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Projects Engineer (Electrical and Instrumentation)

Date: May 14, 2019

LOCATION: Edmonton, Alberta (CA-AB)


Why you should join us:


Are you passionate about working with a team of engineers to ensure plant functions remain safe, sustainable, and cost effective? We have a phenomenal opportunity where you will interact with cross-functional teams, maintenance, and operations groups to build on existing strategies. You will be responsible to provide technical leadership on Electrical Instrumentation Engineering across the 142,000-barrel-per-day Edmonton refinery which runs entirely on oil sands-based feedstocks and produces a high yield of light oils.


You will use your expertise to:

  • Liaise with projects, construction and maintenance teams to ensure engineering design, construction, testing and commissioning of projects are compliant to applicable Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) codes and Suncor standards
  • Lead projects to evaluate E&I coordination study results, ETAP Model reviews and prepare written report of findings, recommendations and improvement opportunities.
  • Support the condition assessment on plant assets, leading technical consulting/troubleshooting, outage technical support, incident investigation and providing recommendations for resolution of system alarms and trips
  • Ensure Alberta Occupational Health and Safety requirements are met for asset engineering changes and performance and regulatory compliance
  • Lead reviews/approval of Engineering design, installation and commissioning of wide spectrum of motors, electrical heat trace controllers (EHT), motor control centers (MCCs), switch-gears, uninterruptible power source (UPS), variable frequency drives (VFD) 480V/4160V, Multilin relays etc.
  • Act as a project lead for various technology development projects through all of the stages of development from technical review, management presentations to plans for field piloting
  • Participate in equipment installation inspections, modifications, testing and commissioning of electrical systems and equipment for reliability and business unit project groups
  • Develop upgrade and migration strategies for Refinery electrical distribution communication networks and protection systems.
  • Define and approve selection of replacement instruments and electrical systems to help keep refinery systems standard and reliable.
  • Investigate and determine root causes of instrument and electrical system failures leading to process upset and unplanned plant outages
  • Attend project review meetings and MOC/hazard screening meetings to ensure solutions meet the requirements defined for the refinery control and electrical systems.

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Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • Five years of related experience with electrical transmission, distribution protection, and industrial instrumentation
  • Expert level experience in ETAP, arc flash, short circuit and load flow study modules, fault analysis, report writing and interfacing in multidiscipline teams
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Registration with APEGA as a Professional Engineer or equivalent
  • Strong collaboration skills that enables you to build strong, positive relationships with diverse groups
  • Knowledgeable in the preparation and review of engineering deliverables, such as control narratives, single line diagrams, wiring diagrams, CWP etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify strategic improvement opportunities and act decisively to realize those opportunities
  • Demonstrated ability to lead E&I system lifecycle projects (MCC/VFD/Relays etc.), knowledge of electrical principles, systems, and switching procedures
  • Proven ability to perform quality assurance/quality control of engineering deliverables, improve procedures, lead improvement opportunities and adherence to MOC process
  • Alignment with our values of: safety above all else, respect, raise the bar, commitments matter and do the right thing

Preference for:

  • Understanding of CSA, IEEE, NERC regulations, and standards
  • Knowledge of process control networks and various control systems such as Honeywell Experion PKS/TDC3000 System, Triconex SIS, and Bentley Nevada
  • Strong analytical skills that enable you to make decisions with integrity in order to achieve the best results and deliver the most value
  • An adaptive work style with an ability to handle multiple priorities, challenging demands and function in a positive but dynamic work environment
  • Demonstrated  ability to effectively communicate and interact with others across a multitude of teams and business units to develop and build strong positive working relationships
  • A multidisciplinary background in engineering, maintenance and operations


Where you’ll be working, your work schedule, and other meaningful information:

  • You will work out of our Edmonton refinery in Sherwood Park, located at 801 Petroleum Way

Why Suncor?

We are Canada's leading integrated energy company with a business portfolio that includes oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. Our global presence offers rewarding opportunities for you to learn, contribute, and grow in a variety of career-building positions. We live by the value of safety above all else – do it safely, or don’t do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our mission, vision and values.

In addition to rewarding job opportunities, we offer an attractive employee package, including:

  • Competitive base salary, compensation programs, and an annual incentive program
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

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We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request.

Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so don't delay, apply now.

JOB CATEGORY: Engineering

Job Segment: Instrumentation, Engineer, Electrical Engineering, Electrical, Construction, Engineering

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