Senior Mechanical Engineer (SK)

KGS Group is seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our team in either Regina or Saskatoon.

 

About Us

We are KGS Group, an employee-owned, multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm serving clients throughout North America. We’re different than traditional engineering firms. We believe a commitment to lasting relationships is just as critical as the expertise applied in our work. To us that means we put our clients and people first. We have the discipline to consistently deliver KGS Quality, never taking the easy way out. We always look closer and dig deeper. And no matter the project, we care enough to do it right.

As an employee-owned company, we’re invested in our work and our people. It’s a place where you can apply your abilities and contribute to challenging and meaningful projects across Canada, the U.S. and beyond. With the extensive, wide-ranging expertise within our company, you’ll also have countless opportunities to learn and grow.

 

The Role

The Mechanical Department Head will have the ability and experience to motivate and drive employees to achieve KGS Group’s business goals and objectives. Strong people management skills are essential to encourage employee development and to ensure employees are engaged and efficient at all times. The Department Head will drive business development, lead with integrity; demonstrate effective and efficient organizational skills. They will serve as a liaison between their department, Senior Management and the rest of the organization. To fulfil these responsibilities, a reasonable amount of administrative time is anticipated in proportion to the size of their department. However, Department Heads are still expected to spend the majority of their time actively managing projects and supporting Project Managers within their department, which is chargeable to those projects. Department Heads will assign tasks and share duties with their Assistant Department Heads as applicable. Other specific roles and responsibilities include the following:

  • Providing approvals, technical oversight and mentoring on proposals and engineering deliverables
  • Managing project delivery, client satisfaction and client retention.
  • Exploring business development opportunities and securing new clients and work for department
  • Facilitating coordination of multi-disciplinary work and inter-departmental activities
  • Tracking department key metrics and managing staff efficiency including workload distribution and chargeability
  • Monthly forecasting of work and tracking of project status within the department including budgets, schedules, invoicing, closeout and account receivables, followed by quarterly reporting to Senior Management
  • Working with Senior Management on adjustment of staffing levels according to business needs
  • Working with HR and Senior Management in employee recruitment, promotion, retention, succession planning, corporate culture, staff career streaming, conflict resolution.
  • Building a positive working environment and proactively addressing concerns raised by employees.
  • Ensuring employees have access to tools, training and support that helps them develop and achieve success in their positions.
  • Working with the Quality Management team to uphold quality standards and procedures
  • Working with the Health and Safety Management team to reinforce safety as top priority, compliance to local legislated and best practice safety needs and ensure required safety training and equipment is available to all staff.
  • Conducting annual employee reviews and recommendations on salary adjustments
  • Facilitating team building activities and professional development of staff

 

About You

  • Typically, 15 years of experience, which will be a combination of technical, supervisory and business management experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in mechanical engineering with demonstrated project management skills
  • Previous experience managing projects and multi-disciplinary project teams in engineering consulting 
  • Organizational and time skills with ability to manage diverse workloads, often with conflicting deadlines and priorities
  • Strong leadership skills in order to provide effective department management
  • Ability to work independently, use initiative, and make informed decisions and recommendations
  • Ability to initiate, accept and implement changes and innovations
  • Ability to manage budgets and provide financial reports
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Ability to assess and manage project and corporate risk
  • Experience with pumps, pressure vessels, boilers, heat exchangers, tanks, ventilation/HVAC, material handling and balance of plant systems in industrial facilities are required;
  • Demonstrated experience in site investigations, condition assessments, design and construction support is preferred
  • Previous experience working with Indigenous clients is preferred
  • Travel to project sites is usually limited but is required depending on project/client requirements

 

KGS Group is an employee-owned, equal opportunity company offering an excellent compensation and benefits package.

KGS Group welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Upon request, KGS Group will provide reasonable accommodation for disabilities to support participation of candidates in all aspects of the recruitment process.

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