Jr. Engineer Position – Ottawa

Jr. Engineer Position – Ottawa

Job Type: Full Time
Location: Ottawa, ON
Number of Positions: 1
Start Date: ASAP

FVB Energy Inc. is a consulting engineering firm specializing in district energy and combined heat and power (CHP) systems, with offices in Minneapolis (USA), Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver and Ottawa (Canada).  FVB Energy Inc. is the North American subsidiary of the Swedish consulting firm Fjärrvärmebyrån ab (FVB District Energy Inc.).

FVB is committed to aiding communities and institutions find the right alternative energy solutions for their present and future needs.  We believe in district heating, district cooling and cogeneration and how these systems connect communities and institutions to a host of energy, environmental and economic benefits.

Junior Mechanical Engineer


FVB is seeking a Junior Mechanical Engineer to work in our Ottawa office.  The successful candidate will support the design and construction team for projects during each stage of development. As a Junior Engineer the successful candidate will apply accepted engineering principles to design initiatives.

The Junior Engineer position requires a candidate who:

  • Is comfortable working on multiple projects at different stages at any given time
  • Possesses excellent communication and time management skills
  • Is self-motivated and able to work as part of a team or individually


  • Assist the mechanical engineering team in the technical design of energy plants, distribution piping and building interface projects
  • Assist with preparation of feasibility studies
  • Support estimating and costing of projects
  • Apply previous knowledge and experience to design projects.
  • Work with CAD designers to ensure all drawings are accurate
  • Liaise with the clients, consultants, contractors and vendors to coordinate, share project information and/or discuss project and design related problems
  • Take responsibility of completing specific design tasks:
    • Hydraulic analysis
    • Small equipment selection (heat exchangers, pumps, piping, control valves, expansion and pressurization tanks)
    • Design calculations (pipe and duct sizing, stack sizing, annual energy consumption calculations, etc.)
    • Preparation of construction and tender documents for small projects
  • Assist in the selection of energy plant equipment (chillers, boilers, gensets, cooling towers, heat exchangers, etc.)
  • Assist in the preparation of specifications and drawings for large projects
  • Play key role in preparation and issuance of equipment tender packages, tender process, bid evaluation and recommendation report
  • Conduct site visits for construction supervision and project commissioning services and issue reports

Minimum Experience / Education Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree of Applied Science or Engineering, specializing in Mechanical Engineering
  • Eligible to register as an EIT with EGBC
  • 1-5 years’ experience in an engineering position, preferably in the HVAC or energy industry
  • Proficiency working in a Microsoft Office environment
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with hydronic based HVAC design
  • Experience in district cooling and/or heating design or construction

Other Information

The FVB Energy Ottawa office is located in Ottawa, ON.

Salary is commensurate with experience and skill.  FVB offers a comprehensive benefits package to all full time employees.

If you are interested in working for FVB Energy Inc. please email your resume with covering letter, subject heading “Ottawa Junior Engineer” to: careers@fvbenergy.com

We thank all candidates for showing interest in this position, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  No agencies or phone calls please.

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