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Mechanical Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Calgary
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 25/05/2012
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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 Mechanical Engineer is responsible for broad technical oversight of engineering contractor’s mechanical design and piping design, and of equipment suppliers’ designs and manufacturing.
• Ensures that all affected parties are familiar with execution plans, procedures, objectives, and job requirements.
• Advises the contractor’s team on design procedures, processes, and deliverables.
• Ensures that the contractor and suppliers employ the appropriate design tools, including computer software and hardware.
• Ensures that the contractor and suppliers comply with project specifications and standards.
• Attends suppliers’ shops to reach alignment on design details, to review manufacturing work in progress, and to witness final inspections and tests.
• Participates in development of performance test plans and FAT plans.
• Facilitates resolution of mechanical design issues, working with company's engineering team, the engineering contractor, and suppliers.
• Gains alignment with the engineering lead, and with Company specialists when required.
• Participates as required in design reviews and risk assessments.
• Ensures that the engineering contractor's work and procedures fulfill contract requirements in the mechanical and piping areas.
• Ensures that equipment and supplier’s documentation fulfill purchase order and sub-contract requirements in the mechanical area.
• Assists with all aspects of mechanical equipment selection, design, installation, commissioning, and start-up planning.
• Communicates with the company's engineering team and supports operating organizations on mechanical engineering activities and progress.
• Captures and communicates lessons learned for the project.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, preferably Mechanical.
• 10+ years experience in crude oil and gas producing facilities design and operation, at least 5 of which should be working on a large project or on a major operating area.
• Owner/Operating Company experience or equivalent is strongly preferred.
• Extensive knowledge of mechanical and piping engineering principles, theories, and concepts.
• Thorough knowledge of design standards, specifications, codes, and appropriate safety criteria.
• Thorough knowledge and expert judgment in the selection and application of mechanical and piping design hardware and software.
• Capable of verifying that work of others is consistent with good design practices, realistic operating assumptions, and low lifecycle costs.
• Capable of developing procedures for testing, installation, commissioning and startup.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Experience in coordinating engineering contractor work and in change management is desired.
• Strong communication, coordination, technical, and problem-solving skills.
• Adaptable to tight deadlines, heavy workloads, and frequent changes in priorities, within a team environment.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of software programs.
• Must be able to travel to the project construction site periodically, to address any issues that arise.
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