Project Engineer

LocationJohnstown, Ontario
Reports ToPlant Engineer
Position Overview

The Project Engineer plays a role in supporting the Plant Engineer / Project manager in the daily activities in support of other plant departments and in the execution of Capital projects from the Project request / concept through commissioning.

This incumbent is expected to build knowledge of the plant processes, in the contractor safety program, the project management stage gate process, the OH&S Act, the construction codes and the MOC / PSSR procedures of the plant.

The Project Engineer will work closely with the sponsors of all projects to ensure the maximum of information is provided from all stakeholders, so the deliverables, the technical feasibility and constructability issues of all business cases are clearly defined.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide Business Case support in the form of technical or/and cost estimates to the project
  • Accountable for the development and maintenance of a detailed mass and energy model of the plant as a whole.
  • Provide technical process support for all automation systems (DCS, PLC, BMS)
  • Support the Plant engineer in the development of the “Capital Project plan”; ensuring that the supporting documents (P&IDs, layouts, vendor data, preliminary execution scope, cost estimates, etc.) are included with the business cases when required
  • Perform technical project front-end scoping studies, to identify, develop process technologies improvement opportunities, which can be included in the medium/long term CAPEX plan of the plant
  • Provides technical assistance to the facility for trouble-shooting, problem solving, continuous improvement activities, equipment inspection, and reliability. (Ex. engineering document search, solution identification, industry standard reference like API, ASME, etc.)
  • During the Capital projects equipment selection phase, work in collaboration with the maintenance department to support the equipment reliability program and store spare part standardization
  • Manage assigned projects from approval to commissioning while ensuring MOC’s, PSSR’s are completed and plant standards respected
  • Ensure that for all projects, constructability/execution issues are addressed during scope definition and tender
  • During the construction ensure that all “OH&S Act & Regulation”, “OH&S Act & Regulation for construction projects” including Greenfield “Contractor Environment, Health & Safety rules are followed
  • Work with the Maintenance Manager and Planner including the Production Manager to coordinate and support plant shutdown activities, in relation with the execution of capital projects
  • Take full or part ownership of some of the daily engineering department activities:
    1. Ensure that plant documentation and drawings are brought up-to date and kept current
    2. Help develop and maintain technical documentation such as plant specifications and standards
    3. with the safety performance of contractors on capital project work
    4. Effective use of Maximo (service request, purchase request, budget allocation, asset information, etc.) in the execution and documenting of CAPEX projects.
Skills & Qualifications
  • Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering degree
  • P. Eng. registration with Professional Engineers Ontario
  • Experience in a chemical manufacturing plant would be an asset
  • Experience with drafting software like AutoCad would be an asset
  • PMP certification would be an asset
  • An ability to read and interpret technical documents, drawings or manuals
  • Ability to write technical reports for a variety of audiences, clearly conveying concepts and objectives
  • Comfortable self-directed tasks / time management
  • Develops good relationships with plant stakeholders (Operators, Trades, Management) to better understand their needs and expectations
  • Capable of developing and growing into a future leader
  • Able to troubleshoot and solve complex technical problems
  • Comfortable using a variety of computer applications including word processors, databases, Project scheduling tools and spreadsheets
  • Experience with process simulation software (e.g. CHEMCAD) would be an asset.
  • A team player, open-minded and able to work and communicate effectively with individuals from a variety of backgrounds
  • An empathetic employee who interacts well with, and draws the best out of all employees
  • Strong ability to work well with other groups and in cross-functional teams
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to originate and adapt to new ideas
  • Possesses Company values of honesty, integrity, respect, commitment and open to change while modelling the Company Core Principles in all activities
  • Ability to foster collaborative, cross-departmental relationships to meet common objectives.