Senior Process Engineer (Hybrid Opportunity)
in Saint John, NB

Saint John, NB
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: R121540
Job Title
Senior Process Engineer (Hybrid Opportunity)
Who are we?
Founded in 1924, Irving Oil is a family-owned international refining and marketing company with a history of long-term partnerships and relationships. With operations throughout Eastern Canada, New England and Ireland we focus on delivering quality products and exceptional service to our customers and our communities. 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 all that we do. At Irving Oil, we strive for a work environment where each of us feels we belong, can bring our whole selves to work, and where we treat our fellow employees with kindness and respect. Together, we will support our corporate strategy, high standards and the communities where we live and work. Our collaborative approach, safety-first culture and commitment to building resilient teams helps reinforce our internal brand position where People Matter. That's why we're dedicated to investing in our employees' potential, so that they can reach their career goals.
Job Description
What you can expect in a typical day
As a Senior Process Engineer in our Engineering Services team, you will be working alongside a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and designers on a wide variety of capital and expense projects at our Home Office in Saint John, NB, in support of our safety, efficiency, reliability, production, and energy transition goals.
Because this is a hybrid opportunity, you will enjoy being able to work from home a portion of each week and take advantage of face-to-face time when you're in our modern offices to collaborate and build strong professional relationships with your peers and stakeholders. In the role, you will be supporting Canada's largest oil refinery here in Saint John, as well as Irving Oil's network of terminal facilities throughout Atlantic Canada and the US eastern seaboard.
You will engage with operating area teams and with process safety management team stakeholders as you investigate, develop design and execute capital and expense projects, and optimize the process units within our operations. This position is a Senior level engineering position within our Engineering Services Group. This position relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish deliverables unsupervised while providing mentorship and guidance to less experienced team members.
You will make visits to the Saint John Refinery from time to time to review field conditions associated with your design activities, and you may be asked to travel occasionally to other locations in support of your work.
Your day-to-day duties are outlined in the Roles and Responsibilities section below.
What we offer:
  • Competitive salary, bonus, and pension plan
  • Flexible benefits, including a Health Spending Account
  • Hybrid Work Opportunity - flexible work model that supports a blend of in office and remote
  • Wellness support, including annual wellness allowance and paid personal care days
  • Paid vacation and vacation purchasing
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • On-site fitness centre, daily fitness classes (strength, cardio, yoga, spin, stretching)
  • Nurse-staffed health clinic offering mental health support, wellness assessments, pre-natal support, etc.
  • Named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for seven consecutive years

Your Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Key activities for a process engineer in Engineering Services include: working with Heat and Material Balance and process simulations, performing hydraulic calculations, preparation of equipment/ instrument datasheets, line lists, and process design basis, management of PFDs and P&IDs, development of operating guidelines etc....
  • Develop and implement plans for problem solving and complex design completion, as well as other improvement initiatives considering multiple aspects such as: safe operations, process requirements, budget, and schedule, impacts on operator effectiveness, and hazards.
  • Collaboration with Front End and other Engineering Services disciplines, Process Engineering, Refinery Technical, Process Safety Management and Project Execution Teams
  • Provide coaching and mentoring on process technical to other process engineering and technical team members, to develop our capabilities.
  • Participate in PHA's & LOPA's as required.
  • Facilitate project work and studies with 3rd party consultants, technology licensors and engineering contractors. Direct, review and approve their work and deliverables.
  • Support operational troubleshooting and process optimization, as required.
  • Perform quality management and routine procedure reviews; develop process improvements related to capital projects.
  • Keep cross-functional leaders informed of project progress and status updates.
  • Monitor and design key best practices to improve refinery and product and terminal operations.
  • Remain current on emerging refining technologies.

Professional skills:
  • Strong understanding of refinery operations as related to capital project work.
  • Adept at coaching and mentoring technical staff at junior and intermediate levels.
  • Understanding of the basic economic drivers of oil refining.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in coordinating, leading, and directing other Engineering Services employees and project members. Ability to make clear, effective presentations to communicate recommendations to stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision / direction and apply sound engineering judgement on technical matters.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Attention to schedule and cost, and timely decision making.
  • Very strong analytical and problem-solving skills. You enjoy figuring out the root of problems and designing better processes and procedures to minimize or eliminate them.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  • Able to work in the field, including working in year-round weather conditions, able to bend, climb, stoop, kneel, crawl, etc. and able to lift up to 20lbs.
  • Comfortable with high elevation climbing, working at heights, and in enclosed spaces and wear full PPE as required by safety standards.

  • Travel may be a required for this role.

Education and experience:
  • University degree in Chemical Engineering with P.Eng. designation (or immediate eligibility) in NB is required .
  • 10+ years of experience; preferably in downstream oil and gas industry.
  • Fluent in heat exchanger modelling (EDR / HTRI) and hydraulic software (AFT Fathom / AFT Arrow or similar).
  • Experience with AspenHYSYS (or similar) along with PSV and Vessel software would be an asset.
  • Experience with participation in PHA and LOPA Reviews is required.
  • Experience representing the interests of refinery owner/operators in capital project development would be an asset.
  • Leadership experience (informal or formal) would be an asset

Irving Oil supports a diverse and inclusive work environment and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants .
Job Requirements - Work Experience
Job Requirements - Education
Bachelors: Engineering
Saint John, NB
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About Irving Oil

Every day since 1924 we’ve been proud to deliver quality products and good energy to our customers and our communities.

Irving Oil is an international energy refining and marketing company with a commitment to doing good business grounded in the values we uphold. Founded in 1924, Irving Oil operates Canada’s largest refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick, along with more than 900 fuelling locations and a network of terminals spanning Eastern Canada and New England. We also operates Ireland’s only refinery, located in the village of Whitegate.

In 2019, Irving Oil expanded its presence in Ireland by acquiring Top Oil, a leading supplier of home heating oil, petrol and diesel fuel. We are on a continuous journey of sustainable development while meeting the evolving energy needs of our customers.

Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for seven consecutive years, we have a strong customer and community focus and are committed to growing for tomorrow.

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