Senior Mechanical Engineer – Toronto, ON.

Laporte Consultants

Founded in 1999, Laporte Consultants is an engineering firm specialized in process, building and utilities. With more than 450 employees, Laporte provides a complete range of professional services to pharmaceutical, biotechnological, food & beverage and industrial companies. Moreover, the company operates in Canada, the United States and Europe.

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Laporte Consultants is looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer (Building Systems) to fill an open position for our office in Toronto, ON. The ideal candidate needs to have at least 5 years of experience in the design and construction of HVAC systems in the pharmaceutical, life sciences or food & beverage industries and be able to support building systems such as chillers and boilers.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Participate in client needs analysis and project definition;
  • Lead all project phases and deliver the agreed scope, timelines and budget;
  • Design of plant utilities, such as: HVAC, Plumbing systems (drainage, water distribution, emergency shower, etc.), Compressed air systems, Boiler, steam & condensate and heating medium systems, Chiller and cooling medium systems;
  • Prepare drawings and specifications;
  • Evaluate and select equipment, technologies and suppliers;
  • Partner with cross functional team members;
  • Supervise equipment installation, start-up and qualification;
  • Visit project sites for information and project related activities;
  • Construction support to ensure installation is as per the design.

Key Requirements:

  • Excellent skills in technical support, troubleshooting and AutoCAD/Revit;
  • Experience in consulting engineering is an asset;
  • Experience in Mechanical Engineering for industrial, food and beverage or pharmaceutical facilities is an asset;
  • Experience in designing plant utilities for industrial, food and beverage or pharmaceutical facilities;
  • Solid knowledge of ASHRAE, ASME, NFPA and other applicable local standards;
  • Knowledge in pipe stress analysis and process piping design is an asset;
  • Able to travel to client sites, when required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • P. Eng. designation;
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements;
  • Pursuit of excellence;
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results;
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written, listening and interpersonal with the ability to transfer knowledge to others;
  • Capability to engage and energize others to reach their fullest potential and performance;
  • Flexibility to travel to external manufacturing sites as needed;
  • Experience in project management and leading multidiscipline teams would be an asset;
  • Construction management and commissioning experience would be an asset.

Come join a company that is currently expanding across multiple geographic setups in North America and Latin America. Laporte offers a competitive salary and benefits and an environment that promotes accountability and professional growth. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: From $80,000.00 per year


  • Casual dress
  • Commuter benefits
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care
  • Work from home


  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

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