Advanced Process Control Engineer-Fort Saskatchewan, AB in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Jobs & Careers – Experienced Professionals INPUT{ FONT-SIZE: 0.95em; FONT-FAMILY: Arial, 'MS Sans Serif' WIDTH: 180px} Jobs and Careers Shell Canada Energy Advanced Process Control Engineer-Fort Saskatchewan, AB Job ID: U27646 Location: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada At Shell, we are celebrating 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 an Advanced Process Control Engineer for our Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta location. Responsibilities: The Advanced Process Control (APC) Engineer is responsible for delivering APC and Advanced Application solutions to various process units in the Scotford Upgrader. The primary roles are to develop and maintain APC and Advanced Applications in the operating facilities,and provide day-to-day operational support for improved unit profitability and stability.The APC Engineer will also provide support to the Real-Time Optimization (RTO) applications/projects,and work closely with Instrumentation and Control team to provide support to base layer control system.The position reports to the APC & RTO Manager within the Technical Assurance Technology Department in the Scotford Upgrader.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 Advanced Applications for profitability,energy,stability,and environmental improvements. The applications include but not limited to SMOC,RQE,data analysis and statistical control (e.g. PCA and PLS),and other advanced applications that facilitate process start-up,operation,monitoring and optimization. Set up hardware and software platform for APC development and implementation,such as OPC servers. Provide daily monitoring,troubleshooting and continuous performance improvement of APC and Advanced Applications to achieve maximum benefits. Develop comprehensive KPI?s for APC and Advanced 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 APC and Advanced Application projects are adequately advocated and benefits are appropriately supported. Design,modify and tune base layer controls relevant to APC and Advanced Applications. Work closely with the Instrumentation and Control team 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 ISU,T/A,HAZOP and risk assessments. Responsible for Operator training for APC and Advanced Applications. Requirements: B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering or related areas. A M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree in Process Control or Optimization is an asset. Eligible to APEGGA Professional Engineer accreditation. Minimum 3 years Operating plant experience in an oil refinery or petro-chemicals facility. Experience with commercial Model-Based Predictive Control systems, such as SMOC, Profit Controller or DMC. Hands-on experience with a DCS system, preferably Foxboro or Honeywell. Effective interpersonal, communication and analytical skills. Demonstrated capability to work independently but yet participate as a member of a team. Can prioritize and manage expectations in the case of competing requests from stakeholders. Application Deadline: Thursday 27 September 2012 Number of Vacancies: 3 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 authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand. Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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