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Lehigh Hanson Lead Mechanical Engineer in Edmonton, Alberta

AutoReqId: 16508BR

Line Of Business: Cement Operations

Department: Engineering

Primary Location: Edmonton-AB

Pay Class: Salaried Exempt

Job Posting:

The Company and the Role:

Lehigh Hanson is North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, and asphalt. We have hundreds of plants and thousands of employees working across the United States and Canada. We are also part of Heidelberg Cement Group, one of the world’s largest building materials companies.

Lehigh Cement is developing North America’s first full-scale carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) solution for the cement industry at its Edmonton plant. Starting in 2026, up to one million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) will be captured, transported by pipeline, and permanently sequestered in deep saline storage formations. This project will be a critical component that will allow Lehigh Cement and our customers to reduce emissions in the built environment and support carbon-neutral concrete offerings.

Lehigh Cement is seeking a Lead Mechanical Engineer who will be based at our Cement Plant in Edmonton, AB. This position reports to the Engineering Manager, CCUS. This position will be responsible for leading the Mechanical designs and commissioning efforts required for the new carbon capture plant to be built in Edmonton, adjacent to Lehigh’s existing operations. It is also expected that this position will provide construction support to contractors during the construction phase. Finally, after the plant is fully operational, it is anticipated this position will be integrated in to the site’s technical support team and contribute to Lehigh Hanson and Heidelberg’s other carbon capture initiatives.

What You’ll Get to Do:

  • Review and assist in the preparation of technical design criteria, specification reports for mechanical systems applied within capital projects.

  • Review and provide input for project criteria, guidelines, standards, and practices based upon latest codes, technologies, and methodologies.

  • Lead design efforts with other project personnel, external consultants and external technical agencies.

  • Perform bid evaluations of equipment and construction proposals and develop recommendations for contract award.

  • Prepare project documentation that includes technical recommendations, work packages and commissioning documents.

  • Perform quality audits of engineering work to ensure compliance with project procedures and the quality assurance plan.

  • Lead the mechanical commissioning team (internal & external resources) to ensure safe and successful startup of the plant. This will require complex communications with other discipline leads and operations personnel.

  • Provide ongoing technical support and troubleshooting of Carbon Capture Plant and other related facilities.

  • Contribute to the delivery of carbon capture projects at other Lehigh and Heidelberg facilities.

  • Teamwork in a diverse multi-discipline, fast paced and challenging environment.

  • Provide leadership for the growth and development of junior Engineering staff.

Who We’re Looking For:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in heavy industrial environments with at least 5 years as a project engineer or group leader with experience in the following tasks: planning, designing, constructing, operating, commissioning of facilities, management, and coordination of technical aspects of contracts and/or technical coordination of complex projects.

  • Must possess superior engineering skills and be capable of interacting with all engineering disciplines. Able to apply mechanical engineering techniques to concept & detailed designs, detailed estimates, component selections, troubleshooting, and commissioning activities.

  • Knowledge in piping and process systems design, energy rotating equipment, heat transfer equipment including preparation of system design specification, flow diagrams and piping isometric drawings.

  • Deep and/or broad experience with a technical acumen providing guidance and expertise on complex technical issues.

  • Working knowledge of industry/regulatory codes and standards (CSA, ASME, NFPA and ASTM standards). Familiarity with international standards will be a plus.

  • Knowledge of the characteristics of Balance of Plant (BOP) / Secondary Side mechanical power plant equipment would be an asset.

  • Hands on experience with mechanical system upgrades, installation and commissioning would be an asset.

  • Works effectively under time constraints, adapts to change, able to work alone, as well as enjoys participating in a team environment.

  • Post-Secondary Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Eligible for registration as a professional engineer with APEGA.

Work Environment:

  • Role operates in an office and manufacturing environment with moving mechanical equipment, inclement weather, heat, humidity, elevated noise levels, and dusty conditions.

  • We are a drug free work environment.

What we have to offer:

  • Competitive base salary and participation in our annual incentive program

  • Highly competitive benefits programs

  • Pension plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions

External candidates must be legally able to work in Canada.