Stantec System

Industrial Facility Engineer or Planner - Intermediate

Location CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/25/2017 4:10 PM)
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Buildings Engineering

Your Opportunity

Plan. Design. Implement. Maintain. We help industrial communities master efficiency by improving operations through facility design. Using space more innovatively, reducing costs, and optimizing production flow are the cornerstones of our thinking. We work closely with our clients to ensure their operations are running safely and effectively. Join our integrated team of engineers, architects, and project managers as they exercise creativity and ingenuity to achieve long-term success. 


Stantec’s Buildings group offers services for all phases of the project life cycle, from pre-project planning through detailed design, construction and operations to decommissioning. Our diverse group of Project Managers, Engineers, Architects, Industrial Facility Planners and Technicians specialize in the functional programming, planning and design of buildings and infrastructure needs for clients within the Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Maintenance & Repair, Institutional Facilities and National Defence sectors.  We maximize opportunities involving business case and pre-project planning, functional programming, design completion, and construction and operation, and work with clients to achieve the greatest impact on processes, facilities, and safe work environments.  Our projects have included heavy vehicle and transit maintenance facilities, aircraft hangars, public works operations centers, food warehousing and distribution centers, manufacturing facilities and other light industrial projects.


Our approach to design is fundamentally collaborative and integrated with the other disciplines of our practice and our clients.  We design spaces that help increase productivity, ensure quality products, and drive success in the face of a competitive global market.   We value talent, commitment and passion for quality design, and are looking for like-minded individuals.

Your Duties

As a result of our expanding work, we have one Intermediate level Industrial Facility Engineer/Planner opening available in our downtown Vancouver office.  Working alongside Senior Industrial Engineers, you will be responsible for assisting in the planning of new and existing industrial facilities, including specification preparation and design.  This will include planning the utilization of space, facilities and equipment for a variety of building types, using Lean design principles, value stream mapping and your functional planning expertise to create better layouts which can reduce cost, increase efficiency, improve safety and quality of the operations of the facility.


Key responsibilities may include:

  • Design, draft and plan the utilization of spaces for buildings including process equipment and building systems with a focus on creating positive changes in the operations and culture, ultimately resulting in the reduction of costs of operations and/ or production, improving efficiencies in process flow and space utilization in order to meet client and operation demands
  • Using Lean planning methodologies along with other design methods, strategies and technologies, work closely with project team members and our clients to ensure less operational wastage, robust work place organization and greater configuration of facility space
  • Develop schematic and conceptual building and site layouts
  • Under the direction of the senior industrial engineer, assist in the preparation of special studies and technical reports which may involve research and analysis in the area of facilities planning
  • Interpret engineering drawings and schematic diagrams for effective multi-discipline coordination with our team of architects and engineers.
  • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in industrial engineering, civil/structural engineering, mechanical engineer, architecture or another relevant technical field
  •  5 to 7 years of design experience in industrial facility planning or programming, preferably in an industrial, manufacturing or industrial sector
  • Highly effective communication skills-both verbal and interpersonal in your relationships with team members and clients
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Must have a good working knowledge of the Building Codes, construction process in Canada and a solid understanding of structural systems, heating/ventilation building systems and architectural processes
  • Familiarity with planning software such as AutoCAD, Revit, Bluebeam Revu and Microsoft Office products such as Visio, Excel and Access
  • Must be able to legally travel within Canada and the US on occasion
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer, Architect or related designation in Canada or the US is preferred


Note: Some travel will be required to client meetings and site/inspection visits and therefore you must have a valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence.  Also, must be able to legally travel and work in the USA.


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