Automation Specialist - Edmonton

Automation Specialist - Edmonton




1103 Parsons Road Southwest, Edmonton, AB, Canada


Automation, DeltaV, PLC, Enginerering

Date Posted

September 22, 2022


About Magna:
Magna IV Engineering is a Power & Automation services firm established in 1982 in Edmonton, Alberta.  Since this time, Magna IV has grown steadily and now has offices in both North and South America and has completed projects in six continents.

Magna IV has become the Canadian leader in the delivery of engineering and technical field services to the electrical power automation and control systems sectors and is one of the largest single source Power and Automation Solutions provider firms in Canada. We provide a wide range of services to different industry sectors relating to power, and automation systems including Engineering, Project Management, Field Testing & Commissioning, Design-Build, Maintenance and on-site support services.

The growth and success of Magna IV is attributed to our talented teams of Engineers, Technologists, Power System Electricians, and other Professionals who are committed to delivering superior client service through practical engineering and field services solutions.  We are always on the lookout for client focused, dedicated, and motivated individuals to join our team. We will provide you with a rewarding place to work, training, opportunities and the support needed for you to succeed, and grow.

This is a unique career opportunity for individuals who strive to work within leading multi-disciplinary team with exposure to both Power and Automation systems. This position will provide an opportunity to gain experience in the lifecycle of power and automation systems from FEED stages through detailed design, implementation, commissioning and ongoing operations support.

Career Opportunity:
We have an exciting opportunity for an Automation Specialist with focus on DCS and PLC systems within our Edmonton Automation team.  Reporting to the Automation Manager, the successful candidate will be accountable to provide Engineering and Field support primarily on DeltaV and ControlLogix configuration and graphic design. Experience on other Automation systems such as Wonderware, Modicon, Honeywell, Foxboro, or Siemens would be an asset.


  • Design and implement automation systems for both green field and brown field projects with ability to provide necessary deliverables to upgrade/migrate and expand existing systems

  • Configuration including configuration of control strategies, interpret control narrative and configure control loops consisting of simple, medium complexity, and high complexity loops

  • Program shutdown keys, and Safety Instrumented Functions (SIFs)

  • Confidently work with various brands of DCS, PLC, and SCADA systems

  • Implement best practices to optimize plant operations

  • Independently carry out client witnessed acceptance testing for software and hardware

  • Loop checks and tuning

  • Third party interface testing

  • Interface with third party products (PLCs, HMIs, OPC Clients, Historians)

  • Interface with clients to manage client expectations

  • Support instrumentation and network team for testing and troubleshooting

  • Support sales and proposals team and participate in bid preparation

  • Support customer visits with business development teams to help create new business

  • Provide Superior Client Experiences to assist in maintaining the trusted partner relationship with clients and other business partners

  • Complete projects on time, within budget and with exceptional quality

  • Partner with cross functional teams to meet client needs

  • Complete technical report writing

  • Interact with clients and colleagues in a courteous and professional manner

  • Site rotations as required

  • Travel 25-50% of the year based on project requirements

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of DeltaV DCS and Rockwell ControlLogix

  • Instrumentation Engineering Technologist Diploma or B.Sc. in Systems Engineering, Process or Electrical Engineering (emphasis on Process Control would be an asset)

  • Experience in process simulation software would be an asset

  • Demonstrated experience/familiarity with one or all of the following systems would be an asset: Honewell, Schneider/Modicon, Siemens, Wonderware

  • Working knowledge of other makes of DCS, PLC, and SCADA systems would be an asset

  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision as well as within a team environment

  • Ability to support Electrical and network design teams in developing the full automation architecture including third party interfacing

  • Strong technical/computer background

  • Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities and assignments

  • Advanced planning and organizational skills

  • Excellent time management skills with attention to detail

  • Team player with excellent communication skills both written and verbal

  • A positive, “can-do” attitude

  • Willingness to travel; valid Class 5 driver license required

  • Ability and willingness to travel nationally and internationally

Benefits of working at Magna IV:
At Magna IV, we genuinely care about our people and we want to set you up for success with opportunities for career advancement both locally & nationally.

Our employees enjoy a competitive salary and benefits that includes extensive health & dental coverage, Group RRSP program, social & community events and much more!

Please apply by sending your resume directly to

We thank all interested applicants however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

About us

Magna IV Engineering is a power & automation solutions provider, founded in 1982. We are specialists in Electrical Engineering, Automation Solutions, and Technical Field Services.

Our focus and robust team composition enables us to deliver superior client experiences across a host of industry segments. Some of our clients have been seeking our expertise since our inception.


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