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Job ID : 742 

Closing Date : 06/24/2021

Job Category : Manufacturing 

Location : Joffre Administration 

Will relocation be considered for this position:  Yes


Who We Are:

NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals and plastic resins that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees work to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is wholly-owned ultimately by Mubadala Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.


NOVA Chemicals helps shape a world where products vital to our health and happiness are even better tomorrow than they are today. We are seeking talented and passionate people who enjoy working in a collaborative, innovative environment to join our dynamic team. Through our commitment to Responsible Care®, we take pride in our focus on safety and responsibility.


We are seeking a Process Engineer to join our Process Engineering Team located at our Joffre Site in Central Alberta, near Red Deer.  Reporting to a Process Engineering Team Leader, you will provide process engineering support in achieving Utilities, Olefins and/or Polyolefins business results.  You will be part of a Multidisciplinary Teams and work with various disciplines (Technical, Operations, and Maintenance) to address unit priorities.  You will work on key process engineering and process safety work that also develops competency and builds knowledge and networks within our Manufacturing environment.


You Will Use Your Expertise To:

  • Drive/facilitate actions to improve plant performance/initiatives in continuous improvement, relative competitive position and emerging environmental regulatory engineering support (CO2, NOx).
  • Coordinate and execute Process Safety Management related initiatives including PSV management, out of service equipment/systems and over pressure protection by system design.
  • Provide additional support to process engineering workload including but not limited to process engineering backlog, PHA backlog, process monitoring guidelines/tools.
  • Determine root causes of problems via data analysis, troubleshooting and sound engineering principles.
  • Participate in the identification, planning and execution of equipment outages and major turnarounds
  • Participate in the capital and expense project definition, design and commissioning.
  • Provide expertise and implement solutions to improve plant performance within a multi-disciplinary team in the areas of Responsible Care, cost, reliability, profitability and capacity.
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary team to resolve issues and implement solutions.


What We Are Looking For:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with 8+ years of related engineering experience in a manufacturing facility
  • Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with APEGA
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Effective leadership and interpersonal skills along with the ability to prioritize workload
  • Demonstrated commitment to Responsible Care
  • Ability to adapt to new situations and challenges and embrace change and new ideas
  • Self-motivated, focused on results, with the ability to work independently as well as collaborate with others
  • Demonstrated computer skills with experience in building trends, analyzing data and statistical analysis
  • Comprehensive working understanding of PFDs, P&IDs, heat and material balances
  • Experience with a variety of hazard/risk analysis techniques and specific expertise at leading HAZOP studies, SQRA’s, Five Whys or other risk assessment techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with multi-discipline teams (i.e., Operations, Maintenance, and Technical teams)
  • Plant support process engineering experience in Olefins/Polyethylene/Utilities
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office software suite, Aspen Simulation Packages, Aspen Process Explorer, Spyro, iPrism and SAP would be beneficial


You Can Stand Out If:

  • You are passionate about your work and put care and thought into all that you do.
  • You are responsible and follow through with your commitments to others and to safety.
  • You are innovative and are willing to challenge your biases when problem solving.
  • You are collaborative, inclusive, and work well with others towards team goals.  


Additional Information:

  • This position requires that you maintain your principal residence within 75 km of your work location
  • Cross border / international moves involving immigration will NOT be considered for this role


Why NOVA Chemicals?

NOVA Chemicals’ flexible benefit programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees, because when it comes to benefits, everyone has different priorities. Our benefits offerings will vary based on your work location, and are an element of the “Total Rewards” package used to reward employees.


Check Us Out Online:

  • Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for company news.
  • Follow us on Linkedin and Glassdoor for job updates.
  • Read more on our Responsible Care® and sustainability initiatives like Project STOP


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.

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