Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Pipeline Engineering
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: 1
Location: Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

NES Fircroft is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the oil & gas Industry.

Our client, a large Oil and Gas Operator, is currently seeking a Pipeline Engineer based in Fort McMurray. The schedule will be 4 days on / 3 days off. Reporting to the Reliability Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing engineering leadership and guidance for Operations, Maintenance, Projects, contract engineers and engineering interns. This candidate must be local or find their own accommodations as there is no camp or LOA.


  • Develop engineering solutions and scopes of work in comprehensive Engineering Work Packages that conform to all relevant company standards and procedures;
  •  Participate in interdisciplinary check reviews to ensure that the design of supplied pipeline / piping related projects and is in compliance with technical standards, specifications and industry codes;
  • Identify and implement opportunities for improved integrity management of the Oil Sands pipeline and piping assets;
  • Review pipeline and piping data to identify risks to safety or the environment and implement solutions to mitigate the risk;
  • Develop preventative maintenance and monitoring strategies to maintain the integrity and performance of the pipeline asset;
  • Interpret all pipeline related codes and standards and provide technical support to Operations, Maintenance, Inspectors and Planners;
  • Provide the definitive source of pipeline engineering expertise, including engineering execution, value improvement process, risk assessments/PHA's, technical bid analyses for critical assets and the analysis and incorporation of discipline "lessons learned";
  • Liaising with suppliers and equipment manufacturers to ensure the equipment is manufactured and tested in accordance with project requirements;
  • Interacting with vendors/suppliers to assess and consider enhanced technologies and products;
  • Providing turnaround and outage support for executing scopes of pipeline work that impact the operation of the facility;
  • Providing and assuring engineering uniformity, consistency, and continuity across current SAGD operations and future projects;
  • Exercising technical authority and ownership over pipeline asset integrity programs, as well as technical and design standards;
  • Providing sound advice on engineering, operability, reliability, maintainability and safety into engineering designs;
  • Managing and conducting audit project and contractors' designs;
  • Ensuring records and documentation relating to pipeline design, operation, assessment and maintenance are managed and available for future reference;
  • Assist chief inspector in pipeline/piping related KPI reporting;
  • Act as pipeline technical authority and manage company performance standards related to pipelines / piping.

  • Degree in Mechanical or Materials Engineering;
  • Professional registration with APEGA;
  • Minimum of fifteen years' relevant experience in pipeline and pressure equipment engineering, operations and maintenance;
  • Minimum of five years of in field experience managing an operating pipeline and/or pressure equipment asset;
  •  High level of understanding and application of AER Pipeline Act, Pipeline Rules, Directive 077 and CSA Z662 code;
  • Experience with the development, management and application of Pipeline manuals and Pipeline Operations & Maintenance procedures;
  • Experience with the evaluation, operation and maintenance of Cathodic Protection systems;
  • A demonstrated commitment to process and occupational safety and experience with Management of Change tools and procedures;
  • Well versed in statutory regulations, industry standards, and recommended practices, with a practical sense in the application of those codes and standards;
  • Experience in pipeline and/or pressure equipment RBI or tool development is a big asset;
  • Excellent planning and execution drive to deliver results and meet safety, quality, cost, and schedule targets;
  • Ability to multitask, stay organized and work on a series of engineering packages and projects in parallel;
  • Experience with leading and coordinating technical work, including 3rd party contractors, and working with a multidisciplinary team to safely and efficiently execute the work;
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation communication skills, interpersonal, management and leadership skills.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.