Reliability Engineer

  • Location: Calgary, AB
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #176931
Oil & Gas
Calgary, AB
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Our client, the third largest producer of Canadian oil and natural gas and the second largest refiner and upgrader with extensive midstream and downstream infrastructure, has an immediate need for a Reliability Engineer. This is a contract position for one (1) year located in Calgary, Alberta.


  • Lead Root Cause analysis on equipment failures to contribute to continuous improvement, implement, track and look back to ensure recommendations effectiveness
  • Responsible for developing solutions to complex problems which require ingenuity and creativity
  • Provide technical support to others throughout the business unit
  • Analyze equipment performance based on operating data and maintenance history.
  •  Identify and investigate the bad actors
  • Identify and implement improvement ideas to improve operational performance, increase availability and reduce costs.
  • Provide leadership and decision-making skills during turnarounds and unplanned equipment outages regarding repair solutions.
  • Provide input to a risk management plan that will anticipate risks that could adversely impact plant operations
  • Determine the function, capability, functional failure modes, probability of failure, impact severity and acceptable risk for assets to define the right maintenance requirements to eliminate functional failures and their effects
  • Utilize reliability engineering tools to assess and maximize equipment reliability
  • Systematically define, design, develop, monitor, and refine an asset maintenance plan that includes:
  • Effective utilization of predictive condition monitoring and other non-destructive testing methodologies to proactively identify potential reliability issues
  • Review, interpret of vibration and oil analysis, provide recommendations and track the effectiveness
  • Establish and monitor key performance indicators for assets
  • Support the development of Reliability Centered Maintenance processes
  • Assist in the financial justification of asset reliability upgrades and improvements using life cycle costing


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Mechanical
  • Professional Engineer designation that is recognized by APEGA or APEGS
  • Minimum of 8 year’s related to maintenance/ process and industrial experience in Oil Industry /Pulp or paper mill/mining experience with a focus on reliability studies, root cause failure analysis, risk assessment, bad actor analysis
  • Excellent understanding of SAGD process and equipment
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of field practices
  • Good computer skills and experience using Microsoft Office applications
  • Possess knowledge in and experience with safe work practices in an oil industry environment accompanied by a superior safety attitude
  • Well-developed communication and presentation skills sufficient to convey both factual and conceptual information requiring detailed explanation and interpretation to staff, professional and business groups
  • Strong leadership orientation that includes coaching, development of staff, and guidance of individuals toward goal achievement
  • Possess superior analytical skills to identify key issues based on relevant data and provide appropriate solutions/recommendations
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment dealing with people from various disciplines to achieve goals, and to identify and resolve problems
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate and apply new technologies
  • Valid Drivers License

Additional Information

  • Field travel is required approximately 20% of the time.
  • This is a safety sensitive position

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