Process Engineer – Burnaby, BC


Responsibilities and Duties:

Located in Burnaby, BC and reporting to the Lead Process Engineer, the Intermediate Process Engineer will support the process engineering requirements for client projects, including:

  • Develop conceptual, preliminary, and detailed designs, calculations, drawings and specifications
  • Create & review block flow diagrams, PFDs, P&IDs, and Layout drawings
  • Perform capacity simulation and analysis for process and  utility areas
  • Write and review process & equipment specification documents for vendor and client packages
  • Critically review engineering designs, test plans, and assess risks
  • Prepare project schedules, scope statements and budgets
  • Ensure that projects are implemented in accordance with the agreed scope and timelines and make relevant recommendations to the client
  • Work collaboratively as part of multi-disciplinary design teams
  • Chair project team meetings and provide technical direction
  • Manage timely completion of tasks per plan without direct supervision
  • Suggest, contribute, and champion initiatives to improve the Engineering Department’s operations and procedures
  • Support positive client interactions and sub-consultant interface
  • Perform data analysis, prepare technical reports, SOPs, and internal and external presentations

Basic Qualifications

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. Degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or related fields.
  • 5 years of progressive process engineering experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical 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,
  • Knowledgeable about unit operations within pharma/biopharma industries including fermentation, purification, formulation, clean utilities, biological confinement.
  • Experience in the design of sanitary process systems including piping, vessels, and CIP/SIP systems.
  • Able to work on multiple projects and meeting timelines in a fast-paced environment. Proven problem-solving abilities.
  • Experience with MS Office products especially Word, Visio and Excel required.
  • Working knowledge of drawing tools such as AutoCad.
  • Flexibility to travel to external manufacturing sites as needed.

Laporte offers a competitive salary and benefits and an environment that promotes accountability and professional growth.


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