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Principal Mining Layout Designer, Mechanical

June 12 2024
Industries Architecture, Engineering and related
Categories Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, Processing, Architecture, Design, Engineering, Oil & Gas, Mining, Natural Resources, Property Management, Real Estate, Trades, Technicians, Construction
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.

To find out more about BBA, follow us on LinkedIn and connect with our talent acquisition specialists.

Type of position: Regular

Your future role on our team

Your role as a Mechanical Designer will consist of preparing 3D models, drawings and other technical documents for mining projects, but also in power and heavy industry. You will also provide quality service and maintain positive relationships with colleagues and clients by contributing to projects in the mechanical engineering discipline. As part of a growing office, we are looking for someone to work within the mechanical team to help deliver fast paced projects, help grow the team and progress their career with BBA.

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

  • Perform mine plant layout design for studies and detailed design projects of high complexity
  • Design Materials handling and conveyor systems
  • Design of chutes, tanks and plate work
  • Design of Mill processing buildings
  • Prepare mechanical layout design and detail drawings
  • Coordinate and mange project drafting and drawing updates
  • Prepare designs using 3D CAD software
  • Participate and contribute to project coordination, internal and client review meetings
  • Coordination of project specifications with construction documents
  • Carry out technical assignment for projects such as system setup, deliverable lists, and research
  • Manage mechanical layout budget, schedule, and work power loading
  • Support in the development of project design basis
  • Support the development of project schedules, budgets, and progress metrics
  • Communicate with vendors, carry out vendor reviews and use vendor data efficiently in designs
  • Participate in site inspections, field reviews, quality assessments and oversee testing
  • Assist in interpreting the plant PFDs, P&IDs, and plant battery limit constraints
  • Perform clash detection
  • Prepare and develop proposals
  • Mentor and train junior designers and engineers
  • Be able to work on multiple projects concurrently
  • Work with 3D point cloud scan data


Do your qualities and values match our corporate culture?

  • Results-driven
  • Thirst to learn and excel
  • Willingness to work together while having fun
  • Constantly seeking sustainable and agile solutions
  • Ability to see beyond established standards
  • Rigour and ethical

Overview of certifications and job requirements

  • 10+ year's relevant experience in mechanical layout and design drafting of mineral processing plants in a multidisciplinary engineering design environment
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologist/Technician diploma or equivalent.
  • Gold, silver, copper, zinc, and lead commodities experience
  • Experience in mechanical engineering in mine process plants including knowledge of mechanical systems, materials, and industry standards
  • Knowledge of mechanical codes, building codes and standards
  • Experience in mechanical design of chutes and plate work
  • Experience within a large project, multidisciplinary environment (EPCM an asset)
  • Experience with greenfield and brownfield projects
  • Knowledge of 3D CAD tools such as: SP3D, Solidworks, CADworx and AutoCAD.
  • Knowledge of 3D point clouds considered an asset
  • Ability to travel and perform site work, where required
  • Initiative to identify tasks that need completion and accept the responsibility of seeing those assignments through to the final stage
  • Experience with mechanical design and layout in hydropower, pulp and paper and clean energy would be considered an asset
  • Thorough understanding of mechanical engineering concepts and ability to communicate ideas to others
  • Bilingual (English and French) is not necessary but would be advantageous for this position.

An overview of BBA's total reward

  • Annual base salary, based on 37.5 hours weekly, between $105,000 to $145,000
  • Annual bonus program for all regular employees
  • Onsite mobility premium
  • Access to a time bank
  • Cellphone Program
  • Group insurance plan starting day one including short term and long-term disability insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Premium offer through the Employee Referral Program.

BBA considers many factors to determine the annual base salary such as, but no limited to: Location of the position, education, relevant and demonstrated work experience, technical assessment, qualifications, certifications, and other relevant competencies.

At BBA, you get many benefits

  • Hybrid work mode
  • A corporate culture that values expertise
  • Participation in innovation projects
  • Access to a profit-sharing program for all regular employees
  • Growing business with many opportunities
  • Generous pension and insurance plan
  • On site and at the office:Health, safety and the environment are a priority


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!