Project Engineer (cooling and ventilation systems)

Geneva, Switzerland
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
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Project Engineer (cooling and ventilation systems)

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Project Engineer (cooling and ventilation systems)


As a Mechanical Engineer, you will take a leading role in the design and construction of HVAC and cooling systems within the context of PJ Section projects.

You will:

  • Discuss requirements with the main stakeholders in order to optimise the users requirements in terms of feasibility and cost;
  • Perform feasibility studies or detailed designs of HVAC and/or cooling systems including sizing and cost estimates for the proposed solutions;
  • Write up technical reports and notes;
  • Draw up technical specifications and all relevant documents that will be used to adjudicate the work to external contractors;
  • Manage contract tendering and adjudication processes related to the projects you are responsible for;
  • Follow up and regularly report on project’s progress issues;
  • Ensure technical coordination and supervision of contractors to keep under control quality, cost and schedule up to the commissioning and formal acceptance of the systems; address non-conformities;
  • Support the colleagues in charge of the operation in the troubleshooting and process improvement of existing plants;
  • Actively contribute to the development and improvement of the internal procedures, internal technical prescriptions, and standardisation of the technical solutions.


  • Master’s degree or equivalent relevant experience in the field of mechanical engineering, or a related field.
  • Certification in project management would be an asset.


  • Demonstrated experience in the design, construction and test of large-size ventilation installations and their related hydraulic components and/or large size industrial cooling including experience in selecting related equipment and instrumentation;
  • Proven experience in contract management;
  • Demonstrated experience in project management;
  • Experience in design, construction and test of ventilation systems for chemical plants and/or nuclear installations would be an asset.

The following experience would be definite assets:

  • Experience with quality management;
  • Experience with low voltage network and switchboards.

Technical competencies:

  • Design and construction of cooling water systems: (raw, demineralized and chilled water) including test of plants and their associated equipment;
  • Design and construction of HVAC plants and networks, including test of plant and associated equipment;
  • Design, construction, operation and maintenance of compressed air systems
  • Water cooling process design and analysis as well as HVAC process;
  • Project management.

Behavioural competencies:

  • Communicating effectively: ensuring that information, procedures and decisions are appropriately documented;
  • Working in teams: building and maintaining constructive and effective work relationships;
  • Managing self: working well autonomously; taking on activities and tasks without prompting;
  • Demonstrating flexibility: readily accepting new tasks or work/projects; adapting quickly and resourcefully to shifting priorities and requirements.
  • Achieving results: driving work / projects along and seeing them through to their conclusion.

Language skills:

Spoken and written English or French: ability to draw up technical specifications in English and to make oral presentations in at least one of the two languages; an undertaking to acquire the other language rapidly.

Closing date for applications 1 November 2020 before midnight.

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