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Full-time Process Control Engineer at Shell Canada

05.02.2013 · Posted in Engineering / Technical Jobs

Location: Ontario
Publish Date: 02-05-2013
Expiry Date: 2013-05-15

Job Title:Process Control Engineer – Sarnia, ON. Job ID: U36068
Location: Sarnia,Ontario., Ontario, Canada

At Shell, we recently celebrated a century of operations in Canada. We’ve been named a Top 100 Employer for eleven consecutive years, and recognized as a leader in sustainable development since 1991. Our focus on innovation and technology has made us a leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of refined petroleum products. We are Canada’s largest producer of sulphur and one of the largest oil sands developers in the country.

As we look ahead to the next 100 years, we need creative, ambitious and innovative professionals who can help us achieve our goals and help grow our business. We will provide you with the resources to put your ideas into action, global opportunities to advance your career, and outstanding benefits and rewards that support your quality of life. Join us and let’s make a real difference together.

Shell Canada is currently seeking a Process Control Engineer for our Sarnia, Ontario location.

The Process Control Engineer is responsible for delivering Advanced Process Control (APC) and Base Layer Process Control solutions to various process units in Sarnia Manufacturing Centre. This involves developing new applications as well as maintaining the performance of existing applications.

The providing of day-to-day operational support for improved unit profitability and stability involves liaising with operations, process engineering, instrumentation, optimization and economics and scheduling. A high level of understanding of refinery processes and process engineering is preferred.

The position reports to the APC & RTO Manager within the Technical Department at Sarnia Manufacturing Centre.

Principal accountabilities include:

Identify unit operation constraints and reliability risks, and determine cost effective solutions. Conduct benefit and cost studies for yield shift, variability reduction and energy savings.
Design and implement APC and Base Layer Control Applications for profitability, energy, stability, and environmental improvements. The applications include but not limited to Model Predictive Control, Quality Estimators and other advanced applications that facilitate process start-up, operation, monitoring and optimization.
Provide daily monitoring, troubleshooting and continuous performance improvement of APC and Advanced Applications to achieve maximum benefits.
Develop comprehensive KPI’s for APC and Base Layer Process Control applications, and ensure the KPI’s are maintained, regularly updated and reported.
Provide day-to-day technical support to operations for unit performance campaign, and resolving complex process and control issues.
Work closely with key stakeholders to ensure applications are adequately advocated and benefits are appropriately supported.
Design, modify and tune base layer controls.
Work closely with Operations and Process Engineering to provide shutdown and start-up operational support.
Support RTO Engineer for the development and maintenance of real-time optimization and DataRec applications.
Provide control input to capital project development. Provide control support to alarm settings, Turnaround, HAZOP and risk assessments.
Responsible for Operator training for APC and Advanced Applications.


Must have legal requirement to work in Canada on a full time basis for anyone other than their current employer.
B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering.
Masters or Ph.D. degree in Process Control or Optimization.
Eligible to PEO Professional Engineer accreditation.
Solid background in engineering. 3+ years of experience is preferred.

Skills in the following areas would be relevant for the position:

Experience with commercial Model-Based Predictive Control systems, such as SMOC, Profit Controller or DMC.
Operating plant experience in an oil refinery or petro-chemicals facility.
Process engineering – Sound understanding of unit operations, in particular distillation, hydrocracking, catalytic cracking, catalytic reforming.
Hands-on experience with a DCS system, preferably Foxboro or Honeywell.
Refinery economics – Understanding of refinery stream valuation principle and practice.
Ability to determine economic objectives for a process unit and the impact on the whole refinery.

Soft skills include:

Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent collaboration and team working skills.
Adapting to change.

Number of Vacancies: 1

Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.

Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies around the world.

The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorized Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand.

Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline Date:15.05.2013
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