Site Engineer

Closing date: September 10, 2023

Position type: Permanent - full time

Status: Accepting Applications


At MEG, you can bring your unique knowledge and experience to work and contribute your ideas to drive our purpose, which is to supply the world with environmentally and socially responsible energy, while generating long term value for all our stakeholders. We are looking for talented individuals to bring their skills and experience to our dynamic and inclusive culture of performance and innovation.
We are proud to be an Alberta-based company where our leaders are local, accessible to MEG’s Employees and committed to operating responsibly where we all live. We believe in industry-leading environmental performance, engaging with our local community and partners to give back through our time, talents, and resources in the communities where we operate.

Site Engineer, Christina Lake

If you thrive providing practical engineering solutions relating to ongoing facility operations as a generalist engineer, then this role is for you. We are looking for an intermediate level engineer with a strong work ethic, proactive approach, and an ability to coordinate small teams in the resolution of complex technical issues. Reporting to the Manager, Facility Engineering, this role is well suited to an engineer with varied
experience and a willingness to take on a variety of challenges and who enjoys a fastpaced,
results orientated environment. Based at our Christina Lake SAGD site and working a 7×7 shift, primary activities require close work with the other Plant Engineers, Maintenance Planners, Integrity Management Inspectors and Reliability groups to provide timely solutions affecting plant production. You will also work closely with the Calgary engineering group in identifying and scoping opportunities to improve safety, reduce operating costs or increase production. Activities will include management of change of the field and operating facility, preparation of repair and alternation plans and provide technical support for
integrity and reliability initiatives.

  • Troubleshoot equipment failures and plant upsets with operations or
  • maintenance to identify practical immediate resolutions to problems.
  • Gather information and perform incident investigations for equipment failures.
  • Utilize causal learning and RCA techniques to prevent future equipment failures.
  • Identify, prioritize, and resolve ongoing threats to the safe and reliable operation of the facility.
  • Use a thorough understanding of the plant process capability to effectively risk rank threats to production.
  • Perform initial scoping and cost estimates to determine project feasibility an ROI.
  • Act as Project Manager for small scope Management of Change project
  • Develop, review, and stamp certified engineering documents for Management of change projects.
  • Develop repair and alteration plans for technical direction across the field and operating facility.
  • Support the alarm and bypass management process through conducting risk reviews associated with bypassed devices and developing long term solutions to nuisance alarms and bypasses.
  • Support the planning and maintenance department with technical issues and WENG work orders.
  • Support the process to track the reliability of the facility.
  • Provide initial technical support to issues in the field and relay detailed information the Calgary engineering technical team as required.
  • Work with maintenance contractors to provide timely responses to technical clarifications and RFI’s (Request for Information).
  • Provide technical support to the integrity management and reliability groups for development of corrosion mitigation plans, RCFAs, and integrity management plans.
  • Provide leadership in establishing a strong safety culture within the MEG organization, vendors, service providers, and the contractors we engage with
  • Participate in AAR’s (After Action Reviews) of site incidents to determine cause and develop actions to limit risk of reoccurrence.
  • Facilitate and participate in Risk Assessments to provide technical guidance for mitigation of risks for a proposed change or existing condition.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited university
  • Eligible for P.Eng. registration with APEGA
  • 8 – 12 years of engineering experience with preference to those with experience in a processing plant
  • Experience gained working in the Alberta oil industry operations with SAGD specific experience a definite asset.
  • Strong technical knowledge demonstrated through increasing level of responsibility in operations engineering.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage-in and resolve a wide variety of problems.
  • Experience with API, ASME/ABSA and CSA codes and standards
  • Experience with Post Construction Code repairs including familiarity with fitness for service assessments.
  • Solid understanding of ABSA PESL and AER regulations
  • Proven leadership capabilities successfully demonstrated on large and small projects.
  • Experience working with specialists in establishing root causes and effective solutions is required.
  • Hands on, practical experience with equipment trouble shooting/repair are definite assets.
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • This is a Fly-In, Fly-Out camp-based position, working on a 7 x 7 shift schedule (Tuesday – Tuesday), flying out of Calgary or Edmonton.

If you are looking to join an exciting company, take on a role that will support best practices, while continuously improving processes and polices for a forward thinking, people focused organization, then this is the role for you!
Our people make all the difference in our success.


Please visit the MEG Energy’s website to apply online today!