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Shell Safety Instrumented System Specialist - Fort Saskatchewan, AB in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta


Job Title:

Safety Instrumented System Specialist - Fort Saskatchewan, AB

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Job Description:

Seeking one SIS Specialist to support the Refinery PACO team. In collaboration with the SIS Focal, the SIS Specialist is accountable for the integrity, reliability and operability of all instrumentation and control designs that are specific to the Safety Instrumented System (SIS) for the site. The SIS Specialist will support Technical, Maintenance & Production departments on SIS matters to ensure safe, reliable & efficient operation and compliance to Shell and Industry standards.


  • Lead engineering activities covering all aspects of the Safety Instrumented System, ensuring safe, reliable operation.

  • Engage and collaboratively work with the site Maintenance, and Production departments to ensure maintenance and testing of the SIS system, in accordance with Shell AMS work processes and industry standards.

  • Collaborate with SIS Site focal on collecting and reporting KPIs and statistics as required by Shell Global standards.

  • Author and implement plant changes (MOC) Specific to SIS.

  • Support failure analysis and causal investigation of SIS instrumentation and control failures or incidents.

  • Provide mentoring, advice, leadership, auditing and design, of SIS instrumentation and control activities to all departments.

  • Network with other sites and company personnel to maintain a high quality of work and proactively prevent problems related to SIS hardware and software.

  • Provide leadership and training for maintenance personnel in the instrumentation discipline (SIS focus).

  • Actively support SIS instrumentation equipment upgrades and replacement planning.

  • Manage the Turnaround SIS instrumentation plan and work list for assigned areas.

  • Actively support implementation of SIS testing and MOC work during turnarounds.

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Proc Automation,Control & Opt

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Employment Type:

Full Time

Company Description:

In Canada, we do everything from exploring for oil and gas, to refining and manufacturing, to discovering new ways to reduce emissions, to delivering fuels to our customers from coast to coast.

We have many successful businesses and projects across Canada, including:

  • a strong and rapidly growing Upstream business built around the Montney and the Duvernay shale plays, on a foundation of Foothills sour gas;

  • a successful Downstream business anchored in our Sarnia refinery (Ontario) and our Scotford refinery and upgrader (Alberta) as well as our two world-class petrochemicals plants near Edmonton;

  • a network of 1,300 retail sites across Canada – a vital point of connection for our customers to us – which makes us one of the pre-eminent fuel retailers in the country;

  • strong Aviation, Sulphur and Lubricants businesses;

  • an innovative Supply and Trading business;

  • a prospective LNG export project in Kitimat, B.C.

Canada is especially well-suited to offer lower carbon energy solutions thanks to our highly experienced workforce, our abundance of natural resources and supportive government policies. In Canada, Shell is actively exploring opportunities to invest in new fuels for transport, renewable power and customer solutions enabled by digital technology to lead the global movement towards cleaner energy.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential…

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply and we’ll take it from there.

  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.

  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.


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Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Work Location:

Scotford - Refinery


  • Professional qualifications: Eligible for Professional status from APEGGA as a P.Eng. or P.L.(Eng).

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as an Instrumentation Technologist or equivalent, preferably in a refinery/upgrader or large industrial facility.

  • Functional safety qualification such TUV certification

  • LOPA and SIL determination using approved risk assessment tool is an asset such SIFPro

  • SIF design and project implementation

  • Strong background in SIS systems and programming PLCs. Good knowledge of PLC Ladder logic and function block programming, and solid knowledge of the system support and troubleshooting of one of the SIS systems installed at Scotford

  • Familiarity with Burner Management Systems and Canadian Gas Code

  • Experience with testing and commissioning and troubleshooting program logic and field instrumentation.

  • Good knowledge of safe work practices and engineering obligations in an industrial environment including change management (MOC) work processes and procedures.

  • Familiarity with maintenance practices, project scope development, turn-around and long term planning.

  • Ability to analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve instrumentation and logic problems with maintenance and operations.

  • Ability to work effectively within a multi-discipline team environment consisting of Engineering, Projects, Maintenance, and Operations in order to manage engineering design work and troubleshooting.

  • Organized, thorough, and professional.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with peers and stakeholders.

City, State (if applicable):

Fort Saskatchewan, AB