Energy Engineer

Sciences and Engineering

Date Posted: May 05, 2023

Job Location: Quesnel

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: PO 7500, 50 North Star Road, Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada V2J 3J6

Job Description

Passionate about our environment, Cariboo Pulp continuously
strives to optimize energy management, reducing our energy
consumption, cost and carbon footprint. Are you looking for an
opportunity to advance your career while contributing to an
essential field? This position offers advancement potential
within the Engineering, Technical, and Production



  • Identifying energy savings opportunities and developing plans
    to realize these savings
  • Lead the development and implementation of an Energy Management
  • Project Development and Management
    • Tracking and prioritizing energy-saving projects
    • Completing cost / benefit analysis for energy projects
    • Conducting or arranging energy audits, surveys, and
  • Assisting in the preparation of energy budgets
  • Monitor process and non-process operations
    • Troubleshooting and optimizing of all energy consuming
  • Benchmarking and establishing KPIs to track and report energy
    consumption and emissions data
  • Managing the collection of in-house and utility meter
  • Evaluating alternative energy scenarios based on sustainable
    sources such as biomass
  • Monitoring and advising on changing legislation, and
  • Keeping current on new technologies with respect to energy
  • Completing quarterly energy management reports
  • Supporting Turnaround activities
  • Other duties as assigned

Our ideal candidate would have:

  • Preference will be given to candidates with an Engineering
    Degree and specific designations such as Certified Energy Manager
    (CEM), or Master of Engineering in Clean Energy
  • A minimum of 2 years of direct experience
  • Experience in Combined Heat and Power (CHP) analysis and heat
    exchanger network analysis would be assets
  • Understanding of power generation, transmission and
    distribution, and consumption including basic knowledge of power
    quality to inform strategic decisions,
  • Understanding of industrial utilities including natural gas,
    steam, and compressed air,
  • Learn and understand processes such as NBSK pulping,
    co-generation of heat and power, renewable energy systems and
    turbine technology.
  • Strong written communication skills are required for preparing
    reports and proposals for utility providers, consultants, and
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • The ability to work independently as well as part of a
  • Excellent skills in all forms of communication
  • The desire to progress, learn, grow, and succeed

Our highly competitive compensation package

  • Competitive base salary with annual bonus opportunity
  • Outstanding benefits package including medical, dental,
    pension, life insurance, disability, accident insurance, vacation,
    and holidays
  • Relocation assistance

Location Summary:

Cariboo offers a comprehensive relocation package to
assist your move to Quesnel. 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 community. 

About West Fraser:

West Fraser is a leading forest products company. We are listed
on the TSX, NYSE, and recognized for the tenth time, as one of
Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Our goals are straightforward –
leadership through safety, profit, responsibility in communities,
excellence in people and strength in products.

West Fraser Timber has over 60 locations across Canada, the
United States, and Europe. We believe strongly in promoting from
within and pride ourselves on providing a challenging environment
with continuous development. The successful candidate should be
interested in future growth opportunities within the company. West
Fraser offers an excellent compensation package including a
competitive salary, excellent benefits, and an outstanding pension

West Fraser believes inclusive, diverse teams build a more
vibrant workforce, safer operations, and a stronger company
overall. We strive to create workplaces and leadership teams that
are reflective of the diverse communities we are a part of. We will
not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis
of race, gender, national origin or any other protected legal

Apply now at and discover
more about our current opportunities!

Discover more about West Fraser’s current initiatives,
opportunities, and more, by visiting us on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Leadership through safety, profit, responsibility in
communities, excellence in people and strength in

Job Conditions

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

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