Cenovus Energy Safety & Automation Systems Operations Technician in Foster Creek, Alberta

When we became a company, back in 2009, we made a commitment to be a responsible developer of one of Canada’s most valuable resources – the oil sands. It’s a commitment we take seriously.

By applying the latest technology and fresh, progressive thinking to our work, we’re able to minimize our impact on the environment while safely producing energy resources the world needs. These energy resources help transport people, goods and services. They heat and cool homes. And they’re used to make everyday items like detergent, smartphones and sports equipment.

We’re focused on two growth platforms to create long-term value for our shareholders. That includes our top-tier assets in the oil sands region in northern Alberta where we drill for oil and use specialized methods to pump it to the surface. We also have a large land base with significant production in the Deep Basin, a liquids-rich natural gas fairway in Alberta and British Columbia. In addition, Cenovus has other established conventional natural gas and oil production in Alberta and Saskatchewan and 50 percent ownership in two U.S. refineries. We’re based in Calgary, Alberta and our shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol CVE.

Cenovus Energy is looking to fill the position of Safety & Automation Systems (SAS) Operations Technician within our Automation and Electrical Systems teams at our Foster Creek and Christina Lake facilities. Reporting to the Group Lead, Safety & Automated Systems, the position will act as the operations interface and provide daily process control operations and optimization support for Foster Creek and Christina Lake Area Work Teams. As well this position will support operations improvement projects and work order implementation as it relates to the SAS function.

These fulltime positions will initially be located at Foster Creek and Christina Lake, with the intention to move the roles to Calgary long term. The successful candidates will be required to spend the first 6 - 12 months at site, residing in camp, with the position being relocated to the Calgary office at the end of that time. While at site the position will be working a shift of 7 days on 7 days off days only, with the potenial for call outs, as required, outside of regular hours while on site. Hours will change once the position is in Calgary.

Foster Creek and Christina Lake sites have full service camp facilities. Depending on your place of residence and your shift rotation, bus and/or air transportation to/from site is offered from designated departure points in select locations. Foster Creek and Christina Lake are serviced by flight Hubs in Calgary and Edmonton as well as bus transportation to the sites from La Corey, Lac La Biche, Bonnyville, and Cold Lake, AB. Modes of transportation and/or schedules may change from time to time in accordance with changing operating needs and transportation availability.

  • Actively participate in Cenovus safety programs and abide by safety policies

  • Provide daily process control operations and optimization support for Foster Creek and Christina Lake (FCCL) Area Work Teams – Facilities, Field, Process and Deoiling(PDO), Steam and Utilities, Water Re-use

  • Actively interface with FCCL Automation &Electrical Teams, Operations and Process ControlArea Work Teams(AWT’s) and commissioning teams

  • Adhere to Automation Configuration Standards

  • Ensure effective communication between cross shifts and supporting disciplines to improve productivity using Shift Logs and Handover Notes

  • Identify and report gaps or initiatives within the SAS System that will provide improvement or optimization opportunities

  • Support Automation Systems as required

  • Implement and execute automation packages supporting FCCL A&E Operations Projects and Short Term Optimization Engineering – including control system programming and HMI development

  • Support Operations Engineering as required, participate in FAT and peer reviews and automation deliverables of Projects

  • Participate in peer reviews of programming and logic

  • Ensure programming matches controlled documentation in construction work packages (I/O drawings, ESDK, Data Sheets, P&ID’s, Control Philosophies)

  • Ensure project / MOC documentation is properly redlined, as-built, reviewed, approved and turned over

  • Execute pre-commissioning and commissioning packages and identify deficiencies

  • Ensure compliance with DCS / PLC / SCADA config, graphic standards and best practices

  • Ensure compliance with FCCL optimization requirements and standards

  • Participate in commissioning of projects and MOC’s

  • Track, plan and record completed work in planning and execution tools

  • Contribute to the Operations Engagement “How To Manual” and other supporting documentation when required

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

  • Hold an Engineering degree with 10+ years of experience, ASET certification in electrical or instrumentation preferred with 10+ years of related experience, alternative education coupled with direct experience (Journeyman Certification) in similar role

  • Demonstrated knowledge of plant control systems (DCS, PLC, SCADA) – and the maintenance thereof

  • Experience in Honeywell Experion, Honeywell Safety Manager, ABB Freelance, ABB XA, Triconex, ControlLogix PLC’s, HIMA, GE Woodward GAP and SCADA

  • Demonstrated knowledge in Industrial Communication networks and protocols (eg. Profibus, Modbus, ControlNet, Radio Networks)

  • Previous experience in facility operations, SAGD is an asset

  • Familiar with Operations applications (Historians, OPC Interfaces) is an asset

  • Proficient in desktop tools, such as Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat

  • Proven experience with plant construction, acceptance testing, commissioning and start-up

  • This is a safety sensitive position and will be subject to the relevant requirements of the Cenovus Drug and Alcohol Policy which includes pre-assignment testing

  • Valid Class 5 Driver's License

  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team

  • Well developed communication and problem solving skills

  • Positive attitude and driven work ethic

Following successful submission of your online application, you will receive an online message confirming Cenovus's receipt of your resume. Due to the anticipated volume of applications we are unable to respond to telephone inquiries about the status of your application.

ID: 9865

Asset Team/Group: Oil Sands Production Ops

Job Post End Date: 6/28/2017

External Company Name: Cenovus Energy Inc.

External Company URL: http://www.cenovus.com/