Leak Detection Engineer/App Developer

Role: Leak Detection Engineer/App Developer Contract: 11 months
Your New Company:

A leading oil and gas (pipeline) industry with multiple offices across Canada is looking to onboard an Leak Detection Engineer/App Developer .This is for a 11-month contract role.

Your New Role :

Reporting to the Manager, Liquids Leak Detection, the Leak Detection Engineer will be responsible for the design, development, deployment, and enhancement of leak detection systems and related technologies.

This is a role for someone who is passionate about turning ideas into actionable improvements to our systems, is customer focused, and innovative. We are looking for a dynamic individual who delivers, enjoys thoughtful conversations about problems and perfecting design but in the end knows that what matters is delivering reliable solutions. This individual collaborates and communicates effectively with a diverse team of experts and novices, has a keen focus on technical details, and is forward thinking. Demonstrated ability to create solutions from ideation to experimentation to delivery with a bias for action and no fear of failure.


  • Design, develop, and commission pipeline hydraulic models for existent and new liquids assets using advanced leak detection software to provide highly accurate, reliable, and compliant leak detection
  • Program and troubleshoot an offline trainer system as well as real time analysis models
  • Test in a development environment and implement in a real-time production environment
  • Integrate new assets and leak detection systems into the leak detection program
  • Collaborate with the Control Center, SCADA, cybersecurity, compliance, commercial, systems operations, engineering, field operations, and vendors to remain compliant with regulatory requirements
  • Drive initiatives and prioritize resolution of issues that impact the reliability of the leak detection system
  • Leverage emerging technologies to enhance the leak detection program with a keen eye on opportunities to innovate the right way and at the right time
  • Find impactful solutions and optimizations that are aligned to best practices.
  • Design and write the code to realize those solutions.
  • Provide 24-hour on-call support to the Control Center on a rotational schedule

What You'll Need To Succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree, certifications or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in application/software development work
  • Experience in at least one programming language (i.e. Python, C#, SQL, Spark, Fortran)
  • Experience in a Test-Driven Development (TDD) environment
  • Hands-on experience with high reliability systems
  • Evidence of exceptional software engineering skills
  • Excellent communication, presentation, collaboration, and relationship management skills
  • Well-developed project management skills with the proven ability to juggle and reprioritize based on business demands and priorities
  • Proven track record of delivering innovative solutions, leading change, and delivering tangible business benefits
  • Relentless focus on improving customer experience and intuition of all delivered solutions

Preferred Qualifications: (NOTE: Applicants do not need to have the below qualifications to be considered for the role)

  • Experience with pipeline hydraulics and pipeline system operations
  • Knowledge of thermodynamics and fluid dynamics of hydrocarbon liquids pipelines
  • Experience with Control Center operations, SCADA, Computational Pipeline Monitoring, Operator Training Simulators
  • Functional experience with AVEVA software products; SimSuite Pipeline, OASyS DNA Pipeline Monitoring (PLM), OASys DNA, Trainer Simulator
  • Functional experience with Synergi software products; Leakfinder, Statefinder, Pipeline Simulator
  • Familiarity with data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence
  • Familiarity with devops best practices

What You Need To Do Now:

If you're interested in this role, forward an up-to-date copy of your CV at brigitte.lachapelle@hays.com If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.


Job Type
Data & Advanced Analytics
Competitive Salary

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Brigitte LaChapelle, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Toronto (EN)
8 King Street East, 20th Floor

Telephone: 4166401538