A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) engineer designs, installs, and maintains heating, ventilation, and air conditioning engineering systems in buildings. These can include HVAC systems in offices, stores, factories, transportation facilities such as airports and train stations, schools, hospitals, and homes.

 

HVAC engineers design HVAC systems that meet the specific requirements of the building type. This includes calculating heat load and airflow requirements, selecting appropriate equipment and components, and designing ductwork and piping systems. They must select appropriate equipment such as boilers, chillers, air handlers, and other components for those particular HVAC systems. They do this by evaluating equipment specifications, performance, and efficiency, and making recommendations based on the needs and budget available.

 

HVAC engineers also oversee the installation of HVAC systems to ensure that they are installed according to design specifications, code requirements, and industry standards. They work with contractors, technicians, and other professionals to ensure that the installation is done correctly. After installation, HVAC engineers perform testing and commissioning to ensure that the system is operating correctly and efficiently. They perform functional tests, airflow tests, and other measurements to verify that the system is performing according to design specifications.

 

HVAC engineers are furthermore responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting HVAC systems. They perform regular maintenance to ensure that the system is operating efficiently and identify and troubleshoot issues that arise, such as equipment failures, refrigerant leaks, or airflow problems.

 

In designing and maintaining HVAC systems that are energy-efficient and cost-effective, they must be aware of energy-saving measures too. Such measures include upgrading equipment, optimizing system controls, or implementing renewable energy systems.

 

With the continued growth in building worldwide, HVAC engineers are always in demand. They are typically employed by engineering, construction and real estate companies, or other service-providing companies who offer HVAC solutions.

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Drilling Fluids SME

undefined: Perth

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Drilling, Completions & Geosciences

undefined: 5 undefined

Provides fluids system analysis & engineering support to meet Chevron Australia fluid and waste managementobligations/regulations for Barrow Island as well as offshore operations.Represent Wells function on waste management and discharge strategies including input and guidance to theEnvironmental Plans, Safety Case etc. such that Government licensing commitments and Company policies are adhered to.Prepare and deliver fluids/waste management information in internal and partner workshops such as DRB meetings, project assurance reviews, stakeholder communications etc.Develop and evaluate rig equipment and feasibility concept alternatives.Prepare plans for field installations / rig modifications & equipment requirements. Prepare fluids and waste management tendering documents and conduct bidding to support Wells fluids and waste management requirements.Support Drilling & Completion fluids qualification and testing; working closely with the Fluids Company, Drilling /Completion Engineers and liaising with Chevron Technology Center Fluids Team.Responsible for oversite and execution of the drilling & completions fluids programs. Completes post project reviews.Assist and provide operational support to Drilling Superintendent for the ongoing drilling/completionprogram as required.• Assists with project execution through the operational phase, capturing lessons learned and looking for operationalimprovements.

Contract Administrator

undefined: BRISBANE

undefined: Building & Construction

undefined: Construction & Commissioning

undefined: 3 undefined

Exposure to projects over $10m in value (preferred).Experience in engaging with contractors.Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to manage discipline and performance issues in the workplace.Budgetary reporting and analysis skills.Solid written communication and reporting skills.High levels of initiative, energy and passion for the role.Ability to work independently and as part of a project wider team.

Dewatering Heavy Diesel Fitter - 2:2 Roster - Days Only

undefined: Pilbara

undefined: Mining

undefined: Operations & Maintenance

undefined: 3 undefined

Reporting to the Water Management (Dewatering) Supervisor, you will be responsible for ensuring the efficient operation and maintenance of diesel generators and pumps. Your role will involve working closely with the Water Management team to uphold equipment reliability and support dewatering operations effectively. Collaborating within the department, you'll contribute to maintaining optimal water management strategies that are crucial to the site's operational success.Conduct regular preventative maintenance checks on diesel generators, diesel-driven transfer pond pumps, and in-pit trailer-mounted pumps to ensure optimal performance and prevent potential issuesExecute scheduled maintenance tasks for diesel generators, transfer pond pumps, and in-pit trailer-mounted pumps, following manufacturer guidelines and company protocolsProvide immediate and effective breakdown maintenance support to minimize downtime and ensure the quick restoration of generator and pump functionalityPerform the majority of maintenance tasks in the workshop or mechanical yard environmentAssist with and conduct inspections and repairs on multistage submersible pumps and standard single impeller pumpsEnsure all maintenance activities are carried out safely, adhering to safety standards and regulations

Project Manager

undefined: Sancrox

undefined: Building & Construction

undefined: Project Management & Services

undefined: 3 undefined

Demonstrate a strong ambition to propel the business forward, innovating processes along the way.Thoroughly comprehend project specifications prior to on-site commencement, ensuring end to end project excellence.Nurture client relationships, matching financial objectives with client requisites.Generate monthly project reports, detailing financials and program schedules for the Construction ManagerFlexibility to adapt in a dynamic work environment, proactively strategising and planning. Efficiently manage subcontractors, ensuring timely and budget-compliant completion of Scope of Works. Efficiently coordinate resources, material procurement, machinery, and temporary staff when necessary.

Certification Officer

undefined: Perth

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Construction, Commissioning & Operations

undefined: 2 undefined

Essential Responsibilities Actively ensure that all HSE procedures are followed at location.Adhere to the requirements of the Quality Management System.Comprehensive certification for Facility inclusive of Cranes/ Davits, Racking, Electrical, Rigging, Ladders and accessories. This list will be reviewed and updated periodically based on the Company requirement and regulatory specification. Ensure that for Equipment, Instrument, Hoses, Spools and Iron Certification in order to comply with the operational requirements of the Base, Client and regulatory specification.Manage the Hoses, spool and Iron inventory. Equipment certification and registration with Worksafe Australia. Ensures certifications are all consolidated prior to project mobilisation. Update and maintain certification in Company’s database. Ensure that maintenance record generated is updated in Company’s database Co-ordinate with vendors to get equipment, spools and hoses certified/ inspected and recertified. Activities as delegated by Supervisor.

