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SCADA Specialist

Date: Sep 23, 2021

LOCATION: Sherwood Park, Alberta (CA-AB)
JOB NUMBER: 54865

Why you should join us:

Do you enjoy working on cutting edge technology and getting hands-on exposure to artificial intelligence? You will problem solve and become our next domain expert in SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition system). You will be a key member of our Sherwood Park team with a strong focus on ensuring high availability of computerized monitoring and control systems.

You will use your expertise to:

  • Show dedication to our Journey to Zero safety culture and programs
  • Support and maintain the pipeline SCADA, batch tracking, PI-Historian, leak detection and communication systems which, provide remote operation of pipelines
  • Take on increasingly challenging responsibilities in programming and data analysis, software application configuration and project work
  • Initiate and conduct complex assignments requiring modification of established guidelines and procedures
  • Support all components pertaining to SCADA including communications, networking, cyber-security, Pi-Historian and XHQ
  • Manage day-to-day as well as long term reliability of the SCADA system to ensure high data integrity and uptime
  • Verify and correct SCADA configuration on all new and modified installations during our project commissioning phase
  • Provide recommendations and budgetary numbers for required SCADA system upgrades and expansions
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to improve the reliability of our assets
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior technical team members on SCADA processes and tools

We’d like to review your application if you have…

Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • Seven years of industrial automation experience as an Engineer, Technician, Technologist, or valid Journeyperson; preferably in the oil and gas industry
  • A strong background in both Windows and Unix operating environments
  • A strong background of LAN and WAN technologies, protocols and configuration
  • Understanding of cybersecurity considerations in process control systems
  • Familiarity with database administration and SQL
  • Familiarity with process historians and data archiving (i.e. PI, IP21, PHD)
  • Familiarity with several programming languages (i.e. C, C++, C#, VBA/VB.Net, Python)
  • Strong communication skills which allow you to collaborate effectively to achieve the best results and deliver the most value
  • A continuous improvement mindset, with the ability to seek greater knowledge and understanding of the systems, processes, and hazards in the workplace
  • Alignment with our values: safety above all else, stronger together, operational discipline, curiosity and lifelong learning, and act with integrity

Preference for:

  • Experience with server virtualization
  • Experience supporting DCS or SCADA systems  
  • Experience with process control protocols (i.e. Modbus, OPC-DA, OPC-UA, MQTT)

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

  • You will work out of our Pipeline Office in Sherwood Park, located at 241 Kaska Road
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday, with the potential for extended work hours based on business needs
  • This position is security sensitive which requires you to clear a criminal history check
  • This position is safety sensitive
  • We have numerous Employee Inclusion Networks who work together to help foster an inclusive and respectful culture and drive positive change at Suncor. Current networks include both Workplace Inclusion Networks (focusing on inclusion and respect for all), and identity-focused networks (focusing on building community and a sense of belonging and allyship for different groups)
  • We require qualified and safety-focused employees for business-critical roles that maintain our commitment to operational excellence and reliable operations. We are using technology to conduct virtual interviews to adhere to physical distancing recommendations and we are well set up for remote onboarding and orientation
  • Suncor encourages everyone to do their part and support global efforts to limit the impact of COVID-19 with good hygiene practices, physical distancing, and with care and consideration for the people around you. For more information on how we’re responding to COVID-19, click here. #StrongerTogether

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 – if it isn't safe, we don't do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our purpose 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

Stay connected to us:

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. Check out our social goal to learn how we are working to build greater mutual trust and respect with the Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

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

JOB CATEGORY: Engineering