SCADA Specialist

Date: Sep 2, 2022

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Company: Trans Mountain

Trans Mountain operates Canada’s only pipeline system transporting oil products to the West Coast. We deliver approximately 300,000 barrels of petroleum products each day through 1,150 kilometres of pipeline in Alberta and British Columbia, and 111 kilometres of pipeline in Washington state.


As the SCADA Specialist with Trans Mountain, you’ll have the opportunity to work with an innovative and creative group of information technology professionals.  This position is based in our Edmonton office and is not available for remote work.  


Reporting to the Manager, SCADA and Measurement Applications, the SCADA specialist will support and maintain the SCADA & Measurement applications which provide centralized remote operation of multiple pipeline and terminal facilities in accordance with Trans Mountain SCADA policies, procedures, and standards.


Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain control center SCADA application and it’s associated software interfaces
  • Work with operations and the control centre personnel as needed to ensure that data is correctly and effectively integrated into all operations applications for database, display, reporting, control and interfacing with other systems.
  • Conduct Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT), provide on-site startup of control systems and hardware and software support
  • Coordinate and work closely with Automation Engineering to ensure process control systems and SCADA work together to provide functional and safe control to the pipeline operations
  • Participates with IT infrastructure personnel to review system maintenance, diagnose problems, and assist with hardware issues
  • Writes development procedures, downloads procedures, start-up and checkout procedures
  • Participate in a weekly 24x7 on-call rotation with other team members


Desired Qualifications and Experience

  • Completed degree/diploma in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field.
  • 5+ years working with SCADA systems or process control
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot complex problems and make sound decisions
  • Ability to work independently


Experience in the following areas would be considered an asset

  • Knowledge of GeoSCADA application 
  • Experience in SQL or
  • Familiarity with IT and SCADA system architectural standards
  • Knowledge of SCADA communication protocols
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications


We Build Careers and Pipelines That Last

Our story is about determination, resourcefulness and resilience. It’s about charting our own course, finding innovative solutions to challenging problems and doing the right thing. It was true when Trans Mountain became a company in 1951 and it’s just as true today. We welcome new members to our team that embrace the qualities in our story, that thrive on the new path and directions we take.  Our culture is one of care and taking our responsibilities seriously. If you would like to contribute to our culture, then join our journey.


A Rewarding Opportunity. We offer:

  • A competitive compensation program.
  • A flexible benefits package.
  • A pension and a savings plan.


In keeping with Trans Mountain’s commitment to maximize benefits for communities, priority will be given to qualified candidates from Indigenous, local and regional communities along the Trans Mountain existing, and expansion, pipeline corridor.


In Alberta, the existing pipeline system spans the traditional territories of Treaty 6, 7 and 8, and the Métis Nation of Alberta (Zone 4).


In British Columbia, the system crosses the traditional territories of numerous First Nations that are affiliated with the Secwepemc, Dakelh (Carrier), Nlaka'pamux, Syilx/Okanagan, Interior and Coast Salish, Stó:lo, as well as the Métis.

Trans Mountain also operates through 15 First Nation Reserves located within the region spanning the BC interior through Fraser Valley.


Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trans Mountain is committed to supporting diversity and individual differences.  The diverse viewpoints and cultural knowledge that our employees bring to work enrich our organization’s collective cultural understanding, which is reflected in the work we do every day.  Trans Mountain welcomes new team members from traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, Indigenous Peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities.