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Structural Engineer, Senior

Structural Engineer, Senior

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Work Location 
Department / Discipline 
Engineering - Structural
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Position Type 
Staff / Permanent

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood services multiple markets including Infrastructure, Process & Energy and Mining & Minerals.  Wood performs consulting and EPCM services for many local and worldwide companies and is executing world-class projects on five continents.


Wood currently has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and innovative Senior Structural Engineer. Reporting to the Civil, Structural, and Architectural Department Manager, this position is located in our Vancouver, BC office, working in the Pulp & Paper sector of our Process & Energy business.  The successful candidate will be responsible for providing Structural Engineering leadership for heavy industrial projects in a multi-disciplinary professional environment.


The ideal candidate will be an energetic and self-motivated professional with in-depth project and practical experience who thrives on challenges in a fast-paced environment. The candidate will be capable of multitasking on multiple small to large projects.


Key Responsibilities


  • Provide Structural engineering design and technical support for projects in the Pulp & Paper industry throughout the project life cycle
  • Prepare proposals, engineering specifications and contract documents
  • Review project documents and drawings for technical quality, accuracy and compliance with applicable client standards and stakeholder requirements
  • Participate or lead project design reviews
  • Overseeing the work of staff throughout various project stages — from conceptual, feasibility, and detailed design to construction
  • Reviews discipline progress, budgets and performance, and develops action plans to meet project objectives
  • Leading and mentoring intermediate and junior staff
  • Establish excellent working relationship with other functional areas and project managers and support cross-functional reviews and design improvements
  • Develop close working relationship with Construction Management team, support active construction sites, answer RFIs, perform field reviews, support project constructability reviews
  • Creating an environment that fosters technical excellence, accuracy and timeliness
  • Traveling to and visiting project sites during various stages of a project
  • Evaluating existing facilities and structures
  • Designing and/or overseeing design of modifications to existing industrial facilities
  • Working closely with process, piping, mechanical and electrical disciplines to deliver successful projects

Skills / Qualifications

  • Minimum 15 years of experience, with a minimum of 5 years focusing on industrial projects in the Pulp & Paper industry
  • Professional Engineer (PEng) registered in British Columbia or another Canadian province
  • A willingness to travel
  • Familiar with Canadian and US building codes and regulations
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively when managing multiple tasks
  • Excellent organizational, technical, writing, communication and computer skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a multi-disciplinary team environment

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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