Senior Designer

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Senior Designer Job Posted: 2018-11-21

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Compression & Process

Calgary, AB


Startec Refrigeration Compression & Process Solutions is a thriving privately owned company headquartered in Calgary that produces custom mission critical compression and refrigeration systems for a variety of industries. Startec devotes their industry leading expertise in refrigeration & compression technologies to solve their clients’ most technically challenging needs.  We create reliable solutions for extreme operating conditions and provide exceptional service, which is a cornerstone of our business.


Reporting to the Engineer Manager the Senior Designer designs and drafts engineering projects for the natural gas compression and process division to meet customer needs, within the time lines and budget specified.  The Senior Designer is responsible for accuracy and completeness of all drawings published ensuring all timelines are reasonably met with regards to shop fabrication prints.



  • Engineering Design and Drafting certificate with ASET designation
  • 10+ years related experience or equivalent
  • Good knowledge of compression and refrigeration
  • Knowledge of ASME & ANSI Codes and Industry Standards
  • 3D modeling experience is essential
  • Superior knowledge of AutoCAD and associated products


  • Co-ordinate and prepare drawings under the direction of the project manager & engineering manager
  • Use project specifications for drawings
  • Make revisions to existing drawings
  • Manage client concerns regarding designs
  • Work with suppliers regarding changes required to equipment and material drawings
  • Make revisions to drawings sent by suppliers
  • Prepare estimated and actual cost of drafting for each project (time and labour spent on design and drafting of drawings) when requested.
  • Prepare design including process piping, structural steel and vessels
  • Check all drawings completed by the design/drafting department
  • Attend client meetings as required
  • Answer technical questions as they arise and determine solutions
  • Staff supervision - assign and delegate work, provide feedback, training and development to the drafting and design team
  • Plan the drafting & design portion of projects, with the project manager
  • Resolve design conflicts in production
  • Develop and maintain knowledge on various design & drafting software packages and compressor packages
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships
  • Undertake other related duties as required
  • Create and maintain company drafting standards and procedures
  • Support the Applications and Service department as required
  • Prepare COG and WT calculations for skid packages

We offer competitive wages, training, flexibility and a dynamic and exciting work environment.

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