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Lead Designer - Layout/Mechanical

  • LocationToronto, ON - Canada
  • Work TypeFull time
  • Positions2 Positions
  • Applications Close AtClosed 8 days ago
    Published on 6 Jan 2022
  • Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson
  • Material Handlers
  • Designer
  • Job no: Q3CEP
  • Category: Drafting & Design
  • Join a well respected industry leader with history of delivering projects on-time and on-budget with high level of quality.
  • Competitive salary and excellent benefits package
  • Strong opportunity for growth

With offices in Australia, Africa, Canada and the Philippines, Lycopodium proudly delivers high quality professional engineering and project delivery services globally, across the mining and metals; infrastructure and process industries. By joining our global team and learning from renowned subject matter experts, we can offer you a rich and diverse career.

Lycopodium is currently recruiting for a Lead Designer - Layout/Mechanical to join our growing design team in Toronto,Ontario. 

Reporting to the Principal Designer the Lead Designer - Layout/Mechanical will:             

  • Produce mechanical designs that are in accordance with Project, Client and regulatory standards.
  • Management of and responsibility for mechanical design and drafting resources assigned to allocated tasks to achieve agreed deliverable dates and budgets.
  • Consistently incorporate safety in design and technical integrity within the engineering design process.
  • Work collaboratively with personnel across all business units.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Appraise the layout and detailing of materials handling and mine plant design. 
  • Produce design drawings that are consistent industry standard techniques and that comply to Company drawing office and CAD procedures.
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of fabrication and construction techniques in the materials handling industry.
  •  Ensure project schedules and man-hour budgets are met for areas of assigned work.
  • Produce Company and industry standard models and design drawings from the design engineer calculations and sketches.
  • Follow and implement all relevant Company standards and procedures and ensure design drawings comply with all relevant Australian and International Standards.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality improvement of design and safety.
  • Register and file all relevant project documentation in accordance to the Company approved procedures.
  • Review and interpret vendor drawings and design data.
  • Ensure project design data of work is disseminated to other project team members in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Proactively support other team members as required to ensure Project deliverables are met.
  • Work in conjunction with a range of internal and external stakeholders to meet project design work criteria and deliverables.
  • Compile project reporting requirements in accordance with Company and Client standards to a high level of accuracy and professionalism.
  • Manage all members of the Mechanical Design team in compliance with applicable project / study specific requirements and current industry work codes and standards.
  • Develop and contribute to the delivery of improvement initiatives which support business priorities for continuous improvement.
  • Advise the Project Manager and the Commercial Manager immediately on matters that negatively affect project goals.
  • Suggest methods to improve operational efficiency.
  • Contribute to professional development of junior designers by providing consistent mentoring and identify avenues of development.
  • Ensure a high level of communication is attained within the design team.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and direction to the design team as required.
  • Travel on an ad-hoc basis to suit the needs of the business and its operations.

What you will bring:

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Build and sustain positive relationships with all stakeholders, including clients, vendors and co-workers.
  • Display the core values and ethos of the business.
  • Solid technical aptitude, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Provide mentoring and identify avenues of professional development and succession planning for personnel within your business unit.
  • Capacity to delegate appropriately.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision whilst consistently producing a high quality of deliverables.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve consistently high standards within both budgetary and schedule constraints.
  • Understanding of business acumen with the ability to adapt to different business environments.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and commitment.
  • High attention to detail and knowledge of drafting standards and procedures.

Lycopodium has a strong company culture focusing on career progression and technical skill development. You can expect to be involved in a wide range of large projects whilst working amongst a team of highly skilled professionals. 

Please submit your CV by clicking the 'Apply' button.

We encourage and promote diversity and inclusion, and welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of gender, age, disability and ethnicity.

We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.


  • Closed 8 days ago - 25 Jun 2022
  • Published on 06 Jan 2022, 12:11 PM