Company: Shell
Skills: Process Control
Experience: 4 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Scotford, Alberta, Canada

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Job Description

As a member of one of the Area Support Teams, the Process Control Engineer/Technologist is accountable for the integrity, reliability and operability of all process control designs within their assigned area of the plant. The Process Control Engineer/Technologist will advise Technical, Maintenance & Production departments on process control matters to ensure safe, reliable & efficient operation and compliance to provincial & federal codes & standards.

  • Lead engineering activities for the assigned Production Asset, covering all aspects of base layer control strategies HMI design, and alarm management.
  • Identify unit performance improvement opportunities and reliability risks, and work with Area team to determine and implement cost-effective solutions.
  • Understand the process safety requirements for the production Area and collaborate with SIS specialists in designing or modifying Safety Instrumented Functions.
  • Author plant changes Management of Change (MOC) within the Process Control discipline and provides Technical Assurance of plant changes by other disciplines and departments
  • Conduct or lead failure analysis and causal investigation of Base Layer control failures or incidents. Develop solutions to prevent future occurrence.
  • Provide advice, leadership, auditing and design, of process control activities to all departments.
  • Network with other sites and company personnel to maintain a high quality of work and proactively prevent problems related to process control.
  • Collaborate with Systems and Instrumentation specialists in developing and implementing obsolescence strategies for equipment in the assigned production areas.
  • Collaborate with Instrument and Maintenance specialists in developing and owning the Turnaround worklist for assigned production areas. Provide active support for the implementation of process control scope during turnarounds.

Dimensions (Environment, Budget, Span of Control, Special Challenges, etc.):
  • The successful candidate will be assigned a plant area to support as part of a multi-discipline area team and will represent the PACO discipline on this team. The ability to deal with multiple issues and to work collaboratively with a high sense of ownership is required.
  • A broad skillset is required for this position. Flexibility and willingness to learn new skills is required since there will be an expectation to expand competency into instrumentation and SIS disciplines.
  • Shift coverage may be required for special events such as unit upsets, start ups and shut downs
  • Off Hours call out support when required.

Company Description

In Canada, we do everything from exploring for oil and gas, to refining and manufacturing, to discovering new ways to reduce emissions, to delivering fuels to our customers from coast to coast.

We have many successful businesses and projects across Canada, including:
  • a strong and rapidly growing Upstream business built around the Montney and the Duvernay shale plays, on a foundation of Foothills sour gas;
  • a successful Downstream business anchored in our Sarnia refinery (Ontario) and our Scotford refinery and upgrader (Alberta) as well as our two world-class petrochemicals plants near Edmonton;
  • a network of 1,300 retail sites across Canada - a vital point of connection for our customers to us - which makes us one of the pre-eminent fuel retailers in the country;
  • strong Aviation, Sulphur and Lubricants businesses;
  • an innovative Supply and Trading business;
  • a prospective LNG export project in Kitimat, B.C.
Canada is especially well-suited to offer lower carbon energy solutions thanks to our highly experienced workforce, our abundance of natural resources and supportive government policies. In Canada, Shell is actively exploring opportunities to invest in new fuels for transport, renewable power and customer solutions enabled by digital technology to lead the global movement towards cleaner energy.


Skills & Requirements:
  • Professional qualifications: Electrical or Chemical Engineering degree, or Instrumentation Engineering Technologist.
  • Eligible for Professional status from APEGGA as a P.Eng. or P.L.(Eng).
  • 4+ years relevant industrial experience in the areas of design and engineering in the process control and instrumentation discipline; preferably in a refinery/upgrader or large industrial facility.
  • Solid skills in developing base layer control applications on FoxI/A DCS, or Honeywell Experion systems.
  • Working understanding of instrumentation technology selection and design for industrial/petro-chemical applications.
  • Good knowledge of safe work practices and engineering obligations in an industrial environment including change management (MOC) work processes and procedures.
  • Familiarity with maintenance practices, project scope development, turn-around and long term planning is an asset
  • Ability to analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve instrumentation and control problems with maintenance and operations.
  • Utilization of problem solving techniques to resolve design & engineering issues.
  • Ability to work effectively within a multi-discipline team environment consisting of Engineering, Projects, Maintenance, and Operations, collaboratively troubleshooting and solving plant issues.
  • Organized, thorough, and professional.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with peers and clients.
  • Ability to articulate and defend a case for change or improvement.


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