Project Engineer- Alberta Distillers Limited

Date: Sep 21, 2023

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.



Project Engineer- Alberta Distillers Limited  


The following position is open in AlbertaCanada.


What makes this a great opportunity?


Located in Calgary, Alberta, Alberta Distillers Ltd (ADL) is an award-winning distillery and member of the Beam Suntory family.  We believe in bringing people together, we’ve been doing it since 1946. Through the brands we build, and the experiences we create. Our distillery and products are winning awards and we are proud to call Calgary, Alberta home. Winner of Distillery of the Decade by the Canadian Whisky Awards in 2020, Gold Metal at the 2021 International Whiskey Competition, and Vodka Producer of the Year at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2021. We’re a team that’s moving forward, building on our rich past and growing new opportunities for the future. When you unleash your spirit with us, you’ll inspire a world of connections.


Role Responsibilities


  • Be a subject matter expert for ADL distillation operations related to proper asset care and early equipment management of equipment/process changes and/or capital installations
  • Provide operational and maintenance support for distillation and utility systems.
  • Manage multiple, concurrent projects as Technical Leader or Plant Liaison to successfully move projects through concept, design, build activation, training and as-build documentation while maintaining cost control.  
  • Utilize Stage Gate and EEM (early equipment management) documents to document project requirements 
  • Contribute to development of capital budget program, prepare capital authorization request, and administer projects for improvements in a team environment.
  • Analyze and prepare cost justification for projects.
  • Identify potential cost saving or process improving projects throughout the plant.
  • Design and/or select equipment required for the plant.
  • Document equipment and procedures necessary for projects.
  • Find solutions to reduce bottlenecks in all plant processes.
  • Adheres to and promotes environmental health & safety, as well as quality and sustainability as key business priorities.
  • Promotes and adheres to ISO, HACCP and 5S standards and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Seek out continuing education to stay abreast of current and future processing & engineering technologies.
  • Accept other duties as assigned.


Qualifications & Experience


  • Experience in project management.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD drafting.
  • Ability to create, edit, and read flow diagrams and P&IDs.
  • Working knowledge of Controllers, Variable Frequency Drives, Automation Systems, DCS,  and PLC systems.
  • Ability to work independently to develop project scopes, schedule meetings, coordinate contractors, outlook progress and modify actions as necessary to maintain schedules, track spending and expenditures and perform all other activities necessary for proper project management. 
  • Working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet programs.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skill required.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and walk up and down stairs.
  • Must be able to tolerate extreme heat and cold for short periods of time.
  • Must have adequate vision to take field measurements, use computers, and read drawings and maps.
  • Must be able to stay on work site for extended periods of time when required.
  • ISO, HACCP, and Continuous Improvement experience preferred.
  • Knowledgeable of SAP, Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Experience working in a unionized environment preferred.




  • Preferred Engineering degree & experience.



At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.