Company: Shell
Skills: Reliability Engineer
Experience: 8 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada

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.

Job Description

Reporting to the Groundbirch Engineering Manager, the Reliability Engineer is responsible for leading the asset's reliability improvement initiatives and programs. The Goundbirch asset currently consists of 4 midstream gas processing facilities, approximately 500 producing wells, and the associated gathering pipeline network and produced water handling facilities. These responsibilities will be achieved through driving continuous improvement of the Manage Threats and Opportunities (MTO) and Manage Equipment Care (MEC) work processes. Fundamentally, the Reliability Engineer is responsible for making data on equipment costs, equipment availability/utilization, and asset opportunities/threats visible to the organization and providing insight and recommendations to address findings. In addition, the Reliability Engineer will also be responsible for the asset's incident investigation program to ensure that causal learning techniques are applied, and that learnings are effectively shared across the organization to embed deeper knowledge.

Key Elements:
  • Be a Personal and Process Safety leader at the Groundbirch Asset. Grow the Groundbirch Safety Culture and deliver Goal Zero.
  • Develop people within the Groundbirch Asset to have deeper technical knowledge of not only the equipment we operate, but also the elements of Manage Equipment Care (MEC). Must be able to build support for and demonstrate how to unlock HSSE, Cost, and Production improvements through effective utilization of the MEC standard and associated recommended practices.
  • Must be able to maximize defect elimination by ensuring the identification, prioritization, and mitigation of reliability threats across asset has become standard work via the Manage Threats and Opportunities (MTO) Work Process.
  • Must be able to maximize production team effectiveness by ensuring the team is working on the highest priority activities to deliver the Business Plan (ensure consistent risk assessment across asset).
  • Must be able to grow causal reasoning/learning approach to investigations at the asset.
  • Must be able to build shared vision and have the capability to build knowledge at all levels of the organization to help people understand how their role directly contributes to Reliability and Asset Integrity performance.
  • Manage Equipment Care (MEC) work process Focal. Must optimize equipment costs, availability and sustainability through the implementation of the Manage Equipment Care (MEC) Work Process.
  • Manage Threats and Opportunities (MTO) work process Focal. Drive and improve a Mitigate Threats and Opportunities (MTO) work process.
  • Asset formal investigation (Causal, RCA, 5-Why) process Focal.
  • Ensure work process interfaces are functioning and healthy among MTO, MEC, and Maintenance Execution (ME).
  • Equip individuals and teams with the knowledge, concepts, and skills to analyze and mitigate equipment failures.
  • Lead Groundbirch's reliability improvement initiatives by focusing the organization on the identification, prioritization, and resolution of major reliability threats and opportunities (includes work processes like defect elimination, bad actor identification, Preventative Maintenance reviews MTO, RCM, Bad Actor, etc.).
  • From time to time (maximum 20%) provide rotating equipment integrity management services to the asset and provide guidance and direction to staff to minimize unscheduled maintenance on machinery.
  • Develop, maintain, and continuously improve KPI's to measure the overall health of the Reliability, Machinery, and Asset Integrity disciplines. Utilization of the KPI's to drive performance improvement in areas where gaps are identified.
  • Analyze and communicate Reliability-related performance data to site leadership and production teams as needed.

Company Description

In Canada, we do everything from exploring for oil and gas, to refining and manufacturing, to discovering new ways to reduce emissions, to delivering fuels to our customers from coast to coast.

We have many successful businesses and projects across Canada, including:
  • a strong and rapidly growing Upstream business built around the Montney and the Duvernay shale plays, on a foundation of Foothills sour gas;
  • a successful Downstream business anchored in our Sarnia refinery (Ontario) and our Scotford refinery and upgrader (Alberta) as well as our two world-class petrochemicals plants near Edmonton;
  • a network of 1,300 retail sites across Canada - a vital point of connection for our customers to us - which makes us one of the pre-eminent fuel retailers in the country;
  • strong Aviation, Sulphur and Lubricants businesses;
  • an innovative Supply and Trading business;
  • a prospective LNG export project in Kitimat, B.C.
Canada is especially well-suited to offer lower carbon energy solutions thanks to our highly experienced workforce, our abundance of natural resources and supportive government policies. In Canada, Shell is actively exploring opportunities to invest in new fuels for transport, renewable power and customer solutions enabled by digital technology to lead the global movement towards cleaner energy.

An innovative place to work

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Join us and you'll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future - whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

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A rewarding place to work

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We're huge advocates for career development. We'll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.


  • Minimum of eight (8) years of engineering experience with a significant portion of that time spent in Reliability and Machinery related roles.
  • Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or any equivalent courses is preferred.
  • Experience at an operating petrochemicals facility is preferred.
  • Potential candidates must have a broad working knowledge of other engineering disciplines including process/chemical, general mechanical, asset integrity, and machinery engineering.
  • Knowledge level competency demonstrated for Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) techniques and methods, preferably including Causal Learning.
  • Knowledge level competency in Managing Threats & Opportunities (MTO), Manage Equipment Care (MEC), and Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM).
  • Registered or capable of being registered with the EGBC.
  • Experience in motivating, coaching, and developing staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal, coaching and negotiating skills.
  • Knowledge level understanding of Asset Integrity - Process Safety Management (AI-PSM) concepts and processes.
  • Knowledge level understanding of Shell and Industry Facilities design standards and codes, and performance standards, such as DEPs, PRS, OCA and API codes
  • Knowledge level competency demonstrated for Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) techniques and methods, preferably including Causal Learning.
  • Demonstrated abilities to work across multi-disciplinary teams that could include operations, leadership, finance, engineering, regulatory, and others.
  • Change Management skills, including knowledge level understanding of the Management of Change (MOC) process.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively exercise independent judgment and initiative.


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