HVAC Designer

Alberta, Canada ● British Columbia, Canada ● Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada ● Nova Scotia, Canada ● Ontario, Canada Req #192
Friday, May 3, 2024

Genoa Design International has become one of the most sought-after production design firms in the North American shipbuilding market. Because of our continued growth in both Canada and the US, we are seeking a skilled HVAC designer to join our team.



Genoa Design International has been providing production design and 3D modeling services to shipbuilding and offshore industries from here in Newfoundland and Labrador since 1995. We offer our employees a flexible work environment to help balance the needs of life and work. With collaboration as the cornerstone of our work, we approach every day with a focus on our core values: Put People First, Create Lasting Relationships, Make a Difference, Own It, Live Well, and Never Stand Still. Our customers tell us that our employees’ everyday demonstration of our values sets Genoa apart from competitors.


With a team of designers, engineers, project managers, administrators, and technical support staff dispersed between locations, Genoa provides expertise and dedicated support throughout the shipbuilding process. Currently, Genoa is active in major government initiatives such as Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and in commercial contracts in shipyards throughout North America.



As an HVAC Designer, you will be responsible for:

  • Leading a team of designers with various degrees of experience to resolve problems and get the job done.
  • Collaborating with shipyards, engineers, and clients to understand project requirements and constraints.
  • Working with colleagues of various disciplines to fully design and integrate vessel compartments.
  • Performing load calculations to determine HVAC system requirements.
  • Developing HVAC system designs using Ship Constructor or similar software.
  • Selecting equipment, materials, and components for HVAC systems.
  • Creating production drawings for construction and installation.
  • Reviewing designs for compliance with codes, regulations, and industry standards.



All experience levels will be considered, but the ideal candidate will have shipbuilding production design, and 3D modelling experience using ShipConstructor including the design of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems for various types of vessels. Key requirements include:

  • A Technical diploma or degree in a related discipline (naval architecture, marine engineering systems design; mechanical, HVAC or electrical design) or equivalent combination of education and technical experience.
  • Proficiency in ShipConstructor.
  • Strong understanding of HVAC principles, systems, and components.
  • Knowledge of marine codes, regulations, and industry standards.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines effectively.
  • A passion for leadership.
  • A growth mindset with a willingness to share knowledge, mentor, and be mentored, no matter what the experience level.



At Genoa Design, we foster a supportive and inclusive environment and are committed to ensuring that people can be their truest selves at work. We are dedicated to building a diverse team and promoting a sense of belonging. This commitment is built into our core values and our passion to celebrate each person’s unique abilities.


We achieve this by providing space for people to voice their ideas and opinions and by welcoming one another’s contributions. By actively involving community partners, we strive to constantly learn, develop, and progress in our pursuit of continuous improvement.



We know it’s rare for someone to meet 100% of the qualifications and you don’t need all the listed credentials to add incredible value to the team. We also know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting amazing candidates like you. If you are an initiative-taking individual, and are prepared to meet the challenges as outlined, apply in strictest confidence today!


Please submit your application through Genoa’s careers webpage: https://genoadesign.com/careers/


If you require assistance in completing your application or need any accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please email your request to jobs@genoadesign.com and we would be happy to assist!

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $24.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $60.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Alberta, Canada
  • British Columbia, Canada
  • Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Ontario, Canada