Senior Project Engineer (Mechanical)

Company: Precision Drilling LP

Location: Calgary, AB 



Precision Drilling has an onsite opening for a Senior Project Engineer (Mechanical), eager for fresh challenges and development toward potential future career growth as our business continues to innovate and grow.


Working for Precision Drilling means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a strategic player in Precision Drilling’s future. We are a large company with a family feel, where you will collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the organization.


Combined with a competitive remuneration package, you will enjoy the advantages of:


A comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Medical, dental, prescription drug, life insurance, Pension match, long-term disability coverage, a free fitness membership steps away from our offices, and product discount programs.
  • A casual work environment where you can expect to enjoy a work-life balance that promotes personal health, well-being, and family life!
  • Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests.
  • Competitive time off packages as applicable


The Senior Project Engineer is responsible for applying knowledge, experience, training, and available resources in the development and implementation of new and novel equipment, technologies, or processes.



  • Coordinating and leading complex projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals, and directing the integration of technical activities to completion
  • Defining requirements and scheduling for project/program implementation
  • Accountable for mid to large-scale projects in line with department goals and management objectives
  • Developing, reviewing, evaluating, and recommending upgrades to existing equipment and practices
  • Assessing new and novel equipment technologies to determine their efficiency and cost-effectiveness
  • Assisting with the development of project logistics, costing, and coordinating deliverables as needed
  • Analysis of operational data with process reviews to create efficiencies, improve turnaround times, and optimize safe, reliable equipment function
  • Concept and design analysis with the creation of comprehensive, detailed installation, adoption, or new fabrication packages for construction
  • Responsible for communication and collaborating with other departments (e.g. Operations, Procurement, Marketing, HSE, EAM, etc.) to ensure project success with seamless quality and delivery
  • Conducting surveys and inspections, with a team approach to commissioning oversight and final signoffs
  • Ensuring ongoing compliance with local, national, and international standards and legislation
  • Other duties and special projects as required


Knowledge & Skills

Proficiency with Autodesk CAD and Inventor software is essential

Experience with other 3D software, FEA, Ansys, and Safi is an asset

Strong work ethic and positive team attitude

Ability to converse and collaborate with other departments spanning multi-disciplinary skillsets

Working knowledge of relevant legislative compliance

Excellent grasp of diverse, fundamental mechanical and technical concepts

Highly motivated, self-directed individual capable of multi-tasking and working with minimal supervision

Ability to create and review technical documentation, project plans, test procedures, and design documents

Ability to travel as out-of-office work is required

High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office productivity suite



University degree in Mechanical Engineering

P. Eng accredited with APEGA



5+ years of practical experience with drilling rigs, drilling components and drilling equipment design