Controls and Automation Lead

REAL Recruitment is looking for Controls and Automation Lead for our Calgary based Engineering client. This is a rotation role.  The successful candidate has experience in the development of medium-to-large sized projects in highly demanding locations such as, oil and gas offshore platforms, oil sand facilities, refineries, chemical facilities and mass production plants. This role is a rotation in and out of west Texas or New Mexico (2 weeks Out / 2 weeks In at client’s office.)  The position requires ability to work collaboratively with clients, controls and automation team members and other disciplines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Technical lead for conceptual and detailed controls and automation designs.
  • Develop, design, and submit DCS control strategy to interface with existing PLC systems
  • Develop an inspection and test plan for all control strategies
  • Provide site support for inspection, calibration, and functional test of critical control loops
  • Conceptual and detailed design of control networks
  • Preparing project drawings submittals for client evaluations
  • Coordinating with PMs and engineering team
  • Coordinating with engineers and project managers.
  • Knowledgeable on automation products, systems services and technically accurate. Control panel review, design and development for various Industrial process control systems.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to work, timely and accurate.

Key Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in controls & automation in the oil and gas and heavy industrial sector
  • Experience leading a team of 3 – 5 people
  • Degree Electrical or Instrumentation Engineering
  • Knowledge of hazardous area electrical systems 
  • Experience with programmable logic controllers (PLC)
    • Allen-Bradley
    • Siemens SIMATIC
    • Modicom
    • Emerson Delta V
  • Experience with distributed control systems (DCS) platforms
    • Wonderware FactorySuite industrial supervisory software
    • Delta V
    • Honeywell Experion


Please upload your CV in PDF, DOC, DOCX or TXT format.


Contact Us



• Phone: 403-835-5816
• Email:


5 + 7 =

Share This

Share This

Share this post with your friends!