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Process Controls Engineer

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Date: Oct 8, 2021

Location: Lima, Ohio, United States

Company: Husky Energy

Posting End Date:  Friday October 22, 2021

Posting will expire at 11:59 pm local time.


On January 1, 2021, Husky and Cenovus combined to form a resilient integrated energy leader. Husky is now part of the Cenovus group of companies.


One of Husky’s advantages is that we are an integrated oil and gas company. From exploration to development, production, refining and marketing, we’ve got it all! Combine this with a range of learning and development tools and an inclusive work environment, and you are well-positioned for a successful career at Husky.


We have training, mentoring and career development programs and resources to help you develop both personally and professionally – as an employee or a leader. We offer many internal leadership and business skills courses along with tuition reimbursement programs for qualified employees. Every year, a significant number of our employees are able to take on new roles within the company thanks to our strong focus on hands-on learning and development.


Job Summary 

This position is responsible for interfacing with Capital Projects group and providing the controls support regarding DCS hardware requirements, graphics, alarm rationalization and software configuration/ supervision of contractors.  This position allows the project engineers to have one contact and allows the Process Controls engineers and systems engineer to concentrate on Controls support and development of improved controls strategies.


Core Responsibilities

  • Participate in project Hazops
  • Develop design of complex control strategies, keeping them similar to current strategies currently employed in the refinery
  • Identify any DCS/network infrastructure modifications and additions required for the project
  • Ensure cybersecurity hazard review is completed
  • Participate in design of any infrastructure modifications and additions
  • Responsible for assigning tag numbers and DCS I/O.
  • Identify any additional hardware and/or software licensing needs
  • Develop DCS tag database from Instrument index to be provided to DCS contractor for DCS configuration and operator graphics development
  • Support the DCS contractor(s) to develop new and modified operator graphics
  • Work with DCS contractor to develop, integrate, manage, and implement various DCS databases points, alarms, assets, SCADA data, alarm groups, operator menus, PHD/PI data, and PI graphics.
  • Lead alarm rationalization
  • Obtain alarm data required for alarm rationalization
  • Responsible for the accuracy of data imputed into the alarm database(s)
  • Identify and implement advanced alarm strategies
  • Responsible for the test DCS configuration during FATs and SATs
  • Assist start-up support, including of control loops
  • Complete post project cleanup of the control system



  • 3+ years’ experience in Process Controls is required
  • Experience with DCS/controls project support to Capital Projects is desired
  • Experience with configuration of Honeywell Experion C-300 and HPMs controls and graphics is desired
  • Experience with Honeywell DCS hardware/software troubleshooting and maintenance is desired
  • 5+ years’ experience in refinery/chemical industry is desired
  • Hazop/LOPA experience
  • Experience in development and commissioning Safety Instrumented Systems


Education & Professional Designations

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical/Electrical Engineer or equivalent
  • Cybersecurity training/certification is an asset
  • Alarm Management training is an asset
  • SIS training/certification is an asset



  • Must be legally eligible to work in the United States
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and with others in team environment.
  • Good writing and verbal communication skills


Working Conditions

  • This position is located at our Lima, OH Refinery
  • Limited lifting (<50 lbs)
  • Limited travel


Safety Sensitive

  • Safety Sensitive:   Yes  


Organizational Competencies

  • Drives for Results
  • Forward Thinking
  • Change Agility
  • Develops Potential
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Works Collaboratively




Please note that pre-employment background checks are pre-conditions to Husky employment offers and must be completed successfully before you are confirmed to start with Husky.


Husky Energy is an affirmative action employer and we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, veteran status, or other personal or physical characteristics protected by law.


Husky Energy is an integrated Canadian energy company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.  The Company operates Upstream and Downstream business segments, with operations in Canada, the United States, China and Indonesia. 


Husky's balanced growth strategy focuses on consistent execution, disciplined financial management and safe and reliable operations.