Full Time, Permanent
British Columbia, Richmond
Posted 2 weeks ago

THE OPPORTUNITY:

Our client, an innovative organization that specializes in designing industrial networks and automation solutions for brownfield modernization and greenfield installation projects, is seeking a Senior Automation & Controls Engineer for their Richmond office.

This position will be responsible for collaborating with clients and designing automation solutions for brownfield modernization and greenfield installation projects. Responsibilities include preparing technical drafts of engineering scopes and designing control system technical specifications, system architecture drawings, PLC programming, HMI configuration, and network configuration.

The ideal candidate will have strong technical acumen related to PLC/HMI and control network design and deployment, with at least 8 years of experience in a similar engineering capacity. We are seeking a technically proficient professional who aligns with the company’s values and commitment to corporate social responsibility. As a technical expert, this role will proactively stay current with innovations in the industry to ensure the organization remains at the forefront of the latest software and technology.

YOUR DAY-TO-DAY:

  • Defining, designing, developing, and commissioning plant-wide control systems for industrial projects in North America and globally, ranging from greenfield installations to plant modernizations.
  • Designing technical specifications for the control system (control narratives and functional descriptions), system architecture drawings, PLC programming (Allen-Bradley, Siemens), and HMI configuration (Rockwell Software, Wonderware, Ignition).
  • Specifying, designing, and configuring plant-wide networks for Supervisory and Control Networks, including device-bussed systems. 
  • Configuring process historians, and managing automation database and data structures for network efficiency and IIOT connections.
  • Preparing the technical portion of the detailed control engineering scope, inspection and test plans, construction scope of work, and commissioning plans.
  • Effectively communicating with project stakeholders to resolve technical issues across all project phases.
  • Providing construction supervision and leading commissioning and start-up activities during control system implementation. 
  • Demonstrating a strong commitment to quality and engineering design processes.
  • Utilizing project management tools for managing budget, project schedules, and scope of various sized projects.
  • Supporting project management with team scope change requests and project estimations.
  • Providing remote and off-hour support to clients during system failures or challenges during commissioning phases.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 8+ years of electrical design experience in an industrial or service-oriented environment, preferably with a smaller, dynamic company.
  • 8+ years of technical experience in PLC/HMI and control network design, coupled with strong project management skills.
  • Strong analytical skills to analyze data for process improvement, cost reduction, and increased operating margins.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills with an understanding of how control issues impact quality, productivity, and efficiency.
  • Current knowledge of innovative technology, global standards, and best practices, with the ability to integrate emerging technology into business operations.
  • In-depth knowledge of PLCs, programming, instrumentation, and process control.
  • Previous experience in commissioning or plant modernization projects for complex industrial processing plants is an asset.
  • Project management skills and the ability to review plans and situations, prioritizing key requirements.
  • Advanced leadership skills to effectively manage direct and indirect reports, leading site-based commissioning efforts.
  • Strong commitment to maintaining the highest standards of health and safety on-site and while working with clients.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to work effectively in a highly interactive team environment and build positive relationships with all project stakeholders.
  • Results-driven and motivated, capable of providing thoughtful advice to senior leadership and project stakeholders.
  • Willingness to assume a hands-on role and be a team player.
  • Creative and critical thinking skills to assess situations and opportunities effectively.
  • Ability to identify and implement innovative solutions.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities while maintaining composure in challenging situations.
  • Highly motivated and organized self-starter who thrives in a goal-oriented and deadline-driven business culture.
  • Ability to deliver and receive feedback in a fair, candid, and professional manner.

COMPENSATION: $145k – $185K base

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