Job Title:

Senior Engineering Designer Technologist


Paterson & Cooke Canada Inc.


Sudbury , ON

Closing Date:

July 14, 2024

Paterson & Cooke Canada Inc. (P&C) is part of an international engineering consultancy that specializes in slurry pipeline systems, tailings and mine waste technology, mine backfill, offshore engineering, and mineral processing. Our reputation as global leaders in this industry is directly attributed to the work of our diverse team of world class engineers, technologists, and specialists operating out of offices in Australia, Canada, Chile, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and USA. Our global team is committed to delivering sustainable, creative solutions to ensure the integrity and longevity of our business, our people, and our clients. Operating in an ethical manner, with a strong focus on health, safety, and wellbeing, is one of our guiding philosophies.

Our global presence allows us to offer localized expertise to our clients while also offering exciting international employment opportunities. We are always on the lookout for the best talent.

Job Profile

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Engineering Designer Technologist to join our dynamic drawing office team. In this role, you will play a pivotal role in producing piping and mechanical drawings for backfill, slurry transport systems, and specialized equipment within the mining and resources industry. You will lead the design and development of paste plants, pump stations, pipelines, and specialized equipment, ensuring deliverables are technically correct, professional, and timely.

Key Responsibilities

Your duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Utilizing 3D drawing software to prepare 3D models of full-scale process plants at a detailed design level. This will include development of detailed pipe routing, isometrics, mechanical layout of equipment, and coordination with discipline engineering sub-consultants/partners.
  • Mentoring of junior staff to develop skills and enable growth.
  • Completing senior peer review of drafting deliverables, ensuring that drawings are technically compliant and meet our high standards.
  • Developing and drawing up Process Flow Diagrams (PFD’s), Piping and Instrumentation Drawings (P&ID’s) and Hydraulic Grade Lines (HGL’s) from information provided by engineers.
  • Developing general arrangement and layout drawings including specialized piping systems, pump stations, concrete layouts, structural steel work, and related specialized equipment from PFD’s and P&ID’s.
  • Assist engineers with development and the design of specialized equipment, and then produce detailed drawings for production and / or fabrication.
  • Prepare material take-offs and develop bills of quantities, equipment lists, cost estimates, and specifications as required for project deliverables.
  • Checking, reviewing, and marking-up drawings, ensuring compliance and adherence to standards.
  • Travel to sites to take measurements and draw/detail equipment and systems.
  • Travel to sites to assess the status of construction work and ensure the construction is proceeding in general conformance with the contract documents.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills

P&C requires an experienced career drafting technologist who has built up knowledge and wisdom through immersion and exposure to independently produce drawings of consistently high quality. You must be able to contribute to the overall capacity of the design office rather than simply produce drawings as instructed. Your extensive background in drafting and ability to produce drawing deliverables that are technically correct and professional will be relied on heavily to ensure that drawings and / or models are delivered accurately, correctly, and on time. As such, you must have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience on Autodesk Plant 3D.
  • Formal drafting training to a national diploma or equivalent level.
  • At least 10 years of relevant and appropriate experience in heavy engineering, process plant and/or mining environments - with demonstrable drawing deliverables. At least some of this experience must include layout and detailing of process plants, pump stations and/or pipelines.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience on AutoCAD (2D & 3D).
  • An elevated level of computer literacy with good skills in MS Excel, MS Office, and other applications.
  • Able to:
    • Develop expertise in specialized drafting-related software.
    • Problem solve independently through research and information gathering via library, internet, equipment catalogues and supplier contacts.
    • Work hard, act professionally and make decisions independently.
    • Communicate well with individuals and willing to train.
  • A valid driver’s license, as well as willing and able to travel internationally.
  • A calculated approach to ensure all deliverables are maintained and organized effectively.
  • Possess leadership qualities, allowing for potential development into the leadership / manager role in the drawing office in time.
  • Ability to work well in an office, industrial and mining site environment.
  • Diligence and a commitment to technical learning.
  • Willing to adapt to client specific drafting standards and constant process layout changes.

The ideal candidate will also contribute greatly with the following experience:

  • General site measurement of equipment and systems.
  • Workshop, manufacturing, or fabrication, as well as experience in specifications, costing and estimating.
  • Solid modelling with Autodesk Inventor and Plant 3D.
  • Autodesk Civil 3D.
  • Horizontal pipeline long sections.

What We Offer

This is a full-time, permanent position (80 hours averaged over 9 days) at our Sudbury office (1351C Unit 2C Kelly Lake Road). Currently three (3) job opportunities are available. As a Senior Engineering Designer Technologist you can expect:

  • A competitive wage of $50.00 to $60.00 per hour, subject to years of experience.
  • 18 days paid annual vacation leave, subject to years of experience.
  • 8 days paid sick leave.
  • Extended medical benefits.
  • After two (2) years of full-time employment, group employer matched RSP/DPSP contributions.
  • An employee-owned structure, with the opportunity to purchase shares in the business (offered at the discretion of the Board of Directors).Opportunities for career advancement and professional development.
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • The chance to work on innovative projects in the mining and resources industry.


If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume, list of references, and cover letter explaining why you are the right candidate for the job to (attn: Brent Cothill) with the subject line “Senior Engineering Designer Technologist Position”.


Posted 2024-05-21

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