Mechanical and Materials Handling Engineer – Calgary, AB.


Laporte Engineering Inc. is looking to fill the following position. Qualified applicants in Calgary, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg and Burnaby are welcome to apply.

Mechanical & Materials Handling Engineer – Calgary, AB.


Reporting to the Director of Operations, 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 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;
  • Support positive 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 Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related fields;
  • 3-10 years of progressive experience in the area of process design for the Agrifood 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 and asset;
  • Familiarity with CFIA and HACCP requirements;
  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing an asset.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Provincial (P.Eng) or State (PE) designation or eligibility;
  • 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;
  • 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 (20% travel and 80% office work).

The Laporte team offers, in addition to a competitive salary and benefits, a refreshing alternative that deals with projects in such a way as to create a work environment that promotes communication, knowledge transfer, transparency, understanding and respect of the various stakeholders.

Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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