Shift Supervisor - Polypropylene (PP)

Sherwood Park - Alberta - Canada - Energy - Oil & Gas - Construction, Commissioning & Operations - Other

We’re hiring an experienced Shift Supervisor – Polypropylene, for a permanent, staff position with our client, a major petroleum transportation, storage and natural gas liquids processor.

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Rory Lyden, Account manager

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About this role


  • Provide support to operating and commissioning teams to commission projects allowing for smooth transition and hand-off to from project to operations;
  • Provide input to commissioning planning, facility systems definition and turnover sequences;
  • Assist in the development of standard operating procedures and emergency procedures for facility operation;
  • Assist in start-up and shutdown activities as required (i.e. preparation and execution of procedures for equipment isolation, maintenance preparation, etc.);
  • Supervise PP plant operations during a scheduled shift and ensure all activities are carried out in accordance with standard operating procedures, operational directives, safety requirements and environmental regulations;
  • Ensure timely review and updates to operating procedures, including management of change for procedures;
  • Participate and support initiatives to improve safety culture at all levels of operations;
  • Active member of the Emergency Response Team on site;
  • Effectively communicate & collaborate with, mentor, motivate, and develop the operations shift team members;
  • Lead shift change and daily operations meetings by clearly communicating shift goals, safety requirements and production targets to operators;
  • Develop operator tasks, operator round requirements and appropriate shift handover reports and logs;
  • Manage emergency response actions to effectively and safely deal with upset operating conditions;
  • Work with Senior Operations Specialists and technical personnel to monitor and optimize process conditions;
  • Coordinate key operational activities between shifts by working with incoming/outgoing Shift Supervisor to ensure fulfillment of operational goals and targets;
  • Ensure that shift operators follow all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in the execution of scheduled tasks;
  • Coordinate with other plant Supervision to maintain optimum operating conditions within the Complex;
  • Coordinate maintenance activities, notifications, and work orders to ensure minimal disruption to production and plant operations;
  • Provide leadership to shift team during shutdowns / turnarounds / outages; ensure operational activities are planned and efficiently executed to ensure schedule and safety compliance;
  • Lead start-up and shutdown activities as required i.e. preparation and execution of procedures for equipment isolation, maintenance preparation, etc;
  • Ensure required training is provided to operators and plant personnel.

About you


  • Must have 15 or more years of industry-related petrochemical experience;
  • Previous experience with Unipol licensed technology is an asset, but not a requirement;
  • Certificate in power engineering (minimum 3rd class, or ability to obtain 3rd class) and preferably post-secondary education;
  • Strong analytical skills, strong communication and technical writing abilities, attention to detail and well-developed interpersonal skills are required;
  • Must demonstrate leadership and team-building qualities;
  • This position requires the ability to work rotating, 12-hour day/night shifts.

What we offer

Why work with Brunel? We are proud to offer exciting career opportunities from over 100 offices globally in 42 countries. Advancing your career takes time and effort – let us match you to your ideal position.

About us

Brunel has a reputation for working with some of the best in the business. That is what we continually strive for. Over 40 years, we have created a global network of interesting clients and talented individuals working together through a vast array of services.


  • Publication: PUB247375
  • Location: Sherwood Park
  • Market: Energy
  • Hours per week: 44
  • Branche: Oil & Gas
  • Education level: Other
  • Area of expertise: Construction, Commissioning & Operations
  • Closing date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Apply now

Feel free to contact


Rory Lyden

Account manager Brunel Canada Toronto

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