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WorleyParsons opportunities in Toronto – PMC Engineers

Posted by Antony Thomas at Thursday, October 24, 2013

WorleyParsons opportunities in Toronto – PMC Engineers

WorleyParsons Abu Dhabi office was recently awarded a contract by the Zakum Development Company (ZADCO – 28% owned by ExxonMobil) to provide Project Management Consultancy (PMC) services overseeing Front End Engineering Design (FEED) being executed by SNC Lavalin in Toronto.
The project involves an to upgrade to the existing Zirku Island onshore Oil and Gas facilities to processing levels of 1,000,000 BPD from the current 600,000 BPD in two phases. Phase 1 - 750K and Phase 2 – 1,000K. The crude oil is being produced in the Upper Zakum field, the second largest offshore field in the world with estimated recoverable oil reserves comprising 21 billion barrels. 
We urgently require engineers with a minimum of 10 years’ overall experience (which must include significant FEED experience) that are ready to work in Toronto for a minimum of 12 months. The terms and conditions for this project are attractive and there is longer-term potential for these roles.
If your skills and experience match the above criteria and the opportunity to work on this exciting project sounds of interest please apply directly via the links below.

Current open positions:
36301    Engineering Manager
36302    Lead Process Engineer
36303    Lead Instrument Engineer
36304    Lead Piping Engineer
36306    Rotating Engineer
36314    Loss Prevention/HSE Engineer
36311    Lead Electrical Engineer
36313    Lead Civil Engineer
For further information please contact Sam Brownrigg –


Posted by Antony Thomas at Sunday, October 20, 2013

Job Title: Principal Project Designer, Senior-PDS CHECKER - ONSHORE PROJECTS

Job Type: Full-time

Location of Job: Houston, TX 77027 US (Primary)

Job Description
·         PDS Checking and previous onshore experience required. Heavy checking experience. Must be able to supervise small groups and Interface with Customer.
·         Provide technical support, clarification and interpretation of task, code and standards requirements for all discipline design and drafting activities.
·         Reviews assigned projects discipline deliverables for technical quality, accuracy and compliance with Company standards.
·         Monitors assigned projects discipline manpower requirements to support established budgets and schedule.
·         Assure that all assigned discipline personnel are indoctrinated and current with Company, department, discipline, and project standards and procedures.
·         Review and approve assigned project discipline work scopes, work approaches, and estimates.
·         Review and approve submitted discipline Work Share Packages for assigned projects.
Job Requirements
·         Typically fifteen years progressively responsible discipline related design experience; BS degree or completion of technical courses with 10+ years of relevant experience, including supervisory or lead position experience.
·         Senior Principal level design position responsible for supervising teams as well as performing difficult and complex work assignments involving independent judgment to determine a course of action consistent with established functional and organization's policies and goals. Strong understanding of basic engineering and/or design/drafting concepts. Has general understanding of other disciplines' roles in the design process.
·         Able to complete tasks in accordance with project procedures and recognized codes and standards. Able to discuss routine technical problems and communicate effectively with immediate supervisor and other project personnel. Able to utilize advanced PC, 2D CAD, and 3D CAD tools (if applicable), and other applicable hardware and software to perform duties. Understand and oversee advanced design as well as providing technical direction and training. Ability to meet deadlines and manage priorities is critical.
·         Commitment to customer service and ability to guide department personnel in partnership with and during manager's absence is essential. Ability to maintain confidential information critical.
·         Generally characterized as a "Senior", with the ability to conceptually interpret and guide the department program design and development. Able to lead and/or train project teams. Performs difficult drafting/design and/or technical support assignments, requiring the application of advanced drafting and fundamental design techniques, and engineering and mathematical principles, in accordance with established standards and procedures.
·         Typically will regularly interface with departmental staff and middle and upper management, and frequently with outside customers.
·         General attributes required of all WorleyParsons employees include: Zero Harm, Action Orientation, Building Effective Business Relationships, Commitment, Customer Focus, Dealing with Change, Drive for Results, Integrity and Trust, and Basic Leadership Skills.
·         Willingness to travel or to accept field assignments preferred.
·         Ability to work effectively in teams.
·         For CSA positions - Capability to perform field surveys and utilize survey equipment and transform data into CAD
·         PDS Checking Experience.
·         Supervisory Experience

Senior Piping Designer - WorleyParsons

Posted by Antony Thomas at Monday, October 07, 2013

Job Title

Senior Piping Designer

Job Type: Full-time

Location of Job: Sarnia, ON N7S 6L2 CA (Primary)

Job Description

Senior Piping Designer

Under the direction of a technical supervisor or senior engineer, may exercise organization and control of the operations of a group of designers or may be specialized individual contributor being involved in highly advanced and complex design activities requiring sound technical knowledge.


  • Work within a team of Piping Designers from FEED through scoping and detailed engineering to construction;
  • Responsible for performing plant layout and piping design activities using Auto-plant 3D CAD modelling system;
  • Produce the various discipline deliverables to the agreed schedule;
  • Apply recognized engineering practices applicable to piping design and plant layout;
  • Apply good interpersonal skills, liaising with members of other disciplines and departments;
  • Apply an awareness and willingness to work as a team member;
  • Check the piping layout designs, quality of engineering documentation and installation;
  • Liaise with clients, vendors, engineers, and other disciplines;
  • Keep to agreed schedules and budgets for all deliverables;
  • Participate in the professional development of less experienced members of the department/team.


  • Excellent organizational, communication, time management, and problem solving skills;
  • 7-15 years proven of experience of detailed piping design within the petrochemical industry;
  • Hydrocarbon revamp experience a definite asset.
  • A thorough knowledge of the codes and standards and a good understanding of engineering practices applicable to piping design for petrochemical facilities;
  • Experience as a user of Auto-Plant drafting piping layout and design;
  • A committed team player able to work on own initiative with the minimum of supervision.
  • Work in an office environment as well as be able to go to site to take field measurements. Also may need to work in an office on site to support our clients.
  • Preferred Software requirements:
    • AutoCAD 2012
    • Cyclone
    • CloudWorx
    • Truview
    • Bentley Plant V8i ss4
    • NavisWorks 2012
    • Raster Design 2012

Reporting and Location:

  • Reporting to the Manager, Piping Design.
  • Position is located in Sarnia, Ontario.

WorleyParsons strives to be an industry leader in health, safety and environmental performance. Our vision is to achieve zero harm to people and assets, and zero environmental incidents. We select people who share our values, beliefs and commitment to this vision and who demonstrate the expected behaviours, competencies and performance associated to their prospective role within the company.


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