This job posting has expired.

Senior Project Manager - Facilities Risk Management

February 4 2020
Industries Recruitment, Employment services
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Engineering, Construction, Environmental, Energy, Architecture, Design, Architecture, Urbanism, Civil engineering, Construction, Structure, Oil & Gas, Piping, Project, Project management, Planning, Oil & Gas, Mining, Natural Resources, Engineering, Project management, Business analysis, Architecture, Design, Oil & Gas, Mining, Natural Resources
Medicine Hat, AB
  • Excellent opportunity for an experienced project manager to join a leading organization.
  • Work within a collaborative and driven team environment.
  • Take advantage of this opportunity to earn a competitive salary plus a wide range of benefits.


Methanex is the world's largest supplier of methanol to major international markets in North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America. Methanol can be found in products from windshield washer fluid to recyclable plastic bottles, plywood floors to paint, silicone sealants to synthetic fibers. The energy sector is one of the most rapidly growing markets for the use of Methanol and greatly relies on the expertise and commitment of Methanex as their trusted supplier.

With the care of the environment as the root of their business, Methanex is a Responsible Care® company committed to the safe, ethical and environmentally sound management of the chemicals it makes and uses. Responsible Care® is an ethic established by the Chemical Industry Association of Canada (CIAC). The Responsible Care® ethic is an integral part of Methanex's global commitment to ensuring the well-being of all stakeholders, wherever Methanex does business.


Methanex is currently seeking a qualified Senior Project Manager - Facilities Risk Management to join our team in Medicine Hat, Alberta. This is a temporary position with a commencement date of March 2020 and a duration of approximately 3 years through to March 2023. 

As our new Senior Project Manager - Facilities Risk Management, you will lead, direct, and coordinate all activities associated with the conceptual design, engineering, construction, and handover of one (or multiple) occupied buildings per Methanex blast mitigation standards. This will include representing the company with stakeholders (city, site management, and consultants) on topics related to project development and approval through the various approval stages and gates. 

More specifically your responsibilities in this role will include:

  • Developing a realistic high-level plan for the safe and successful completion of the assigned project (control room, water treatment, lab, technical building, maintenance, warehouse, and admin building) as well as preparing a project charter. 
  • Evaluating project risks and recommending a phasing approach to effectively mitigate the specific risk associated with the blast impact on our site. 
  • Using a stage/gate approach in conjunction with the Management of Change site process to progress the project through from development to closeout.
  • Developing a risk register for the project and proactively managing mitigation plans. 
  • Identifying, soliciting, and leading the appropriate cross-functional resources (both internal and external) that are needed for the project team.
  • Developing and refining the appropriate class of cost estimates and project schedule based on the project phase. 
  • Identifying and scheduling regular meetings and communications to key stakeholders appropriate for the project phase. 
  • Ensuring that the building design is 'fit for purpose' based on Methanex corporate requirements on blast mitigation and Responsible Care. 
  • Identifying end-user needs and ensuring that all key requirements are included in the specifications. 
  • Identifying and ensuring that all local regulatory and legal requirements are met. 
  • Ensuring that the design can be executed with the facility online. 
  • Leading the selection process for the engineering company to develop the project as well as the contractors that will execute it. Developing a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to present this strategy. 
  • Ensuring that all safety protocols are adhered to by project staff. 
  • Developing project execution plans covering all elements associated with capital projects. 
  • Managing the quality assurance program. 
  • Managing budget and financial reporting updates as identified in the project plan complete with recommendations that ensure the project remains on budget. 
  • Contributing to the organizational vision of Global Methanol Leadership and as a team member demonstrating the core values of integrity, trust, respect, and professionalism. 
  • Undertaking all aspects of the role through living the Methanex values. 
  • Conducting all business in a manner that supports the Responsible Care ethic. 

In order to qualify for this role, you will need an undergraduate degree in Architecture, Engineering, or Construction Management along with a minimum of 10 years of experience in building construction management with a sound safety record. You'll also possess the following:

  • Experience utilizing a stage (or phase) gate review process in project management. 
  • Experience with blast-resistant design and the construction of buildings for Oil & Gas and Petrochemical facilities. 
  • In-Depth knowledge of construction cost estimating, scheduling, procurement, accounting, and engineering principles (primarily civil engineering).
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and interpret contracts/legal documents and make appropriate recommendations (with a preference for Canadian/Alberta codes and standards).
  • Proficiency with applicable computer applications including Microsoft Office.
  • Project Management certification ie PMP (asset).
  • Certified Construction Management ie CCM (asset). 

As our ideal candidate for this role, you'll join us with excellent communication skills in both written and verbal form. Your strong interpersonal, collaboration, and leadership skills will combine with your customer-focused mentality to ensure that you continuously meet the needs of internal and external customers. You will also need to have exceptional critical thinking, decision making, and troubleshooting skills, as well as a history of successfully leading projects as demonstrated by the ability to lead project work and interdisciplinary teams. You'll also have a demonstrated ability to liaise with internal and external stakeholders in a manner that builds and maintains positive working relationships. 

This role is well suited to someone who is extremely organized and detail-oriented. You'll also possess a superior ability to quickly identify and directly address issues as well as independently respond to highly complex matters in a professional manner with guidance required in only the most unique and complicated issues. With excellent time management and prioritization skills, you will have the ability to consistently meet identified goals and achieve results. Of course, you will also join Methanex with a flexible mindset and the ability to manage ambiguity while responding to many shifting responsibilities. 


Building on our core values of integrity, trust, respect and professionalism, our corporate culture encourages communication and teamwork and rewards employees for creativity and innovation. We are also very active in supporting educational and training/development initiatives. We sponsor scholarships and co-op programs at local colleges and universities as well as hands-on training programs at our manufacturing facilities.

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you can expect to receive an industry competitive salary and benefits.

Join this thriving and team focused market leader today and expand your experience with a new challenge - Apply Now! network