Plains Midstream Canada Senior Automation Engineer (7 month term) Temporary in Calgary, AB

Plains Midstream Canada

Branch Calgary AB CA

Senior Automation Engineer (7 month term)
Calgary, AB

Experience in the design, configuration and installation of DCS platforms including Emerson Delta V, Honeywell Experion, ABB 800x….

Senior Automation Engineer (7 month term)

Plains currently has an immediate opening for an experienced Senior Automation Engineer with oil & gas experience (midstream preferred) for seven-month term commencing as soon as possible. Reporting to the Manager, Engineering and Technical Services, the successful candidate will be proactive, take initiative and have analytical and innovative problem-solving skills; adaptable to various environments and situations and be comfortable presenting technical information.

The successful candidate will be eligible for company benefits including Medical/Dental/Vision, vacation, flex days and completion bonus.


  • Provide engineering services to the design of process automation system projects related to instrumentation, automation and controls;
  • Lead projects through technical reviews, quality control, coaching of team members, etc.;
  • Support in solving technical issues;
  • Design, configure, program and troubleshoot various PLC / HMI, DCS and SCADA platforms such as Allen Bradley (ControlLogix, CompactLogix, legacy PLC’s), SCADAPAK, Cygnet, GE;
  • Prepare functional design requirements, design specifications, control narratives and software test plans;
  • Support Management of Change processes;
  • Provide recommendations for safe facility operations;
  • Lead the development of internal engineering standards and best practices;
  • Interface with other disciplines internally, engineering contractors, and equipment manufacturers; and
  • Travel to field locations will be required.


  • Bachelors in Engineering with 15 plus years of experience in real-time control systems programming;
  • Design and programming experience with various industry PLC and SCADA platforms;
  • Experience in the design, configuration and installation of DCS platforms including Emerson Delta V, Honeywell Experion, ABB 800xA, Yokogawa DCS;
  • HMI development experience in several applications such as Wonderware, Citect SCADA, Cygnet;
    Working knowledge of communication protocols and networking applications such as ControlNet, Ethernet IP, Modbus RTU / TCP;
  • Experience in developing technical documents including control narratives, P&IDs, shutdown keys, network architectures, power distribution, motor controls and control panels;
  • The ability to travel and to do site work if required;
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; and
  • Well-developed communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Calgary, AB, CA
Posted on: 2015-05-23
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