Senior Automation Engineer Job in Mont-Saint-Hilaire for BBA inc. |

Senior Automation Engineer

October 8 2021
Industries Architecture, Engineering and related
Categories Automation, Process, Engineering, Trades, Technicians, Construction
Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC

Working for BBA means being part of a team of talented people who have the passion to succeed and the drive to excel in order to provide first-class service to clients.

Recognized for its extensive field experience and cutting-edge expertise, BBA has been delivering a comprehensive range of consulting engineering services for 40 years, from studies and design to commissioning and operational support. Our firm is supported by a network of offices across Canada to carry out mandates at the local, national and international levels.

BBA provides a stimulating and friendly working atmosphere. We focus on building teams with complementary talents and provide employees with a work environment conducive to developing their skills.

BBA is a Canada's Best Employer recipient from Kincentric and is part of the prestigious Platinum Club of the Best Managed Companies, which unites companies that have held onto their title for over six consecutive years. For BBA, making the list speaks to the rigour of our practices and our unique approach to employee and client relations.

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Type of position: Regular


By joining our team as a senior engineer, you’ll serve as a technical leader for engineering mandates in automation, instrumentation and control. Your role will also be to provide leadership to the team in various phases of engineering and site work. You’ll be asked to significantly contribute to preparing proposals, selecting technologies and proposing solutions to clients. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to actively participate in business development.

The incumbent will be required to perform the following activities:

  • Develop and maintain sustainable relationships with clients.
  • Listen to clients and meet their high expectations.
  • Define the scope of projects and proposals.
  • Lead projects by performing technical studies, quality control and preparing technical reports.
  • Plan and coordinate work, from studies to commissioning.
  • Help define the scope of projects and proposals.
  • Develop technical documents and provide technical training in your area of expertise.
  • Perform technical information surveys at client locations.
  • Assign and revise work by intermediate and junior engineers, technicians and drafters assigned to the project and assess the technical scope.
  • Be involved in commissioning.


  • Prepare material lists and bills of materials according to codes, standards, drawings and other established procedures in accordance with BBA’s quality system requirements.
  • Revise analyses and deliverables produced by intermediate and junior engineers, technicians and drafters.
  • Perform technical surveys.
  • Plan, organize and determine client needs for new facilities or expansions.
  • Provide technical assistance at project start-up and after delivery.
  • Participate in site testing.


  • Take on the responsibilities of a project manager, which includes ensuring that all assigned deliverables are produced in accordance with quality requirements and are on time and on budget.
  • Maintain synergy with the project team.

Client service

  • Interact with clients and participate in business development.
  • Have a good network of industry contacts.
  • Establish and maintain contact with clients.
  • Define client needs and target new needs during projects.
  • Serve as leader when preparing technical and commercial proposals.

Work Schedule: 37.5 hours


  • Committed to the firm’s success
  • Business acumen
  • Action-oriented
  • Ability to make quality decisions
  • Ability to develop the skills of direct collaborators and others
  • Independent
  • Organizational agility


  • Undergraduate engineering degree in Automated Production, Electrical, or other relevant training
  • At least 15 years of relevant experience
  • Member of a Canadian engineering association
  • Practical experience in instrumentation and control design (design criteria, network architecture, instrument selection, etc.).
  • Relevant experience in developing and programming control systems (SCADA, PLC, DCS).
  • Site experience and focus on occupational safety
  • Experience with system troubleshooting, commissioning and implementation
  • Interest or relevant experience in automation and instrumentation
  • Available to travel across our BBA offices in the Greater Montréal area
  • Available for short- and long-term work assignments at client locations or sites
  • Bilingual (English and French) and strong skills in drafting reports
  • Asset: experience in a consulting engineering environment
  • Asset: experience in cost estimation and in preparing and presenting proposals
  • Asset: experience in multidisciplinary design
  • Asset: participation in detailed engineering of a project in the mining or energy sectors

BBA is committed to promoting diversity and employment equity. We thank you for your interest in our firm. Please note that only those candidates selected will be contacted.

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