Job Description

The successful candidate will be an Engineering Graduate / EIT with 2 to 4 years of experience working in an engineering capacity. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the metallurgy / mineral processing sector. Any mine backfill related experience is considered advantageous. The Engineering Graduate / EIT will have a background in chemical engineering, metallurgical engineering, or mineral processing and should be equally comfortable working in a plant, underground or office environment. Exposure to surface plants, material handling operations and underground mine sites on an as-required basis is expected to fulfill the needs of the projects. This position is part of the Engineering group within our growing Sudbury office. The work will involve short (1-2 days) to medium term (2-3 weeks) travel to domestic and international mine sites. This role includes the following tasks.

  • Support engineering at all stages of the project life cycle (i.e. PFS, FS, detailed engineering, construction, and commissioning). This will include participation or a lead role in the development of design criteria documents, engineering drawings, technical reports, etc.
  • Collaborate with senior staff to prepare cost estimates suitable to the level of accuracy required for the project
  • Technical communication, including report writing and presentations
  • Peer review of technical documents to ensure deliverables align with the high-quality of work that we have built our reputation on
  • Process equipment sizing and preparation of equipment data sheets/RFQs
  • Prepare and be accountable for engineering documents such as design criteria, PFDs, P&IDs, plant layouts, and general arrangements
  • Support plant/process system start-up, commissioning, and training assistance
  • On-site troubleshooting of process systems, equipment audits, debottlenecking etc.
  • Prepare and/or review technical reports
  • Lead by example on site; practicing safe behavior and habits
  • Perform at a high-level of quality and productivity within an engineering consulting firm
  • Application of technical skills to perform problem solving and engineering tasks
  • Take ownership and accountability for project outcomes (success or failure); identify and implement improvements where necessary
  • Perform with a high level of quality and productivity in an engineering firm
  • Ongoing professional development
Minimum Requirements and Competencies
  • B. Sc. engineering degree. Preference will be given to candidates with discipline specific degrees that complement our current service offerings
  • 2 to 4 years engineering experience. (Experience in an engineering firm is considered an asset)
  • Eligible to apply for registration as a Professional Engineer in Ontario within two years of joining
  • Fluent in English, both written and oral. Fluency in French or Spanish is considered an asset
  • A valid driver’s license and willingness to travel
  • Strong computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Strong presentation and technical writing skills, especially technical reports
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Eligible to work in Canada
Personal Characteristics
  • Ability to work safely and productively in an office or mining environment
  • Self-motivated and able to work hard, act professionally and make decisions independently
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to technical excellence
A Career with Paterson & Cooke

Paterson & Cooke is an international specialist engineering firm known for high quality work and exceeding client expectations, often with innovative solutions. Our team enjoys the challenge of living up to this reputation daily, in a workplace that allows each employee to thrive. In the Sudbury office, we balance a demanding, rewarding workload with consideration for work-life balance. We have a unique work schedule in which we earn every other Friday off. We enjoy the opportunity for time together outside of work with summer BBQ’s, family trips, sports and spur of the moment get-togethers to celebrate milestones – or just the end of the week. We encourage employees to expand their knowledge through employer supported training courses and on-site experience. With offices spanning five continents and an international clientele, P&C provides opportunities for our employees to travel the world. Our size enables our employees to make a difference in the company and fosters opportunities for career growth and advancement. Our aim is to create an environment in which everyone is technically challenged and eager to come to work.

Sudbury Application Instructions

Please send the following to
Subject Line: Engineering Graduate / EIT Position

  • Resume (including GPA scores)
  • List of references
  • A cover letter explaining why you are the right candidate for the job