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Process Department Manager

Saskatoon, SK, Canada

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Job Description

Wood is seeking a Process Department Manager to join our Mining & Minerals business group. Reporting to the Office Engineering Manager, this position is located at our Saskatoon, SK office. The Process Department Manager has overall responsibility for the quality delivery of process engineering within projects, ensuring that projects are technically supported from a process engineering perspective, providing direction and mentorship to process engineers, assigning work, supervising activities and coordinating across project interfaces. If you have a successful track record and thrive on challenges in a fast-paced environment, this opportunity is for you!
Come be your very best YOU at Wood.
Wood is one of Canada’s longest standing engineering firms with roots dating back to 1907 with a presence in Saskatchewan for over 60 years – The Saskatoon office is the Potash Centre of Excellence and leaders in uranium, lithium and other base metals with multi-discipline expertise leading sustaining capital and all phases of projects from concept studies up to large scale EPCM projects.Come join the elite Wood team!!
Why Wood – you ask ? It’s an opportunity to:

Join the Potash Centre of Excellence – working with, learning from and becoming world-class experts!
Grow YOUR career with a team that truly cares about your personal development and advancement.
Enjoy Hybrid / Flexible working options
Work on challenging, innovative and sustainable solutions for potash, lithium, uranium and base metal projects
Collaborate with our national & global mining teams
Work on projects abroad – we offices are in 30 countries worldwide
Enjoy a competitive benefits package that includes: progressive matching RRSP’s, medical, dental, parental leave, employee / family assistance / mental wellness programs, among many others)

In our recruitment and hiring process at Wood Group Canada Ltd. (incl. Wood Group Canada Inc.), we want to emphasize that we do not employ artificial intelligence or automated systems to screen or select candidates.  We are committed to ensuring fairness and inclusivity by relying on the expertise from a team of professional recruiters for the application reviews, interviews, and qualification assessments.nd keeps relevant people informed.


Recruits, interviews, evaluates and manages staffing levels to ensure project staffing and office utilization targets are achieved.Conducts staff performance and personal development reviews and recommendations to senior management for promotion, salary levels, work assignment and external training programs.Provides guidance, support, mentoring and direction to process engineering staff on projects including codes and standards, and best practices.Ensure that the appropriate people are retained and developed within the process team to maintain and improve technical expertise and to deliver high-quality process engineering work for studies and projects.Provides input in the areas of execution plan, engineering cost estimates, resourcing and schedules for proposals.Assists discipline leads with establishing and maintaining project plans, scope, schedules and budgets.Assigns qualified staff to projects in coordination with the discipline leads.Monitors the performance of the department on each project including manhour usage, progress and quality.Approve deliverables such as process plant mass balance, process design criteria, PFDs, P&IDs, plant layouts, and 3-D models.Approve technical specifications, technical evaluations, and recommendations for equipment purchases.Takes corrective action where necessary to control engineering work within budget and schedule.Delegates tasks and authority to discipline leads as required and supervises resulting action.Prepares, maintains and assures compliance with engineering procedures and quality control standards.In conjunction with the office engineering manager and other engineering disciplines, participates in the formulation, improvements and subsequent implementation of corporate and project software, design tools, Engineering Policies, Procedures, Instructions, Forms and Standards.Promotes, supervises, and monitors inter-department relations between Business Units, projects and other departments with respect to performance of process engineering and designPromotes, supervises, and monitors compliance with Wood HSSE, Risk Management and QM Procedures for department and project workParticipates in office and project audits as directed by managementProvide support during construction, commissioning, and startup activities.Interact with client process engineers on design issues and incorporate client requirements in a cost effective and low risk manner.Interact with industry professionals, vendors, and professional organizations to maintain a knowledge of technical advancements and how these might be applied to improve client services and products. 


Undergraduate or Graduate Degree in Chemical Engineering or Extractive Metallurgy.Recognized expertise in potash and/or uranium processing. Other relevant experience with other metals such as gold, copper, cobalt and nickel are considered an asset. Broad experience with other commodities is desired.Experience in greenfield or large brownfield projects is required ($50M-$500M).Over 15 years of experience in process engineering, with broad exposure to various minerals industry process activities and operations is necessary.Experience in consulting engineering and EPCM project office environments is a requirement.Experience managing feasibility or similar studies is considered an asset. Registered with APEGS, or eligible for registration.In depth technical knowledge of process plant design and operation with the ability to deliver best practice plant design.Understanding of international standards and regulatory authority requirements in the mining and minerals industry.Experience with process modelling software (e.g., Metsim, SysCAD) is considered an asset.Experience estimating capital and operating costs for potash and/or uranium processes.Capacity to improve and refine practices and systems within the process division to meet organization objectives.Good understanding of the commercial aspects of the business.Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.Authorization to lawfully work in the Canada without sponsorship from Wood is required.Working out of the Saskatoon office is required. 

About Us

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement 

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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