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Principal Pipeline Engineer

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a $2bn engineering, management, and development consultancy. We use our ingenuity to create lasting value for all we work with – customers, communities, and staff. Delivering excellence in 150 countries, through over 16,000 local experts in 180 principal offices: We work with our customers to plan, design, procure and deliver projects on any scale; provide management consultancy built on technical know-how, shape and implement development policies and programmes; and advance sustainability.

Mott MacDonald provides the advantage of a full-service engineering firm with a wide variety of career paths to choose from. Being a part of the Mott Macdonald Team, provides the opportunity to work with dedicated professionals on a broad range of exciting projects. Mott MacDonald, an equal opportunity employer, offers competitive benefits and is committed to developing the career of each employee.

Job Description

We are seeking a Principal Pipeline Engineer for gas and liquid pipelines, to join our Oil and Gas team in Calgary, Alberta. The main duties of this role are associated with the technical leadership of the Mott MacDonald Canadian Pipeline Engineering team. The requirements of this role include:
  • Technical project review of all major Canadian pipeline projects
  • Technical oversight and mentoring of junior to senior technical staff
  • Technical representation for Canadian business development opportunities
  • Depending on group workload, the role may involve project delivery and Engineer of Record responsibility for Canadian pipeline projects

Candidate Specification

As the qualified candidate, you possess:

  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia

  • 15+ years of direct pipeline engineering experience

  • Strong technical leadership skills

  • Strong communication and problem solving skills

  • Demonstrated lead engineer on a variety of pipeline engineering packages from conceptual design through to detailed IFC pipeline engineering packages

  • Demonstrated responsibility as Engineer of Record for authenticating IFC detailed pipeline engineering packages

  • Detailed understanding of oil and gas pipeline design and construction codes, requirements, regulations, and good industry practices. Detailed understanding of relevant CSA, API and ASME codes and standards.

  • Demonstrated development and implementation of technical process and procedure.

  • Detailed understanding of core pipeline engineering design including:

    • Alignment sheet development

    • crossing design

    • route selection

    • pipeline sizing

    • material selection

    • buoyancy control

    • stress analysis

    • hydrostatic test

    • valve and trap design

  • Good understanding of key pipeline specialty design:

    • AC mitigation

    • Cathodic Protection

    • Welding

    • Coatings

    • Trenchless design

  • Good understanding of key pipeline design interfaces:

    • Construction inputs (ROW, workspace design, constructability)

    • Geotechnical programs and design (terrain evaluation, geohazards)

    • Hydrotechnical program and design (scour depth, flood levels)

    • Environmental interface

  • It would be an asset if the candidate possessed knowledge in the following areas:

    • Seismic design

    • Strain based design

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