Position Description

RE-POST System Responsible Engineer- Building Mechanical
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As an individual contributor, the System Responsible Engineer takes responsibility for the technical aspects of building mechanical systems at Chalk River Laboraties (CRL).  Executes complex and/or specialized technical work under general guidance such as:

  • Reporting, forecasting, analyzing, assessing and interpreting complex information relating to Building Mechanical systems and providing advice and recommendations.
  • Recognizing critical issues and acting within appropriate parameters by interpreting standards
  • Establishing and maintaining quality assurance standards.


  • Work with operations to continuously monitor both condition and performance of systems to identify:
    • Deficiencies and their associated risk
    • Opportunities for optimization and their potential rewards
    • Recommended actions
    • Planning to execute those actions
  • Work with projects to:
    • Define requirements of new construction or existing building/ or system overhaul
    • Review designs
    • Accept technical aspect of turnover of new systems
  • Work with environmental remediation mission to:
    • Define turnover requirements of older buildings
    • Review turnover plans
    • Sign technical portions of turnover documents
  • Work with Asset Management Department to:
    • Interpret and analyze the Asset Management Risk Register and identify items to disposition.
    • Solicit input from Energy and Infrastructure Management, operators, OEM suppliers and consultants to develop a prioritized list of planned investments to contribute to the infrastructure asset group asset management plan.
  • Work with regulatory and program authorities (TSSA, ESA, OSH) to ensure that systems are configured and maintained per regulation.
  • Use internal process to maintain infrastructure configuration management (ECC, IWC etc.)


  • Engineering degree from accredited University.
  • Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, or eligible to apply for P.Eng.


  • Minimum five (5) years experience with building mechanical systems design, maintenance and operation
  • Project management experience would be an asset.

Abilities and Skills

  • Excellent understanding of building mechanical systems:  (Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning; building automation systems, steam and hydronic systems and associated components.)
  • Computer literate in general business software applications
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills to negotiate and persuade

Job/Industry Specific Knowledge

  • ASHRAE Building Operations Engineer certified would be an asset
  • LEED O&M certified would be an asset



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