Specialist, Control Systems

Suncor - Fort McMurray, Canada

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Job ID 17903

Reporting to the lead, control systems, you will work within the automation team and provide technical support to operations, maintenance and other partners.

  • Adhere and apply our safety policies, standards and values in the execution of your work
  • Configure, program, solve problems and maintain our existing Emerson Delta V DCS/SIS and Rockwell process control systems
  • Maintain the control system infrastructure including system administration, cyber security, hot fixes, patches, virus definition updates and back-ups
  • Ensure alarm and critical interlock bypass management
  • Support the commissioning and start-up of project-related activities
  • Ensure the timely resolution of technical issues and technical support requests from other partners
  • Improve and optimize our control systems reliability and performance through continuous improvement initiatives and techniques
  • Develop and or support automation best practices, standards and guidelines
  • Provide mentorship and support to junior engineers in their development

Required Qualifications

  • Eight to 10 years of experience in process control systems configuration, maintenance and support in an operating plant environment
  • Experience in configuration, troubleshooting and maintaining the Emerson Delta V or similar platforms and /or plant network communication systems; experience with Honeywell TDC and Experion platforms is an asset
  • Experience in configuration, solving problems and maintaining communications between various control systems using industrial communication protocols like OPC and Modbus
  • Bachelor degree in a related engineering discipline
  • Registered or immediately eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • Possess a valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record

  • Demonstrated proficiency in digital buses such as Foundation Fieldbus, Profi-Bus and Modbus
  • Knowledge of communication protocols such as TCP/IP, Ether Net/IP, Device Net, OPC and regulatory and discrete controls, including motor controls, variable frequency drives, safety instrumented systems, field sensors, final control elements, etc.
  • Knowledgeable in the preparation and review of control deliverables, such as control narratives, logic diagrams, cause and effect diagrams, wiring diagrams, etc.
  • Familiar with networks, switches, fiber back-bone and other control system infrastructures and process control network security
  • You are a highly motivated self-starter with the ability to make decisions with integrity and support company objectives and policies
  • You hold others accountable, and expect others to do the same

Working Conditions

  • This position has been identified as safety sensitive
  • If you reside outside of Fort McMurray, relocation of your primary residence to within 60 km of Fort McMurray is mandatory
  • Relocation support will be provided; we offer highly competitive housing assistance to eligible applicants      

Preferred Qualifications


Company Description

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. Suncor is committed to accessibility and accommodations will be provided to applicants upon request. At Suncor, we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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Additional Information

  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    Nov 15, 2017
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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