CSU Process Control Specialist

Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada

Job Reference 1243035

Location Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada

Industry Oil & Gas - LNG

Function Commissioning

Job Type Contract

Date Added May 9, 2024

Airswift is seeking a CSU Process Control Specialist to work with one of our major clients in the Oil & Gas industry in Kitimat, BC. This is a 1-year contract with the possibility of extension.


About the Role

The purpose of the CSU Support - Process Control Specialist Engineer is to support process control and safeguarding functionality for safe, reliable and efficient operation of the company's facilities in Commissioning and Start-up phases allowing to further fully sustain in the Operate phase. This includes - controller performance improvement, tuning and systematic plant troubleshooting. Culture of continuous improvement as well as technological improvements for performance enhancement for the entire facility will be a differentiator.


To be successful, you will have:

  • University degree or equivalent in Control Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical engineering, Applied Physics or Mathematics and 5+ years of relevant industry experience with demonstrated process control skills and relevant competencies.
  • Participated in process control projects and process control CSU activities
  • 2+ years of Yokogawa Centum VP and Yokogawa ProSafe experience.
  • Wider appreciation of Gas/LNG business processes and principles and experience in a Gas/LNG Major Project is an advantage.
  • Ability to contribute to decision support and assurance as well as organizing and/or carrying out hands on technical evaluations.
  • Sound systematic approach to technical and multi-disciplinary challenges. Strong analytical abilities having knowledge of engineering tools and simulations etc.
  • Able to integrate projects and initiatives while managing inter-cultural sensitivities and leveraging D&I. Communicate with internal and external interfaces with strong spoken and written communication skills.


This role requires that you:

  • Live and work in beautiful Kitimat, BC.
  • During CSU Phase work in Kitimat: 50 Hrs. per week, 10hr days, which may need to be extended to 12-hour day/night shift during critical start-up activities.
  • Are willing to comply with company's drug-free and harassment-free work environment and comply with all safety policies and procedures.
  • Undergo a pre-placement medical assessment of your fitness for duty, a background check and Pre-Site Access testing for alcohol and specified drugs.
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada (i.e., by way of Canadian citizenship, permanent residency, or valid work permit)
  • Know that as part of the company's commitment to protect the health and safety of its personnel and the communities in which it operates, requiring all Canada-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The company will consider accommodation requests from individuals in accordance with applicable human rights legislation.

Work Location: Kitimat

  • Hours of Work: 50 Hrs. per week, 10hr days, which may need to be extended to 12-hour day/night shift during critical start-up activities.
  • Living arrangements: Camp accommodation will be provided in Kitimat
  • Normal working pattern: 10 hours/day x 5 days per week
  • Shift pattern to support critical start-up activities: 12 hours per shift to align with team shift pattern, 7D - 7N - 4 Break. Start of shift will be communicated closer to critical start-up activities.
  • Start-date of position: ASAP.


You will use your expertise to:

In Execute Phase

  • Support operations and other interfaces on control and safeguarding schemes whenever needed.
  • Support process control activities such as Online modifications (Tuning, configuration changes etc.), Trip investigation & trouble shooting, Alarm management support (setting and priority change), static & state base suppression logic groups fixing e.g., adding additional tags, to minimize alarm flooding etc., DCS HMI corrections, creating trend groups, PI tag creation, Controller performance monitoring for handed over systems, Compressor surge testing and start up support, Changing protective controller set points.
  • Support Process Control Technical Authorities in functional and detailed design, development, testing, safe and smooth implementation of MOC’s with process control and safeguarding scope as needed.
  • Proactively get involved in the CSU and ramp up related activities while being an active members of ADT (Asset Delivery Team) when asked.
  • Provide high quality support for process control and improvement of control and safeguarding systems for the company and interfaces.
  • Deliver process control aspects of the company in accordance with project HSE, technical standards, quality standards and procedures as defined in Contract and Project Specification, during design, construction, commissioning and start-up.
  • Optimize processes via all the techniques to improve controllerperformance. Pay special attention to control loop tests and tuning as well as putting Engineering Training Simulator to test (ETS) and position it as a scenario assessment tool.
  • Review the process control content of plant modifications/changes as well as instrument trip/alarm settings such that plant integrity remains ensured and design objectives are met.
  • Ensure documents, i.e. control and IPF narratives, system functional design specifications, etc., are maintained and as-built comments are accurately kept. Participate in required HSE activities (audits, meetings, etc.) and demonstrate (by example) safe work practices and procedures to the contractors at all times.
  • Support the implementation of control and safeguarding functionality in DCS, SGS and FGS systems.


What are the attributes needed to do a great job:

  • Demonstrate deep appreciation and commitment towards Technical safety.
  • Display a strong positive attitude to manage change and improvement in our dynamic processes, ways of working and our overall performance as we evolve through the CSURU (Commissioning, startup and ramp up) phases.
  • Develop strong working relationships within and outside your team, stakeholders to boost co-operation and a One Team approach transcending into multi-disciplinary integration.
  • Utilize flexible and incremental innovation thinking with well-developed problem solving skills.
  • Have courage to hold strong to views when challenged or challenging others with clear value drivers to preserve long-term asset value.

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