Project Manager

undefined: Bella Vista

undefined: Building & Construction

undefined: Project Management & Services

undefined: 2 undefined

Plan, execute, monitor, and control projects from start to finish.Develop comprehensive project plans, including scope, schedule, resource allocation, and risk management strategies.Collaborate closely with clients to understand project requirements, establish project goals, and maintain effective communication throughout the project lifecycle.Monitor project progress, track key performance indicators, and provide regular reports to stakeholders, addressing any deviations from the project plan.Conduct regular site visits to ensure compliance with safety regulations, quality standards, and project specifications.Manage project budgets, including cost estimation, forecasting, and financial tracking, ensuring optimal resource utilisation.Stay updated on industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies related to piling projects, incorporating relevant advancements into project strategies.

Hydrogeologist - 8/6 Roster - FIFO

undefined: Pilbara

undefined: Mining

undefined: Exploration & Geosciences

undefined: 2 undefined

Reporting to the Water Services Superintendent,you will play a central role in developing, implementing, and reviewing dewatering plans aligned with operational mine plans. This position requires strong communication, time management, and technical skills to ensure timely completion of robust hydrogeological assessments, vital for effective business communication.Review quarterly mine plans to develop monthly operational dewatering and water supply plans, monitoring progress using reports, water level interpretation, and operational water balancesProvide technical hydrogeological guidance and support to operational departments regarding mine water management and compliance with Environmental and Water Licence obligationsDrive improvement projects and collaborate on their execution, focusing on operational benefits and stakeholder satisfactionContribute to mine planning efforts related to dewatering, water supply, and depressurisation initiativesAssist in compiling End of Month data and KPI reporting for ManagementManage water monitoring data collection, QA/QC processes, and database (Envirosys) managementFoster collaborative relationships with internal departments and external stakeholders to enhance knowledge, scope development, system evolution, and risk awareness in water management decision-making processes

Resource Definition Geologist - 8/6 Roster - FIFO

undefined: Pilbara

undefined: Mining

undefined: Exploration & Geosciences

undefined: 2 undefined

Reporting to the Senior Mine Geologist, you will be responsible for providing quality geology services and working collaboratively with the broader Mining Team to maximise return from the operation.Monitoring safety compliance in the field alongside the daily supervision of Reverse Circulation drill rigs and management of drilling campaignsHigh quality logging of RC chips whilst ensuring sample quality on the rigsDrawing on experience to help drive innovation within the team whilst fostering a positive safety culture within the Resource Definition team through visible field leadership and adherence to Fortescue policies and proceduresComply with Fortescue site specific HSES and OH&S policies, work instructions, procedures and reporting protocolsReview and update these documents on a regular basis

Accounts Payable Assistant

undefined: Kwinana

undefined: Mining

undefined: Project Management & Services

undefined: 3 undefined

Manage daily processing of accounts payable transactions to ensure prompt and precise payments.Validate and verify invoices and requisitions for goods and services.Ensure all transactions comply with company financial policies and procedures.Prepare payment batches for data entry and secure necessary approvals.Enter invoice data for payments and produce payment list reports.Maintain an updated list of accounts payable and handle supplier records.Support monthly payment forecasts.Maintain the Goods Received Not Invoiced (GRNI) register.Verify and process expense claims.

Graduate Process Control Systems Engineer

undefined: Pilbara

undefined: Mining

undefined: Engineering & Design

undefined: 1 undefined

You will work under a flexible FIFO roster that can be tailored to suit your lifestyle.This site-based engineering position involves working with cutting-edge automation systems and software, including Siemens and Allen Bradley, to support the future of mining operations worldwide. Process Control & SCADA Optimisation.Modifications to SCADA/HMI.Development of procedures and work Instructions.Process optimisation and troubleshooting.Managing changes and conducting risk assessments.

Common HVAC engineer responsibilities 

An HVAC engineer is responsible for performing a range of tasks. Responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting research on new technologies to develop efficient HVAC designs;
  • Providing technical support to other engineers on projects or issues related to HVAC;
  • Calculating, designing, constructing, and maintaining heating, ventilation, and air conditioning for residential, public, and commercial buildings;
  • Analyzing building plans to determine the HVAC unit number for each building type and room or floor of the building;
  • Evaluating customer needs and recommending solutions in line with them;
  • Determining the best place for installing HVAC equipment in a building;
  • Coordinating with contractors to ensure new installations meet building codes and regulations on time;
  • Working with contractors to ensure existing HVAC systems are working properly;
  • Inspecting chillers, boilers, air handling units, and refrigeration equipment;
  • Traveling to sites to design, install, maintain HVAC systems;
  • Ensuring the safety of everyone at all times.

Qualifications for HVAC engineers 

HVAC engineers should possess at least a Bachelor's degree in HVAC Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field. In some countries, a professional certification may be required.

Additional supporting skills and experience include:

  • Some prior experience with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, building design, or mechanical-electrical systems, including from an internship or apprenticeship is recommended;
  • Strong understanding of buildings and construction;
  • Ability to use diverse tools and machines;
  • Strong team collaboration and customer service skills;
  • Logical thinking skills and attention to detail.