Automation and Controls Engineer


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About this job

  • Industry: Mining
  • Area of expertise: Engineering & Design
  • Location: Calgary

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor
  • Closing date: Thursday, 6 January 2022

About this role: Automation and Controls Engineer

About this role: Automation and Controls Engineer

The function of the Automation & Controls Engineer will be to assist the Senior Staff with technical leadership, delivery, development and implementation of control system projects. The Automation & Controls Engineer will apply engineering principles to design and specify PLC components, networking requirements, develop functional narratives and system specification and other related documents. The Automation & Controls Engineer is expected to participate in troubleshooting and root cause analysis for control system related issues along with commissioning & start-up phase scope.


  • Control room operation experience.
  • Project stage gate and project management experience.
  • Experience with the Allan Bradley PLC system.
  • Oil and gas industry experience with terminal programming experience.
  • Control system knowledge and experience.
  • Experience with developing and defining requirements for a terminal management software.
  • Experience with developing the commissioning & start-up phase scope.
  • Engineering diploma or degree.
  • Strong interpersonal behaviors.
  • Identify and develop options, modifications to improve availability of the various units, enhance safety, and improve the economic performance of the facility.
  • Troubleshoot control systems to achieve a technical solution.
  • Develop conceptual scope of projects and determine engineering requirements. Establish criteria, develop economic feasibility studies and evaluate engineering design and procedures.
  • Prepare guidelines for non-standard operations
  • Lead, co-ordinate, or participate in Risk Analysis as required.




  • Eligibility for membership in the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta or Saskatchewan (APEGA or APEGS)
  • Risk Assessment techniques (HazOp, What if, etc)
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to identify key issues based on relevant data and provide appropriate solutions/recommendations in a proactive manner
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills to set and exceed established goals, schedules, and deadlines, especially in the execution of inspection programs
  • Able to work collaboratively within a team environment, as well as maintain effectiveness in varying environments and with different tasks, responsibilities and people.

How to apply

How to apply

If you meet the above requirements and would like to be considered for this role, please submit your interest using the ‘Apply’ button. Applying is quick and easy – just make sure you have the following documents ready to go:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (optional)
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Do you have questions?

If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Leonardo Lopes via the details below, quoting publication number:

Account manager

Leonardo Lopes
Brunel Canada - Calgary

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