The Weir Group PLC

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Company Profiles

The Weir Group is a global engineering group. We are focused on delivering engineering solutions to customers in the minerals, oil and gas and power markets. Operating in more than 70 countries and employing more than 15,000 people, we support our customers through a worldwide network of around 200 manufacturing and service facilities.


To celebrate Weir's 140 years in business, this video traces the business from its creation in Glasgow, Scotland in 1871, to its development into a global engineering solutions provider. For more information on The Weir Group PLC please visit our corporate website


Business Need / Purpose of Role

Weir Canada is searching for a Sr. Designer / Engineer. The Sr. Designer / Engineer will work under general supervision; recommendations are reviewed for soundness of judgment and application of standards and policies, finished work is reviewed for attainment of objectives and adherence to deadlines. This position will report to the Engineering Manager. 


Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

Including but not limited to:


  • Works direct with Weir local Account Manager, Process Metallurgists and Field Engineers to provide robust technical solutions to local Minerals and Mining customers
  • Travels frequently to customer Mine sites and works with local clientele and Weir Process Specialists to assist in providing detailed engineering optimized solutions
  • Creates 3D CAD Models and 2D Detailed Engineering Drawings
  • Design / retrofit pump bases for large Pump Packages (up to 4000 horsepower), including OSHA compliant guarding, couplings, drives, piping and valving
  • Designs or modifies equipment designs or processes to improve overall productivity, safety and to meet Customer requirements
  • Prepares cost estimates and monitors projects in progress.
  • Assists local Technicians in the coordination and installation of new and retrofit equipment at customer site
  • Compiles a complete Bill Of Material (BOM) for a specified Customer Order in compliance to the Customer and/or Weir Minerals Statement Of Requirements (SOR)
  • Reviews Customer Statement of Requirements and provides timely and accurate feed back to the Sales and Product Management Departments in support of the ISO9001 Quoting and Contract Review function
  • Provides Design Support for Weir Minerals ISO Product Realization Procedures and Engineering Processes
  • Works as a member of the Engineering Design Team to achieve goals and targets through both individual and team based tasks
  • Takes initiative in the decision making process. Takes an active role in continually moving the project forwards towards successful completion.  Ability to identify issues, evaluates alternatives, make recommendations, and implement solutions
  • Completes work in adherence to the master timeline and in a fashion that is conducive to Weir Minerals providing a Quality Product, on time
  • Responsible for ensuring that a superior quality product is delivered by Weir Minerals Canada to our customers (internal and external) on time and on budget to all aspects of the Customer Statement of Requirements.  This will/may include, but not be limited to Design, Development, Validation, Verification and Inspection. Conducts all activities in compliance to the ISO Product Realization Procedures in concert with Sales, Product Management, Quality and Procurement Departments
  • Undertakes basic calculations and analysis from basic or first principles following established design practices.
  • Prepares, completes and furnishes a complete package of drawings, specifications, work instructions, BOMs, ITP’s and other materials as required to implement solutions onsite at the customer location with local contractors or Weir Service staff
  • Supports other activities related to assigned projects. This may include interaction with other Engineering firms completing Mechanical, Civil, Electrical or Structural Design and Analysis.
  • Considers Design For Manufacture, Design For Assembly and Design For Service in design process
  • Prepares Design and/or Technical Reports as project requirements dictate
  • Participates in Value Analysis / Value Engineering (VA/VE) Initiatives. Initiates plans and ideas for cost reduction and/or Continuous Improvement activities
  • Provides support to the Sales and Product Management Departments in Quoting and Contract Review processes
  • Reviews all assigned Weir Minerals Sales Order Entries and ensures work undertake is in compliance to customer requirements
  • Works in accordance with TeamCenter Job Files and maintains proper Record Retention / filing systems to ensure all information are properly stored, backed up (electronically) and easily retrieved in conformance to ISO9001 Document Control procedures
  • Undertakes other duties and responsibilities within Weir Minerals, as required by the Engineering Manager
  • Initiates plans and ideas for cost reduction and/or quality improvement measures
  • Follows and enforces the guidelines and rules as defined in the Employee Manual and Company policies. Must wear PPE (e.g. safety glasses, hard hats and boots) where required by company and/or customer policies
  • Frequent travel is to be expected. May be required to work “onsite” at customer/vendor locations for different periods of time


Health & Safety : Key Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Able to work in a manner that ensures the safety of themselves and others
  • Able to demonstrate compliance to company safety procedures and legal obligations
  • Recognise and report and resolve hazards identified
  • Confidence and ability to intervene on practices deemed to be unsafe
  • Engage and promote a zero harm culture
  • Be aware of physical limitations based upon job requirements

Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications


Licensed APEG Professional Engineer (strong asset) with minimum of (7-10) years of Mechanical or Rotating Equipment experience. Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Experience in packaging large industrial pumping system (Pumps, Valves, Piping, Fabricated Structures etc) designs. Experience in specifying equipment, materials, welding procedures, machining and assembly processes. Able to design bolted and welded connections, for a variety of structural and mechanical systems. Familiarity with HSS designs, and trusses would be an asset.



Exceptional organisation and communication skills both verbal and written in English. Must be able to write reports and standards, including power point presentations to convey complex technical issues and seek resolutions. Must be able to discuss technical issues with other engineers, including the customer’s engineering group, and suppler engineers to determine the optimal solution.


Technical Knowledge:

Proficient in material specifications i.e. ASTM, ASME, API, HI, ISO, CSA. Knowledge of API 650; ASME Section VIII Div 1; the OBC, NBC, and ABC; CSA B51, W47, W59, and S16; and CISC would be an asset. Knowledge of Process Flow Diagrams, Inspection Test Plans, Work Instructions. Knowledge of steel fabrication processes would be an asset. Knowledge of ISO 9001 Quality Standards, Quality Engineering, Supplier Management, Advanced Measuring Techniques


Computer Skills:

Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Project & PowerPoint. Proficient user of 3D & 2D CAD packages. (Siemens NX (UG) preferred). 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  

Professional Engineering License (P. Eng. Designation) - strong asset


Physical Demands: 

The employee must be able to sit, stand, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. 


Work Environment:  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet (office environment).  In certain areas of the facility, personal protective equipment (PPE) will be required, including safety glasses, steel toed shoes, and ear plugs. When visiting customer sites, the employee may be exposed to situations requiring additional safety equipment/training.



Core Competencies

Design - Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.


Problem Solving - Demonstrated capability in problem resolution through innovative problem solving. Experienced in working with fabricators and installation crews to minimise fabrication and installation costs.


Self-Starter - Able to work with minimal supervision and make appropriate technical decisions. Able to juggle a variety of complex projects at the same time, and prioritize work activities to ensure that tight deadlines are met.


Oral and written Communication – Speaks  and writes clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings, creates effective written communications including e-mail and presentation materials, presents technical and numerical information eloquently.


Quality – demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, looks for ways to improve and promote quality, applies feedback to improve performance, monitors own work to ensure quality and correctness.


Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; multitasks; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.