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Engineering Manager

Engineering Manager

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The Engineering Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of the engineering department to ensure timely engineering design for the production of shop and erection drawings, for the development of engineering standards and design tools, to provide engineering support for shop operations and construction, and to develop strategies for improving the efficiency of delivering engineering design to drafting.  The Engineering Manager provides engineering support for estimating and project management, other Waiward departments, and to the client.


  • Displays a commitment to Waiward’s incident-free vision, values, and culture.
  • Establishes a performance driven culture, and maintains employee morale and motivation.
  • Prepares and implements an annual engineering operations plan.
  • Engineering Design for Production of Shop and Erection Drawings: on typical projects, engineering will design most/all of the connections.  This information is provided to drafting to incorporate into the drawings they produce.
  • Ongoing Development of Engineering Standards and Design Tools: develops and executes an overall plan for the maintenance and future development of engineering standards and design tools.
  • Strategies to Improve the Delivery of Engineering Services: develops and executes methods to improve the efficiency of the connection design, and work with key drafting leadership to develop methods to streamline design communication between the departments:
    • Leads “Pre-Fabrication” efficiency for both operational and development.
    • Develops ongoing training on new tools, organizes webinars, and assigns mentors to engineers to develop employees properly.
  • Engineering Support for Fabrication: provides the engineering for fabrication procedures and methods, assists fabrication with engineering and safety of heavy lifts, temporary lifting lugs and temporary braces, and assists in the design of miscellaneous fabrication devices, such as lifting beams, etc.
  • Engineering Support for Construction: provides similar to support given to fabrication operations, provides ongoing engineering for construction in the field.  This is mostly related to ensuring safety during field and construction operations: lift studies, temporary bracing, erection procedures, fall protection, site visits to determine conditions on job sites, etc.
  • Engineering Support for other departments: provides engineering support to other Waiward departments, as required: quality (technical requirements), purchasing (material grades, alternate grades, bolting issues, etc), drafting (standards development for Waiward, etc), shipping, etc.  Attends meetings and ensures engineering is represented at kick-off meetings, regular project meetings, etc.


  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng) - Welding Engineer with APEGA.
  • 5-8 years of experience in structural design with at least 3 years of supervisor or management experience.
  • Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills that are complimented by effective interpersonal, oral and written communication.
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work within a fast paced environment and maintain a high volume workload.
  • A team player with strong work ethic who is able to work independently Passionate with regards to creating and maintaining a positive employee experience at Waiward.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.).

Working Conditions:


The incumbent is required to work in an office environment with moderate noise. The job may require the incumbent to walk stairs; be outside in inclement weather (slippery surfaces and cold); carrying objects, driving and being exposed to normal office routines. The incumbent is also required to provide regular Fabrication shop and Construction field inspections that occur on a bi-monthly basis.


Physical Requirements:


The incumbent is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: viewing a computer terminal for extended periods of time; and extensive reading. The incumbent is also required to stand and sit for extended periods of time and must be able to climb ladders and approximately 3-4 flights of stairs.