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Senior Automation Engineer

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The Technical Support Division Upstream is currently seeking a Senior Automation Engineer. The key objective of the Senior Automation Engineer is to set up the Automation Group and build competency within the organization. The Automation group will play a key role in supporting the digital transformation of a Brownfield Asset into a digital oil field. Furthermore, the Senior Engineer will set up and implement programs to increase skill level of the organization in Automation domain.

Tasks & responsibilities
  • Provide the necessary support to the Operating Areas and the Technical Department;
  • Participate in any new projects involving automatic process controls, automated safety and shutdown systems, site-wide monitoring SCADAs, used to control or monitor the process operations, to ensure that these systems are commissioned and start-up according to design;
  • Responsible to maintain and support all SCADAs (hardware and software), programmable logic controllers, and automatic pump control logic systems;
  • Support Operations and Technical personnel on process automation (monitoring and control) issues;
  • Troubleshoot all local and remote PLCs, VFDs, pump logics and heater firing controls and heater safety systems;
  • Act as the custodian for all automated safety systems in the plant;
  • Prepare functional requirements of new automated monitoring and control Systems;
  • Participate in all P&ID reviews, HAZOP studies, and SIL analysis studies related to process controls and automated safety system;
  • Participate in all P&ID reviews, HAZOP studies, and SIL analysis studies related to process controls and automated safety system;
  • Maintain all data acquisition servers of the SCADA systems. The long-term historian servers such as PI should be maintained by ICT;
  • Succession Planning: The Senior Automation Engineer shall identify potential candidates within the organization, coach them to fill the role once the expat leaves;
  • Set up and implement program to increase skill level of the organization in Automation.

Requirements Senior Automation Engineer

  • A degree in Electrical Engineering or Electronics is preferred;
  • A minimum of 10 years relevant experience preferably in the oil & gas sector in the Automation domain;
  • Troubleshooting skills and knowledgeable of the engineering standards used in the automation field;
  • Knowledge of electronic, mechanical, electrical plumbing, medium and low-voltage systems;
  • Knowledge of safety standards and safety systems such as emergency shutdown systems and process control equipment;
  • Experience working with Allen Bradley & Siemens PLC is a plus;
  • Experience working in fields with EOR systems and cyclic steam stimulation is a plus;
  • Good oral and written language skills in English;
  • Strong influencing skills with the ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment.



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