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Senior project Engineer

Job Title: Senior Project Engineer

Location: Joffre, Alberta, Canada

Reports to: Technical Manager

Organizational Context & Job Purpose

  • The Joffre LAO Plant is a relatively new petrochemical facility located in Alberta, Canada. Joffre is part of the INEOS Oligomers business and is INEOS’s only operation in Canada. Joffre uses leading proprietary technology to produce Linear Alpha Olefin’s that are "intermediate building blocks" used in the manufacture of polyethylene, synthetic motor oils, detergents, lubricant additives and synthetic drilling fluids. The Joffre LAO plant is a fully self-contained operating unit within the larger Joffre petrochemical complex, which is shared with Nova.
  • The Joffre LAO Plant is a Responsible Care company, we encourage our employees to embrace the principles of Responsible Care® by actively practicing them, promoting awareness of Responsible Care® and encouraging others to commit to these principles. 
  • The INEOS group of companies operate 194 facilities in 29 countries throughout the world

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • The key responsibility is to ensure Capital and maintenance projects within the facility are developed and implemented safely, meeting key project and site performance measures and following the Capital Value Process (CVP) and meeting the requirements of the Management of Change (MOC) process, as well as all government and engineering standards, codes and best practices.

The job is accountable for:

  • Ensuring that all aspects of the MOC system are met
  • Ensure that Process Safety and Integrity Management requirements are met
  • Ensure that capital and maintenance projects meet CVP and MOC requirements
  • Lead the development, approval, and implementation of projects, meeting the safety, schedule, cost, and quality goals identified for each project

Required Skills, Certification, Physical and Cognitive Requirements and Key Competencies

  • 10+ years of engineering and/or project management experience in a process chemical plant.
  • Professional Engineer, registered with APEGA or other Canadian Professional Engineering Association.
  • Working knowledge of government regulations and codes and engineering specifications, industry codes and standards (i.e. ASME, API, CSA, ANSI).
  • Good knowledge of APEGA and ABSA requirements.
  • Working knowledge of petrochemical plant design and operations.
  • Turnaround (Outage) experience is an asset.
  • Project management skills. PMP certification is an asset.
  • Understanding and application of the five phases of project management, include conception and initiation, planning, execution, performance/monitoring, and project close.
  • Able to develop and manage a range of project sizes, from small hands-on projects (less than $100k) to larger retrofit projects ($5 to $15 million).
  • Ability to prepare Decision Support Packages and capital funding requests for upper management.
  • Budget and cost control experience, including use of software such as SAP.
  • Experience in using CAD software, Project scheduling software (e.g. MS Project), Excel and Word.
  • Experience with Risk Identification and Hazard Management is an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience with the application of Process Hazard Analysis techniques (e.g. HAZOP, What If, LOPA) is an asset.
  • Knowledge of problem and decision analysis techniques (e.g. Kepner Tregoe) is an asset.
  • Active participation in creating and revising internal engineering processes and written specifications.
  • Able to work independently, and ability to drive projects to completion on a timely basis and manage multiple and changing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills that lead to effective teamwork and engagement of other teams, contractors and technical specialists.
  • Experience working on energy and CO2reduction projects is an asset.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and perform tasks requiring repetitive use of hands. The employee must walk, stand, and travel by car or other means, and work in a variety of environments that include both fieldwork and deskwork. Minimum requirements include:

  • Maintaining constant awareness of personal safety and the safety of all other personnel. This includes knowledge of unit operation, procedures, and rules.
  • Being able to work in a safety sensitive environment that includes large rotating equipment and hazardous chemicals.
  • Must be able to withstand both winter and summer temperatures while wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment.

Level of Responsibility:

High level: responsible for self and the work of other individuals or work groups. Must be able to work in a team environment.

Decision making:

Large requirement of this job. Making decisions on their own and as part of a group or team. Decisions can have a large impact on the safety of the plant personnel.

Requirement for Communication:

High level of communication required.
Line Management Responsibility

  • No direct reports

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $100,000.00-$145,000.00 per year


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • Life insurance
  • On-site gym
  • On-site parking
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program


  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Morning shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:

We follow AHS guidelines

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Joffre, AB T4N 5H3: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Bachelor's Degree (required)


  • Project Engineering: 10 years (required)


  • Professional Engineer Designation - (Registered with APEGA) (required)

Work Location: One location