• Senior Piping Engineer

    Position Location(s) CA-AB-Red Deer
    Job ID
    Closing Date
    Job Category
    Eng & Technical
  • Additional Comments:

    Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience


    The NOVA Chemicals' Project Management Office (PMO) is responsible for project development and execution of major projects exceeding $20-MM USD across the company. These projects are implemented by a disciplined application of NOVA Chemicals’ Project Development and Implementation (PDI) process and Corporate Engineering Standards in an outsourced mode with various EP or EPC contractors. The PMO is also responsible for the development and updating of the Corporate Engineering Standards.


    In this role, your primary responsibility will be the management, development and maintenance of all NOVA Corporate Engineering Standards related to the piping discipline to support operating facilities and all capital projects. You may also support the PMO office in maintaining other Engineering Standards or addressing complex technical issues depending on your experience.


    You will perform most assignments independently with instructions provided around the general results expected. You will receive technical guidance from the Principal Engineer and other Technical Experts.




    You can read more about specific responsibilities here:

    • Providing leadership in the management of Corporate Engineering Standards and Specifications,
    • Supporting the use and interpretation of Corporate Engineering Standards and Specifications and adherence during projects,
    • Developing, reviewing and approving all piping material specifications, including calculations, for code and regulatory compliance,
    • Preparing and maintaining NOVA Chemicals valve specifications,
    • Preparing and maintaining written piping standards,
    • Coordinating reviews of Engineering Standards and Specifications within NOVA Chemicals and resolving any issues,
    • Providing technical leadership, guidance, and review of work performed by others such as EPC personnel, vendor submissions, or other design staff in your area of expertise,
    • Participating in or leading project peer reviews in your area of expertise,
    • Liaising effectively with vendors, EPC personnel, technical experts, operations & maintenance and regulators as required,
    • Providing in-depth technical expertise and consulting to address Responsible Care issues within your area of work and/or across your discipline.




    To be successful in this role, we need you to be a Professional Engineer with experience in piping design, layout, stress analysis and development of piping material specifications and engineering standards. Your experience in both field and major projects as well as interest in other areas within the mechanical disciplines would be a great fit for this role. A varied amount of travel is expected for this role, therefore, you must have a valid passport.

    Come to NOVA Chemicals and put your engineering degree to use in this role while combining your excellent interpersonal, communication, and planning skills.

    How do you know if NOVA Chemical’s the right place for you?

    At NOVA our core values are: Be Responsible. Be Passionate. Innovate. Collaborate

    You will find NOVA to be a great fit if you:

    • Are motivated and energized to help shape a world that’s even better tomorrow than it is today.
    • Proactively reach across boundaries to partner with each other
    • Conduct yourself with honesty and integrity and take accountability for your actions, and
    • Are curious, imaginative and creative



    About Us:


    NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals and plastic resins that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees work to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is wholly-owned ultimately by Mubadala Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

    The NOVA Chemicals Red Deer Executive Place is located in Central Alberta. The Joffre Site is approximately 25km east of Red Deer. The Joffre Site is recognized as the largest combined ethylene/polyethylene manufacturing site in North America, and one of the largest in the world. Focus at the site is placed on operations excellence, plant availability and effective capital execution. Attention is also placed on the integration of technology while implementing and optimizing.


    Central Alberta provides a wealth of recreational and social opportunities in the surrounding areas, as well as various educational options for children through advanced learning.






    NOVA Chemicals’ flexible benefit programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees, because when it comes to benefits, everyone has different priorities. Our benefits offerings will vary based on your work location, and are an element of the “Total Rewards” package used to reward employees.


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