HVAC Designer

Job Responsibilities and Employment Opportunities for HVAC Designers

There will likely be a number of heating and cooling companies promoting and providing their services to the homeowners and commercial property owners in every region within Canada.  And faced with seasonal weather extremes ranging from the sweltering heat of summer to the bitter cold of winter, virtually all private residences and businesses across the country rely on these experts to keep their indoor climates comfortable year-round.

Whenever their services are needed, these specialists are often described as the furnace people or the A/C people, depending on the season/time of the year; in actuality though, this profession is more accurately represented by the acronym HVAC, an abbreviation for heating, ventilating,and air conditioning. Yet whether they are identified by their formal or informal titles, whenever property owners give thought to these companies and to the people who they employ, it is usually in relation to some form of maintenance or service.

Seldom will homeowners or consumers give much consideration to the professionals who are responsible for designing the actual HVAC systems, individuals who are aptly named HVAC designers or HVAC design engineers.

The discipline of HVAC design is deemed to be a subspecialty of mechanical engineering; the role of HVAC designer has a principal emphasis on the design/development of new or replacement heating, cooling, and refrigeration systems. Within their job descriptions, HVAC designers may have responsibility for one or more of the following aspects relative to these systems:

  • Air quality issues
  • Energy efficiencies
  • System installations
  • Environmental concerns
  • Drawing design specifications
  • Project and budget management

Individuals who choose to pursue a career as an HVAC designer are frequently employed by engineering consulting firms or engineering design companies, and their project work is most often related to:

  • Residential buildings
  • Commercial centres
  • Industrial complexes
  • Recreational facilities

With respect to educational requirements, the baseline for HVAC designers is customarily an undergraduate or Bachelor’s degree in HVAC technology, mechanical engineering, or architectural engineering.  Courses of study include an emphasis on:



Systems Design

Fluid Mechanics

Building Construction

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Synchronize Your Job Search Efforts with Experienced Placement Consultants

HVAC designers looking to begin or advance a career in this field may find benefit in the guidance and resources available through an experienced placement agency like Winters Technical Staffing in Toronto.  For more than 40 years, the staffing specialists at Winters Technical Staffing have supported individuals with degrees/backgrounds in engineering, including those in the HVAC technology sub specialty, in their efforts to find employment that satisfies their professional and personal goals.

In many cases, hiring managers seeking capable HVAC designers will contract an agency such as Winters Technical Staffing to identify and recruit high-potential candidates with the skills and experience deemed necessary to succeed within the role and within their respective companies.  Hence, individuals seeking these jobs who choose to coordinate their search efforts with the consultants at Winters Technical Staffing might capitalize in a number of ways, including:

Entry-level/apprenticeship opportunities

More targeted and streamlined searches

Access to immediately-available job prospects

Insight on local, regional, national opportunities

Information on jobs not posted or advertised publicly

Please see our Industry Specialties page for additional information on Winters Technical Staffing and their expertise in the placement of HVAC designers.

Contact Winters Today

To begin or further your career as an HVAC designer, synchronize your job search efforts with the expertise and experience of staffing consultants who have considerable success within the engineering field. Call the professionals at Winters Technical Staffing today at 1-877-495-7422 or contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation on your career aspirations and potential employment opportunities.