Senior Food Process Engineer


Company overview:

Laporte & Associates, through its subsidiaries, is a 480-employee engineering firm specializing in the supply of process, building and utilities design services to the agri-food, beverage, biotech and pharmaceutical industry sectors. Laporte operates across Canada, the United States and Europe. The firm has experienced significant growth over the past several years and anticipates continuation of this growth.  For more information, visit our website:

Senior Food Process Engineer – Toronto, ON

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • 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 and 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
  • Management of deliverables and project execution (estimated 50% of workload)
  • Process, utilities and mechanical designs (estimated 50% of workload)
  • Work collaboratively as part of multi-disciplinary design teams located in offices across North America
  • Chair project team meetings
  • Maintain detailed understanding of local codes and standards applicable to industry and projects
  • Maintain a reference set of standards and in-house best practices
  • Suggest, contribute and champion initiatives to improve the firm’s operations and procedures
  • Positive support client and other discipline consultant 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
  • 8-10 years of progressive experience in the area of process design for the food, beverage or biotech industry
  • Experience in the design of fluid and bulk materials handling processes including preparation of process flow diagrams, heat and material balances and P&IDs
  • Experience in the design of sanitary process systems including piping, vessels and CIP systems
  • Familiarity with CFIA and HACCP requirements
  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing an asset


Preferred Qualifications

  • Provincial (P. Eng) designation or eligibility
  • 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
  • Versatility in disciplines other than the one academically trained for is highly desired
  • Proficiency in using the Microsoft Office Suite, Autocad, Revit
  • Flexibility to travel to manufacturing sites as needed


Travel is expected for this position.


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