QA Engineer – VQS

Canadian Natural



The Opportunity:

We are looking for a passionate Engineer to join our Corporate Quality Assurance (QA) department working with the Lead Engineer, team of QA-VQS Engineers/Specialists, Third Party Inspection Agencies (TPIA), and Third Party Inspectors (TPI) to support North American Operations (Oil Sands, Thermal, and Conventional). You will be working closely with many diverse groups including Canadian Natural Projects, Facilities, Maintenance, and Engineering teams as well as external service providers (manufacturers) utilizing industry experience to define, develop, review, and apply the regulatory standards, industrial codes, and quality requirements for company-wide procurement projects. In this role, stakeholders will expect you to oversee the quality during off-site fabrication and provide proper guidance, recommendations, and resolutions on the day-to-day challenges. Your expertise within the Mechanical, Materials, and Welding disciplines and experience/knowledge in Heat Exchanger design, fabrication and inspection will be crucial in keeping Canadian Natural facilities operational and safe.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Act as the QA point of contact interacting with internal Business Units to manage Heat Exchangers fabrication quality
  • Apply knowledge/interpretation of Heat Exchanger fabrication industry codes, such as ASME BPV series, TEMA and API 660 series into day to day concerns and challenges
  • Perform in-depth technical review of RFQ/RFP/MR, provide comments, and follow through/address enquiries during bid clarification
  • Perform thorough review of vendors’ technical, regulatory, and quality documents (e.g. drawings, scope of work, test procedures, ITPs, ABSA/ASME forms, etc.) to ensure that they meet all the requirements
  • Prepare/communicate/record inspection assignments, educate/train the TPI on requirements, manage inspection activities, review/distribute reports, and conduct the physical inspection at the vendors’ facility, if/when required
  • Identify non-conformance, fabrication risks, and outstanding items followed by skilled and practical resolutions/proposals to project team and vendors

Other Details:

  • Job location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Shift schedule: 5×2 – 8 hours per day, Monday to Friday
  • Eligible for relocation pursuant to Canadian Natural’s Relocation Regular Policy
  • Competitive salary, stock options, stock savings plan and benefits
  • This is a safety sensitive position

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Engineering degree with minimum 10 years of experience in Mechanical or Materials Engineering. Registration or eligibility for registration with APEGA and holding CWB/API certificates is a great asset
  • Strong knowledge and exposure to industrial codes and acts such as ASME BPV, TEMA, ASTM, ASME B31 series, Alberta Safety Codes Act, etc.
  • Experience working with pressure vessels on heavy oil upgraders, large oil refining facilities, or petrochemical plants is a definite asset
  • Understanding of written work related documents, including engineered drawings, Bill of Materials, etc. Willing to share your knowledge, yet equally willing to listen to your team members and consider their ideas

Why Canadian Natural?

CANADIAN NATURAL is a senior independent crude oil and natural gas exploration, development and production company based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Our strong, diversified asset base is comprised of a balanced portfolio of light, synthetic, and heavy crude oil and natural gas. Canadian Natural operates in Canada, the United Kingdom and Offshore Africa.

At Canadian Natural, we strive to live through our mission statement: “To develop people to work together to create value for the Company’s shareholders by doing it right with fun and integrity.” We are committed to a long-term presence in the communities where we operate. Our activities create value by providing employment, business development opportunities, revenues to governments that contribute to spending on goods and services, and essential resources for public services, including health, safety, education and training. 

Over the last 30 years, we have grown from a Company with nine employees to over 10,000 employees. We have increased our production from approximately 400 BOE/d in 1989 to more than one million BOE/d today.

Safety is a core value at Canadian Natural. We conduct all of our operations in a way that identifies, minimizes and mitigates harm to the health and safety of employees, contractors, the public and the environment.

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd – “Canadian Natural” – is a publicly traded company on the TSX and NYSE as CNQ.

Application deadline is June 1, 2023. Apply now!

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