Energy Engineering Co-op - Quesnel, BC

Sciences and Engineering

Date Posted: December 01, 2022

Job Location: Quesnel

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: 1250 Brownmiller Road, Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada V2J 6P5

Job Description

West Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest
products company that is listed on the TSX and NYSE and is one of
Canada’s top 100 employers. Are you interested in working for a
company that offers both a challenging work environment and a
rewarding career path?  Our Corporate Energy Team in Quesnel,
BC, has an excellent 8-month co-op employment
opportunity at our Quesnel Corporate Operation’s office for an
Engineering Student starting in
MAY 2023.

Energy Engineering Co-op –
Quesnel, BC

The successful candidate will be reporting to the Section Lead
Energy and Carbon and will participate in meeting key objectives of
the BC Hydro Strategic Energy Management Program (SEMP) for West

Key responsibilities include:

  • Keeping current on new technologies with respect to energy
    efficiency and decarbonization
  • Managing data collection and utility meter readings
  • Assist in the implementation of BC Hydro SEMP deliverables
  • Data analysis and Reporting on existing and new projects
  • Working with other mill groups and additional duties as
    required – areas of focus may include construction management and
    cost tracking.
  • Improve awareness of technologies for Energy efficiency and
    low-carbon transformation

    • Understand and present key concepts of new projects to various
      levels of mill staff as required,
    • Initiate and conduct mill energy and carbon awareness surveys
      and related activities
  • Data Collection and Analysis,
    • Collect and analyze data from mill systems to inform decision
    • Develop KPIs or metrics to track progress and identify new
      opportunities for improvement,
    • Assist Engineering and Financial teams in data collection for
      climate related disclosures – Scope 1, Scope 2, Scope 3
  • Support Engineering Activities,
    • Prepare specifications,
    • Assist the Energy Engineer and Energy team to track daily
      activities, follow up on action items and participate in project
      identification, planning and implementation
    • Perform gap analysis on current procedures against best
  • Additional Activities,
    • Implement project planning as instructed under
    • Manage small projects and supervise contractors as

An ideal candidate will possess:

  • Core Values,
    • Aligned with West Fraser’s core values of Safety, Respect,
      Integrity, Competitiveness, Frugality, Humility, Teamwork, and
      Having Fun at work.
  • Communication Skills,
    • Ability to translate and communicate technical specifications,
      concepts or objectives to a variety of audiences,
    • Strong oral and written communication skills are required for
      preparing reports and proposals and presentations (both online and
  • Technical Expertise and Experience,
    • Basic understanding of data analysis and engineering
    • Experience working in industrial or production facilities,
      familiarity with industrial site safety
    • Understanding of Thermodynamics and Material and Energy
      Balances, electrical energy efficiency on an Industrial scale.
    • Ability to learn and understand the energy intensive
      manufacturing processes,
  • Education and Training,
    • Currently enrolled in a recognized post-secondary 3rd or 4th
      year Engineering Program at a BC University.
    • Microsoft Office suite with high-level proficiency in Excel,
      and other programming is an asset
    • OSISoft PI and Capstone PARCView software knowledge is an
    • Previous co-op and/or work experience is an asset
    • Previous construction management or scientific research
      experience are considered assets.
    • A mechanical aptitude
    • Available for 8 months, starting in MAY

Located in central BC, Quesnel has a population of approximately
25,000 and features all major conveniences, including its own
airport. Quesnel offers affordable housing, modern recreational and
educational facilities, regular community events, as well as
unlimited recreational activities for the outdoor enthusiast. It
doesn’t take long to feel part of Quesnel’s welcoming

Please forward your resume, cover letter and transcript with the
subject line “Engineering Student”.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only
those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Conditions

  • Minimum experience: 0 to 1 year
  • Minimum educational level: Grade 12 or Equivalent
  • Language: English

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