As an Intermediate Hydraulic Engineer with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a progressive and fast-paced group of Experts in the Engineering & Drafting department. This position is based in our Calgary Office.
This role is responsible for developing and maintaining pipeline simulation models, performing various engineering calculations such as equipment sizing/specifications, pressure loss, throughput impacts, and power requirements. Also include involvement in the future system expansion and new pipeline opportunities including pipe size optimization, route optimization, system configuration and code compliance.
- Participate as a member of project origination teams to understand the business objectives, define alternatives, analyze hydraulics, operational impacts and recommend the best alternative to meet the business objectives.
- Support project management activities such as equipment sizing/specifications, construction impacts on systems, power requirements, operational training for commissioning, etc.
- Performing Trans Mountain pipeline system optimization and system performance analysis regularly including throughput analysis, operating efficiency analysis, power analysis and batch analysis, providing the operation support to control center, regulatory affairs, scheduling and power group.
- Maintain, update and develop Trans Mountain hydraulic model database, perform steady state and transient state study to ensure system safe and providing operating limits and support.
- Troubleshooting any operating failure or inefficiencies. Analyze and identify the system bottlenecks and de-bottlenecks. Identify opportunities for pipeline optimization (capacity and energy).
- Providing the pipeline new technology analysis, preparing site test plan and evaluating the results. (Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Drag Reducing Agent (DRA), etc.).
- Work closely with business development team to provide the support for future system expansion and new pipeline opportunities including hydraulic modeling, system configuration and code compliance.
Qualifications and Professional Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with Mechanical, Civil Chemical or Process preferred.
- 5+ years Pipeline engineering or pipeline industry experiences.
- 5+ years hydraulic simulation with DNV SPS experiences, and one or more of other advanced pipeline simulation software experiences (Pipesim, Pipe Phase, Hysys, Pipeline Studio, etc.).
- 5+ years Liquid pipeline modelling experiences with slack flow modelling.
- Eligible professional Engineer; eligible or current APEGA or APEGBC member would be considered an asset.
- Knowledge of SCADA system and control loops.
- Experience in Computer programming VB, C, C++
- Familiar with Canada and US pipeline related regulations, codes and standards (CER, DOT, CSA, ASME and API).
- SPS advanced training certificate is required.
- Excellent organizational, supervisory, managerial and leadership skills.
- Ability to analyze and troubleshoot complex problems and make sound decisions.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work in a high-paced, multi-task environment with attention to detail.
Note: A 30 minutes knowledge test about the pipeline, hydraulic, codes and modeling will be included into the interview for selected applicants.
This posting will close on Friday, April 9th, 2021.
We Build Careers and Pipelines That Last
Our story is about determination, resourcefulness and resilience. It’s about charting our own course, finding innovative solutions to challenging problems and doing the right thing. It was true when Trans Mountain became a company in 1951 and it’s just as true today. We welcome new members to our team that embrace the qualities in our story, that thrive on the new path and directions we take. Our culture is one of care and taking our responsibilities seriously. If you would like to contribute to our culture, then join our journey.
A Rewarding Opportunity. We offer:
- A competitive compensation program.
- A flexible benefits package.
- A pension and a savings plan.
In keeping with Trans Mountain’s commitment to maximize benefits for communities, priority will be given to qualified candidates from Indigenous, local and regional communities along the Trans Mountain existing, and expansion, pipeline corridor.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trans Mountain is committed to supporting diversity and individual differences. The diverse viewpoints and cultural knowledge that our employees bring to work enrich our organization’s collective cultural understanding, which is reflected in the work we do every day. Trans Mountain welcomes new team members from traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, Indigenous Peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities.
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