Company: Amec Foster Wheeler
Skills: Mechanical Engineering
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Location: Oakville, ON, Canada
Status: Active

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Overview / Responsibilities

Amec Foster Wheeler’s Mining business has a potential opportunity for a Lead Mechanical Engineer with extensive experience in the mining industry. The main purpose of the role will be to coordinate and supervise engineering and design functions with a project / study context and to ensure that designs are in accordance with project / study requirements and company objectives and are produced in a timely and cost effective manner. Reporting to the Office Engineering Manager, this position is located in our Oakville, ON office. The successful candidate must be located within a reasonable commute to the Oakville, ON office.

The core responsibilities include the management of the mechanical design team consisting of engineers and designers; liaison with other disciplines to ensure that the project design information is made available or received by the different disciplines; management of changes; liaison with supply chain with regards to enquiries, orders and supplier delivery; co-ordination with project controls to ensure that the project schedule, cost and performance is maintained. Role specific responsibilities include preparation of technical specifications, contract specifications, calculations, reports, design criteria and other documents required by the project / study. Responsibility for engineering content, discipline design drawings and technical documents within a project / study. If you have a successful track record and thrive on challenges in a fast paced environment, this is the opportunity for you.  Other responsibilities will include:  

  • Provide technical design guidance to Project staff on various aspects of design
  • Produce designs in accordance with project, discipline, statutory regulations, good practice and company procedural requirements
  • Ensure design is completed within design man-hour and procurement budgets
  • Allocate work and provide assistance to discipline engineers and designers on projects / studies
  • Input into progress reports, including listing achievements and highlighting issues as required
  • Work closely with other consultants and other disciplines and Project / Study Managers to ensure that client’s objectives are met in a timely manner
  • Ensure designs produced are optimal in terms of maintainability, serviceability, equipment operating cost and safe operation
  • Ensure design engineering standards are maintained and adhered to on all projects
  • Produce project filing system which is maintained, kept up to date in a discipline or project system which all project design personnel utilise
  • Review equipment and installation contract tenders and produce technical adjudications / recommendations
  • Review and comment on design documents and drawings from own discipline and other disciplines
  • Compare procurement costs against budget and provide feedback to estimating
  • Review and approve vendor documentation for compliance with project / study specifications
  • Estimate, control and review design scope changes
  • Provide input to proposals and man-hour estimates
  • Provide feedback on the quality, use and value of design systems used in design
  • Liaise with client to ensure that design is in accordance with agreed requirements
  • Liaise with Site construction staff on technical queries on resolution of engineering design issues
  • Prepare project close out reports with comparison of design and procurement budgets
  • Conduct regular design group meetings within a project / study context
  • Provide timely reports regarding all discussions held and progress made. Ensure all correspondence are recorded
  • Ensure compliance and take initiative for safety and environmental issues

Skills / Qualifications

  • An engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering, BSc, BEng, with a minimum of 10 years’ experience
  • Eligibility for registration as Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario
  • Minimum of 10 years Mechanical design experience in the mining and minerals processing are in the design office and the field
  • A good knowledge of project execution and management
  • A good understanding of other discipline design requirements
  • A desire to mentor and support technical professionals
  • Knowledge of North American codes and standards governing the design of systems and equipment
  • Ability to manage and coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously to meet project demands
  • Site experience - construction and commissioning
  • Slurry pump experience
  • Materials Handling experience
  • Mechanical package experience

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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