Quality Engineer


Houston, TX


The Woodfibre LNG Project is located approximately 7 km west-southwest of Squamish, British Columbia. It involves constructing and operating a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility on the previous Woodfibre pulp mill site, which would have a storage capacity of 250,000 m3 and produce approximately 2.1 million tonnes per year of LNG.

Woodfibre Management Ltd is a privately held Canadian company based in Vancouver and a subsidiary of Pacific Energy Corporation Limited.


The Quality Engineer – Houston is an integral part of Woodfibre LNG’s dynamic team. You will assess compliance with the requirements of EPFC Contract and the Construction Contract, identify missing or incomplete deliverables. They will conduct quality and produce reports measuring the effectiveness of the project quality management system. The successful candidate reports directly to Quality Manager and will play an essential part in supporting the company’s engineering and senior management team through the construction phase of the project.

Key Responsibilities

The successful applicant will:

  • Assess conformance with, and effectiveness of, operating practices for satisfaction of the requirements contained in purchase orders, drawings, specifications, operating procedures, and other Management System documents.
  • Proficiently implement process assessments, quality assurance principles, and quality auditing methods.
  • Take ownership and work independently to perform quality assurance audits, including both assessment and deep-dive management system audits.
  • Deliver high-quality audit reports and corrective action requests.
  • Apply established audit methodologies to ensure compliance with international and national standards.
  • Assess processes and procedures, work instructions, and manuals associated with a Quality Management System.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with best practices in the oil and gas industry.
  • Evaluate overall level of performance in major functional areas, identifying strengths and concerns related to processes/procedures internally, to client, and to client’s supplier organizations.
  • Perform follow-up activities to verify the completion and effectiveness of corrective actions.
  • Maintain appropriate records of audit activity and findings.
  • Foster and maintain productive team-oriented relationships through individual and group meetings when necessary.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent with 10 + years’ experience in a quality management position on capital construction projects in the oil/gas industry.
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing project quality systems that meet the requirements of ISO 9001 for Quality Management Systems.
  • Experience in managing large-scale capital projects including early civil works by performing regular audits and critical inspections as and when required.
  • Ability to facilitate workshops to lead the project team through development of project quality procedures and programs.
  • Has clearly demonstrated strong Quality Assurance competence.
  • Knowledge of LNG, Marine, offshore and/or service process in the oil and gas industry
  • Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), or Certified Lead Auditor or equivalent
  • Knowledge of ISO 9000, API Q1, API Q2 etc.
  • Minimum 5 years of active auditing work experience
  • Audit Reports
  • Contractual Deliverable Assessments
  • Provide quality metrics and input to weekly quality report Quality Manager
  • Expertise in Welding, NDT systems and ISO auditing is preferred.
  • Expertise with a variety of computer programs (e.g., Office 365, MS Teams, Adobe Acrobat, DocuSign)

Additional Requirements

  • Experience working with large multi-disciplinary teams and contractors in a multicultural environment is an asset.
  • Communication/interpersonal skills – interacting with front-line workers through to management and all hierarchical levels.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks, and change priorities within tight time frames.
  • Demonstrates and seeks accountability within the team and ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Motivated and willing to take ownership of tasks.
  • Energetic in pursuit of continuous improvement processes.
  • The position is based in the EPC contractor’s Office in Houston, followed by travel to the Module Fabrication Yard(s) in the Asia-Pacific region and a visit to the Company’s Project Site (Squamish/ BC) and Vancouver Office as required.

Application Guidelines

Please submit your application here.

Thank you in advance for your interest!

Woodfibre Management Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer