Senior Rotating Equipment Engineer


Squamish, BC


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 Senior Rotating Equipment Engineer (Operations) is the Technical Authority for all Rotating Equipment of the Woodfibre LNG Plant. Prior to start-up of the plant, you will work closely with project engineers to ensure that all rotating equipment is designed, built, and commissioned to ensure safe and reliable operations for the operating phase of the plant. During Operations, you are the subject matter expert for all issues relating Rotating equipment and will be performing hands on diagnoses, preparation for repairs, and overhauls on various types of rotating equipment. The successful candidate reports directly to the Engineering Manager and will play an essential part in supporting the company through the construction phase of the project into steady state operations.

Key Responsibilities

The successful applicant will:

  • During the earlier (EPC) stage of the project, work in collaboration with Project staff and Contractor to provide quality surveillance support on rotating equipment installation and testing.
  • During commissioning and start-up phase, provide support to Project Engineers in ensuring prudent procedures and steps are applied for safe and successful plant start-up.
  • Thereafter, after steady state operations is achieved, act as the resident subject-matter-expert in the plant for issues relating to Rotating Equipment:
    – Especially in complicated and critical cases, provide prudent guidance to maintenance and operations teams, such as in the development of equipment strategies/programs and operating procedures, and during turnarounds.  
    – Lead diagnostics efforts for rapid recovery during forced outages and where equipment is not performing to specifications.
    – Lead Root-Cause-Analysis effort for failures so as the root causes are eradicated.
  • Lead the Reliability Centered Maintenance & Condition Monitoring program execution for rotating equipment.
  • Direct and mentor junior engineers.

Required Experience

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum 15 years as Rotating Equipment Engineer, preferably in an LNG Production Facility.
  • Advanced working knowledge in at least four of the following areas relating to Rotating Equipment and good working knowledge in the remaining:
    – Centrifugal compressors
    – Electrical motors
    – Machinery in cryogenic application
    – Dry Gas Seals and Mechanical seals
    – Machinery overhauls and component repairs procedures             
    – Vibration, Noise Analysis & Rotor-Dynamics
    – Machinery Performance analysis
    – Anti-surge protection
    – Condition Monitoring
    – Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA)

Additional Requirements

  • Demonstrated leadership skills with a proven ability to lead teams and mentor junior staff.
  • Motivated and adept at adopting a mentoring and coaching approach to inspire team members.
  • Energetic and committed to continuous improvement processes.
  • Previous experience collaborating with large multi-disciplinary teams and contractors, particularly in a multicultural environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, enabling effective interaction with individuals at all organizational levels, from front-line workers to management.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication abilities.
  • Capacity to thrive under pressure, manage multiple tasks, and adapt to changing priorities within tight time frames.
  • Collaborative mindset with the ability to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Proficiency in utilizing various computer programs.
  • A valid driver’s license and passport.
  • International applicants are welcome for this opportunity.
  • This role will be a combination of office and site based.
  • The position is based in Squamish, BC (Project Site), with an initial stay period at the Vancouver Office, followed by travel to the Module Fabrication Yards in China and a visit to Houston project office as required.

Application Guidelines

Please submit your application here.

Please note only qualified candidates with work authorization in Canada will be contacted.

Thank you in advance for your interest!

Woodfibre Management Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer.