- Presentation skills
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is the global leader in thermoset resins. Through a broad range of thermoset technologies and specialty products, Hexion serves and supports customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. Hexion materials are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living. At Hexion, we believe that leadership begins with integrity, ethics and environmentally sound operations. When you work for Hexion, you are partnering with a company that is not only focused on delivering value but on doing it in a safe, ethical and environmentally responsible manner. Position Overview
Working under the direction of the Edmonton Plant Engineer, the Project Engineer is responsible for providing engineering and project management services to primarily Mechanical/Chemical projects designed to support the continued safe operation of the Edmonton Chemical Plant. The incumbent will be responsible for developing projects from the point of scoping, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, and closure. The incumbent is jointly responsible with the Maintenance and Operations groups for the successful completion and implementation of capital projects.
Environmental, Health and Safety
Demonstrate leadership and contribute positively to the facility safety culture through active, positive participation in EHS safety programs and initiatives.
Technical Ability/Problem Solving
Be responsible for the planning, organizing, cost control and implementation of approved projects. These projects will include purchasing new mechanical equipment, replacing mechanical equipment already in use at site, modifications or additions to existing equipment and implementing changes through CF’s Management of Change (MOC) system.
Will be expected to provide technical support to the Maintenance and Operations groups during the field installation of assigned projects. Installations will occur both during normal routine situations and plant turnarounds / outages.
Prepare cost estimates for projects to be added to the capital, maintenance, and turnaround budgets
Prepares equipment fabrication specifications for project requirements that comply with all regulatory code and company internal requirements
Provides engineering support to other groups on site.
Recommendations, assumptions and calculations may be reviewed by a more senior authority but would generally be assumed to be correct.
Will use industry recognized principles for project management when developing and executing assigned projects
Communication, Co-ordination & Reporting
Responsible to work effectively with all parties in the Engineering department. Is expected to maintain open lines of communication with the Engineering, Maintenance, Operations, and Project Contractors groups at all times in order to successfully execute assigned projects.
Ensures plant and equipment information is updated where required.
Responsible to maintain a continuing liaison with all Plant personnel who share responsibility for the function of these areas where there is engineering involvement.
Prepares regular project and monthly reports presenting the results of studies, proposals and the status of work in progress where required.
Responsible to either assist or lead efforts to resolve conflicts that may occur on assigned projects. Will seek to meet all stakeholder requirements on projects while being able to keep projects on track.
Strong written and verbal skills are essential in this position.
Additional Job Responsibilities
Maintains ongoing familiarization with all procedures, equipment and processes through personal initiative. Identifies areas for self-improvement and works with their supervisor to initiate training in these areas.
Expands technical competency into the areas of process piping, pumps, vessels, heat exchangers and related mechanical equipment; and modifications or additions to existing equipment. Able to develop preliminary isometric drawings. Maintain familiarity with the application of ABSA, CSA B51, ASME Code Section I, VIII, IX, B31.1 and B31.3 are necessary in the performance of these duties.
Productivity & Adaptability
Will generally be responsible for the activities associated with several assignments and studies of varying scope and priority. Must manage the activities of each to insure orderly and timely progress occurs on all jobs, including Procurement and Cost Control.
The project engineer, in the execution of assigned projects, will work closely with vendors, consultants and contacts both inside and outside the company to maintain effective project execution.
Support the initiatives of Continuous Improvement through teamwork and the application of Quality Planning and Improvement Principles to the routine performance of duties.
Understands and complies with established departmental processes and procedures designed to support internal controls efforts. Identifies and brings to the attention of department management internal controls deficiencies.
Will be expected to provide assistance in plant outages and / or turnarounds when requested by the Edmonton Plant Engineer or the Site Leader. This may include working in a supervisory role during non-standard working hours.
Can be called on at times to be designated a site contact for outside contractors working on our plant site. Would then be expected to follow all requirements as specified in the company’s Contractor Management Program.
While most projects will be mechanical in nature, some other projects (i.e. EHS or I/E in nature) can be assigned for the growth and development of the incumbent
BSc in Chemical or Mechanical engineering from a recognized University, APEGA EIT eligible or with APEGA EIT registered preferred. 1-4 years’ experience in a plant environment, preferably in the chemical processing or manufacturing industry. Certifications in Project Management are not required but are an asset in this position.
Skilled with multiple computer applications, including databases, spreadsheets, word-processing, project management, presentations, and relevant technical software - proficiency in AutoCAD-2D is required.
Self-motivated and able to work independently.
Experienced in mechanical design projects associated with utility systems, material handling, structural, and process piping.
Must know engineering/pipe and equipment specifications.
Knowledgeable with SAP is a definite asset
Certification of Competency:
The incumbent will typically be leading projects worth up to $500,000 with some projects worth up to $1MM.
They can also be brought in to assist more senior engineers on larger projects where required.
They would be responsible for execution and cost control on projects.
Routine duties and successful accomplishment of projects requires frequent utilization of both internal and external contacts.
This position requires an ability to carry out safety assignments, plant assignments and assist plant supervision in where required.
If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role for 18 months.
Disclaimer: We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet, or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.