Senior Automation Specialist – Calgary

Advance your career with an organization that values teamwork and is passionate about the work we do and the people who do it! Crimson Engineering is looking for a Senior Automation Specialist to provide project support by being directly involved in the design, programming, testing, troubleshooting of automation equipment and systems.

Who we are:

At the Crimson Group, we provide our clients with high-value automation, instrumentation, electrical design, and process operation solutions.  With the capabilities of a large enterprise, and the agility and responsiveness of a small company, we are a customer-focused provider of automation and integrated solutions. Crimson Group provides total integration of design, project management, panel manufacturing, installation/commissioning, maintenance, and repair for North America and select international markets. 

What we Offer:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Comprehensive benefit package.
  • An environment of continuous learning with the opportunity to enhance your skills & experience and grow within the organization.
  • The opportunity to participate in charitable events through our charity, RedTail Community Foundation.

What you will be Doing:

  • Completing field ticketing approvals.
  • PLC/HMI/Scada program development and testing.
  • FAT, commissioning, and field service.
  • Creation of technical documentation (control narratives, test procedures, user manuals, installation/ commissioning manuals, etc.).
  • Instrumentation, electrical and control system design support.
  • Provide support to project managers with a solid understanding of project execution procedures and functions such as scheduling, budget development and maintenance and scope tracking.
  • Integrated testing with project teams in simulated environments in the office.

Your Skills and Qualifications:

  • 5 + years PLC/HMI design and programming experience in the oil and gas industry.
  • VT SCADA Expert.
  • PLC programming experience with one or more of the following vendor systems: Wonderware, Rockwell Allen Bradley, GE, Siemens, Horner.
  • HMI programming experience with one or more of the following vendor systems: Wonderware System Platform, Rockwell Factory Talk SE, Factory Link, Citect, Telvent, etc.
  • Experience with on-site commissioning and start-up.
  • Understanding of industrial environments, engineering, and production processes.
  • PLC/HMI troubleshooting and debugging experience.
  • Excellent English, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License and clean abstract.
  • Strong troubleshooting, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Quick learner; able to adapt to new technologies rapidly.
  • A structured approach to problem solving and project execution with the ability to plan, prioritize, and work under pressure to meet expectations and deadlines.
  • Ability to work successfully both individually and within team environments.
  • Highly motivated & ability to conduct themselves in a professional manner.
  • Focus on client service.
  • Be a result driven individual who takes ownership of problems and sees them through to completion.
  • Must possess a high level of attention to detail.
  • Works well in a constantly changing environment.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following experience:

  • Control system design.
  • Wonderware System Platform Training.
  • Gas Turbine and rotating equipment control system design and/or operating experience.
  • Previous experience in the natural gas processing industry within a related technical field.
  • Familiarity with IT/Networking and database applications.
  • Aptitude for Programming (C, C#, VBA, SQL or other languages).


Working Conditions:

Ability to travel and work away from home upwards of 50% of the time.