Hydraulics Engineer, Senior


Sherwood Park, AB, CA, T8H 0X5

Requisition ID:  27390

Work Arrangement: At Office / Facility 

Department: Hydraulics Department 


Pembina Pipeline Corporation is a dynamic energy transportation and midstream provider, serving customers for more than 65 years. Chances are, we do more than you think. We own pipelines that transport hydrocarbon liquids and natural gas products produced primarily in Western Canada. We also own gathering and processing facilities and an oil and natural gas liquids infrastructure and logistics business. Our operations along the hydrocarbon value chain allow us to offer a full state of midstream and marketing services to our customers in the energy industry. 


We are an organization that cares not only about results, but how those results are achieved. Our organization is grounded in the values of Safe, Trustworthy, Respectful, Collaborative and Entrepreneurial. Cultivating a positive employee experience and promoting a diverse and inclusive environment where our employees feel engaged, recognized and empowered is foundational to our ambition of being an employer of choice. Learn more about our values and strategy


We value the safety of our communities, customers, contractors and employees, and believe that all incidents are preventable. Compliance with all policies, procedures and regulations is a requirement, and our Life Saving Rules are basic rules that everyone should know and live by. Working for Pembina means working safely. 



Pembina Pipeline Corporation’s Sherwood office is recruiting for a Senior Hydraulics Engineer to join the team.  This position reports to the Manager, Hydraulics in Pipeline Operations Services, part of Pembina’s Pipeline Division. 


The Operations Services team is committed to delivering Operational Excellence across the organization. This is defined by promoting Pembina’s Safety Culture – Zero by Choice, maximizing pipeline throughput and facility utilization, and demonstrating a dedication to product quality.  


The Senior Hydraulics Engineer will lead a portfolio of technical services and focus on quality technical output and excellent customer service. This role requires mentoring of engineers and collaborating to stablish work processes.  The successful candidate will display exceptional leadership skills. They will coordinate closely with multiple departments to enable the safe and optimal operation of Pembina’s pipelines.

Responsibilities may include but not limited to:

  • Support Pembina’s safety culture of "Zero by Choice" and the “Life Saving Rules”. To read more about our Life Saving Rules, visit pembina.com/safety;
  • Business Unit (BU) Portfolio Management. 
    • Provide excellent customer service to deliver timely support through existing processes; and
    • Maintain a BU wide view of hydraulics KPIs .
  • Leadership: Provide mentorship to junior engineers. Foster a productive and collaborative working environment that encourages open communication, problem-solving, and continuous learning;
  • Simulations: Performs frequent transient hydraulic simulations;
  • Operational Readiness: Oversee hydraulics requirements for operational readiness to ensure smooth execution;
  • Short-term Capacity Reviews: Conduct regular reviews to discuss outages, operational issues, and inform key stakeholders;
  • Pressure Reductions: Manage and guide the implementation of pressure reductions, ensuring tasks are undertaken and completed effectively;
  • Process Safety: Lead hydraulic studies and issue Eng. Set-Points to maintain operational safety.  
  • Engagement with Senior Staff: Foster strong relationships with senior staff to ensure effective communication, preparation, and execution of complex tasks; and
  • Participate and support an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace.

Key Customers:

Logistics: Maintain regular engagement to support short-term drivers;
SPCC: Frequent engagement to maintain optimal operation and strict compliance with environmental and safety regulations; 
Integrity: Ensure that our work processes support the long-term durability and reliability of our infrastructure; and
Projects: Collaborate to support scope development and transition from project to operation.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably with a focus on Chemical or Mechanical disciplines; 
  • Strong relationships and engagement skills to effectively work with senior staff and key customers across multiple departments;
  • Hands-on experience in hydraulics or process simulations of a high volume nature;
  • Experience working in operations engineering roles within the pipeline industry;
  • Energetic, resilient, collaborative and goal oriented;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to present, influence and collaborate at all levels, using plain language.
  • Good interpretation, qualitative and quantitative analysis skills with an ability to simplify and concisely convey messages;
  • Shows a strong work ethic and a positive, proactive attitude, willing to take on any task regardless of its level;
  • Ability to perform in ambiguous situations - flexible, adaptable, learns quickly and demonstrates courage and perseverance; and
  • Commitment to continuous professional development of self and team. 


The successful candidate must live within 100 km of Sherwood Park, AB.


The successful candidate must be legally able to work in the country of the position. Final candidate will be required to undergo Pre-Employment Background Checks including a Criminal Record Check. 


This position will be posted until end of day: 07/18/2024 


Our expectations are high, and our rewards reflect this: We treat our people well - whether it's through our total rewards package, community engagement or volunteer opportunities, all in an environment that is equitable, safe, respectful, inclusive and accessible. 


We recognize that diverse perspectives and experiences fuel innovation and enrich our workplace culture. We firmly believe that every individual's unique background, identity and contributions contribute to our collective success. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences. If you're contacted to set up an interview and you require accessibility accommodations, please let your Talent Acquisition Advisor know at that time. 


We are a proud recipient of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2018-2022), Alberta's Top Employers (2014-2024) and an Employer Partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. We are also a strong supporter of Skills Canada. 


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