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Control Systems Engineer


Calgary, AB, CANADA
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Reporting to the Manager of Process Control, Fort Hills Major Projects, this role is responsible to provide process control inputs required for the development and integration of Fort Hills Control System in collaboration with Main Automation Contractor during the detailed engineering and Commissioning and Startup phases of the Fort Hills project. Role will transition to supporting maintenance and reliability accountabilities of the process control assets once Fort Hills is operational


  • Ensure control systems are designed, constructed, commissioned and operated in a manner that supports equipment strategies that allow maximum efficiencies and long term availability
  • Responsible for providing owner input and approval into development of DCS architecture, HMI design, configuration templates, SCADA and third party interfaces, and process simulator
  • Ensure design is in accordance with applicable Suncor and industry standards
  • Participate and provide technical expertise in alarm rationalization, PHAs, design reviews, including Safety Integrity System (SIS) testing for validating the functionality of this system to ensure it is accordance with the PHA guidelines
  • Develop and/or support automation best practices/standards/guidelines
  • Providing technical support in FAT, pre-commissioning and commissioning activities
  • Providing technical support for on-going plant operations for Fort Hills


Suncor is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified individuals

Education and Experience:

  • 10+ years relevant industry experience required
  • Bachelors of Science in Engineering University degree
  • Registered or eligible to register with APEGA
  • Experience with large projects, construction/commissioning, and maintenance/operations support of a live operating facility

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong technical knowledge and hands-on experience with Basic Process Control System (BPCS) and Safety Systems (SIS), and Process logic controllers, and Operator Training Simulators
  • Preference will be given to candidates with Experion DCS, Rockwell PLC, Triconex SIS, knowledge and experience
  • Experience and knowledge of in designing and maintaining communications between various control systems using industrial communication protocols like OPC and MODBUS is an asset
  • Self-motivated with excellent communication, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with MAC(Main Automation Contract), EPCs, and project teams in a multi-discipline work environment
  • Knowledgeable about regulatory and discrete controls, including motor control, valve control and other regulatory controls
  • Knowledgeable in preparation and review of control deliverables such as control Narratives, Cause/Effect Diagrams, wiring diagrams, etc
  • Strong technical knowledge of applicable automation industry standards, SIL assessment and LOPA methodologies, and alarm management guidelines


  • Position will initially be located in Calgary during the detailed design with travel as required to vendor facilities and staging areas for testing
  • Increased travel to the Fort Hills site for commissioning and start up support
  • Post start-up the position will transition to Calgary-based with occasional site visits or Fly in/fly out depending on operational requirements


Go ahead. Expect success. We want you to have a job you're genuinely excited about - as well as opportunities to learn, grow, challenge yourself or mentor others. Plus, Suncor Energy offers a flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life, including:

  • competitive base salary and compensation programs
  • attractive annual incentive program
  • flexible benefits package
  • rewarding pension and savings plans

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Suncor Energy is a sustainably operated Canadian integrated energy company. Our company combines a leading position in oil sands with complementary operations in refining and marketing, North American natural gas production and conventional oil production internationally and offshore East Coast Canada.

At Suncor, we operate our businesses reliably and efficiently with an emphasis on employee safety and a number of initiatives aimed at ensuring a safe and healthy environment. Suncor is also committed to contributing to the well-being of the communities where we operate - including yours.

Our use of innovative technology has made us an industry leader in the energy business - and with a strong strategy for growth, Suncor offers a solid foundation for you to continue building your career.As an employer, Suncor is one of the best companies in Canada, providing tremendous future potential where talented people thrive. As our business evolves, so do our employment opportunities. Our work culture includes a dynamic mix of newcomers and experienced professionals, with a diversity of skills and expertise from all parts of Canada.

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