We appreciate the time and effort put forth by all applicants, however, only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Mechanical Engineer In Training - Waterloo

DEI & Associates Inc. is a professional mechanical and electrical consulting engineering firm providing services to architects and building owners in the building service industry since 1999.  With a comprehensive list of completed projects ranging from residential, education, institutional, recreational, and commercial, DEI & Associates Inc. has the experience to provide full service mechanical and electrical consulting for any building.

DEI & Associates Inc.’s goal is to hire a mechanical engineer in training with either prior experience in the building services industry or an individual looking to begin their career in the building services / consulting engineering industry. DEI & Associates Inc. is looking to grow their mechanical design team by adding a competent, driven, and self-motivated mechanical engineer in training that is working towards their professional designation and developing their technical knowledge relating to building services.

The ideal candidate would be a team player, be able to work well under pressure and tight deadlines, and be able to communicate effectively and concisely with office staff as well as with clients.  The ideal candidate would have knowledge and experience with basic HVAC systems, plumbing and drainage, and energy modeling through a combination of co-op positions, self-learning, and post-secondary courses.

DEI & Associates Inc.’s client base includes school boards, universities, regional government agencies, private owners, etc. A sampling of buildings that services are provided would include: public schools (new construction and renovations), residential condominiums and apartments, industrial facilities, retail interior fit-ups, office buildings, chain stores, etc.

Qualifications

This role would require an individual with the interpersonal skills (verbal and written) to effectively communicate with the project team, other project disciplines, and owners.  Specifically, the ideal candidate would be able to think critically and analytically with exceptional problem solving and decision making skills.

The ideal candidate will have graduated from an accredited engineering program and have taken courses in thermodynamics, heat transfer, multi-phase flow, energy system, HVAC, building audits and/or power plants. The ideal candidate would have completed university projects relating to energy usage, energy efficiency, or similar exercises during their university education.  Experience with AutoCAD is required and experience with Revit is an asset. Experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook) is required.

Role Overview

As a Mechanical Engineer in Training your role would involve working with the Senior Mechanical Engineers and other staff to develop the mechanical designs for a variety of buildings.  This includes working with Senior Mechanical Engineers to develop the design documentation for various building facilities and would include the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, piping, plumbing, and drainage systems.

Your responsibilities would include performing design calculations for these systems, selecting equipment, as well as drafting (AutoCAD) or 3D modeling (Revit) the mechanical systems for assigned projects.

Projects may include working on residential (low and high-rise), educational projects (public and private schools, post-secondary institutions), commercial projects (box stores, base buildings, etc.), institutional projects (public sector facilities), industrial facilities, retirement / long term care facilities, and a variety of other projects.

Application Process

Interested individuals are to send their cover letter and resume to careers@deiassociates.ca.  Please note the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. We appreciate the time and effort put forth by all applicants, however, only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply

Our firm is always looking for individuals who are interested in making the building service industry their career.

Interested individuals are to send their cover letter and resume to careers@deiassociates.ca. Please note the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

If there are no open positions posted, please feel free to email your cover letter and resume to careers@deiassociates.ca and our office will review.

We appreciate the time and effort put forth by all applicants, however, only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

DEI & Associates Inc. is centrally located in Southern Ontario with our head office located in Waterloo and a satellite office located in Hamilton.

Our Accessibility Policy

Waterloo Office

55 Northland Road
Waterloo, ON N2V 1Y8

T: 519-725-3555
F: 519-725-2515
E: dei@deiassociates.ca

Hamilton Office

7 Innovation Drive, Unit 210
Dundas, ON L9H 7H9

T: 519-725-3555
F: 519-725-2515
E: dei@deiassociates.ca

DEI & Associates Inc. is centrally located in Southern Ontario with our head office located in Waterloo and a satellite office located in Hamilton.

Our Accessibility Policy

Waterloo Office

55 Northland Road, Waterloo, ON N2V 1Y8
T: 519-725-3555 • F: 519-725-2515
E: dei@deiassociates.ca

Hamilton Office

7 Innovation Drive, Unit 210, Dundas, ON L9H 7H9
T: 519-725-3555 • F: 519-725-2515
E: dei@deiassociates.ca

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