Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Instrument & Controls Engineer
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: n/a
Location: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada

Our client, a large oil and gas operator, is seeking an Automation and Control Engineer for a contract role in Fort Saskatchewan, AB.


Bachelor's degree in a relevant technical field and may have an advanced degree and/or 10-15 years of experience in applying the discipline skill(s) to oil gas projects.

Require a B.Sc in Engineering or Engineering Technologist, preferably in the Chemical, Electrical, Process Control or Instrumentation discipline. Knowledge with Instrumented Protective Functions, Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) and DCS / PLC control systems is an asset.

5-10 years (min) relevant petrochemical industrial experience (or equivalent) covering significant aspects of design and engineering in the process control discipline; preferably in a refinery/upgrader or large industrial facility.

Must be eligible for accreditation with APEGA in either a Professional Engineering or Professional Licensee capacity.

PMP/APMQ certification is preferred.

Knowledge of the Oil and Gas industry, with Brownfield, Refinery or Manufacturing based operating experience, is preferred.

Familiar with most of discipline's concepts, practices, and procedures.

Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

Performs a variety of complicated tasks while effectively managing the interfaces.

May lead and direct the work of others.

Demonstrate breadth in applying skills to different project phases and working knowledge / experience in other related disciplines.

Resolves highly complex technical issues and provides technical assurance in areas of discipline expertise.

A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to supervisor or manager.



This role is specifically seeking an engineer or technologist with a process control and instrumentation skillset to perform work intended to encompass both project Front End Development and/or Project Management competencies.

Assignments may be assigned accordingly depending on the needs of the organization and the type of projects available for development or execution.

As a Project Development Engineer you are responsible for delivering the front-end planning, development and engineering of a portfolio of strategic process control and instrumentation based projects in support of the site business plan and long-term strategic objectives.

The intent is to drive business value through proactive problem solving, assurance and long-term thinking.

As a Project Manager you are responsible for managing complex brownfield projects which includes leading projects through the project definition, detailed design phase, execution phase to project close-out. Typical activities include cost and schedule management, resource planning, contracting and procurement, detailed design review facilitation and developing the required team culture in support of achieving project goals.

Successful candidate will require the ability to manage multi-discipline projects with a strong understanding and ability to interface with technical disciplines outside of his/her core competency, assess and effectively manage project and technical risk in conjunction with the Production Area Teams throughout all phases of the project delivery process.

This role is also required to interface with production and maintenance to plan and deliver a quality start-up in a brownfield setting, managing the Operations Readiness, Completions and C&SU aspects of the Project to Asset Transition phase, interface closely with EPC companies to complete project engineering requirements based on the phase of the project and provide effective leadership for teams up to 10 people.

Management of safety, quality, cost, schedule and delivery of the agreed upon scope for each project assigned is expected.

The ability to manage multiple projects at various stages of execution at the same time, be required to make many key decisions within short timeframes, understand and follow process safety risk reduction concepts, properly applying internal and external design practices/industry standards and must be willing to influence colleagues and stakeholders with different priorities in order to maintain project schedule.

Additional skill requirements include proven ability to work in a team environment and build effective relationships with colleagues and stakeholders, and demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills within a fast paced, dynamic work environment and an ability to develop strong working relationships with all levels of the organization.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.