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Job Title: Project Engineer
Job Department: Project Management
Job Location: Calgary, Alberta

About Vista

Recognized as one of Canada’s top employers and Best Managed Companies, Vista Projects is a full-service engineering, procurement and project management company serving Western Canada’s oil sands and conventional oil and gas producers for over 30 years. Our continued growth comes from an experienced team of professionals who have an absolute commitment to providing our clients with exceptional service. We specialize in facility engineering design for thermal heavy oil (SAGD, CSS), enhanced oil recovery, and sustaining capital projects. Over the years, we have earned our reputation as a trusted leader in thermal energy projects, working on some of the most successful in-situ heavy oil projects in the oil sands.

Main Duties and Competencies

Project engineers will work with various disciplines to ensure all engineering activities are accomplished. Duties will include:

  • Directing and coordinating the activities of engineering and design groups assigned to a project 
  • Planning, scheduling and estimating design engineering effort on projects from the completion of project design to issuance of all deliverables
  • Providing status reports and communicating ongoing issues and plans with the project manager
  • Interpreting project specifications and scope of all engineering disciplines
  • Reviewing and approving designs and vendor drawings to ensure conformity with project specifications, company practices and good engineering practice 
  • Supervising complex engineering tasks to execute the project
  • Developing a scope of work for a specific project deliverable (e.g., civil, piping, skids and pipe rack modules among others)
  • Coordinating development of construction work packages (CWP)
  • Coordinating management of change documents (e.g., change notices, trends, scope changes)
  • Coordinating model reviews and other design reviews
  • Preparing project plans (project execution plan, design basis memorandums, budgets, manpower, schedules) for engineering deliverables 
  • Approving all project technical documentation such as specifications, flow diagram, CWPs and plot plans
  • Assuring compliance of engineering effort to project schedule, control estimate and company procedures
  • Maintaining quality control and quality assurance on projects
  • Assigning and review work of subcontractor project engineering staff
  • Ensuring plans, instructions, standards and work process are followed
  • Preparing and update engineering control documents 
  • Monitoring design changes and contract extras 
  • Acting as a main point of contact with the client 
  • Performing other duties as requested


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or applied science
  • Ability to meet safety requirements to attend site visits
  • Twelve (12) years of experience in engineering and design in the oil & gas industry
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team including process, mechanical, civil-structural, electrical, instrumentation and CAD support
  • P.Eng. registration with APEGA


  • Experience in at least one major/large-cap project lifecycle 
  • Experience in conflict management 
  • Ten (10) years of experience in engineering and design in heavy oil/SAGD

What We Offer

An opportunity with Vista is not just a job; it is a chance to work with colleagues who are among the most recognized and accomplished in the industry.

Vista offers all employees

  • A stimulating, fast-paced and challenging work environment where you will contribute to the most successful oil and gas projects in Western Canada;
  • An opportunity to be a part of an entrepreneurial, technically skilled team which has established leadership in innovative engineering;
  • A strong value-based philosophy that provides an informal, close-knit team environment, where you and your family feel like a part of our organization, and not just an employee number;
  • Competitive compensation and benefits, including a performance-linked variable pay program;
  • Company-sponsored social events and team sports;
  • Flexible work schedules, half-day Fridays and free parking;
  • An organization that values and encourages diversity;
  • Shareholder opportunities are a long-term potential for exceptional employees.

How To Apply

Please complete the application form below and include a cover letter concisely demonstrating how your skills and experience align with our job posting. By submitting this application, you consent to our Privacy Policy, and you consent to receive commercial electronic messages from Vista and third parties acting on our behalf.

Note: As part of the interview process there will be a technical testing component which will take up to two hours and can be completed at home on your own timelines. Candidates may be required to complete a security clearance procedure prior to receiving an offer.

Last modification :09/18/2019