Control Systems Technologist/Engineer

Position Summary :

The role of the Control Systems Technologist/Engineer is to design and implement control systems to facilitate engineered and fabricated oil and gas production equipment.

Duties & Responsibilities :

  • Design and implement plant control systems.
  • Programming the control systems.
  • Ensure the control systems will be functional prior to their departure from the TDE shop.
  • Specifying, selecting, and purchasing control panels or components for gas processing equipment.
  • Involves the extensive inter-discipline co-ordination during design / engineering.
  • Co-ordinate the work between office, shop and provide the assistance during the construction and commissioning.
  • Develop and review the P&IDs, cause & effect diagrams, alarm & trip setpoint list, control loop narrative.
  • Design, select and purchase of control systems and software for assigned projects.
  • Create and maintain the control system architecture, I/O list & data mapping, instrument wiring diagrams and logic diagrams.
  • Read the process flow diagrams, heat & material balances, hazardous area classification drawings, plant and piping layouts, piping isometrics, vessels/process equipment datasheets etc.
  • Calculate the power and other required utility for control design.
  • Program the interface between DCS & PLC systems and coordinate the design with MMI programmer to ensure the smooth interfacing.
  • Troubleshoot and test the Control panels and BMS panels.
  • Design and configure the graphical interfaces, trends, alarms, logs and screen hierarchies.
  • Design and configuration of control hardware, and logic for factory acceptance tests.
  • Provide the technical assistance to other disciplines in Controls.
  • Provide progress updates to project engineer and / or engineering management.
  • Pre-commission the skids to verify field device through to DCS / PLC and relay logic prior to shipping to reduce on-site problems.
  • Participate in on-site field startups when necessary.


  • Minimum 2 years experience in a mid-sized fabrication company
  • Minimum 5 years experience working as a designer/Engineer in Oil & Gas Industry.
  • Proficiency in the use of Computer-Aided Engineering Software in an engineering design.
  • Must be able to load the operating system on a computer workstation and load on the control system software and integrate the system onto a LAN without assistance.
  • Must have necessary skills and knowledge to program PLC and DCS systems.
  • Good analytical, engineering problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of various Instrumentation, PLC/DCS manufacturers and hardware.
  • Skills in ACAD and E-Plan software would be an asset.
  • Experience with HAZOP, SIL, LOPA Studies would be asset.
  • Knowledge and experience applying codes and standards such as IEC, ATEX, CSA, NEC, ISA and IEC 61131-3.
  • Knowledge of Safety Integrity Level (SIL) and Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of various electrical components including MCCs, PLC panels, VFD’s, electrical switchgear and motors. Understanding of the methods required to make all these systems function together in an operating plant.
  • Proficient knowledge of industry best practices.
  • Proven ability to produce high quality work while facing competing priorities and strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritize activities and stay focused in a dynamic ever changing environment.
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop departmental “Key Performance Indicators”.
  • Knowledge of MS Office suite (emphasis on Word, PowerPoint, & Excel), Lotus Notes, Acrobat Pro, and other software systems.


  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills – must be able to interact successfully with all levels of staff, from Managers to Senior Executives, with a positive, enthusiastic attitude.
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity toward client engagements and confidentiality when interacting with TDE leadership.
  • Adaptability and the ability to handle ambiguity.


  • Diploma or degree from a technical institute or university specializing in Control systems design/engineering / Instrumentation / Electrical.
  • E.I.T. or P.Eng Designation would be asset.

TDE offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefit package as well as a positive work environment with opportunities for growth. If you are interested in this opportunity and feel your skills and experience will add value at TDE, please forward your cover letter and resume along with salary expectations to tdehr@thermodesign.com with Control Systems in the subject line.