• Project Mechanical Engineer

    Position Location(s) CA-AB-Joffre
    Job ID
    Closing Date
    Job Category
    Eng & Technical
    Required Travel
    5% travel.
  • Additional Comments:

    Internal and External candidates are being considered simultaneously



    NOVA Chemicals helps shape a world where products vital to our health and happiness are even better tomorrow than they are today. We are seeking talented and passionate people who enjoy working in a collaborative, innovative environment to join our dynamic team. Through our commitment to Responsible Care®, we take pride in our focus on safety and sustainability.  You will be challenged, inspired and supported by your team to deliver your best work.


    This position is within our Engineering Services team, which is our sustaining capital group who focus on the successful development and execution of high quality projects supporting the business units at the Joffre site.


    As part of the Engineering Services, team the primary responsibility of the Project Mechanical Engineer is to support sustaining capital projects from concept to completion. The Mechanical Engineer will work in a team environment under project constraints to develop mechanical engineering work packages that result in completed projects that are safe, reliable, cost effective and meet project objectives



    • Project scope development, mechanical design and technical ownership (stamping) for unit expense and sustaining capital projects through NOVA’s Project Development and Implementation (PD&I) process. This may include, but is not limited to drawings, work packages, equipment specification, data sheets and engineering QA/QC. May take on the role of Project Manager for single discipline and micro projects
    • Conduct technical assessments, feasibility assessments and code calculations to optimize mechanical design with respect to operability, reliability and maintainability
    • Work collaboratively with our External Engineering Providers as NOVA’s discipline representative, to ensure efficient, timely and quality deliverables back to the NOVA project team
    • Work with Suppliers to optimize equipment specification and procurement
    • Provide informal leadership and oversight to Piping/Mechanical Designers
    • Work collaboratively with unit Operations, Maintenance and Technical teams to clarify scope, business opportunities and potential solutions, engaging the unit Mechanical Reliability Engineer to ensure alignment of scope and project deliverables 



    The successful candidate will have a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of eight years of engineering project experience in a manufacturing facility with Professional Engineer (P.Eng) designation. The candidate in this role will also be required to have:

    • PEng member in good standing with APEGGA (or equivalent)  
    • Applied knowledge of heat exchanger design, pressure envelope design and a working knowledge of ASME/ANSI/API codes are needed to be successful in this role.
    • Familiarity with codes and regulations applicable to own, operate, and maintain pressure equipment and/or fired equipment
    • Demonstrated background in Capital Project design, Plant FCM work is an asset.
    • Ability to work independently and manage your own workload with minimal supervision, managing multiple projects and tasks in a dynamic team work environment 

    The Following additional qualifications / experiences are considered an asset:

    • Plant support mechanical engineering experience
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with Operations, Maintenance, and Technical teams
    • Ability to contribute and be seen as an informal leader within the team is necessary. Ability to challenge their peers to ensure highest level of performance / quality from team.
    • Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills, willingness to take initiative 


    How do you know if NOVA Chemicals 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 Joffre Site is located in Central Alberta, near Red Deer(Alberta’s third largest city). 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.


    The Joffre site 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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