Control Systems Engineer

  • Company: Braya
  • Job id: ControlSystems-0314CB

Job Description

Job Title: Control Systems Engineer

Classification: Permanent

Department: Technical Services

Reporting to: IT and DCS Team Lead

Location: 1 Refinery Rd, Box 40

Come By Chance, NL A0B 1N0

Language: English

Join Our Team

We've proudly remained a vital employer to Newfoundland and Labrador for the past 30 years. Diversity and inclusion are essential to our business. One of our key strengths as a Company is the diverse range of people we employ, reflecting the range of countries, cultures, and contexts that represent the global nature of our business.

Our refinery is a newly repurposed plant in Come by Chance, Newfoundland. The refinery's strategic location enables us to source low-carbon intensity feedstocks from anywhere in the world while delivering sustainable fuels to low-carbon markets.

We are one of the world's most significant renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel production facilities in the world. We are poised to meet the growing global demand for renewable fuels.

Join our highly skilled team and become leaders in a world-class production facility

Control Systems Engineer

Reporting to the IT & Distributed Control System (DCS) Team Lead, the Control Systems Engineer is required to ensure the health and functionality of the ABB control system. The successful candidate will perform all the functions concerned with the health of the ABB 800xA hardware and software including the Refinery's basic control systems and related projects.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Interacting with Operations and our projects group to ensure that basic control strategies meet the requirements of Operations and our Process Engineers
  • Working closely with control room operators to both provide information and receive feedback for correction of problems or improvements
  • Supporting APC activities
  • Striving to keep the DCS system components running with 100% up time
  • Ensuring that the system software is current and that any problems are of minimal impact to the system
  • Taking the lead role in the carrying out of all system modifications and updates
  • Provide day to day support and troubleshooting of the refinery control systems
  • Oversee any third parties providing local or remote support
  • Identify scope and implement control systems improvement projects
  • Support turnaround team with subject matter expertise for the scoping of the control systems jobs
  • Support capital projects with the project scopes, cost estimates and also support design and construction


  • Minimum of 5 years control systems experience as a qualified control systems engineer in renewable fuels, petroleum refining, petrochemical or similar industry (preference given to candidates with 7-10 years' experience)
  • Bachelor's degree in Instrumentation & Control system engineering, Chemical engineering, Electrical/Electronics engineering, or equivalent specific process control specialist experience in a plant environment
  • Professional Engineer designation or eligibility to register
  • Experience with ABB 800xA control system is required
  • Experience in control systems commissioning and project related (Control systems design, engineering, FAT, SAT etc.) work is preferred
  • Experience with networking, network configuration and computer security is considered an asset
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Proven communication and collaboration skills
  • Able to work with all levels of management to determine upcoming scopes of work and identify departmental requirements
  • Manage licenses and renewals of IT hardware and software
  • Able to maintain professional demeanor under pressure
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Well-developed organizational and time management skills

Physical Demands

By applying for this job, you acknowledge and understand that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):

  • Sitting for long periods of time
  • Tight deadlines
  • Repetitive movements
  • Regularly lifts/moves object up to 15 lbs
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment
  • Multitasking and management of competing priorities
  • Consulting with various organizational departments

Here are some of the many perks of working with us:

  • We offer a competitive salary that will be reviewed annually and increased as appropriate based on various factors
  • Comprehensive Flexible Benefits including Health and Dental, Life insurance
  • Company Pension Plan with employer matched contributions
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Plans
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • On-site parking
  • Potential for Hybrid work schedule
  • Employee appreciation events
  • Potential for Bonus entitlement, based on individual and company performance
  • Complimentary company shuttle from Refinery to St. John's and back daily (Employee is responsible for transportation if bus is not operating)
  • ***** may change at companies' discretion

Braya is committed to Employment Equity. Accommodations during the recruitment process are available upon request for candidates with disabilities.

If you feel you have the knowledge, skills, and qualifications to be a Braya Renewable Fuels employee, send your resume

Competition Number: ControlSystems-0314CB
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