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Senior Lead Oversight Engineer IV

Calgary, AB T2P 3L8

Job Function: Engineering Job Number: 398234

Job Description

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Lead Oversight Engineer to lead our clients engineering project team and oversee the successful execution of complex engineering projects. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in engineering, possess excellent leadership and communication skills, and be able to guide and mentor a team of Oversight Engineers. The Lead Oversight Engineer will also be responsible for managing the Engineering Service Provider (ESP) contract and ensuring that all project requirements are met within schedule and budget.


  1. Leads Engineering Project Team:
    • Sets day-to-day assignments for Oversight Engineers assigned to the project.
    • Provides guidance, mentorship, and technical support to Oversight Engineers.
    • Addresses and resolves project technical issues raised by Oversight Engineers.
    • Manages all project engineering decision records (EDR) and facilitates necessary approvals.
    • Manages all project Specification or Material Waivers and facilitates necessary approvals.
    • Provides timely information on project engineering status to functional leadership (Manager and Director).

  2. Manages the Engineering Service Provider (ESP) Contract:
    • Leads the development of the scope of work for the ESP.
    • Provides Spectra Energy Standards & Specifications to the ESP.
    • Defines the content and quality of deliverables expected from the ESP.
    • Serves as the primary point of contact with the ESP for all technical issues.
    • Monitors the quality and timeliness of deliverables from the ESP.
    • Tracks engineering costs and schedule performance of the ESP.
    • Provides functional leadership with cost trends and forecasts related to the ESP contract.
    • Maintains a risk log in conjunction with the ESP to proactively address potential issues.
    • Manages the ESP change notification process and communicates changes to functional leadership.

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field.
  • 10+ years of experience in engineering project management or a related area.
  • Strong familiarity with engineering concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and accomplish project goals using extensive experience and judgment.
  • Ability to lead and direct the work of others effectively.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to manage and negotiate contracts with external service providers.
  • A high degree of creativity and latitude in problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to handle multiple tasks and priorities.

As the Lead Oversight Engineer, you will play a key role in ensuring the successful execution of engineering projects, managing the ESP contract, and fostering a collaborative and efficient working environment for the project team. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity to lead and contribute to cutting-edge engineering projects, we encourage you to apply.
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