Instrumentation Engineer (Reliability) Job in Fort McMurray for Suncor Energy |

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Instrumentation Engineer (Reliability)

June 15 2021
Industries Energy
Categories Engineering, Instrumentation, Controls, Quality, Test, Inspection
Fort McMurray, AB

LOCATION: Fort McMurray, Alberta (CA-AB)

Why you should join us:

Are you passionate about working with a team of engineers to ensure plant functions remain safe, sustainable, and cost effective? We have a phenomenal development opportunity for an instrumentation engineer with process plant or refinery experience at our Fort McMurray location. You will interact with cross-functional teams (CFTs), maintenance, and operations groups to build on existing strategies. You will also use your dedication to continuous improvement to provide detailed technical assistance for day-to-day upgrading operations.

You will use your expertise to:

  • Ensure trouble free and sustained operation of units within CFT's jurisdiction
  • Provide engineering support on day-to-day instrument and control related matters; including, but not limited to, engineering scope of works, data collection, engineering assessments, risk review, resolution of bad actors and equipment failures
  • Participate in the specification, selection, installation, commissioning, troubleshooting, and maintenance of field instrumentation, control valves and emergency shutdown valves
  • Collaborate with field electrical & instrumentation technicians and maintenance specialists to provide directions on equipment troubleshooting
  • Create engineering work packages for repairs and overhauls or for new procurements to support outages and major turnarounds
  • Write control narratives, cause and effect diagrams, alarm lists, wiring diagrams, network architecture drawings, loop diagrams, wiring diagrams, data sheets and piping & instrumentation diagram markups
  • Actively contribute to Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) / Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) and translate the findings to validate existing Safety Instrumented Functions (SIFs), and identify/approve new SIF’s
  • Develop preventative maintenance (PM) plans and monitor compliance on critical as well as regulatory instruments like S-23/GHG meters and provide monthly reports
  • Monitor and manage Key Performance Indicators (alarms, bypasses, trips etc.) and work with other disciplines to put plans in place for improvements
  • Investigate failures and provide inputs in improving long-term reliability of assets within provided timelines and budgets
  • Lead simple to medium complexity Management of Change (MOCs); support medium to high complexity changes by providing business cases/problem definitions
  • Drive reliability improvements through elimination of bad actors while continually reviewing and developing equipment strategies for instrumentation /analyzers/ valves
  • Proactively identify obsolescence of instrumentation infrastructure and initiate appropriate actions
  • Utilize a continuous improvement mindset to look for opportunities to enhance reliability and reduce costs through optimized equipment strategies

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

Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • 10+ years of maintenance, reliability, and project experience in the energy industry
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Instrumentation engineering
  • Been registered, or immediately eligible, for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • Knowledge of DCS, SIS, PLC, BMS, CEMS (Emission Monitoring), machine monitoring & protection systems, fire & gas detection systems, process analyzers, AMS and control system communication networks such as OPC, Foundation Fieldbus, Modbus
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Canadian Electrical Code, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standards, International Society of Automation (ISA) standards and industry instrument best practices
  • Familiarity with ANSI (American National Standard Institute), NFPA, NEC, API, and IEC (international Electrotechnical commission) standards as applicable to instrumentation design and selection
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and SAP
  • A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Strong collaboration skills that enables you to build strong, positive relationships with diverse groups
  • Alignment with our values of: safety above all else, respect, raise the bar, commitments matter and do the right thing

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

  • You will work out of our Base Plant site in Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday
  • 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
  • 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