• Team Leader, PMO Engineering Work Processes

    Position Location(s) CA-AB-Red Deer
    Job ID
    Closing Date
    Job Category
    Eng & Technical
    Required Travel
    This role requires up to 30% business travel.
  • Overview

    NOVA Chemicals is experiencing significant growth and we are looking for talented and passionate people to work in our collaborative and innovative organization. As a Responsible Care® company, we are committed to safety and sustainability, we are a respected community partner and we take pride in being a leading producer of plastics and chemicals that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier.

    The Project Management Office (PMO) is responsible for project development and execution of major capital projects across NOVA Chemicals. These projects are executed through disciplined application of NOVA Chemicals’ Project Development and Implementation (PD&I) process in an outsourced mode with various EP or EPC contractors.  The Central Engineering function within PMO is responsible for the development, maintenance and continuous improvement of the Corporate Engineering Standards, Technical Authority and Engineering Information Management Infrastructure.

    In this role, you will provide leadership and oversight for Engineering Work Processes and the team that manages them. This includes Engineering Standards, Engineering Information Management, and Engineering Quality. The work of this team sets direction for the entire organization with respect to engineering standards, systems, processes and tools.



    Additionally, your team will support a portfolio of major projects worth $2  to $3.5 Billion over the next 5 years, as well as ongoing sustaining capital projects and business operations in the following areas:

    • Engineering Standards development, maintenance, communication and deployment, including technical governance, change management and variance management
    • Engineering Information Management (EIM) infrastructure, including processes, tools, systems development, maintenance and deployment to major projects
    • Engineering Quality Management programs, including development and auditing for compliance


    You will work closely with our Principle Engineering Team Leaders and their respective teams, as well as project and regional engineering leadership teams.


    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Model Responsible Care through visible safety leadership
    • Model and demonstrate the principles and values of NOVA’s Nature
    • Maximize team effectiveness through mentoring, coaching, quality conversations and performance development & management. Provide technical guidance to NOVA and Contract employees
    • As an active member of the Central Engineering Leadership Team, develop and drive the effective execution of the Central Engineering business plan. Adapt team plans and priorities to address business and operational challenges
    • Develop, implement and manage the short and long term EIM infrastructure plans
    • Manage governance for engineering standards, tools and EIM company wide, including all growth projects
    • Develop, implement and manage the organizational Engineering Quality Assurance plan
    • Ensure effective integration and collaboration with major projects, sustaining projects and regional engineering teams with respect to engineering systems, tools and processes
    • Liaise with EPC partners, vendors and consultants to ensure engineering systems, standards, infrastructure and quality assurance is in place
    • Work closely with regional Engineering Systems teams to ensure delivery of engineering work in accordance with Engineering Standards, systems and quality requirements.
    • Mange fixed and variable cost budgets
    • Establish cross regional networks to support continuous improvement

    This role requires up to 30% of time business travel.

    Must have the ability to travel internationally as required.



    The successful candidate will have an Engineering degree with 10+ years of project and engineering experience and have the Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation.  

    • Strong technical knowledge of engineering work processes
    • Broad functional knowledge of all engineering disciplines and Engineering Consultant practices
    • Proven experience managing multidisciplinary project or engineering teams
    • Demonstrated leadership skills (coaching, mentoring, results orientation, leading change)
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, facilitation and conflict resolution skills
    • Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
    • High performer with demonstrated initiative and self-driven
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex initiatives and to work interdependently to achieve desired results
    • Ability to effectively communicate and to engage and influence employees at all levels of the organization
    • Ability to collaborate and foster effective cross-functional and cross-regional working relationships

    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 Site is located in Central Alberta, near the NOVA Chemicals Joffre Site. The Red Deer site includes two offices.


    Executive Place focuses on logistics, accounting, procurement and project management.


    The Pipeline team operates approximately 2000 km of High Vapour Pressure(HVP) pipelines within Western Canada and the northern United States, servicing the Petrochemical Industry.  The main office is located in north Red Deer and has satellite facilities throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan.



    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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