Company: Shell
Skills: Project Engineer
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

The Project Engineer's main purpose is to deliver projects safely by planning, executing and controlling capital projects at the Sarnia Manufacturing Center (SMC) in either the Refinery or the Chemical Plant. The Project Engineer manages a wide variety of projects from front-end development to detailed design, construction, and handover - including procurement, cost control, and schedule management. In the meantime, the project engineer will need to effectively communicate with site stakeholders throughout the project phases, manage the engineering and procurement contractor(s), as well as the construction contractor(s).

Other accountabilities of the project engineer include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee front-end engineering design and prepare necessary deliverables to reach final investment decision on assigned Asset Integrity, Maintain Margin and/or Growth Projects
  • Ensure that the right level of technical assurance was applied to all deliverables
  • Work with the project controls contractor to develop project cost estimates and schedules that meet the criteria of all phases of assigned projects, and provide accurate forecasting as projects progress
  • Work with SMC'S contracting and procurement group to develop/implement a procurement strategy for each project and assists with the development of equipment and material bid specification, bid evaluation and selection.
  • Work with SMC's environmental group to ensure permitting strategy/compliance
  • Work with SMC's construction coordinators and ensuring proper construction management plans are in place and are being followed for all construction activities
  • Coordinate the final project close-out and handover to operations, and close project financial accounts


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

There's never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

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.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we're nurturing an inclusive environment - one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential...

  • We're creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply and we'll take it from there.
  • We're closing the gender gap - whether that's through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We're striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

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.




  • B.S. Degree: Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, or Chemical Engineering.
  • Minimum of 10 years of practical work experience or 3 years experience in a Project Engineering role on a project(s), and prior experience managing a project portfolio is preferred
  • Strong project execution, construction execution, and project controls skills are required
  • Proficient with GSAP/SAP is preferred
  • Understanding of the Opportunity Realization Standards (ORS)
  • Experience with managing all phases of a project
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Customer focus
  • Enterprise First Behaviors
  • Thorough understanding of all facets of project controls (e.g., budgeting, estimating, planning/scheduling,
  • progress monitoring, earned value principles, analysis, and reporting) is required
  • Knowledge of project controls tools (e.g., Primavera) is required
  • Knowledge of drafting and document management processes is helpful but not required
  • Strong Goal Zero HSE leadership mindset is required



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