Senior Project Engineer

Jun 7, 2022 - Jul 7, 2022

Who are we?

Founded in 1924, Irving Oil is a family-owned company with operations throughout Eastern Canada,
New England and Ireland with a focus on providing exceptional service and high-quality products to our
customers. Every day, we strive to put our good energy in action to bring families together, support the
environment and local wildlife, and to create learning opportunities that empower the next generation.

Here's what you can expect from us
When you're a part of our team, you'll see how we bring good energy to our business and our
employees. Together, we will support our corporate strategy, high standards and the communities
where we live and work. Our collaborative approach, commitment to diversity and inclusion along with
our safety-first culture helps reinforce our internal brand position where People Matter. That's why
we're dedicated to the development of our employees, so that they can reach their career goals.

What you can expect in a typical day
Are you an engineer who enjoys working on capital projects? If you are, we are looking for Project
Engineers to join our Engineering Services team. The Engineering Services team is responsible for all
engineering services required for the approximately 200 projects that are undertaken each year at our
refinery in Saint John, NB, as well as land and marine terminals. As a Senior Project Engineer, you will
work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment using your engineering and design skills to
provide oversight for engineering scopes on projects. You will also ensure that all work is compliant
with design drawings and specifications as well as applicable codes, standards, and legal
requirements. This position requires that you periodically spend time in the field, so you must be willing
and able to wear all personal protective equipment (PPE) as required.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary, bonus and pension plan
  • Flexible benefits, including a Health Spending Account
  • Hybrid Work Opportunity – flexible work model that supports a blend of in office and remote
  • Wellness support, including annual wellness allowance and paid personal care days
  • Paid vacation and vacation purchasing
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for six consecutive years

Your Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with engineering disciplines, project managers and business unit operations / technical stakeholders for timely investigation, resolution and alignment on technical issues and design decisions.
  • Hold internal and or external engineering resources accountable to engineering deliverable schedule, effort hour/cost and quality commitments. Engage project managers and business unit operations/stakeholders in mitigation and deliverable prioritization efforts as required
  • Work with Engineering Services team members to ensure all engineering work is compliant with design drawings, specifications, and applicable codes and standards; analyze to verify there are no conflicts between disciplines. All projects must be fit-for-purpose.
  • Oversee the development of engineering scopes throughout the varying phases of the project lifecycle, including the corresponding budgets, effort estimates, and schedules, and any associated change management.
  • Support development of and execute against defined engineering resourcing strategies, upholding the responsibilities of the varying parties (internal and external) in the completion of the work and escalating as appropriate
  • Lead and participate in technical review meetings, project and design reviews. Oversee the preparation of calculations, engineering design drawings, technical reports, specifications, and effort / material take off estimates.
  • Communicate to appropriate stakeholders on project progress and/ or resolution of key issues
  • Compilation and coordination of engineering scope packages to support the bidding of engineering services to external providers
  • Mentoring of other Project Engineering team members on best practices, problem solving strategies and stakeholder engagement / management
  • Review / check Project Engineering and Engineering management deliverables for compliance against internal guidelines and standards
  • Review submitted proposals by external service providers and make recommendation to business leadership on the preferred provider for the work
  • Work closely with Project Managers and Engineering Managers to identify any issues with compliance, execution, risk management frameworks, and project close-out requirements.
  • Oversee engineering RFIs disposition during construction phase.
  • Coordinate the engineering close out process for projects in responsibility

Professional Skills:

  • Enjoy working in an innovative, fast paced and dynamic multi-disciplinary, multi-project engineering environment.
  • Sound understanding of various engineering discipline work processes, interdependencies, methodologies and terminologies
  • Able to articulate technical concepts and other project information in a clear, concise way.
  • Strong analytical skills to be proactive in identifying risk and solving problems.
  • Able to influence without authority and lead alignment amongst various internal organizations.
  • Strong ability to communicate, in writing and verbally, through various Microsoft tools: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams.
  • Disciplined documentation practices; write technical documentation and reports; work with Documentation Team to ensure most recent information, e.g. as-built drawings, revised technical specifications, are sent to them.
  • Able to make decisions based on sound business judgment and engineering requirements.
  • Ability to stay within budget and meet deadlines.
  • This position will require you to be in the field periodically so you must be able to bend, stoop, crawl, and climb heights, while wearing all required PPE.


  • Occasional travel may be required.

Education and experience

  • University degree in engineering
  • Knowledge of complex design engineering concepts, practices, and procedures; including the interdependencies, methodologies and responsibilities of the varying design engineering disciplines (Process, Mechanical, Piping. CSA, Electrical and Instrumentation). Preference for discipline experience in developing engineering deliverables in FEED and Detailed Design phases
  • Minimum 12 years of engineering experience on capital projects in the oil and gas, power or heavy industry sectors.
  • Experience working in engineering design using AutoCAD, MicroStation an asset.
  • Experience overseeing or managing other aspects of project execution – materials management, contracts management, construction management/field engineering, commissioning is an asset.
  • Experience working within an owners organization, either within project development /management or operations is an asset
  • P.Eng. designation is an asset.
  • PMP or other project management designation is an asset.

Irving Oil supports a diverse and inclusive work environment and welcomes applications from all
qualified applicants.

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