Front End 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 looking for an exciting new opportunity with one of Canada’s top 100 employers? This may be
the perfect role for you! As a Front End Engineer with Irving Oil, you will support development and
execution of capital projects by leading the front development stages (FEL 1 and 2) and supporting FEED
/ detailed engineering / execution (FEL 3 and 4) stages. Front-end loading (FEL) is a robust pre-project
planning and design process early in a project’s lifecycle.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary, bonus and pension plan
  • Flexible benefits, including a Health Spending Account
  • Flexible work program
  • 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:

  • Lead and / or actively participate in Front End Loading (FEL) 1 and FEL 2 project activities.
  • Responsible for communicating and collaborating with project sponsors and key stakeholders as required.
  • Responsible to develop Project Design Intent documents.
  • Lead and/or actively participate in benefits analyses and business case development.
  • Facilitate project work and studies with 3rd party consultants, technology licensors and engineering contractors. Direct, review and approve their work and deliverables.
  • Lead and / or actively participate in key FEL 2 and FEL 3 project phase process engineering activities (e.g. PFD, P&ID, HAZOP, LOPA reviews, etc.).
  • Support the development of project schedules, project execution plans and cost estimates.
  • Support detailed engineering, construction and start-up activities associated with projects (FEL 4).

Professional skills

  • Understanding of the basic economic drivers of oil refining.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective collaboration skills.
  • Leadership experience (informal of formal).
  • Ability to make clear, effective presentations to communicate recommendations to customers and management.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision / direction.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Attention to schedule and cost, and timely decision making.
  • Attention to detail.


  • Occasional Travel may be required.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering with P.Eng. designation
  • 5 to 15 years of experience in refinery (or equivalent) process engineering.
  • Refinery process technology knowledge/design experience an asset.
  • Process simulation skills/experience an asset.
  • Experience representing the interests of refinery owner/operator in capital project development is a strong asset

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

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