Project Engineer

Storing vital products with care

Storing vital products with care

Position Summary

This position supports the operations of the Company by overseeing design, improvement, expansion and construction of equipment, systems, and capital projects at the terminal.

Essential Job Functions

  • Abides by all safety procedures and practices applicable to location and position; participates in appropriate safety training; demonstrates commitment to and support of SH&E principles and values; champions safety as necessary
  • Researches, designs, sends RFP, and oversees various assigned engineering projects and pieces of projects
  • Helps provide research, plans, and designs for systems and capital projects, assists in directing and coordinating activities involved in operations applications, installation and repair of mechanical, electrical and/or environmental projects and systems
  • Contributes to the design of other systems, instrumentation, controls, robots, engines, machines, etc. used in operational systems as assigned 
  • Ensures required approvals are obtained at appropriate stages of project
  • Ensures that all project documentation is in place and in compliance with Company global standards, including Vopak Project Management - VPM
  • Stays updated on Federal, state, and Provincial safety and environmental regulations and associated Company policies
  • Ensures that all assigned projects are in compliance with Company and regulatory requirements
  • Assists colleagues in ensuring allocation of necessary resources
  • Assists in developing, monitoring, coordinating and controlling annual expenses and capital budgets for technical projects
  • Supports terminals on customer needs for tank or facility specialization costs to achieve a same day response time to customers
  • Works with Project Managers or Technical Manager to contract and coordinate with outside engineering sources for cost estimates or services
  • Researches and incorporates 'best practices' into all technical aspects of projects assigned
  • Assists in maintaining terminal assets records ensuring projects are executed as scheduled and documented; recommends improvements as necessary
  • Ensures appropriate information is communicated to each location, Projects and Maintenance as appropriate
  • Assists sales and terminal personnel in assessing customer project scope
  • Prepares and delivers technical support presentations
  • Assists Project Manager or Technical Manager in development and use of guidelines designed to qualify contractors
  • Trains regularly on all Federal, provincial and local environmental regulations, requirements and guidelines. Follows and adheres to all guidelines, regulations, and requirements
  • Performs other duties assigned by management that fall within the generally expected scope of this position

Experience Requirement

  • 5 – 7 years engineering experience at a petroleum, chemical or similar industry plant highly desirable
  • 3-5 years Project management experience preferred.
  • Project management and/or experience with construction projects desired; experience budgeting and planning projects preferred
  • Ability to read engineering, construction and other technical specs, drawings, schematics, plans, and similar documents; ability to read and understand complex government regulations and translate/incorporate these requirements into terminal construction, engineering and maintenance plans
  • Ability to translate technical plans into easy-to-understand laymen's terms and communicate such translations in clear terminology
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office suite, MSProject, PowerPoint; various email and internet programs and applications; computer-based design experience preferred
  • Excellent English and French communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Listening skills; experience creating and delivering presentations
  • Experience working with Federal, state and Provincial environmental regulations Quebec & Ontario
  • Valid driver's license

Education & Certifications Requirement

  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Project Management degree, helpful.
  • API inspector certification, preferred.


  • Detail Orientation
  • Customer Focused
  • Result Oriented
  • Negotiations/Influencing
  • Analytical
  • Hands on

Application process

Step 1
Step 2
1st interview
Step 3 (optional)
Online assessment
Step 4
2nd interview
Step 5

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