The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
$1,618.21 - $2,225.03 / week

Reporting to the Project Director, The Mechanical Engineer, Healthcare will be a key part of the Build NS Healthcare Infrastructure Team, uniquely qualified to provide guidance and strategy regarding the development of healthcare mechanical building system requirements in projects of various sizes and delivery methods. The specifics of the job vary according to the project delivery method, scope, and clinical, operation, or technical requirements.

The Mechanical Engineer, Healthcare focuses on building efficient systems that ensure maximum comfort and optimize projects for the longevity of asset life and return on investment. This includes specialist systems and infection control, crucial for patient safety and comfort within a healthcare setting.

This is a five (5) year term position which is eligible for all Build Nova Scotia benefits.

What you'll do


We are seeking an experienced professional to serve as a Subject Matter Expert on multiple healthcare projects. The successful candidate will:

  • Review new issue drawings and contract documents to ensure conformance with requirements and standards.
  • Quantify the impact of changes and share recommendations with the Project Delivery Team.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance healthcare project delivery and facility operations by recommending improved methods and system changes.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for multiple healthcare projects.

  • Ensure all drawings and contract documents comply with relevant requirements and standards.

  • Evaluate and quantify the impact of proposed changes on project outcomes.

  • Communicate findings and recommendations effectively to the Project Delivery Team.

  • Propose and advocate for better methods and system changes to improve project delivery and facility operations.

  • Read and understand plans and specifications. Visualize two-dimensional drawings in three dimensions.

  • Manage and support project team including direct reports and others as needed

  • Help drive healthcare environmental health and safety programs at the project level, driving a sustainable and safety-oriented approach to work.

  • Support the Project Delivery Team through the planning, design, and construction of large and complex healthcare projects delivered through various delivery methods, Public-Private Partnerships (P3s), Design Bid Build (DBB, Construction Management (CM) or Design Build (DB) by assisting in establishment, design, and delivery of mechanical design requirements in a healthcare setting.

What you'll need


  • Extensive experience in healthcare project management or a related field, with strong knowledge of industry standards and requirements.
  • Must be a Professional Engineer, with a degree in mechanical engineering with a minimum of 8 years' experience in the building design and construction industry.
  • Must have demonstrated experience with healthcare-related design and construction (a minimum of 3 years' experience, and/or three projects) and experience with CSA Healthcare Mechanical standards, and all current and pending national codes and standards.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills, proven ability to identify and implement improvements in project delivery and operations.
  • Experience in producing construction drawings and details and demonstration of the ability to review and red-line construction documents, both from the viewpoint of the mechanical discipline, constructability, and overall project coordination with other disciplines.
  • Experience or willingness to learn E-Builder project management integration software, and construction software (Procore, Project Sight etc.) required.
  • Experience or willingness to learn Microsoft 365, PowerPoint, MS Teams, BIM and/or AutoCAD.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Healthcare Infrastructure Project Delivery Strategy

A little bit about us

Nova Scotia Healthcare Infrastructure Division

Build Nova Scotia Healthcare Infrastructure Division is committed to delivering an extensive, multi-site, multi-year infrastructure Redevelopment Plan designed to ensure the health care needs of Nova Scotians are met for the next 50 years.

The redevelopment plan includes major expansions and additions to hospitals and health services in communities across the Province, including throughout the Halifax and Cape Breton Regional Municipalities. Successful project delivery will allow services to be moved out of the aging facilities such as the Centennial, Victoria and Dickson buildings on the Victoria General (VG) site of the QEII.

Master planning for the redevelopment program is focused on modernizing the health care system to ensure the needs of Nova Scotians remain at the heart of our delivery of best-in-class services. Together, the redevelopment projects will help support the health care of all Nova Scotians today, and for future generations.

Further information about the project can be found on our website :

Our goal is a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the clients we serve. Build NS (formerly NS Lands) has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your application.