Share this job

Senior Piping Engineer VBME (site)

Apply now »

Date: Jun 30, 2022

Location: St. John's, NL, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 75129 

Job Category: Engineering 

Location: St. John's, NL, Canada 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we see challenges evolving 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.


Our Project Delivery Group (PDG) helps clients with world-class project delivery from studies to building assets, operating the assets, and developing efficiencies through our people, methodologies, governance, and systems. Our engineering and project management and construction disciplines ensure safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of projects globally across the metals and mining, infrastructure, and energy sectors.


SEM-Hatch is a joint venture between Hatch Ltd. and Sikumiut Environmental Management Ltd. providing engineering, construction and project management services in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador. SEM-Hatch is performing Engineering and Project Management Services for the Voisey’s Bay Mine Expansion project. Our client is now ready to initiate the construction phase of an underground mine. This mine expansion project is expected to produce about 40,000 tonnes of nickel per year and extend the life of the Voisey’s Bay operation until at least 2032.


We are interested in receiving resumes for Senior Piping Field Engineer.  This is a site project term position on a 2 week in 2 week out rotation, with 12 hour long shifts.  The site is accessed via air from designated pick-up points in Newfoundland and Labrador.   


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide on-site piping engineering support by responding to RFIs, clarifying engineering deliverables, preventing or resolving construction problems.
  • Maintain a close link with engineers of record (VBME and/or vendor), to ensure intent of design is achieved.  
  • Issue ‘Engineering Change Notices’ to contractors.
  • Expedite engineering deliverables from design engineers.
  • Review vendor/contractor submittals and as-builts.
  • Generate redline drawings and Management of Change Notices.
  • Interface with all on-site functional groups (construction, quality assurance, project controls, document control, other engineering disciplines).
  • Prepare on-site designs c/w field sketches as required.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance, as well as mentor and assist with on-the-job training of engineers-in-training and designers.
  • Ability to work and communicate positively within a team-based environment to ensure all deliverables are in conformance with engineering codes, standards, quality, schedule and budgetary restraints.
  • Commitment to taking responsibility for job function and to look beyond their job function and task and understand how their work is used and influences others.
  • Strong personal commitment to Safety and Quality.
  • Other related duties as required.


Qualifications & Experience

  • Mechanical Engineering degree is required and should be registered as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) with Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL).
  • 10+ years of Piping Engineering Experience is required.
  • Experience in a Senior Piping Engineering capacity is required.
  • Experience in mining/industrial experience preferred.
  • Experience working on a remote/northern site would be an asset.
  • Experience with engineering design, 3D modeling, specification writing, project and package management, project and construction management activities and client relations is relevant.
  • Knowledge of piping design tools and software.
  • Knowledge of industry regulatory codes and standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to function with minimal supervision.
  • Safety awareness.
  • Other related duties as required.


To apply please apply to the “Careers” section on our Hatch website; search “NL” for location before end of day July 8, 2022.


Please ensure you include your full name, address, community, and province when applying. Innu Nation members and Nunatsiavut beneficiaries can also submit their resume by forwarding their application to their Vale Aboriginal Employment Coordinator.


All potential employees or Independent Contractors will be screened utilizing the following mechanisms:

Criminal Records Check, Pre-employment Medical and Drug Testing, Reference Check, Education Verification.


SEM-Hatch recognizes the Impact & Benefits Agreements with the Innu Nation & the Nunatsiavut Government in which Innu & Inuit workers have first preference for employment at Voisey’s Bay Site.  It also recognizes a commitment to give qualified workers from Labrador priority for employment opportunities. 


SEM Hatch is an equal opportunity employer


We thank all applicants, please note that we will contact only those who meet the required qualifications. 




Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


Job Segment: Construction, Sustainability, Engineer, Project Manager, QA, Engineering, Energy, Technology, Quality