Refining & Energy Transition Project Development Engineer Fee (hybrid opportunity)

February 27 2023
Industries Mining, Petroleum, Natural Gas
Categories Environmental, Energy, R&D, Scientific
Saint John, NB • Full time

Job Title

Refining & Energy Transition Project Development Engineer FEE (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:

Grow for Tomorrow is an exciting new initiative at Irving Oil that will help our organization meet the opportunities and challenges associated with the Global Energy Transition.

In addition to refinery sustaining capital projects, you could be a part of projects including, but not limited to, renewable energy projects, hydrogen and biofuels projects, carbon capture and sequestration projects and clean fuel regulations projects.

As a Refining & Energy Transition Project Development Engineer with Irving Oil, you will support development and execution of capital projects by leading the front development stages (FEL 1 and 2) and supporting FEED / detailed engineering / execution (FEL 3 and 4) stages. Front-end loading (FEL) is a robust pre-project planning and design process early in a project’s lifecycle.

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
  • Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for seven consecutive years

Your Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and / or actively participate in Front End Loading (FEL) 1 and FEL 2 project activities.

  • Responsible for communicating and collaborating with project sponsors and key stakeholders as required.

  • Responsible to develop Project Design Intent documents.

  • Lead and/or actively participate in benefits analyses and business case development.

  • Facilitate project work and studies with 3rd party consultants, technology licensors and engineering contractors. Direct, review and approve their work and deliverables.

  • Lead and / or actively participate in key FEL 2 and FEL 3 project phase process engineering activities (e.g. PFD, P&ID, HAZOP, LOPA reviews, etc.).

  • Support the development of project schedules, project execution plans and cost estimates.

  • Support detailed engineering, construction and start-up activities associated with projects (FEL 4).

Professional skills:

  • Understanding of the basic economic drivers of oil refining.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Effective collaboration skills.

  • Leadership experience (informal of formal).

  • Ability to make clear, effective presentations to communicate recommendations to customers and management.

  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision / direction.

  • Self-motivated.

  • Attention to schedule and cost, and timely decision making.

  • Attention to detail.


  • Occasional Travel may be required.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering with P.Eng. or working towards P.Eng.

  • 5+ years of experience in refinery (or equivalent) process engineering.

  • Refinery process technology knowledge/design experience an asset.

  • Process simulation skills/experience an asset.

  • Experience representing the interests of refinery owner/operator in capital project development is a strong 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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