Hydraulic Engineer

Job Title: Hydraulic Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Edmonton, Canada
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-07-04
Reference: BH-111445
Contact Name: Malgorzata Stefan
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 05, 2019 14:43

Job Description

NES Global Talent is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the oil & gas Industry. Our client, a major oil and gas pipeline company, is currently seeking a Hydraulic Engineer based in Edmonton, AB.


  • Collaborate with Project Development Engineers and stakeholders to develope optimized designs, with consideration/input  given to operational and capital cost factors, thinking like an owner.
  • Lead collaboration with key project stakeholders to ensure that design details are addressed in a thorough manner.
  • Ensure delivery of hydraulic designs and alternatives, including value engineering considerations, are provided to Project Development Engineers in a timely manner.
  • Adhere to all internal and external standards and follow proper engineering practices, ensuring hydraulic designs also fit regional design practices when applicable.
  • Manage the execution hydraulic design deliverables by a third party engineering firm. Review and approve  reports/recommendations
  • Initiate meetings, correspondence and discussion with appropriate project resources when project scope / schedule / cost requires clarification.
  • Investigate and ensure that accurate project data is acquired prior to the analysis and design of the proposed facility.
  • Identify project scenarios that require transient modeling to ensure proposed pipeline designs are operable under transient conditions.  Lead the execution of transient modeling activities.
  • Develop appropriate documentation outlining design parameters, assumptions and results such that project scope can be easily communicated to other relevant departments within Enbridge.
  • Provide support to Project Execution teams with final pump selection and hydraulic modeling to ensure that the project requirements are met.
  • Provide technical assistance to Engineering and Operations Departments to resolve operating problems or to establish best operating practices.
  • Maintain and enhance knowledge level with current hydraulic simulation and pipeline design technologies.  Maintain proficiency with the use of in-house and industry recognized hydraulic simulation tools.
  • Lead continuous improvement of the System Design group through knowledge gathering and sharing lessons learned and best practices.
  • Provide leadership, mentoring and training to other Enbridge Business Units.  Develop training documentation, tools and technical seminars for Enbridge staff

  • Engineering degree in an applicable discipline
  • P.Eng designation
  • Seven or more years of progressively responsible experience in engineering design and project management directly related to liquid hydrocarbon pipeline and facility design in the oil and gas industry
  • Knowledge of liquid and gas pipeline hydraulic modeling and design
  • Aptitude and communications skills related to leading and acting independently as a senior level engineer
  • Proven interpersonal, communication, negotiation and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be innovative, initiate and manage change
  • Previous pipeline and terminal hydraulic design experience
  • Knowledge of hydraulic modeling software such as Synergi Pipeline Simulator, PipeFlo, PIPESIM, and AFT Fathom