Project Engineer - New Grad - Sarnia


Sarnia, ON, CA

Company:  Imperial

At Imperial, we work every day to responsibly develop Canada’s energy resources – applying technology and innovation to supply affordable, accessible and reliable energy while reducing emissions in support of a net-zero future. Imperial recognizes the important role we can play by advancing climate solutions within our operations and by providing lower life-cycle emission products to our customers. This effort is powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by a pride in what we do and what we stand for. 

The success of our upstream, downstream and chemical, and corporate divisions is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 

Imperial honours diverse backgrounds so we can be a place where people can bring their full selves to work, no matter their identity, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, or ability.

At Imperial, we want you to come for the position and stay for the career. As an integrated company, we are uniquely positioned to offer you a wide range of career prospects and growth opportunities through the course of your career with us. We invite you to bring your ideas and help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. 


Come be part of the Corporate Departments at Imperial which has more than 140 year history in Canada and a workforce of 5,500+ total employees. Our offices are located in Sarnia, ON.

What role you will play in our team


The Project Engineer supports the Project Execution Lead in development of execution strategies and Gate deliverables. In general this role is responsible for interfacing with multiple disciplines to coordinate and monitor execution planning activities, and complete various tasks assigned within the scope of the Project Management Framework. Project Engineer assignments may be on larger standalone projects under a Project Manager, or on multiple small projects with low complexity and technical guidance from more senior Project Engineers.

What you will do


  • Participates in site safety programs supporting effective implementation of the Project Safety Plan and ensures SSH&E expectations are met during project execution.
  • Coordinates and directs project, functional, business and other discipline to ensure timely completion of reviews, resolution of technical queries and required actions.
  • Ensures application of Contracting and Execution Planning work processes including the Project Management Framework; ensures appropriate early consultation with and input from the technical functions.
  • Monitors and reports progress of various execution planning activities against agreed schedule.
  • Monitors and appraises Contractor(s)' organization, planning, execution and controls, and drives improvement plans to close gaps in performance.
  • Identifies project issues and executes/stewards appropriate actions to resolution.
  • Coordinates and participates in project reviews and workshops: Independent Project Reviews (IPRs), Cold Eyes Reviews (CERs), Project Milestone Reviews and Execution Challenges. Engages in the development of the Project Plan, SHE Plan and Contracting / Procurement Strategies and is responsible for their implementation during the project execution.
  • Supports the transition between project stages from preliminary engineering to closeout, ensuring compliance with ExxonMobil standards and processes.

About you


Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited University.
  • To be considered for employment, your most recent unofficial transcript(s) must be submitted.


Preferred Qualifications/ Experience

  • Valid driver's license is preferred
  • Must have strong communication and collaboration skills that enables you to build strong, positive relationships with diverse groups.
  • Initiative, pro-active, organized, must be able to plan and finish tasks and get input from others


Start date: Q1, 2024 


Location: Sarnia, ON

Your benefits


  • A company committed to career growth - we recruit those who are interested in a career with Imperial and prefer to develop and promote people from within.  Our career management process means that you will likely perform a number of unique, challenging roles during your career.
  • Commitment to safety, ethics & continuous improvement - these standards are the reason Imperial is an industry leader. You will work for a company that upholds safety and ethics ideals and continues to seek out ways to improve.
  • Exceptional benefits program - includes competitive salary plus savings, pension, and health care plans that you can customize to meet your individual needs. Educational and physical fitness financial assistance programs round out our benefits package.
  • Competitive vacation package - provides you with three weeks of vacation (the first year is pro-rated based on your hiring date), one scheduled Friday off per month and 12 holidays.
  • Flexibility looks different for everyone, which is why we have many programs to help employees balance their work and personal life.  Programs include: Flex Your Day, childcare partnerships and part-time and job-sharing arrangements.
  • Successful networking and mentoring programs - enables you to spend time with managers from across the organization to learn about other departments and opportunities.  These programs also allow you to connect with peers at a similar experience level.
  • Opporunity to participate in Employee Led Resource Groups: Women’s Interest Network (WIN), Indigenous Network (IN), Black Employee Success Team (BEST), Asian Connection for Excellence (ACE), Global Organization for the Advancement of Latinos (GOAL),  PRIDE, and the Veterans Advocacy and Support Team (VAST).
  • Early Professional Development Program - provides you with the opportunity to specialize in a specific area of expertise or develop skills in a variety of different areas. You will quickly be given large areas of responsibility and will be encouraged to take on stretch assignments as you progress.  

Other Considerations


  • We thank all those who apply; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • For applicants selected to be interviewed, pre-employment background screening will be required.
  • In certain situations, Imperial may use your application to consider your suitability for other positions in the company and may also provide the information to its affiliates, including affiliates of ExxonMobil Corporation, in connection with possible opportunities at those affiliates.
  • To be considered for employment, your most recent unofficial transcript(s) must be submitted.

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Imperial is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Imperial is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals and encourages all eligible applicants to apply.

Imperial conducts business in a manner that respects the land, environment, rights and cultures of Indigenous communities. In the areas where we explore, develop and operate, Imperial engages Indigenous communities in open and forthright consultation and strives to establish meaningful relationships built on mutual trust and respect. Please see here for more information on Imperial’s Indigenous Relations Guiding Principles and Guidelines.

Imperial is committed to supporting persons with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We will work with qualified applicants to provide reasonable accommodation upon request at

Eligibility to work in Canada: All applicants who receive an offer of employment must be eligible to work in Canada on a regular full-time basis without restrictions on their start date.  Proof of eligibility shall be in the form of a Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, Canadian citizenship certificate, Canadian certificate of permanent residence, Canadian open work permit or receipt from Immigration Canada of an application for a post-graduate work permit. 

Proof of eligibility must be current and valid (not expired, cancelled or voided). Proof of eligibility will be required if an offer of employment is made. Failure to provide proof of eligibility at least six (6) weeks prior to the start date may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

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