Job Description

Paterson & Cooke is looking for an engineer with 5 to 10 years’ experience to support project and study execution in our Calgary office. The role will include technical engineering on various mineral processing, tailings and slurry pipeline projects in the mining and resources industry. The work will involve travel to mine sites, primarily in Canada, and will entail the following:

  • Process design and analysis of mineral processing, tailings systems and slurry pipelines
  • Specification of system components (equipment, piping, valves, instrumentation, etc.)
  • Technical communication, including report writing and presentations
  • On-site process and equipment audits
  • Commissioning of plant and systems
  • Laboratory and pilot test work
  • Cost estimating
  • Contribute as part of an engineering team working on mining projects
  • Application of technical skills to perform engineering tasks and problem solving
  • Ongoing professional development towards maintaining professional engineering registration

Job Specification

The successful candidate will have above average abilities to meet the high standards set by our Company.

Minimum Requirements and Competencies
  • BS or MS degree in mechanical, chemical or mineral processing engineering, completed in minimum time
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer in Canada
  • Canadian citizen or be eligible to work in Canada
  • A valid driver’s license and, when required, willingness to travel
  • Strong computer skills, especially spreadsheets (Excel) and word-processing
  • Strong presentation and technical writing skills, especially technical reports
Useful Experience
  • Mineral processing, process plant or mining environment
  • Mineral process design experience
  • A background in fluid mechanics/hydraulics or pipeline and pumping systems
  • Control and/or instrumentation
  • Project or engineering management
  • Familiarity with oil sand tailings management
  • Engineering consulting experience
Personal Characteristics
  • Ability to work well in an office, industrial or mining site environment
  • Able to work hard, act professionally and make decisions independently
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to technical excellence
  • Ability to perform physically demanding tasks in the laboratory and on field assignments
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 people enjoy the challenge of living up to this standard daily and a workplace that allows each employee to thrive. In the Calgary 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 encourage employees to expand their knowledge through employer supported training courses and on-site experience. With ten offices covering 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 opens opportunities for career growth. Our aim is to create an environment in which everyone is excited to come to work each morning.

Calgary Application Instructions

Please send the following to

Subject Line: Application for Project Engineer Position

  • Resume with list of references
  • A covering letter explaining why you are the right candidate for the job