Engineering and Projects Director

July 12 2024
Expected expiry date: July 31 2024
Industries Mining, Petroleum, Natural Gas
Categories Geological, Geotechnical, Mining, Materials, Metallurgy, Project, Project management, Planning
Saskatoon, SK | Anywhere - Saskatchewan • Full time

Engineering and Projects Director

(Saskatoon/McClean Lake)


Orano Canada is a leading producer of uranium in Canada, working to power the future with clean energy!

Do you have a vision to drive excellence and project success? This is a pivotal senior leadership role that will lead and inspire a diverse team, oversee strategic direction of engineering initiatives from conception to completion, and cultivate continuous improvement and operational excellence. If you are ready to embrace a transformative career opportunity and join our growing team, please apply!


What you’ll be accomplishing:


Lead and mentor a dynamic team of engineers, technical specialists and project management personnel to:

  • Deliver an annual portfolio of projects, ranging in value from $20M to $50M by directing project teams at the McClean Lake Operation (MLO) and Saskatoon office. Support the needs of the MLO to reliably and safely meet production targets, understanding the immediate, medium and long-term challenges and goals
  • Direct, support and monitor consulted engineering and project delivery services in the development and execution of engineered designs and projects
  • Effective delivery of engineering and projects including cost, schedule and quality management


Be a Champion for:

  • Sound project management methods, commensurate with scale and risks of projects as defined in Orano’s project management system
  • Technical evaluation and solution assessments across the company to find and iterate towards the minimum technical solution to problems, apply Design-to-Cost principles where appropriate, to generate and achieve the best business results
  • Assessing risk, deploying mitigations and applying safe work practices
  • Annual and long-term preparation for sustaining and improvement projects for prioritized and optimal deployment of capital
  • Continual improvement of engineering and project delivery methods by deployment of Operational Excellence tools and techniques for problem solving, workplace efficacy, and transparent management
  • Orano Canada’s values of: Customer Satisfaction, Continuous Improvement, Respect and People Development, Cohesion and Team Spirit, and Exemplarity, Integrity, and Responsibility


Plan and Integrate:

  • The annual sustaining and project capital portfolio and associated budget to deliver benefits for the MLO
  • Medium and long-term continual improvement objectives of the department
  • Adjustments to engineering and project resources as required for project portfolio needs
  • Collaboration with the MLO, the ultimate customer for all engineered output and project outcomes



  • Methods to create, support and monitor high-performance cross-functional and cross-departmental project teams
  • Risk assessment and mitigation, and opportunity identification and capitalization of project delivery and for project impact on the operation
  • Measurements and metrics to monitor performance and make data-driven decisions
  • A retention and growth plan to maintain a high performing team that holds the critical competencies and knowledge to support the MLO, collaborating in an environment that encourages professional development

Qualities and skills we’re seeking:

  • 15+ years of progressive engineering and project delivery experience including experience in the management and development of a team
  • A university degree in Engineering; Registered as a Professional Engineer in Saskatchewan with APEGS
  • Certification in Project Management (PMP)
  • A graduate degree with specialization in Engineering Management (MEM) or Business Administration (MBA) is an asset
  • Must have excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Must incorporate every effort to encourage and foster a strong safety culture
  • Identify and implement performance improvement and cost saving measures wherever applicable
  • Foster the ability for teams to scrutinize Management of Change requests for valid business cases and timely payback and personally challenge major capital initiatives for the same


Work Location & Schedule: 

  • Hybrid position at both MLO and Saskatoon Corporate on a two (2) week, repeating schedule, typically Tuesday to Friday at MLO followed by Monday to Friday at Saskatoon Corporate, adjusted as necessary based on project or team needs
  • International and domestic travel is required


Benefits and advantages of working with us:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • A welcoming environment and great co-workers
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Fitness equipment available for use on work/camp premises
  • Career advancement opportunities, social committee, interesting projects and opportunities to get involved in

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As a condition of employment the successful candidate must complete Orano’s pre-employment checks including education verification and employment reference checks.


Drug (including marijuana) and alcohol substance testing is a requirement for all Safety Sensitive positions. Applicants who have recently used marijuana recreationally may not pass a substance test as marijuana can remain in the user’s system for as many as 30 days after use.


Orano is an equal opportunity employer.  We value the knowledge, experience and cultures and commit to the advancement of Indigenous Peoples, Women, Visible Minorities and People with Disabilities and strongly encourage all candidates from these designated groups to apply for our career opportunities.


Apply online at by July 16th, 2024.

Job #: 024-111-S

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