Advanced Process Controls Specialist (Calgary, AB, CA)

1 month ago 30

Requisition ID: 43721 

Job Category: Consulting; Engineering; Instrumentation & Controls 

Location: Calgary, AB, Canada 

With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we see challenges evolving in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff, with experience in over 150 countries, to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

Our Project Delivery Group (PDG) helps clients with world-class project delivery from studies to building assets, operating the assets, and developing efficiencies through our people, methodologies, governance, and systems. Our engineering and project management and construction disciplines ensure safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of projects globally across the metals and mining, infrastructure, and energy sectors.


Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Advanced Process Control (APC) Lead to join our Project Delivery Group (PDG) in Canada to lead our continued growth in APC as a differentiated service, for both nationally and internationally located projects.


The Control, Automation & Electrical Group is a Hatch global practice providing engineering design expertise to Hatch's metals and minerals, infrastructure and energy business units. Our capability spans through the whole project lifecycle comprising; scoping, conceptual design, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, basic and detailed engineering, construction, commissioning, sustaining capital works and project management.


We manage our clients’ entire project lifecycle from studies to building assets, operating the assets, and developing efficiencies.   Join our team and become part of a community that strives for positive change–providing the best solutions for our client's toughest challenges!  


Candidates are sought with experience in design, specification, plant testing, modelling, software configuration, commissioning, tuning, training and support of APC schemes.


 As the successful candidate, you will: 

  • Drive business development activities to grow the APC practice and secure independent projects.
  • Act as project manager and technical lead for APC projects and train/hire staff to grow the APC team
  • Design and implement Model Predictive Controllers (MPC) for brownfield and greenfield projects.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements at existing plants, develop plans to achieve them and see it through implementation.


You bring to the role: 

  • A degree in chemical, metallurgical or control engineering demonstrated experience and PEng status (or the experience necessary to attain this).  An advanced degree would be an advantage.
  • Familiar with major APC platforms (AspenTech DMC3/Plus, Honeywell Profit Controller, Rockwell Pavilion8, ABB Predict and Control, Invensys Connoisseur, etc.).
  • Experience in Model Predictive Controller (MPC) design/implementation, including commissioning and post-installation support
  • Experience with Intelligent Control (e.g. Fuzzy Logic) and Machine Learning (ML) algorithm design/implementation for control, including commissioning and post-installation support
  • Knowledge of, and experience in developing APC integration/interface code for latest generation base-layer control systems (e.g. plant DCS and PLC platforms such as Rockwell ControlLogix, Emerson DeltaV, Siemens S7, Modicon M580, etc.)
  • Experience in business case development and for industrial APC applications (e.g., statistical forecasting and quantification of benefits)
  • Experience in developing and implementing Advanced Regulatory Control (ARC) strategies for challenging processes in base-layer control systems, including PID control loop tuning
  • Skilled in data analysis and utilization of statistical modelling tools (e.g., MatLab, Python mathematical libraries, etc.)
  • Experience in the mining, metallurgical, energy and infrastructure sectors
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external clients on a technical and interpersonal level 

Why join us?

  • The opportunity to develop innovation partnerships
  • To live our slogan of think locally, work globally
  • To engage with people who make a difference 

What we offer you?

  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development



We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.

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