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Vertical Transportation Engineer


Manila, Manila, PH

Type of contract:  Fixed term
Posting date:  Feb 5, 2024
Job offer reference:  165800

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A Vertical Transportation Engineer is responsible for designing, planning, and managing vertical transportation systems within buildings and structures. These systems primarily include elevators, escalators, and other vertical conveyance equipment. The role involves ensuring safe, efficient, and reliable movement of people and goods within buildings, while also adhering to relevant codes, standards, and sustainability practices. Vertical Transportation Engineers collaborate with architects, building owners, and construction teams to integrate transportation systems seamlessly into the building's design and operation.


  • System Design: Vertical Transportation Engineers are tasked with designing elevator and escalator systems that are customized for specific building needs. This involves calculating the number of elevators needed, their size, speed, and capacity, as well as determining the optimal location within the building to ensure efficient passenger flow


  • Compliance: Adherence to safety codes and regulations is paramount. Engineers need to keep up to date with local and international building codes and accessibility standards to ensure that transportation systems are designed and maintained in compliance with these requirements.


  • Cost Estimation: Accurate cost estimation is essential to ensure that transportation systems fit within the project budget. This involves considering not only the initial installation costs but also ongoing maintenance and energy consumption expenses.


  • Project Management: Effective project management skills are crucial for overseeing the installation and commissioning of transportation systems. This includes coordinating with suppliers, contractors, and various stakeholders to ensure the project is executed efficiently, on time, and within budget


  • Maintenance and Service: After installation, ongoing maintenance and servicing are necessary to keep transportation systems in safe and reliable working order. Engineers establish maintenance schedules and conduct periodic evaluations to detect and address issues proactively.


  • Problem Solving: Transportation systems can experience technical issues, which need to be identified and resolved promptly. Engineers work closely with technicians and maintenance teams to diagnose and fix problems that may disrupt the normal operation of elevators or escalators.


  • Energy Efficiency: Promoting energy-efficient and sustainable practices is increasingly important. Engineers look for opportunities to incorporate regenerative drives, LED lighting, and other energy-saving technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of vertical transportation systems.


  • Technical Documentation: Detailed engineering drawings and specifications are crucial for any project. Engineers are responsible for creating accurate and comprehensive documentation that guides construction and maintenance efforts.


  • Safety Assurance: Ensuring the safety of passengers is a top priority. Engineers conduct risk assessments and safety analyses to identify and mitigate potential hazards, implement safety features, and enhance passenger safety.


  • Consultation: Collaboration with architects and building owners is essential to ensure that transportation systems integrate seamlessly into the overall building design. The goal is to optimize functionality, accessibility, and aesthetics


  • Research and Innovation: Staying informed about the latest trends and innovations in the vertical transportation industry is vital. Engineers should recommend upgrades, modernization projects, or the adoption of new technologies to improve efficiency, reliability, and passenger experience.




  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field is typically required. These fields provide the necessary knowledge of mechanics, electrical systems, and automation, which are essential for vertical transportation systems.
  • Professional engineering licensure or certification is a mandatory requirement for practicing as a Vertical Transportation Engineer. It ensures a high level of competence and adherence to ethical standards.
  • Strong knowledge of elevator and escalator systems, including their components, controls, and operation, is a fundamental requirement. Engineers need to understand the physics and mechanics behind these systems.
  • Understanding of local and international building codes, safety regulations, and accessibility standards is critical to ensure compliance
  • Project management experience is beneficial, as it helps in coordinating and overseeing complex installation projects.
  • An understanding of sustainability practices and energy-efficient technologies is increasingly important as the industry moves toward greener transportation solutions



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