Mechanical Engineer @ IDEA Inc. - Ottawa

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Make an Impact

IDEA Inc. is open to new ideas and creative interpretation, allowing you to truly impact the overall execution of projects.

Critical Role

Be a key figure in the growth strategy of IDEA Inc. and lead projects from start to finish. In the future, build out the mechanical engineering department.


As the first Mechanical Engineer to work full time out of the Ottawa office, you will be afforded an opportunity to build and develop this discipline.

Mechanical Engineer @ IDEA Inc. - Ottawa

Company: IDEA Inc. (Integrated Design Engineering + Architecture)

Position: Mechanical Engineer

Location: Ottawa, ON

IDEA Inc. is comprised of highly talented professionals who together form dynamic integrated design teams. All areas of the business work collaboratively to ensure every design solution balances vision and pragmatism, environmentally responsible design, and architectural and engineering excellence. In January 2019 IDEA Inc. announced the acquisition of COLE+Associates Architects Inc. in Ottawa. Existing clients of both firms immediately benefited from combined experience, increased human resources and broadened capabilities. The firms complemented one another in terms of their varied experience in multiple project types; most specifically in the areas of healthcare, government, industrial and heritage. In many ways this was a natural transition for the two companies, due to the success of both companies as high performance, service oriented, boutique firms. IDEA Inc. now operates with offices in Ottawa and Sault Ste. Marie and is considered a boutique design firm that can offer architectural and engineering services within the Institutional, Commercial & Industrial (ICI) sector. A holistic approach to high performance building design and construction, a deep knowledge of the art of design and strong attention to detail are the pillars of the integrated approach at IDEA Inc.

Skills & Experience

HVAC Professional It is essential that you have professional HVAC experience, due to the scope of IDEA Inc.’s projects.
6+ Years of Experience Licensed Professional Engineer that is able to obtain your certification in Ontario.
Technologically Sound Skilled with CAD software, and either have experience working with BIM/Revit platforms, or have the eagerness to learn.
Leadership Approachable leadership style and a passion to be heavily involved in projects from inception to completion.
Communication It is critical that you have strong written and spoken communication skills in English, and ideally, French, as well.
Time Management Ability to balance your time working both independently and collaboratively in a fast paced environment.

Summary of Role

IDEA Inc.’s reputation is known in the market, and the interest of potential clients is robust. Now, a year after the acquisition in Ottawa, they are ready to hire an experienced Mechanical Engineer to alleviate the burden on the team in Sault Ste. Marie. You will immediately be immersed in projects, working closely with the architecture and design teams to design and execute solutions for clients. Your days will be fast paced in nature, as you balance a hands on approach for the completion of projects, client management and in-house consultation. At any given time, you will be managing multiple deliverables that call on your time to be spent on tasks such as, but not limited to, detailed design site reviews and collaboration with clients and colleagues..

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