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Hydropower - Senior Mechanical Engineer

January 25 2023
Industries Architecture, Engineering and related
Categories Engineering, Oil & Gas, Mining, Natural Resources,
Vancouver, BC • Full time

Working for BBA means being part of a team of talented people who have the passion to succeed and the drive to excel in order to provide first-class service to clients.

Recognized for its extensive field experience and cutting-edge expertise, BBA has been delivering a comprehensive range of consulting engineering services for 40 years, from studies and design to commissioning and operational support. Our firm is supported by a network of offices across Canada to carry out mandates at the local, national and international levels.

BBA provides a stimulating and friendly working atmosphere. We focus on building teams with complementary talents and provide employees with a work environment conducive to developing their skills.

BBA is a Canada's Best Employer recipient from Kincentric and is part of the prestigious Platinum Club of the Best Managed Companies, which unites companies that have held onto their title for over six consecutive years. For BBA, making the list speaks to the rigour of our practices and our unique approach to employee and client relations.

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Type of position: Régulier

Your future role on our team

BBA is seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer to support our continued growth and achievement of our strategic objectives in the Hydroelectric sector. The selected candidate will play a key role in all phases of engineering projects from front end-studies through to field implementation with a focus on detailed engineering. As a senior member of the mechanical engineering team, the candidate will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of exceptional technical quality, identification and development of new business opportunities and nurturing the professional development of members.

With us, you’ll get the opportunity to...

  • Perform high level engineering on penstocks, turbines, mechanical governors, bearing lubrication and cooling, shaft balancing and alignment, hydro-mechanical gates, valves, generator cooling, generator brakes and balance of plant.
  • Take a lead role in client communications and business development.
  • Be a key team member for small to major brownfield/greenfield hydroelectric projects.
  • Participate in site inspections, condition assessments, commissioning, and testing.
  • Provide mentorship and coaching of junior/intermediate engineers, actively sharing knowledge, and supporting the enhancement of skills within the team.
  • Foster a culture of having fun at work while producing high quality professional work.
  • Be the Project Manager or Project Leader on engineering mandates within the hydroelectric industry.


Do your qualities and values match our corporate culture?

  • Inspirational leadership
  • Results-driven
  • Constantly seeking sustainable and agile solutions
  • Ability to share and pass on knowledge
  • Ability to see beyond established standards
  • Efficient, both at the office and the work site

Overview of certifications and job requirements

  • University degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • 15+ years of relevant engineering experience in the hydropower sector with a preference for 5+ years in consulting.
  • Understanding of design codes and standards: ASME, CSA, API, AWWA, US Army Corp of Engineers, USBR etc
  • Available for site work and short-term assignments (mandatory)
  • Must be a registered P.Eng in Canada.
  • Valid driver’s license.

At BBA, you get many benefits

  • Opportunity to mentor our next generation: we invest in our people and help them develop
  • A corporate culture that values expertise
  • Participation in innovation projects
  • Promotion of our experts (SMEs), both externally and internally
  • Access to a profit-sharing program for all regular employees
  • Growing business with many opportunities


BBA is committed to promoting diversity and employment equity. We thank you for your interest in our firm. Please note that only those candidates selected will be contacted.

Apply now!