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Instrument/Electrical (I/E) Project Coordinator

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Medicine Hat, AB
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Full Time
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Oil, Gas and Utilities

  • Excellent opportunity to use your Electrical Engineering / Instrumentation experience in a challenging role!
  • Put your expertise to work in a dynamic role within a collaborative team environment!
  • Receive competitive compensation and benefits with a global leader!


Methanex is the world's largest supplier of methanol to major international markets in North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America. Methanol can be found in products from windshield washer fluid to recyclable plastic bottles, plywood floors to paint, silicone sealants to synthetic fibers. The energy sector is one of the most rapidly growing markets for the use of Methanol and greatly relies on the expertise and commitment of Methanex as their trusted supplier.


Methanex is currently seeking an Instrument/Electrical (I/E) Project Coordinator to join the team in Medicine Hat on a full-time basis.

As an integral and collaborative member of the Technical team, you will work within codes of practice and engineering guidelines to coordinate alterations and upgrades to the instrumentation and electrical systems of the Medicine Hat site.

You will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating alterations and upgrades through the design stages of research, estimating detailed engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and project closeout. 

Key accountabilities include: 

  • Designing control systems that improve reliability, safety, and performance of site equipment
  • Executing detailed, internal instrument and electrical projects, including the provision of support for justification, specifying and evaluating equipment, programming equipment, overseeing installation, assisting with commissioning, and generating operating procedures
  • Specifically, designing and modifying new and existing Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and the input/output (I/O) required for process control
  • Sizing, selecting, procuring, and supervising installation and commissioning of new and upgraded application specific equipment
  • Coordinating construction tasks and maintaining schedules to ensure successful completion of deliverables
  • Ensuring projects are completed utilizing the Management of Change procedure
  • Providing support to the Maintenance and Operations teams, including troubleshooting instrument and electrical issues, supporting plant shutdown and start-up, and completing technical document control functions
  • Maintaining instrument and electrical databases, and ensuring instrument specifications remain current
  • Supporting the supervision of out-sourced engineering and construction contractors related to instrument and electrical modifications and upgrades
  • Participating as a member of the site reliability team, as well as in hazard analysis studies as required
  • Acting as the site’s designated legislative compliance contact person with responsibility for ensuring Canadian Electrical Code, International Society of Automation (ISA) Standards, and Alberta Boiler Safety Association (ABSA) requirements related to the areas of instrument and electrical are compliant on site, and further that changes or updates to legislation, standards, and requirements are appropriately communicated to site stakeholders

To qualify for this role, you will have an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering with Controls option, or a post-secondary diploma in Instrumentation Engineering Technology, accompanied by Registration with APEGA as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) or with ASET as a Certified Engineering Technologist (CET), or eligibility to obtain the designation. You will also have five years of experience in project management and controls technology.

In addition, you will also demonstrate: 

  • Proficiency in electrical controls systems, including motor control, distribution and the Canadian Electric Code (CEC), as well as International Society of Automation (ISA) symbology and piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID) drawing standards
  • Excellent working knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Distributed Control Systems (DCS), and input/output (I/O) makeup, logic software, configurations and communications
  • Experience in equipment sizing and capabilities determination
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of programs, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook, as well as web-based applications

This role is well suited to someone who is customer-focused and who is dedicated to meeting the expectations of internal and external customers. Results-oriented, you have the ability to consistently exceed identified goals.

You also have superior problem solving, critical thinking and troubleshooting skills, evidenced by sound judgment and an ability to make valuable decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, and experience. As such, you can quickly identify and directly address issues, as well as independently respond to highly complex matters in a professional manner, with guidance required in only the most unique and complicated situations.

Your superior written, verbal communication and listening skills will serve you well in this role, as will the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships, including strong team collaboration skills, diplomacy, and tact. You will also be extremely detail-oriented with outstanding organization, prioritization, planning and time management skills.


Building on our core values of integrity, trust, respect and professionalism, our corporate culture encourages communication and teamwork and rewards employees for creativity and innovation. We are also very active in supporting educational and training/development initiatives. We sponsor scholarships and co-op programs at local colleges and universities as well as hands-on training programs at our manufacturing facilities.

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you can expect an industry competitive salary along with the following benefits:

  • Incentive bonus plan
  • 4 weeks paid vacation
  • Medical/Dental plan
  • Pension plan and optional Share purchasing plan
  • Regular social events
  • Possible relocation assistance for the right candidate

Join this thriving and team focused market leader today and expand your experience with a new challenge - Apply Now! For full details and to apply, please visit

Posted: May 7, 2018
Closes: May 28, 2018
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11-50 employees
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