Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Atlantica is recruiting for innovative and collaborative candidates for a Project Engineer position in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. As a key member of the team, you will support project managers in the delivery of assigned projects.

About Us:

Based in Halifax since 1966, Atlantica, a member of the Cahill Group, is one of the largest mechanical and electrical contractors in the Maritimes. Equipped with leading-edge technologies, Atlantica’s highly skilled workforce executes a wide range of mechanical and electrical construction projects from design and fabrication to fire protection and maintenance services throughout a building’s life cycle to provide customized solutions to our clients. 

Why should you join Atlantica?

At Atlantica, we value the contributions of our employees’ and offer unique programs to put our people first. By working with Atlantica, you’ll be eligible to receive the following:

  • Summer Hours: take advantage of a little extra sunshine during the summer months.
  • Competitive Compensation: we pay competitive salaries to ensure our employees are compensated fairly.
  • Health and Dental Benefits: we offer a comprehensive co-pay benefits plan to ensure you have the support you need.
  • Pension Plan: our employer-matched plan allows employees to secure their future.
  • Professional Development: we take pride in offering our employees training and development programs that spark their interest and can advance their careers.


Reporting to the Director of Operations – Mechanical, and working in an exciting and collaborative environment, you will:

  • Participate in all aspects of assigned projects to ensure safe, on-time, and on-budget delivery
  • Provide reports on project status to Project Managers
  • Participate in project meetings regarding mechanical issues and handle technical inquiries.
  • Maintain professional working relationships with the General Contractor, client, and consulting engineers; Including assisting them to resolve problems and liaise on the integration of systems.
  • Prepare operational manual documentation package and ensure documentation is kept up to date.
  • Collaborate with Project Services, Finance, Safety, and Estimating teams to ensure project schedule and delivery are on track.
  • Work with Superintendents, Supervisors and Foremen in the field.
  • Work closely with the Estimating team to integrate bid and project methodology, as well as throughout the project on estimating project expenses.
  • Ensure working drawings are developed, when required, and review specifications and shop drawings.
  • Manage change orders, prepare documentation for claims, ensure monthly progress bills are accurate and issued.
  • Collect timesheets from field and format reports for payroll and cost control.
  • Participate in debriefing session when projects are deemed substantially complete.

Who are we looking for?

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Engineering degree and/or relevant work experience
  • Drafting experience using Autocad is considered an asset.
  • Experience preparing technical report/presentations, and managing engineering drawing revisions.

About you:

  • Strong computer skills – including expertise in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Proven ability to communicate ideas and information in a clear and concise manner to the appropriate audience.
  • A positive, solution-oriented approach.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with tight deadlines.

Job Details:

  • Permanent, full-time
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Monday to Friday

The Cahill Group embraces a culture of belonging in the workplace. We believe that a diverse and inclusive culture creates a work environment that is supportive, engaging, challenging, and innovative while enabling our employees to be collaborative, positive, and creative to reach our full potential. The Cahill Group is an equal opportunity organization and welcomes applications from 2SLGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), women, newcomers to Canada, and people with disabilities. If you require any accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know.

If you feel as though you can express some key qualities as noted in the above posting, please apply in confidence by clicking “apply now” below. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Location Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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