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Yin Qu

P. Eng., M. Sc.

  • Calgary Alberta
  • (403) 629-1169


I am looking for a challenging position in the project management or engineering field. My experience in project management and engineering covers development, engineering design (oil and gas pipeline and facilities), safety / environmental / land / regulatory compliance, equipment procurement, contract write-up and contractor selection, construction, commissioning, and close out.

Work History

Jan 2012Oct 2015

Facility Project Manager / Engineer

TransCanada PipeLines Ltd 

Project management and design of US facility and retrofit projects, including:

  • ANR reversal balance-of-plant retrofit project: mechanical, civil, and electrical upgrades of all ANR compressor stations to prepare for pipeline reverse flow. Total budget:~ $40 million USD per year(multi-year effort)
  • Excelsior facility upgrade project: install new ultrasonic meter skid, heat exchanger, vertical gas separator, and electrical building. Total budget: $4. 6k million USD
  • Lincoln Farwell pipeline project: install a 36” piping connection between two compressor stations and meter station to allowa new flow path between two pipeline systems. Total budget: $7. 9 million USD
  • Design support for gas transmission facilities including meter stations, compressor stations, gas storage, pipeline, etc.
  • Also responsible for conducting third party engineering company qualification, design specification updates(tanks, filter separator, measurement…), measurement guidebook creation, etc.
May 2008Jan 2012

Keystone Project Engineer

TransCanada PipeLines Ltd
  • $12 billion dollar 36” oil pipeline across Canada and US
  • Engineering design of Keystone facilities (tank terminal and pump stations) and pipeline: model reviews, HAZOP, specification creation, P&ID and isometrics review, materials definition, etc;
  • Conduct internal studies to recommend technical solutions (tank fire detection system, tank lining material selection, resolve technical RFIs and NCRs);
  • Manage vendor design to ensure equipment complies with project design and quality requirements;
  • Work on procurement, construction and regulatory approvals (NEB, PHMSA, etc.) of Hardisty tank terminal and pump stations for Keystone phase 1 to 2, as well as pipeline design for phase 3 to 4;
  • Field engineer experience with Bechtel construction team to resolve technical issues that impact construction progress and quality, with focus on mechanical design, welding/NDE and hydrotest;
  • Work with commissioning, start-up and operations teams on modifications of installed facilities, and incorporating lessons learns into the design
Jun 2006May 2008

Risk Engineer

TransCanada PipeLines Ltd
  • Risk analysis and budgetary contingency calculation using Monte Carlo simulation for various projects, including regulated and non regulated gas pipeline constructions, oil pipeline and facility bid proposal preparation, and power development;
  • Probabilistic engineering case studies including extreme wind gust calculation for Cartier wind farm, simulation reliability analysis for power plant and mainline compression station 2 to 41, Keystone risk and schedule analysis, and Manzanillo LNG terminal gas loss analysis
Sep 2002Aug 2003

Mechanical Engineering Assistant

Alcan International Ltd
  • Performed various mechanical testing in a world-class ISO 17025 R and D laboratory, including tensile/compression testing, robotic automation testing, and elevated temperature and cryogenic testing with video extensometer;
  • Created testing methods and user instruction for Zwick/Roell Vickers Hardness Tester;



Master of Science in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (thesis based)

University of Calgary
  • Courses average: 3.74 GPA
  • Thesis topic: process management optimization using simulation software Arena and mathematical modeling;

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

University of Calgary
  • Graduating year average: 3.44 GPA

Academic Achievements

  • 10/2005: University of Calgary Graduate Student Scholarship
  • 09/1999: University of Calgary Entrance Scholarship
  • 09/1996 – 08/1999: Alexander Rutherford Senior Matriculation Scholarship