Project Technologist

Sciences and Engineering

Date Posted: May 05, 2023

Job Location: Quesnel

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: 1000 Finning Road, Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada V2J 6A1

Job Description

Quesnel River Pulp produces 1100 tonnes per day of
thermo-mechanical and bleached thermo-mechanical pulp using a high
yield mechanical pulping process. We take pride in our safety
record, our environmental performance, the quality of our final
product, and the skill and dedication of our employees. We
constantly strive to be an industry leader. Our team has an
opportunity for a: 


Reporting to the Engineering Superintendent, the Project
Technologist will assist with front-end project engineering,
project development, project execution and implementation as well
as engineering systems management. Emphasis is placed on the
management of projects from inception to completion.  Diligent
management of project schedule, budget, and scope is essential to
be successful in this position.


This role provides leadership and support to the business and
may vary according to the requirements of the site, projects
involved and specific project team members.


The duties include any or all the following:

  • Coordinate project design work
  • Development of detailed scopes of work, budgets, and schedules
    for capital and maintenance projects
  • Act as the lead with project construction, commissioning, and
    handover to operations
  • Provide input into the design and optimization of equipment to
    maximize reliability, performance, and optimize life cycle costing
    of projects
  • Project planning, execution, and supervision
  • Understand and apply applicable external codes and standards
    (ie. TSBC, WSBC, ANSI, API, ASME, NFPA, etc.)
  • Preparation and modification of drawings using AutoCAD
  • Contractor Management:
    • Conducts daily morning Mill Site Hazard Assessment and performs
      safety observations (SOR’s) on Contractors and mill crews to ensure
      worker safety during project execution
    • Supervises and coordinates contractors during project
      installation, rebuilds, shutdowns, and major maintenance
  • Participates in the Project Delivery Process (PDP) to develop
    project packages for Capital &/or Major Maintenance
  • Provide occasional auxiliary support to Maintenance department
    for shutdowns, safety projects and other duties as assigned
  • Assist in development of internal safety and project
  • Develops drawing and information packages as required
  • Completes project documentation and updates CMMS with new
    inventory requests and spare parts information

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Minimum 2-4 years in capital or major maintenance project
    management experience with demonstrated leadership ability and a
    positive can-do attitude
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologist diploma currently
    registered or eligible for AScT registration with ASTTBC. Other
    disciplines considered depending on experience
  • Strong communication skills, confident, persistent, diligent,
    and able to work independently to complete projects and meet
  • Strong computer skills with MS Office, AutoCAD and CMMS
    software (Maximo)
  • A self-starter with strong organizational and analytical skills
    coupled with a proactive approach. Flexible team-focused attitude
    willing to learn and take on new tasks, ask questions and engage
    others to find practical solutions

Considered Assets:

  • Pulp mill or heavy industry experience
  • Planning and large project management experience
  • AutoCAD, Navis Works
  • Microsoft SharePoint and Office

West Fraser 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. 

Interested applicants should apply online by submitting
their resume, cover letter, and proof of
 in confidence. To apply, click on our
job ad at and
then click “apply now” in green at the top of the page.

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 characteristic.

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Job Conditions

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

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