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Civil/Structural Engineer- Calgary, AB

Shell Canada Limited


Engineering & Related Services




Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Date Posted

December 12, 2013

Posted Until

January 02, 2014

Experience Level


Job Type

Full Time

Salary Range

Not Specified - Not Specified

Education Level

University - Bachelors

The predominant Civil sub-discipline for this position is Structural Engineering, relating to the required structures within oil sands plants, tailings, other surface facilities projects. Additional civil sub-discipline support includes foundations, geotechnical, buildings, site investigations, bridges and earthwork scopes. The successful candidate will act as a focal point into the larger Civil/Structural engineering community for those sub-disciplines as experience requires.


  • Provide Civil – Structural Discipline engineering support for development and execution of projects within the Projects and Technology Facilities Engineering Team. The Civil Structural Engineer will work within a project team environment to deliver safe, reliable and cost effective facilities. This position will predominantly support Canadian based Heavy Oil projects. Responsibilities will include;

  • Provide technical assurance of Civil - Structural related designs through appropriate application of Shell technical standards and specifications, regulatory codes and standards, implementation of Shell’s Discipline Controls and Assurance Framework (DCAF) and review of critical design deliverables and activities produced by various Engineering Consultants.

  • Provide guidance and assistance to Engineering Consultant discipline engineers in resolution of technical issues, including the provision of Shell Operations and Maintenance and Integrity experience and constraints.

  • Ensure schedule and cost considerations are included in design decisions,while maintaining primary responsibility to assure safe and appropriate quality designs.

  • Ensure Civil – Structural activities are executed in alignment with Shell’s Project Delivery Roadmap and Opportunity Realization Process.

  • Develop strategies/conceptual designs during early project phases

  • Audit construction field activities for compliance and assist in resolution of field non-conformance issues as required.

  • Ensure design meets requirements of Shell’s Health Safety Sustainability Environmental Framework

  • Design and develop, as required, innovative technical approaches to issues and contribute to continuous business improvement initiatives (fit for purpose).

  • Support a project portfolio with individual projects ranging in size to over $1B each with a project manager,simultaneously executing multiple projects.

  • Strive for cost competitive designs while maintaining technical assurance and ALARP (as low as reasonably practicable) safe facilities,working effectively with multiple stakeholders including Project team members, Operations, Asset Integrity, Engineering Consultant’s, and external parties


  • Professional engineer, Bachelor Degree Civil Engineering

  • 10+ years experience in structural engineering

  • Skilled level technical knowledge in one or more areas within the Civil discipline

  • Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering would be beneficial

  • Experience in other civil sub-disciplines such as foundations, buildings, bridges, roads, drainage, site investigations and earthwork scopes would be beneficial.

  • Experience in oil sands, and/or oil and gas projects would be beneficial.

  • Experience on Shell projects and familiarity with Shell standards would be beneficial

Applications being accepted until January 2, 2014

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