Senior Engineering Project Manager


About this job

  • Market: Energy
  • Branch: Mining
  • Area of Expertise: Engineering & Design
  • Location: Vancouver

What is required?

  • hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Closing date: Friday, 7 October 2022

About this role: Senior Engineering Project Manager

We are currently hiring a Senior Engineering Project Manager for our mining client. The Engineering Project Manager will be responsible for day-to-day leadership, management and direction of both the detail engineering and the engineering execution phases of a major mining and metallurgical process facilities project, reporting to the Project Director, and functionally to the Director of Engineering. This is a long-term contract opportunity.

This position will work remotely in a Vancouver, BC engineering office, then to the jobsite in Arizona.


  • Review the development of the engineering work packages (EWPs) for all deliverables and time-based functions with technology provider. Review and analyze project requirements to establish tasks and subtasks and project timelines.
  • Responsible for the scope, cost, schedule, safety, and quality associated with the project as influenced by the technology package engineering.
  • Monitor the technical work performance and verify controls for tracking and reporting the advancement of engineering deliverables.
  • Interfaces closely with site-based leadership, health and safety personnel and other internal organizations to ensure that work is executed in a manner consistent with the expectations of the operating property and in a safe and environmentally responsible manner
  • Participate in design reviews, and execution planning discussions to ensure well-conceived and logical schedule development
  • Leads the evaluation, management and approval of changes to the work proposed by the technology provider and works to minimize impacts to cost and schedule
  • Ensures that a comprehensive QA/QC is in place to monitor quality of all engineering tasks and deliverables.
  • Monitors work in-progress and completed to ensure that the work is of a quality and character that meets the requirements of FMMC and the site operations team
  • Participates in all project engineering meetings including progress review meetings (weekly, monthly), progress versus schedule (master, look-ahead, and specific) and works with project team, EP(CM) contractor, site operations team and others to resolve issues, and recover or compress schedule
  • Manages the reforecast of contractor staffing needs using actual progress, work remaining to complete and estimates to complete
  • Ensure the development of an achievable engineering schedule to meet project requirements using the EWPs.
  • Provide input into the project monthly report with respect to design progress, cost and issues of concern and recommend changes if required to achieve overall objectives.
  • Contribute to the development of the Project Execution Plan (PEP) together with the project leadership team (including procurement, project controls, construction, and commissioning), and allocate roles and responsibilities.
  • Coordinate with Procurement, Construction and Commissioning personnel early in the design effort to obtain their input and conduct any necessary reviews.
  • Regularly review and appraise the structure of the engineering project team in terms of its ability to meet short- and long-term objectives, and institute appropriate changes.
  • Ensure that Engineering Company(s) Engineering Systems and 3D intelligent design environment is properly setup and being used.
  • Involve specialist expertise from within FMMC or externally as necessary.
  • Ensure engineering risk assessments and HAZOPs are carried out and all identified issues are addressed.
  • Supervises project staff and contractors.
  • Serves as expert on engineering management issues.
  • Coordinate quality audit verifications to ensure compliance with all relevant engineering standards and procedures for all design activities. Instigate corrective actions as required.



  • Proven experience in Project and Engineering Management on projects with a value exceeding $500 million.
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field, and minimum 15 years’ experience with the practice, systems, processes and terminology of project management.
  • Master’s degree in engineering or related field and minimum 12 years’ experience with the practice, systems, processes and terminology of project management.
  • Work involves frequent travel, international assignments, and relocation to the site of work
  • An extensive technical knowledge of engineering systems, design, applications of engineering processes and materials, and engineering applications of current engineering technologies.
  • General knowledge of industry, regulatory standards and design criteria in engineering disciplines.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of project planning, controls and understanding of multi-discipline interdependencies.
  • A high degree of understanding of procurement and contracting, construction and commissioning methodologies.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and inspire others, transfer expertise and provide a coaching role to others in terms of best practice.
  • Ability to handle complex problem-solving tasks, applying appropriate analysis and consideration of high-level technical detail.
  • Prior EPCM experience preferred with design office management experience
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer with a governing authority.
  • Proven experience in Project or Engineering Management on large industrial projects with a value exceeding $1 billion is an advantage.
  • Experience with scheduling programs.
  • Understanding of engineering staffing requirements and forecasting
  • Experience in setting KPI’s and tracking on a day to day basis
  • Working as a team member (Client, EP, EPCM & Contractors)
  • Mining Projects construction experience.


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