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 Site Supervisor – Mechanical is integral to Woodfibre LNG’s dynamic team. You will oversee and manage the mechanical aspects of the construction process in a facility that produces and processes LNG. Your role would be critical in ensuring that all mechanical systems are installed, operated, and maintained safely and efficiently. Effective leadership, technical expertise, and a commitment to safety and quality are essential for excelling in this position. The successful candidate reports directly to the Area Construction Manager and will support the company’s engineering and senior management team through the project’s construction phase.

Key Responsibilities

The successful applicant will:

  • Collaborate with project managers and engineers to develop a comprehensive plan for the mechanical construction phase. This includes scheduling, resource allocation, and cost estimation.
  • Oversee the installation of mechanical equipment and systems, such as compressors, turbines, pumps, heat exchangers, and pipelines. Conduct regular inspections to ensure compliance with design specifications and industry standards.
  • Prioritize and enforce safety protocols and practices to protect workers and the environment. Conduct safety meetings, inspections, and audits to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
  • Implement quality control measures to ensure all mechanical work meets the required standards and specifications. Address any non-conformances and work with the quality team to resolve issues.
  • Supervise and lead a team of mechanical technicians and workers. Provide guidance, training, and support to enhance their skills and efficiency.
  • Identify and troubleshoot mechanical issues that may arise during the construction process. Develop effective solutions to prevent delays and setbacks.
  • Collaborate with other supervisors, such as electrical and civil supervisors, to ensure smooth integration and functioning of all systems.
  • Maintain accurate records of construction progress, equipment inspections, and safety incidents. Prepare reports for management and stakeholders.
  • Participate in the commissioning and start-up of mechanical systems. Ensure proper testing, calibration, and functioning of all equipment.
  • Monitor expenses related to mechanical construction activities, ensuring they stay within budget constraints.
  • Ensure compliance with environmental regulations during construction, especially when dealing with hazardous materials and emissions.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and efficiency gains in mechanical construction processes.

Required Experience

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in mechanical engineering or construction-related technology or extensive and related fieldwork experience leading to a thorough understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities described above.
  • 5 to 10 years of relevant experience with 2-3 years supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with industrial projects: oil & gas, mid-stream, and power.
  • Familiarity with LNG facility construction processes and safety protocols.
  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting engineering drawings and project plans.
  • Experience in construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning, and handover of large-scale tanks.
  • Experience dealing with OEMs, consultants, contractors and other relevant third parties, particularly contractor oversight.
  • Contractual and procurement knowledge.

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.
  • Accepts responsibility and demonstrates a commitment to the delivery of tasks and targets.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to be Innovative and vision-oriented with demonstrated ability to undertake strategic planning and implementation.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks, and change priorities within tight time frames.
  • Demonstrates and seeks accountability within the team.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Expertise with various computer programs: Office 365, MS Teams, etc.
  • Experience with and a strong aptitude for various estimating software systems.
  • Motivated and willing to take ownership of tasks.
  • Energetic in pursuit of continuous improvement processes.
  • Shares knowledge readily and encourages personal development.
  • A valid driver’s licence and passport.
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • The position is based in Squamish, BC (Project Site).

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.