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    • October-14-14
    • Full Time
    • Experienced
    • Energy , Oil and Utilities

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Control Systems Support Lead - Horizon Oil Sands


Fort McMurray, AB, CANADA
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Make Your Mark While You Grow Your Career

At Canadian Natural we believe our employees are the key to unlocking asset potential. As one of the largest independent crude oil and natural gas producers in the world, our balanced mix of natural gas, light oil, heavy oil, in situ oil sands production and oil sands mining creates opportunity for people who want to be part of a challenging and competitive industry. Join our team as we continue to create value through innovation by 'doing it right' with fun and integrity in North America, the North Sea, and Offshore Africa.

What We Offer

  • Base Salary
  • Stock Options
  • Stock Savings Plan
  • Annual Bonus Program
  • Full Benefits
  • Annual Vacation
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Education and Training
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The Control Systems Support Lead will lead a team that provides maintenance support for the site third party systems hardware and software. You will be the control system and communications expert. The role will develop, lead and supervise a team of technical professionals to support Horizon in the areas of control systems, fire detection and manufacturing based computing.

This position is based in Fort McMurray, Alberta and is eligible for:
. Relocation to Calgary or Fort McMurray
. Company Sponsored Fly-In/Fly-Out and Accommodations Program with charter flights from Calgary or Edmonton


Further your career at a management level by applying your expertise, problem solving and leadership skills to:
. Mentor and manage your team to facilitate their professional development
. Take the lead on hiring, training and performance management to build and develop your team
. Drive team activity and delegate and distribute workload to align activity with wider business objectives
. Ensure budgetary and scheduling targets are met

. Oversee third party system data integrity, including backups and data recovery
 . Maintain revision control of hardware and software for all third party control systems
 . Maintain close working relationships with maintenance to determine root cause of system alarms and their remediation
 . Understand custody transfer and measurement systems with specific reference to witnessing of third party calibrations and meter proving
 . Develop control system performance parameters
 . Develop manufacturing computing strategies and execute them. 
 . Set the direction for the reliability and security of computing devices that are executing their work on real time process systems. 
 . Implement network reliability and security programs for control systems
 . Apply policies, standards and practices as they pertain to control systems on the plant site
 . Work with stakeholders to provide guidance on interface issues to the control systems
 . Manage back up and disaster recovery planning

. Typically 10+ years of related industry experience with Technologist Diploma or equivalent Journeyman's Certificate
. Familiarity with and understanding of:
   o Working in a large industrial facility
   o Developing reliability strategies
   o Foundation Fieldbus and Delta V
   o Triconex Safety Instrumented System
   o Solving complex technical issues

To see related Electrical/Instrumentation/Controls Engineering roles at CNRL, visit:

Our Oil Sands Mining Operations
Horizon Oil Sands is a world class asset offering countless opportunities to advance your career. Comprised of surface oil sands mining and bitumen upgrading facilities, this vast project offers challenging opportunities in an environment where teamwork, innovation, and your expertise are valued. Apply your abilities using industry leading technologies and contribute to the success of the Horizon Oil Sands.

About Canadian Natural 
At Canadian Natural, we strive to live through our mission statement: "To develop people to work together to create value for the Company's shareholders by doing it right with fun and integrity." As a leading oil and gas producer, our diverse combination of assets include light oil, heavy oil, in situ oil sands production, oil sands mining and upgrading facilities, and natural gas. At Canadian Natural, safety is a core value. We conduct all of our operations in a way that identifies, minimizes and mitigates harm to the health and safety of employees, contractors, the public and the environment.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited - CNRL - is a publicly traded company on the TSX and NYSE as CNQ.


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