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.

Contracts Administrator

undefined: BRISBANE

undefined: Building & Construction

undefined: Project Management & Services

undefined: 3 undefined

Ensure timely placement of Purchase Orders that support contract services for production work in compliance with corporate controls and best practices. Track progress, and support the Project Manager with coordinating Contractor’s compliance regarding company systems and controls. Oversee the administration and performance of service contracts.Ensure contract payments are executed accurately and anomalies are identified. Ensure payments are made to Contractors in accordance with requirements of Company agreements held with Contracts in a timely manner. Advise on contract risks and support the stewardship of gap closure and opportunities for improvement, assisting with prioritization where required.Liaise with Contractor Representatives on a daily basis to address issues that may arise from the placement and amendment of purchase orders and the payment of invoices for work executed against those purchase orders.Foster positive, constructive relations and dialogue between Contractor and Company representatives, as well as assist in facilitating resolution to issues or problem-solving.Maintain critical contractual documentation, including SOA’s, Purchase Orders, Records of Meetings and decisions.Numbers, Purchase order numbers and Contract Owners/Admin.Ensure effective contract administration through records management, advice and compliance with procurement & controls

Brownfield Projects Lead- Tier 1 Oil and Gas Operator

undefined: BRISBANE

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Construction, Commissioning & Operations

undefined: 3 undefined

In this role, you will collaborate closely with initiative owners to ensure seamless project handovers, setting realistic budgets and schedules to achieve project goals. You will align project prioritization with organizational objectives, working with the Project and Engineering Services Manager and other Project Leads. Engaging with stakeholders, you will define project scopes, methodologies, and justifications, ensuring all perspectives are considered.Manage and oversee all SIB & BF projects, ensuring they are delivered on schedule and within budget, realizing the expected benefits.Develop comprehensive business cases, analyze requirements, and secure necessary funding approvals.Manage project scope, adhere to internal processes, handle change management, and allocate funding effectively.Oversee project resource requirements, QA/QC standards, budget targets, and delivery timeframes.Ensure health, safety, and environmental compliance for all project activities, mitigating risks for successful project outcomes.Communicate and report key project KPIs to stakeholders, ensuring transparency and accountability.Provide exceptional management to project managers and engineers, including performance management and development planning.Drive continual improvement within the PES team, enhancing systems, processes, delivery strategies, and team culture.

Executive Assistant (12-18 months maternity cover)

undefined: Canning Vale

undefined: Banking

undefined: Other Law

undefined: 3 undefined

You will work closely with the MD to enhance the effectiveness of the Corporate function and will have a breadth of exposure to Legal, Commercial, Public Relations, Marketing, Administrative and Operational matters. An insight into your responsibilities:Coordination and management of all information required of Key Consultants which is integral to the successful delivery of the Company’s corporate objectives Assisting with executive documents, reports, research, presentations and communications for the MDDiary and meeting management including preparing agendas and minute / action itemsAttend to stakeholder enquiriesTravel and event coordinationMaintaining the contact databaseAdministration of expenses, stationery and resource managementCompany website, print and social media marketing including drafting communications for approval

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.

Experienced Blast Crew Operator

undefined: Perth

undefined: Mining

undefined: Trade

undefined: 2 undefined

Working as part of a drill and blast team, you will be required to:Prime and load blast holesMark up drill patternsSupport your team members to achieve the unit’s shared objectives.Monitor and set up blast zones QA/QC of blast holes - recording data to pass onto supervisorsWorking alongside drillers and shot firers to complete ad-hoc tasks such as refueling LVs and other machinery and general maintenance activities.Upholding safety regulations and protocol.

Experienced Blast Hole Drillers

undefined: Perth

undefined: Mining

undefined: Trade

undefined: 2 undefined

Operate blast hole drilling machinery, including rotary drills and down-the-hole drills.Ensure safe drilling operations by following strict safety protocols.Survey and mark drilling locations based on project specifications.Drill holes to specified depths and diameters according to geological conditions.Collect rock samples for analysis and maintain accurate drilling records.Perform routine maintenance on drilling equipment and troubleshoot mechanical issues.Communicate effectively with team members and report drilling progress.Adhere to environmental regulations during drilling operations.Stay informed about new drilling technologies and participate in training programs.Contribute to the success of mining and construction projects by providing accurate and efficient drilling services.

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.