Hiring 15 people this fall - goal of 50 to 150 by end of 2012
CALGARY, Sept. 13, 2011 /CNW/ - A leading Calgary based engineering firm
specializing in the energy sector is expanding to Atlantic Canada.
PROJEX is opening its Atlantic Canadian office at the beginning of
October 2011 in Halifax.
The firm is looking to immediately fill 15 positions in the Atlantic
office. Position descriptions are available online at www.projex.ca, and include electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, piping
designers, structural designers, instrumentation and control engineers
and document control technicians. The company currently employs 240
people at its Calgary head office. To meet the growing demands in
Western Canada, it hopes to have 50-150 full-time positions in place in
Halifax by the end of 2012. Depending on business climate and market
conditions, PROJEX estimates that it will have an annual payroll of
upwards of $10 million by the end of next year.
"PROJEX is choosing Halifax as our Atlantic centre because the city and
the province is a great place to live and has a strong educated
workforce," said Barry Brad, President and Chief Executive Officer of
PROJEX. "Halifax is a very easy sell for talented engineers and other
related professionals. As PROJEX continues to grow to serve our clients
in Western Canada's energy sector, it is important to provide engineers
with the opportunity to experience the East Coast lifestyle, and to
also play a key role in shaping the engineering and technology that is
being used in the energy sector."
Halifax native Scott Richards will serve as PROJEX's President, Atlantic
Region. A graduate of Saint Mary's University, Richards has a 20 year
career in business, operations, marketing and communications. He is
also a graduate of the advanced management program at Harvard Business
"Not only am I excited about the opportunity to come home to Halifax,
even more importantly, I am excited to be a part of creating good jobs
here in Nova Scotia," said Richards. "PROJEX will provide real
meaningful employment for Atlantic Canadians who wish to stay here,
instead of moving away, to Atlantic Canadians like me who have moved
away, but would like the chance to come home, and to new Atlantic
Canadians who would love to work and live here full-time."
Brad and Richards also noted the warm welcome extended to PROJEX as it
considered where to invest in Atlantic Canada.
"PROJEX is just the kind of company that should be in this city,
reinforcing Greater Halifax's position as Atlantic Canada's hub city
and global magnet for the next generation of skilled professionals,"
said Paul Kent, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater
Engineers Nova Scotia, which regulates the 5,500 engineers who practice
in the province, added their voice of support to today's news.
"Providing new opportunities for engineers in Nova Scotia is great
news," said Len White, Chief Executive Officer and Registrar of
Engineers Nova Scotia. "We appreciated PROJEX reaching out to our
organization and speaking with us about the profession in advance of
their investment in Atlantic Canada. We look forward to working with
PROJEX in the years ahead."
PROJEX's Atlantic Region Office is located at the Bayers Road Business
Centre, 7071 Bayers Road in Halifax's growing west end. It will
officially open its doors Monday, October 3. Information about PROJEX
and its employment opportunities are available at www.projex.ca.
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