Mechanical BIM Designer

Job Locations CA-NS-Halifax | CA-NB-Saint John
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Are you someone with strong technical capabilities and budding leadership qualities?  Do you enjoy the challenges and seek the efficiency and rewards of working with Autodesk Revit? Are you a clear communicator that builds strong relationships and engages with your team? If you are a systematic problem solver who is able to tie the day-to-day with the bigger picture, this opportunity is for you! As someone with excellent communication skills and technical acumen, you will thrive in our fast-paced and agile environment.


Your Opportunity

Dillon’s Transportation and Facilities technical group is looking for an experienced Mechanical or Building Science Engineer with an aptitude for BIM to join our multidisciplinary team of professionals. You will have the opportunity to work on new and exciting projects while providing clients with a fully integrated and superior customer experience. 

At Dillon, we operate as one team. This position is available at our offices in Halifax and Saint John with the opportunity for hybrid and flex work arrangements to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life.


What your day will look like


  • Prepare calculations for mechanical building systems such as sizing ducting, piping, static equipment, rotating equipment, and specialized mechanical equipment and components.
  • Develop layout plans and detailed design drawings of mechanical building systems such as HVAC, sanitary drainage, storm drainage, domestic water distribution, specialized plumbing and piping systems.  
  • Prepare drawings, specifications, and reports necessary to deliver a project.
  • Develop project-specific mechanical details and equipment schedules.
  • Develop mechanical-specific Revit assets to support Revit-based mechanical project delivery methodologies.
  • Design Code-compliant building systems that meet client, owner, municipal, and provincial requirements that meet the applicable industry standards.
  • Coordinate the design of the mechanical building system with structural, architectural and electrical systems and components.
  • Develop coordination drawing or model packages to mitigate coordination issues during construction.
  • Manage project stakeholder requirements and expectations. 
  • Design mechanical building systems using Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD while adhering to company BIM and CAD standards.
  • Develop clash or coordination reports.
  • Assist in the efficient development of the Revit model.
  • Conduct regular project model audits for model health compared to organizational, project, and regulatory standards and requirements.
  • Develop supplier relationships and actively manage Revit assets to ensure compliance against the mechanical pre-qualified suppliers.
  • Conduct and manage construction administration activities.
  • Review and approval contractor submittals such as equipment shop drawings.


What you will need to succeed


  • 5+ years of direct industry experience in the field of mechanical building services.
  • Have 5+ years of direct industry experience in the field of mechanical BIM development.
  • Direct experience in the development, implementation, and management of efficient organizational BIM assets, organization-level and operational-level BIM workflows, and 
  • Degree from an accredited institution in mechanical building services or mechanical engineering.
  • A C.E.T. with equivalent experience and abilities will be considered.


  • Knowledge and experience working with Autodesk Revit 2017 or newer is required, with exposure to mechanical layouts and systems.
  • Knowledge of all Microsoft Office 365 programs, specifically Word and Excel.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with modern mechanical building systems and applied technologies.
  • Familiar with structural, architectural, and electrical design and model requirements to understand space limitations and mitigate interferences.
  • Experienced with municipal and provincial Codes and Authorities Having Jurisdiction.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a project-oriented organization in a deadline driven environment.
  • Drives efficiency, innovation, and relationships to achieve project-based and organizational success..
  • Effective communication skills and comfortable with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to work independently, integrate into the mechanical team, and respectfully drive change.

Why choose Dillon

Dillon is powered by people who are technically proficient, passionate about socially important projects, and motivated to deliver superior, tangible results. We strive to remain at the forefront of technology and innovation, and are empowered to continually grow and develop. 


We live our core values:

  • Reliability: words result in actions that build trust;
  • Achievement: do the work to hit the target;
  • Continuous development: always learning; always adapting; always growing;
  • Creativity: discover new possibilities;
  • Courage: do the things that matter, especially when it’s hard;
  • Inclusiveness: enabling belonging to draw strength from our differences.


In addition, we offer:

  • Employee share purchase plan
    • Dillon is 100% employee owned and share ownership is open to all employees.
  • A competitive compensation package
    • Comprehensive health benefits
    • Generous retirement savings plan
    • Student loan repayment assistance with matching employer contributions
  • Flexible work hours and remote working options
    • Dillon values its staff and the contributions that are made each day and understands that work arrangements can differ based on personal needs and business needs.  We are taking a trust-based approach to offer a variety of flexible and remote work options to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life.
  • Learning and Development opportunities
    • As a knowledge-based business, the organic growth of our knowledge and skills occur through our work performance and roles. The creation and sharing of knowledge allows us to take local knowledge to scale, capture lessons learned through experience, and continuously improve service delivery. The development of self and others is an evident and measured core behaviour within our organization.
    • We use a composite approach to development including coaching to build the how, mentoring to share lessons, advising to round out perspectives, and co-creation of knowledge through internal, learning opportunities.
  • Focus on Innovation
    • The ability to anticipate, examine, and adopt new and innovative solutions is a crucial driver for the continual and progressive advancement of our business performance. In our culture, people are empowered to reflect and question current practices and seek forward looking solutions to today’s problems and tomorrow’s opportunities.
  • Employee and Family Assistance program
    • A variety of EFAP tools and online resources to support well-being are available to all employees.
  • Wellness Subsidy
    • Our employees can take advantage of wellness subsidy that can be put towards expenses for a variety of health and/or wellness related activities such as gym membership, purchase of home fitness equipment, yoga classes  and dance classes

About Dillon

Dillon is a proudly Canadian, employee-owned, professional consulting firm specializing in planning, engineering, environmental science and management. We partner with clients to provide committed, collaborative, and inventive solutions to complex, multi-faceted projects. With 25 offices and more than 1200 employees across Canada, Dillon offers a wide range of services related to building and improving facilities and infrastructure, protecting the environment, and developing communities.


Now operating for over 75 years, we continue to strive for excellence in everything we do. Dillon has been listed as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the past 17 years and has the distinction of having achieved Platinum Club member status in this program.


Employment Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Dillon:

Dillon is committed to the principles of employment equity, inclusiveness, and diversity within our organization. We strive to achieve a workplace where opportunities are based on skills and abilities and that respects and values differences. 


Inclusion is more than a word to us, it is the way we choose to run our business. 

Please connect with us if you require accommodation in the interview process. We would love to hear from you!



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