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Specialist, Control System

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Date: Jan 3, 2018

LOCATION: Fort Hills, Wood Buffalo, Alberta (CA-AB)

Job Overview

Reporting to the lead of process control, you will be responsible for the integration of control and safety systems during the factory acceptance testing (FAT) and commissioning and start-up (C&SU) phases of our Fort Hills project. Once the plant is operational, you will transition to ongoing control systems operations support.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure control and safety systems site acceptance tests (SATs) are executed as planned
  • Lead the execution for the area control and safety systems loop and perform function checks for safe, reliable plant start-up; perform loop and function checks as required
  • Ensure that test plans and procedures are implemented correctly and testing meets the requirements as defined by procedures
  • Coordinate with other disciplines for pre-commissioning and commissioning activities and represent your area in commissioning and start up meetings
  • Support operations, reliability and maintenance to maximize safe production by ensuring 24x7 availability
  • Troubleshoot the control system configuration problems and download the configuration changes
  • Investigate the plant nuisance trips, configuration issues and provide recommended solutions
  • Manage key performance indicators (alarms, bypasses, trips, etc.) and work with various disciplines to put a plan in place for improvements
  • Manage control system maintenance, and implement backup and disaster recovery plans; complete system upgrades

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education

  • Minimum of 10 years of control systems experience
  • Experience with configuration, commissioning, operations and maintenance of Honeywell Experion PKS DCS and/or ControlLogix PLC
  • Configuration and maintenance experience with Triconex/Trident/TriGP SIS systems and control system networking experience
  • Bachelor of science in engineering or engineering technologist diploma
  • Registered or eligible to register with APEGA or ASET
  • Possess a valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record

Skills and Knowledge

  • Technical knowledge and hands-on maintenance and configuration experience with distributed control system, safety instrumented systems, and programmable logic controllers
  • Knowledgeable about regulatory and discrete controls, including motor control, valve control and other regulatory controls
  • Deep understanding of applicable automation industry standards, SIL assessment and LOPA methodologies, and alarm management guidelines
  • Knowledge of designing and maintaining communications between various control systems using industrial communication protocols like OPC and MODBUS is an asset
  • Strong communication skills to work with diverse groups (the main automation contractor, EPCs, vendors and project teams), in a multi-discipline work environment
  • Highly motivated individual with excellent organizational and analytical skills

Working Conditions

  • This position has been identified as safety sensitive
  • This is a camp-based position at the Fort Hills site
  • The shift schedule is a seven days on/ seven days off rotation

Why Suncor
Go ahead. Expect growth. We want you to have a job you're genuinely excited about - as well as opportunities to learn and challenge yourself or mentor others. Plus, Suncor Energy offers a flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life, including:

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

Our mission to create energy for a better world begins with caring about the communities we live and work in, while responding to your interests and concerns. Read our Suncor Connections newsletter to see how we're living up to our commitment to keeping you informed.

About Fort Hills
Fort Hills, a joint venture between Suncor, Total, and Teck Resources, is the largest undeveloped oil sands mining asset in the region. Located 90 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, you’ll travel in comfort from one of our Western Canadian hubs, or Fort McMurray. There, you will stay in a world class, modern yet comfortable, lodge-style accommodation. More information about life at Fort Hills is available here.

Business Overview
Suncor Energy is Canada's energy company - meaning rewarding opportunities for you to apply your knowledge, contribute and grow in a variety of career-building positions. Our business portfolio spans the entire energy sector, from a leadership position in oil sands development, to refining and marketing operations, natural gas, and conventional oil production, internationally and offshore East Coast Canada.

And while we are working to responsibly develop petroleum resources and contribute to the communities where we live and work, we are also developing our renewable energy portfolio, which includes wind power and biofuels.

As part of Suncor's team, you'll contribute to the ongoing success of Canada's largest energy company - one with a solid track record of growth, a focus on safety and sustainability and tremendous potential for the future. And you'll have the opportunity to learn from experts in the industry and build on your skills every day.

Suncor promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Suncor is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. At Suncor, we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communitities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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