Food Process Engineer (Intermediate)



Responsibilities and Duties:

Located in Calgary, AB and reporting to the Operations Director, the engineer will be responsible to support and lead the process engineering requirements for client projects.

  • Participate in client needs and project definition.
  • Review Client Specifications.
  • Lead all project phases and ensure compliance with applicable codes and standards, defined scope, timelines and budget.
  • Develop conceptual, preliminary and detailed designs, drawings and specifications.
  • Review engineering deliverables, maintain high standards of quality and define project risks.
  • Conduct work in accordance with Laporte Professional Practice Management Plan guidelines.
  • Write technical reports and analysis to support design submissions.
  • Review shop drawings for compliance & participate in development of engineering standards.
  • Obtain proposals from and follow-up with suppliers and contractors.
  • Visit and survey project sites for project related activities.
  • Perform project management (estimated 50% of workload).
  • Perform mechanical or process design (estimated 50% of workload).
  • Process and packaging experience.
  • Work collaboratively as part of multi-disciplinary design teams.
  • Chair project team meetings.
  • Maintain detailed understanding of codes and standards applicable to industry and projects.
  • Maintain a reference set of codes, standards and in-house best practices.
  • Maintain the development and committee review of drawings and specifications.
  • Suggest, contribute and champion initiatives to improve the firm’s operations and procedures.
  • Support positive client and other discipline consultants interactions.
  • Pursue opportunities for business development and future growth of the organization across various regions.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related fields.
  • 5-10 years of progressive experience in the area of process design for the food and beverage industry.
  • Experience in the design of sanitary process systems including piping, vessels and CIP systems.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PEng designation for professional registration will be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Strong leadership, relationship management, and organizational planning and project management skills, in addition to technical knowledge.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Knowledge of post-implementation continuous improvement efforts and methodology.
  • Ability to influence clients, suppliers and peers into adopting « best practices » in the engineering field.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written, listening and interpersonal with the ability to transfer knowledge to others.
  • Capability to engage and energize others to reach their fullest potential and performance.
  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma.
  • Versatility in disciplines other than the one academically trained for is highly desired.
  • Proficiency in using the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Flexibility to travel to external manufacturing sites as needed.

Travel is expected for this position.