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Senior Process Engineer

Woodfibre Management Ltd. is seeking a full-time, permanent Senior Process Engineer to join the Woodfibre LNG Project.  Woodfibre Management Ltd. is a privately held Canadian company based in Vancouver and a subsidiary of Pacific Energy Corporation Limited.

The Woodfibre LNG Project is located approximately 7 km west-southwest of Squamish, British Columbia. It includes the construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility on the previous Woodfibre pulp mill site, which will have a storage capacity of 250,000 m3 and will produce approximately 2.1 million tons per year of LNG.  The position will require some necessary travel to the EPC contractor’s office in Houston, Texas, USA.  The location of work will be based in both Vancouver (Unit 900-1185 W Georgia Street) and Squamish, B.C. (38136 Cleveland Avenue).

The Senior Process Engineer is an integral part of Woodfibre LNG’s operations team. The Senior Process Engineer will work with a small team of multi-discipline engineers, supporting the plant Operations group through construction, commissioning, start-up and steady state, ensuring safe, reliable and sustainable production, thus meeting our offtaker’s requirements. The successful candidate reports directly to the Engineering Manager and will play an essential part in supporting the company’s operations team, project management team and external stakeholders through the construction and operating phases of the project.

Key Responsibilities:

The successful applicant will:

  • Provide leadership to a process support team, on Process Engineering, Process Control, Production Planning and Laboratory Services.
  • Support the start-up of the plant, working with the plant Operations group in optimizing the commissioning and start-up schedule.
  • Manage Production Planning and Forecasting and provide support to the Marketing function.
  • Manage the plant feed gas demand and interface with the pipeline operator, Fortis BC.
  • Prepare for, manage and report on process unit and equipment performance test runs.
  • Monitor and report on the performance of the plant process units and utility systems on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, with the objective to continuously improve process safety, reliability and efficiency.
  • Support maximization of plant capacity through process simulation, calculations and reporting.
  • Lead and implement all process safety requirements.
  • Manage a system for plant trip investigation/reporting and reliability improvement.
  • Continuously improve plant performance through initiation and follow through on Management of Change, by approving, revising, or preparing engineering reports in the plant.
  • Lead the HAZOP and other process safety reviews where required.
  • Provide day to day support for operations on production issues.
  • Analyze and report on plant and equipment performance and for cost & efficiency improvement.
  • Manage the plant laboratory and external laboratory service contractor, providing quality assurance for the LNG product.
  • Provide adequate performance measurement and feedback for process support team members.
  • Set and communicate yearly tasks and targets for each person in the process support team.
  • Manage the process support team Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and reporting.
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to continually improve personnel and process safety in the plant.
  • Champion process safety and manage the process safety systems.
  • Support the plant risk register and mitigations management.
  • Provide technical support to Emergency Response Management team.
  • Participate in audits as required by plant management.
  • Willingness to undertake both international and domestic travel for business.
  • Participate in short term domestic & international assignments if required during the construction, commissioning and start-up phases.
  • Available for call out during plant/production upsets.
  • Participate in competency assurance and training to further improve plant and personnel.


  • A minimum 7-10 years of proven technical competence within the LNG industry.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical engineering or related fields.
  • Holding Canadian Professional Engineering registration or eligible for full registration within 12 months.
  • Fluency in English (written and oral).
  • Superior knowledge of and experience with commercial liquefaction technologies.
  • Possess advanced working knowledge and experience in LNG manufacturing process chain, particularly in the areas of Inlet feed-gas Pre-Treatment, Liquefaction and Storage & Loading.
  • Skilled in process simulation and unit performance monitoring.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervision of a process engineering team.
  • Knowledge and experience of project interface requirements during construction and commissioning.
  • Proven experience in production and support of an operating liquefaction plant
  • Experienced in leading plant improvements processes and management.
  • Competent in HAZOP and other technical safety reviews.
  • Experience in management of change systems.
  • Experience in root cause analysis.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to be able to interact with front line workers through to management level.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Passion for building and guiding a small, dedicated process support team.
  • Energetic in the pursuit of continuous improvement processes.
  • Shares knowledge readily and encourages personal development.
  • Takes ownership of deliverables and demonstrates commitment to delivery of tasks and targets.
  • Actively supports his peers, including members of other departments.
  • Demonstrates and seeks accountability within team.
  • A valid driver’s license and passport.


  • ·       Salary range: $150,000 – $180,000/year
  • ·       Extended health and dental benefits.
  • ·       Annual Performance Bonus, subject to successful review.
  • ·       Paid Time off, with a total of 15 paid vacation per year.

Submit your application via the link below.


Contact information:

Woodfibre Management Ltd.
Unit 900-1185 W Georgia Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6E 4E6
Email: careers@wlng.ca

Please indicate in your application your current immigration status in Canada. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.