Project Engineer, Mechanical

Company: Tree Island Industries Ltd.
Location: Richmond, British Columbia
Email: [email protected]

Company Background

Tree Island Steel Ltd. (“Tree Island Steel” or the “Company”) is a publicly-listed company whose shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSL. Headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, since 1964, Tree Island Steel, through its four operating facilities in Canada and the United States, produces wire products for a diverse range of industrial, residential construction, commercial construction, agricultural, and specialty applications. Its products include bright and galvanized wire; a broad array of fasteners, including packaged, collated, and bulk nails; stucco reinforcing products; concrete reinforcing mesh; fencing and other fabricated wire products. The Company markets these products under the Tree Island®, Halsteel®, True-Spec®, K-Lath®, TI-Wire® and Tough Strand® brand names. Tree Island Steel operates in Canada under Tree Island Industries Ltd. and in the United States under Tree Island Wire (USA) Inc.

Position Summary

  • Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Project Engineer is responsible for detailed planning and execution of various capital and maintenance projects in Tree Island’s operating facilities.
  • Work on confidential projects and provide recommendations to be used for critical decisions by executives and senior management personnel within the organization.
  • Support development of short- and long-term plans for improvements to machinery, equipment, buildings, and grounds.


  • Manage capital projects including the development of project requirements, project scope, budget, and schedule.
  • Prepare engineering plans, specifications, and drawings as required to complete project scope of work.
  • Create and manage cross functional project teams when necessary for major projects.
  • Work with in-house designers, consultants, subcontractors, and vendors to develop detailed engineering deliverables.
  • Review engineering project deliverables supplied by others for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with project requirements.
  • Coordinate in-house maintenance personnel and subcontractors during construction, installation, and commissioning activities of projects.
  • Ensure project deliverables are met and are completed on time and on budget.
  • Provide hands-on support to Operations and Maintenance personnel with troubleshooting of process equipment and manufacturing machinery in the plant.
  • Provide mechanical engineering support to ongoing product development and manufacturing improvement initiatives.

Professional Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
  • Active registration as professional engineer (P.Eng.) with Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience, with 3 years’ experience as P.Eng.
  • Familiarity with industrial plant and process equipment (rotating machinery, piping, etc.).
  • Past on-site experience in an industrial environment.
  • Previous detailed engineering and machine design experience.
  • Ability to problem solve and expedite solutions in a fast-paced manufacturing environment while balancing safety and quality issues.
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Strong proficiency to read, interpret, and review technical documentation including P&ID’s, electrical diagrams, piping drawings, structural steel, and machinery drawings.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are required.
  • Ability to multi task, make well-defined and supported decisions that meet deadlines with minimum supervision while balancing demands from several sources.
  • Strong sense of urgency, enthusiasm, and a proven history of relentless execution.
  • This position will require some travel, international and domestic.