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Senior Mechanical / Piping Engineer - Saskatoon

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Date: Nov 5, 2022

Location: Saskatoon, SK, CA

Company: Hatch

With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

The Mechanical & Piping Group is a Hatch global practice providing Mechanical design expertise to a wide variety of Hatch's commodity-based business practices. Our capability spans through the entire project lifecycle comprising; scoping, conceptual design, pre-feasibility, feasibility studies, detailed engineering, construction support and project management. The group supports all of Hatch’s sectors including; energy, mining & mineral processing and infrastructure.


Our Saskatoon team is currently seeking a dedicated Senior Mechanical/Piping Engineer to assist project work both in the office, and in the field.  The Mechanical/Piping Engineer is broadly responsible for establishing system requirements, performing functional analyses, defining design criteria, preparing engineering calculations, technical specifications, data sheets and reports.  In addition, the Mechanical/Piping Engineer is required to develop, or provide input into 3D models and 2D drawings.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in defining project scope
  • Leading mechanical and piping teams on projects and ensure delivery of project requirements as they relate to scope, cost and schedule
  • Engaging with clients in relation to project work
  • Performing system analyses, establishing user requirements, analyzing system functional and performance requirements, defining design criteria, and establishing system layouts and designs
  • Providing leadership and guidance to junior members of the mechanical and piping team
  • Reviewing the work of junior members of the mechanical and piping team 
  • Preparing engineering calculations such as hydraulic modelling, conveyor design, equipment sizing and tank, pressure vessel and bin design and ensuring that all analyses satisfy user and system requirements
  • Preparing technical specifications based on input received from other disciplines
  • Conducting interface management between related systems
  • Preparing data sheets based on input received from other disciplines
  • Preparing and contributing to technical memos and reports, within areas of expertise
  • Providing input to engineering, operating and capital cost estimates
  • Preparing or providing input to 3D models and 2D mechanical drawings
  • Participating in and contributing to design reviews
  • Reviewing vendor documents and shop drawings
  • Preparing project proposals
  • Business Development with current and prospective clients
  • Undertaking engineering manager or project engineering roles on small to medium size projects

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BSc/BEng in Mechanical Engineering 
  • Professional Engineering Certification in Saskatchewan and/or other provinces of Canada
  • Established project engineering experience
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to complete tasks independently and supervise junior team members as required
  • Working knowledge of industry standards, regulations and codes pertinent to the mechanical engineering discipline
  • Ability to function as a member of a multidisciplinary team and coordinate mechanical activities between disciplines
  • 10+ years of experience working as a mechanical engineer in heavy industry
  • Experience in mining and minerals processing and the typical equipment used
  • Familiarity with typical potash mining and milling
  • Experience preparing project proposals, project change notices, and estimation of engineering hours
  • Sound knowledge of engineering management systems
  • Ability to delegate tasks and effectively supervise others
  • Experienced in the use of procedures and workflows in the execution of projects
  • Sound knowledge of 3D data centric design systems is considered an asset

We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

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