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Job title:  Engineering Project Manager (Electrical & Controls)

Job family:  Project & Site Management
Business area:  Pulp & Paper - Service
Contract location: 

Nanaimo, British Columbia, CA

Working location:  Nanaimo, BC, CA
Location type:  Office Location / Office-based
Contract type:  Permanent Full-Time
Job description: 

Every day, ANDRITZ continues to deliver successful innovative solutions to our customers globally. Why are we so successful? Because we are passionate and love what we do! We are at the forefront of future engineering technologies, with solutions that ensure the success of our clients in key industries that are shaping the future of the world we live in.


ANDRITZ’ Automation Solutions division is a leader in the design, supply, and support of electrical, control, and instrumentation systems for industrial facilities in a wide range of industries, including Power & Energy, Pulp & Paper, Chemical, Mining, Oil & Gas, and Lime & Cement. From prefeasibility studies through to post-construction maintenance and optimization engineering, our team of engineers, technologists, and support staff are committed to providing customers with customized solutions for their facilities.  For more information on our Company, please refer to our website at https://www.andritz.com/automation-en


Nanaimo is the second largest city on Vancouver Island with a population of 100,000 people. This vibrant and growing British Columbian city in combines all the modern amenities of a larger city, including a local university, a BCHL hockey team, concerts, and extensive shopping. The outdoor enthusiast will find countless mountain biking and hiking trails, ocean fishing and kayaking, golf courses, nearby ski hill, and lakes and rivers to enjoy. Combine all of this with short commutes, mild climate, and friendly people; Nanaimo makes for an excellent quality of life.

Why Work With Us?

Total Involvement – With each project you will follow your design throughout the entire process: from the initial concept right into the field for commissioning.

Diversity – With local and global work in a variety of industries, you’re provided with the opportunity to apply your skills on different processes across industry boundaries.

New Technology – We are committed to developing and implementing new technology for our customers. This means that with each assignment, you stay at the leading edge of your chosen field.


We are currently seeking a senior Project Manager/Engineer to join our Nanaimo, BC office. This position would be responsible for the project management, design, development, and delivery of high quality, innovative electrical and control engineering projects that improve plant productivity, reliability, and sustainability for our North American customers.


In addition to a challenging career, professional development opportunities, and an inclusive, flexible, and supportive work environment, to reward your commitment we offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, and a defined contribution pension plan.


Responsibilities may include but are not necessarily limited to the following:

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to a team of engineers and project stakeholders.
  • Provide project management and oversee project coordination to ensure accurate billing, time accounting, and financial reporting.
  • Consult and negotiate with customers to prepare specifications, explain proposals, and present engineering reports.
  • Prepare and evaluate tender and construction packages.
  • Assist with large capital project development, including feasibility studies, project scope definitions, preliminary engineering designs, and capital cost estimates.
  • Audit industrial facilities and develop preliminary engineering designs and estimates for electrical and control system upgrades.
  • Complete electrical, control and instrumentation system design including P&ID drawings, control system architecture, MV and LV electrical power systems and instrumentation systems.
  • Design, program and configure DCS and PLC/HMI applications.
  • Perform system checkout, testing, and commissioning.


When selecting candidates, we will be looking for the following essential skills, abilities, and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in electrical engineering
  • Minimum of 7 years’ consulting engineering experience
  • Registered, or eligible for immediate registration with EGBC or ASTTBC;
  • Site audit, commissioning, construction, and start-up experience
  • Proven ability to successfully manage and deliver electrical/controls projects
  • Experience in pulp & paper, mining, and/or chemical industries
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills (English)
  • Practical knowledge of North American standards
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Ability and willingness to travel to domestic and international sites (typically 5-20%)


Other valued, but non-essential skills, abilities, and experience include:

  • Pulp & Paper industry experience
  • US PE designation an asset
  • Consulting engineering experience; preferably in industrial engineering


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Requisition ID:  1335

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