June 14, 2021

Control System Specialist

Job Description

As a Control Systems Specialist with Trans Mountain you will have an opportunity to work with a progressive fast-paced group of professionals in the Pipeline Communicationsdepartment. This position will be located at the Burnaby terminal and it will be supported by the Electrical & Instrumentation Technical Supervisor located in Edmonton, Alberta. This Burnaby Terminal based position will be responsible for providing advanced support to Technical Services and several other business groups including Engineering, Measurement, SCADA, Regional Operations and Maintenance teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Program, integrate, troubleshoot, and maintain existing process control systems including (but not limited to):
  • Rockwell Automation (RA) Control Logix and Compact Logix controller,
  • RA Factory Talk View HMIs
  • Industrial networks and data communications
  • Radar Tank Gauging Systems
  • Flow Computers
  • Motor controls and protective equipment
  • Field electrical and instrumentation equipment
  • Manage small (<$300,000) control system projects and support other projects impacting control systems
  • Author and/or update engineering drawings, control narratives, cause and effect keys, procedures, and other documentation
  • Work with vendors to specify solutions and complete system upgrades according to industry best practices and technologies
  • Manage contract service providers including System Integrators and Electrical Construction contractors
  • Provide commissioning and start-up support to the regional and project teams
  • Ensure the timely resolution of process control and application related technical issues, and requests for information
  • Apply continuous improvement techniques to improve and optimize control systems’ safety, reliability, and performance
  • Support peer reviews, build consensus, and ensure compliance to Technical Services and other Corporate directives
  • Develop and/or support reviews of automation best practices, standards, and guidelines 

Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • Post- Secondary education in a Technical field and/or Electrical/Instrumentation Red Seal journeyman ticket is required
  • Experience or relevant training with the RA PLC and HMI development software is required
  • Hands-on experience in safety systems, Basic Process Control System (BPCS), and pipeline controls is required
  • Experience with installing, troubleshooting, and maintaining industrial network and communication systems using Ethernet, ControlNet, and serial asynchronous protocols is required
  • Brown field control system upgrade experience is preferred
  • Prior experience in hydrocarbon terminals and pipelines is preferred
  • This position has been identified as being Safety Sensitive
  • Knowledge of BPCS architecture, hardware, and software configuration
  • Knowledgeable in the preparation and review of control deliverables, such as control narratives, logic diagrams, cause and effect diagrams, wiring diagrams, etc.
  • Familiar with networks, switches, fibre back-bone and other control system infrastructures, including process control network security
  • Natural inclination to constantly ask what could go wrong and anticipate potential problems
  • Ability to manage multiple initiatives, set priorities, and act in a timely and detailed manner
  • Demonstrated high level of accountability and work ethic

Other Requirements and Information

  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • The successful individual may be required to travel on occasion to other Trans Mountain Pipeline locations, which includes facilities located from Edmonton, AB to Burnaby/Westridge, BC Terminals, and into Washington USA. 

We Build Careers and Pipelines That Last

Our story is about determination, resourcefulness and resilience. It’s about charting our own course, finding innovative solutions to challenging problems and doing the right thing. It was true when Trans Mountain became a company in 1951 and it’s just as true today. We welcome new members to our team that embrace the qualities in our story, that thrive on the new path and directions we take. Our culture is one of care and taking our responsibilities seriously. If you would like to contribute to our culture, then join our journey.

A Rewarding Opportunity. We offer: 

  • A competitive compensation program
  • A flexible benefits package
  • A pension and a savings plan

In keeping with Trans Mountain’s commitment to maximize benefits for communities, priority will be given to qualified candidates from Indigenous, local and regional communities along the Trans Mountain existing, and expansion, pipeline corridor.

In Alberta, the existing pipeline system spans the traditional territories of Treaty 6, 7 and 8, and the Métis Nation of Alberta (Zone 4).

In British Columbia, the system crosses the traditional territories of numerous First Nations that are affiliated with the Secwepemc, Dakelh (Carrier), Nlaka'pamux, Syilx/Okanagan, Interior and Coast Salish, Stó:lo, as well as the Métis.

Trans Mountain also operates through 15 First Nation Reserves located within the region spanning the BC interior through Fraser Valley.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trans Mountain is committed to supporting diversity and individual differences. The diverse viewpoints and cultural knowledge that our employees bring to work enrich our organization’s collective cultural understanding, which is reflected in the work we do every day. Trans Mountain welcomes new team members from traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, Indigenous Peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

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