Piping Engineering Designer

Job Title
Piping Engineering Designer
Job Description
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
We are looking for a Piping Engineering Designer to join our Engineering Services team. This team is responsible for engineering services related to the approximately 200 capital and expense projects we have each year at our Saint John, NB, refinery as well as land and marine terminals in Canada. As a recognized SME in your field, you will be a key influencer in final decisions. You have a very strong understanding of the work and information flow among disciplines to coordinate multi-discipline designs. If you enjoy working in a heavy industrial setting, like the mix of having independent work as well as working within a team, can multi-task effectively and shift priorities quickly, this is a great opportunity to join one of Canada's Top 100 employers!
  • Work on complex piping projects including development, maintenance, research and installation.
  • Production of piping engineering drawings and 3D modelling. Ensuring design meets the needs of other stakeholders.
  • Coordinating and squad-checking of drawings with other engineering disciplines
  • Ensure layouts conform to functional requirements, standards and specifications.
  • Training and mentorship of more junior Designers, if applicable.
  • Work on design concept reviews; work with different modelling techniques and cross functional teams to find the best solution.
    Perform field visits to collect measurements and other field data.
  • Prepare Engineering Work Packages (EWOs), Bills of Material (BOMs), effort hour estimates, materials estimates, other cost estimates, engineering schedules, Scopes of Work (SOWs), Scopes of Services (SOSs) for complex projects.
  • Coordinate the overall planning of the detailing approach and work with engineers to define and re-define the scope of work for complex projects.
  • Monitor and inspect construction operations to ensure compliance to engineering design, site standards, and specifications.

What you'll need to succeed
  • Strong technical report writing skills.
  • Expert in AutoCad, MicroStation and 3D modelling (i.e. CADworx, PDS)
  • Able to develop, read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Able to review, understand and comment on vendor technical drawings
  • Able to run model reviews (Smartplant review or Navisworks)
  • Practical mindset to engineering designs and constructability.
  • Sound knowledge of common engineering / design concepts, best practices, and procedures.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be well organized and have ability to balance multiple priorities.
  • Analytical thinker who enjoys finding solutions to problems.
  • Willing and able to continuously learn both through formal training and self-study.
  • Proficient with MS Office: Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat.
  • This position requires you to spend time in the field, so you must be able to work in a heavy industrial setting (sometimes at elevation) and wear any required PPE.

  • Occasional travel may be required.

Education and experience
  • Minimum 5-10 years of experience as a Piping Engineering Designer, preferably with refinery and petrochemical experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in an EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction).
  • Post-secondary education in engineering technology or design is an asset.
  • NBSCETT certified, or eligible in the province of NB, is an asset.

Irving Oil supports a diverse and inclusive work environment and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants.
Job Requirements - Work Experience
Refinery Operations
Job Requirements - Education
Diploma / Certification: Engineering Technology
Saint John, NB
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