Project Engineer, Pipeline in Houston / Vancouver, Texas / British Columbia, United States

Project

Woodfibre LNG Limited is proposing to build a 2.1 mtpa liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant and export facility at the former Woodfibre pulp mill site, on the West side of Howe Sound, seven kilometers southwest of Squamish, British Columbia (about a 1 hour drive North of Vancouver and accessible only by water).

The Woodfibre LNG plant will be supplied gas via a new dedicated pipeline as part of the Fortis BC owned infrastructure. The pipeline is approximately 47 km of high pressure transmission line with associated compression facilities. The engineering, procurement and construction of the new pipeline project will be managed and funded by Woodfibre and tuned-over to Fortis BC upon completion for long term operation and ownership.

Position

Woodfibre is seeking a Project Engineer, Pipeline to work on the development and execution of the pipeline project. The pipeline is expected to be in service by end of 2021. The work is expected to be co-located initially with the project team in Houston with travel to Canada for coordination with Fortis BC in the Vancouver area. Once a pipeline contractor is chosen, the location will move to the contractor’s office. The position can be either on staff or contract terms.

Responsibilities:

The Project Engineer, Pipeline reports to the Project Manager, Pipeline and responsibilities include:

  • Support to the Project Manager, Pipeline with gas pipeline development, design and construction aspects.
  • Collaborates with contract design engineers to progress and review engineering design deliverables through FEED and Detailed Design phases.
  • Interfaces with LNG Plant staff to ensure gas delivery and technical requirements are followed through agreed design criteria.
  • Interfaces with third parties (ie gas supply, material & equipment vendors, First Nation, construction contractors etc.) as necessary to ensure issues are managed and tracked to maintain schedule.
  • Assists with project scoping, developing project cost estimates and schedules.
  • Participate in HAZID, HAZOP’s and other HSE and design related work sessions.
  • Ensuring Fortis BC owner requirements are satisfied in the specification, detailed design, procurement, construction, commissioning and handover.
  • Works closely with the Project Manager, Pipeline to ensure technical excellence of the engineering function of the project including coordination of technical disciplines, procurement of materials and equipment, and construction planning assistance.

In carrying out the role, the Project Engineer, Pipeline will:

  • Work with the Fortis BC, Woodfibre LNG and contractors splitting time between offices as required
  • Travel to and from local and international locations as per business needs.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
  • 7+ years’ gas pipeline design and project planning experience.
  • Design and installation of onshore natural gas pipeline systems including: measurement & regulation equipment, pigging facilities, block valves, and compressor stations.
  • Experience in high elevation pipeline design and construction an advantage.
  • Familiar with providing input/review to risk management plans, environmental and archaeological studies, road and water crossings, hydrostatic plans and other typical pipeline related deliverables.
  • Knowledge of applicable pipeline design codes, standards industry practices and regulations. Knowledge of CSA Z662 standards advantageous.
  • Knowledge of pipeline project practices in Canada in general and BC specifically
  • Excellent project engineering skills desired.
  • Excellent software proficiency for planning, scheduling and estimating.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter.

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