Senior Mechanical and Pipe Stress Engineer Lead - #104600


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Edmonton, AB
Contract type: Full time


The Integrated Design Team was created in the E&R BOU to enhance our commitment to exceptional project execution through integrated global working. The Integrated Design team is a group of engineers, designers and technologists organized by discipline with transferrable skills intended to augment projects across all of E&R. Through cross training of skills, increased collaboration, and improved usage of global design centers, we are evolving our organization to an appropriate balance of project delivery via frontline Business Centers (BCs) and Integrated Design teams. This will encourage a ‘right person-right job’ approach for all projects and clients, maximize the effectiveness of our resources, increase our agility, and ultimately grow our overall portfolio of work while providing valuable growth opportunities for our team members. It is an exciting opportunity for mechanical stress engineering support of a broad spectrum of projects in the E&R space.

Your Opportunity

We are excited to announce a new opportunity for a senior mechanical & pipe stress engineering lead within our Integrated Design Team! The home office for this role can be in any location in North America where the Energy & Resources (E&R) Business Operating Unit (BOU) has a presence.

Your Key Responsibilities

As part of the Integrated Design team, the senior mechanical & pipe stress engineering lead is responsible for working independently on projects ranging in size and complexity through all phases of a project lifecycle as well as managing and growing a team of mechanical and pipe stress engineers. A focal point of the position is pipe stress analysis, but you will also provide general mechanical engineering support to projects. You will have diverse exposure to projects across the Energy and Resources business operating unit, which includes Mining, Materials, and Metals, Oil & Gas, and Power and Dams. You will interact with frontline business center staff regularly and are comfortable leading projects and interfacing with clients.

Continuous improvement and innovation are important to you, as well as streamlining deliverable production and enhancing Stantec’s library of standardized calculation templates and documents.

Mentoring and supporting junior staff is an important element of the role. Some of the essential functions include:

  • Holds paramount corporate HSSE requirements and promote a culture of HSSE excellence.
  • Lead and grow a team of mechanical and stress engineers – responsibilities include resource management and allocation for projects, performance management and career development, technical growth and quality, standardization and efficiency, and project start-up and check-ins.
  • Execute mechanical and pipe stress project work.
  • Perform, check, and document static pipe stress calculations for below and above ground piping systems.
  • Evaluate pipe loading conditions on equipment, including tanks, vessels, pumps, compressors, etc.
  • Execute calculations to develop loading conditions for use in pipe stress analysis, including thermal anchor movement, seismic loading conditions, wind and snow loading conditions, slug flow loading, differential settlement, etc.
  • Act as a technical advisor on more unusual or complex issues and guide staff on solutions.
  • Review mechanical client specifications for use and design compliance; produce deviations, if needed.
  • Select, design, and evaluate pipe supports.
  • Prepare pipe support load tables for distribution to the structural team for use in structural design.
  • Collaboratively and proactively work with all disciplines to resolve challenging design issues.
  • Manage scope, schedule, and budget for tasks assigned to you.
  • Coordinate with Process and Mechanical disciplines to determine Process data and any special Process requirements or equipment operation modes.
  • Review piping isometric drawings and plans and sections for stress input.
  • Perform advanced engineering design tasks on assigned projects under limited to no supervision, including engineering drawings, calculations, engineering reports, and presentations.
  • Oversee and manage the quality of project deliverables using Stantec’s quality control guidelines.
  • Integrate continuous improvement concepts and techniques into all aspects of the job.
  • Contribute to the development of standardized calculation or design templates.
  • Manage and execute mechanical engineering deliverables on multiple projects in a dynamic work environment.
  • Engineer of record for designs and documents you create and oversee.
  • Provide direct mentoring to assigned staff; develop staff skills and abilities by providing guidance and mentoring to strengthen technical abilities.
  • Provide input into Design Basis Memorandums (DBMs).
  • Create implementation instructions and scopes of work for construction work packages.
  • Create project and material specifications.
  • Participate in client/vendor/contractor meetings potentially including HAZOP, 3D model reviews and design reviews.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Professional Engineering designation in home jurisdiction with eligibility for registration in other jurisdictions.
  • Expert level experience in stress analysis and flexibility calculations for various systems such as pump piping, pump/compressor piping, large storage tank piping, PSV piping, large diameter piping, underground piping, high temperature (creep range) piping, etc.
  • Extensive knowledge of piping codes, including CSA Z662 and ASME B31.3.
  • Experience with dynamics pipe stress analysis is desired.
  • Experience with design by analysis is desired.
  • Familiarity with a wide range of project delivery models including E, EP, EPC, EPCM. Well versed in basic project management practices.
  • Expert level familiarity with Caesar II or AutoPIPE pipe stress software. Familiarity with NozzlePRO and FEPipe is an asset.
  • Familiarity with mechanical design software (Autodesk, Bentley and Hexagon products) including AutoCAD, AutoPLANT, CADWorx, Inventor and PV Elite. Familiarity with other related software such as AFT Fathom and Arrow is an asset.
  • Checks the work of others for accuracy and completeness and manages time to meet project budget and schedule.
  • Participates and collaborates in multidisciplinary project team setting and to engage in creative and critical thought with a passion for successful outcomes.
  • Demonstrates creativity, foresight, and mature engineering judgment in anticipating and solving problems.
  • Thorough understanding of mechanical engineering concepts and ability to communicate ideas proactively and effectively to others.
  • Detailed understanding of and ability to execute/work with project deliverables such as Process Flow Diagrams, P&IDs, Isometrics, General Arrangements, equipment list, line list, etc.
  • Detailed understanding of various equipment used in heavy industrial settings such as vessels, tanks, heat exchangers & coolers, heaters, rotating equipment (pumps and compressors), packaged equipment, valves & specialty items.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work across multiple offices and geographies while managing competing priorities.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, and a proven ability to write clear, thorough technical reports.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from an accredited university.
  • At least 15 years of mechanical engineering work experience related to E&R projects.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s’ talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

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Salary Range(s):

  • $116,800 - $185,700 Min/Max Pay Range for postings located in BC (Lower Mainland includes Vancouver & Burnaby)

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At Stantec certain roles are bonus eligible.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees will have access to health, dental, and vision plans, a well-being program, health care spending account, wellness spending accounts, group registered retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase program, group tax-free savings account, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage, and paid time off.

Temporary/casual employees will have access to group registered retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase program, and group tax-free savings account.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : Canada-Alberta-Edmonton

Other Locations : Canada-Saskatchewan, Canada-Ontario, Canada-Alberta, Canada-Manitoba, Canada-British Columbia

Work Locations :

Edmonton AB

Organization : BC-1554 E&R BOU-CA Integrated Design

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Feb 6, 2024, 8:51:04 AM

Req ID: 240000GZ

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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