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Process Control Systems Network Technologist -Engineer

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Date: May 24, 2021

Location: Lima, Ohio, United States

Company: Husky Energy

Posting End Date:  JUNE 20, 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

The Process Control Systems Technologist/Engineer maintains Cybersecurity of the Process Controls network.  Technologist/Engineer also provides Industrial Controls System support and manages the network administration.   This position works closely with others in the Controls group, Operations, Process Engineering and other maintenance personnel. 


The Process Control Systems Technologist/Engineer also provides after-hours maintenance for the Industrial Controls Systems network hardware and software, including DCS hardware and software.  The engineer may have a lead or supporting role during Plant Turnarounds.


Core Responsibilities

  • Industrial Controls Systems Cybersecurity

  • Management of hardware, software and access inventory

  • Manage WSUS and EPO systems.

  • Patch management for the ICS network (Windows and applications). Reviews patches for criticality, develops patching strategy, ensure patching compliance

  • Manage system backup configuration, implementation and verification

  • User account management

  • Backup and recovery of system hardware and software

  • Disaster recovery and business continuity planning

  • Management of cybersecurity audits and evaluation of cybersecurity metrics

  • Oversee methodologies to identify and assess cybersecurity risk throughout the site life cycle (e.g. capital projects, operate and maintain, periodic cyber hazard & vulnerability revalidations

  • Manage Process Controls Applications

  • Ensure that they run reliably

  • Troubleshoot any issues

  • Install patches as needed

  • Manage licenses and upgrade schedules

  • Responsible for upgrades

  • Manage the Industrial Controls System network domains

  • Assist with troubleshooting of network hardware, system and application software.  Includes occasional after-hours on-site support.

  • Assist with installation and configuration of network devices, including switches, routes and firewalls. 

  • Participates in the review of justification for the addition of new connections or expansion of the Industrial Controls System network.

  • Supports design of networks - works with end users to determine access of data from networks and how data will be transferred securely.

  • Communication and Documentation

    • Provide high-quality written documentation on Network Architecture drawings, zone and conduit drawings, software installation and usage documentation.

    • Provide Process Controls team with documentation on system and software implementation and Refinery users with documentation of access to applications.

    • Effective preparation and delivery of presentations including good facilitation skills.

  • Interact with contractor(s), providing direction, support and feedback as necessary to accomplish departmental and company goals and objectives.

    • Establish and maintain good working relationships.

  • Responsible for following all safety policies and guidelines as established by Husky Energy and the LRC.

    • Participate in or lead Process Safety Management (PSM) meetings (MOC, HAZOP, High level and detailed risk assessments, Job Cyber Analysis, etc.).

    • Maintain a clean and safe work environment including active participation in monthly Safety Meetings.

  • Work effectively and cooperatively with all levels of personnel at the Lima Refinery, establishing and maintaining good interpersonal relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.



  • 5 yrs of Network Administration, programming, and/or information systems security

  • Honeywell Systems Software Management (PHD, Experion)

  • Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Lead

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience directly related to Industrial Controls Systems networks.

  • Participation in MOC and Hazop reviews

  • Honeywell System (Network) Management

  • Developing capital and expense budgets

  • Excellent technical skills and experience in:

    • Windows Network Administration (Active Directory & DNS)

    • Cisco switches and networking

    • WSUS and Antivirus software

    • Backup software (Acronis preferred)

  • Network Monitoring software (Solarwinds preferred)

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills

  • Working knowledge of

  • Honeywell PHD

  • PI OSI

  • Alarm Management Systems

  • Working knowledge of

  • Industrial Control System Network

  • IEC 62443-2-1, IEC 62443-2-4, and IEC 62443-3-3 cyber standards

  • ISA TR84.00.09

  • IEC 61511 functional safety standard

  • IEC 62682 alarm management standard

  • Current ICS cyber threat landscape

  • Working knowledge of management of Honeywell and Cisco networks in an Industrial Controls System environment

  • Working knowledge of Process Control application software such as process historian and alarm management

  • Ability to determine work priorities by evaluating the relative risk of problems and benefits of implementing improvements.

  • Well-developed communication and presentation skills to clearly convey both factual and conceptual information requiring detailed explanation and interpretation to staff, professional and business groups.  This includes written and verbal communication.

  • Possess superior analytical skills to identify key issues based on relevant data and provide appropriate solutions/recommendations.

  • Proven ability to work in a team environment dealing with people from various disciplines to achieve goals, and to identify and resolve problems.


Education & Professional Designations

  • Associate's or Bachelor's Engineering Degree in Electrical, Electronics, Engineering Technology or Controls is required.
  • Cisco CCNA Certification

  • CompTIA Security Certificate

  • CSP (IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Practitioner) Certification

  • CACS Certified Automation Cybersecurity Specialist

  • CACE Certified Automation Cybersecurity Expert


Working Conditions

  • You may be required to work in a wide variety of conditions due to the nature of the operation (working at heights, in confined spaces, with noise, in extreme weather conditions).
  • The position will require being on-call.


Safety Sensitive

  • Safety Sensitive: Yes
  • As this position has been identified as safety sensitive, employment of a final candidate selected for this position will be conditional upon successful completion of required pre-employment medical and drug/alcohol assessment.


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.