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  • Job reference: RMS0106937

Materials Handling Engineer - Shared Projects

  • Sector: Mining
  • Location: Calgary
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 23/02/2012
  • Time left:
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The Company:
Our client, a major owner/operating company, requires expertise for their ongoing oil sands mega-projects in Alberta.

This position is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

The Role:
The Materials Handling Engineer stewards all phases of materials handling systems engineering. He/she ensures that the Project's requirements, as detailed in the Facilities Design Basis (and subsequently the Project Design Basis), for all materials handling engineering are carried out in a timely fashion. Stewards materials handling engineering aspects of the Project with other discipline engineers on the PT, as necessary. Stewards the interfaces among the PT and the contractor's organization with respect to materials handling engineering and design to ensure quality and manage changes.

Responsibilities and duties:

• Provide overall materials handling engineering technical leadership and expertise
• Review, evaluate, and advise:
 Materials handling specifications and drawings
 Compliance with design methods and safety factors to be used in design of project. Reviews completed contractor deliverables for correctness, compliance, and operability
 Providing input to the RAM analysis updates
 Development of material quantity take-offs by Contractor
 Operability of the unit or plant for start up, normal, turndown, and shutdown modes. Reviews or sets design basis for abnormal operating conditions

• Steward the contractor's activities with respect to materials handling engineering and design including:
 Materials handling engineering, including accurate material quantity take-offs
 Development and design of the materials handling system
 Development of the schedule, recommended deliverables, and labor hour estimate for materials handling
 Measurement and reporting of engineering progress
 Selection and specification of materials handling equipment and components
 Procurement of materials handling items including preparation of specifications
 Compliance to the design philosophy

• Participate in materials handling technical specification preparation
• Participate in 3D model and HAZOP reviews
• Supporting the project at Contractor and supplier sites located outside of Calgary, including overseas travel
• Follows project to field following detailed design

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Thorough and extensive knowledge of:
 Materials handling engineering principles, theories, and concepts
 Applicable codes, standards, and trade practices
• Thorough knowledge and expert judgment in the selection and application of materials handling equipment and hardware
• Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mining Engineering
• 10+ years of closely related professional engineering experience, 5+ years of which should be at the Senior Engineer level
• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of software programs