Senior Advanced Process Control Engineer

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada
Sep 16, 2020
Oct 16, 2020
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
LOCATION: Fort McMurray, Alberta (CA-AB)

Why you should join us:

Supporting our people. Caring for our communities. Living our purpose.

With our operations declared an essential service, we are continuing to operate and are looking to fill business-critical roles at this time. We require qualified and safety-focused employees to help keep things running. In terms of our current recruitment process, we're doing things a bit differently to adjust to our new ‘normal.' 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.

We are bolstered by the unity across our community and the solidarity across the world. We continue to encourage you to 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

Are you passionate about optimizing a process that yields improved safe reliable operations with the support of a dynamic team? If yes, we have a role for you! We work to steadily improve our operations by leveraging a diverse team while utilizing existing and new technologies. In this role you will have the opportunity to make a significantly positive impact to the business while you lead the implementation of advanced process controls in the processing plant

You will use your expertise to:
  • Implement process controls improvements that delivers safe and reliable operations
  • Lead the development and implementation of a world class advanced process controls strategy
  • Analyze and develop solutions to address complex process problems
  • Collect and analyze plant response data to build empirical and/or semi-empirical dynamic process models
  • Set up and execute controller simulation for large scope problems
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to complete validation of new process equipment from the process control point of view
  • Ensure the timely resolution of technical issues and technical support requests from other partners
  • Improve and optimize process control performance through continuous improvement initiatives and techniques
  • Develop and support process control best practices, standards and guidelines
  • Oversee advanced process control equipment and applications, providing regular maintenance and troubleshooting or resolving issues as they arise
  • Monitor and report on economy and performance of the plant from the process control point of view

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

Must-haves (minimum requirements):
  • Five years of experience in the field of advanced process controls
  • A Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Post-Graduate studies in Process Control, Computer Science or Mathematics
  • Been registered or immediately eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • A valid driver's license and a clean driving record
  • Superior collaboration skills that enables you to build solid, positive relationships with diverse groups
  • A continuous improvement mindset and you seek greater knowledge and understanding in your work

Preference for:
  • Multivariable Controllers using Aspentech DMC Plus/DMC3 or Honeywell RMPCT
  • Experience with MATLAB and its Control Related Toolboxes (i.e. System Identification, Process Control, Optimization, SIMULINK)
  • Real-Time Optimizers such as ROMEO or Honeywell Profit Optimizer
  • Process Control Systems such as Honeywell Experion PKS/ TPS/TDC3000 System (i.e. Configuration of Regulatory Control Algorithms/Blocks, Control Language Programming, etc.)
  • Inferential Models Development using Principal Component Analysis and/or Partial Least Squares Regression

Where you'll be working, your work schedule, and other important information:
  • You will work out of our Base Plant Mine in Fort McMurray , Alberta
  • 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 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 individuals

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

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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.

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JOB CATEGORY: Engineering