Senior HVAC Engineer

Marine People are searching for a Senior HVAC Engineer on behalf of our client, based in Canberra, Australia.

Role characteristics

The position requires the following high-level attributes:

  • Strong knowledge of Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation, Chilled Water (CW), and other cooling water systems.
  • Clear understanding of HVAC engineering process – from specification writing, requirement analysis and traceability through to system level design/interface, and requirements management.
  • A strong understanding of the survivability aspects of naval ship mechanical systems
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to engage with senior stakeholders and decision authorities and explain complex positions and issues
  • An ability to influence thinking and advocate for the Project team’s interests across multiple program stakeholders with divergent interests
  • An ability to mentor and share experience and lessons with the project team membership to build mechanical engineering skills and abilities in the project team
  • Professional Engineering Credential (in Mechanical or Marine Engineering or other applicable discipline) desired
  • A positive, solutions-orientated attitude


The position will include the following responsibilities:

  • Assess and advise on key HVAC and cooling system technical risks in the Hunter Class design
  • Support the review of technical deliverables from the project’s Head Contractor
  • Review calculations applying HVAC engineering principles, techniques, procedures and criteria for naval ship designs
  • Engagement with the combat system delivery participants to address provision of combat system cooling requirements, and establishment of the associated interfaces
  • Assess and advise on suitability of system characteristics including performance, survivability and signatures implications
  • Mentor and share experience and lessons with project team personnel to advance mechanical engineering skills and HVAC and cooling system knowledge within the project’s technical team
Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Canberra (Australia)

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