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Job Title: Instrumentation and Control Engineer
Job Department: Instrumentation and Controls Engineering
Job Location: Calgary, Alberta

About Vista

Recognized as one of Canada’s top employers and Best Managed Companies, Vista Projects is a full-service engineering, procurement and project management company serving Western Canada’s oil sands and conventional oil and gas producers for over 30 years. Our continued growth comes from an experienced team of professionals who have an absolute commitment to providing our clients with exceptional service. We specialize in facility engineering design for thermal heavy oil (SAGD, CSS), enhanced oil recovery, and sustaining capital projects. Over the years, we have earned our reputation as a trusted leader in thermal energy projects, working on some of the most successful in-situ heavy oil projects in the oil sands.

Main Duties and Competencies 

Reporting to the discipline lead, the engineer will participate in the design of different aspects of oil and gas projects from inception to completion. Duties will include:  

  • Interfacing with client representatives; 
  • Reviewing and maintaining project schedules, and tracking engineering tasks and deliverables in conjunction with project management 
  • Reviewing vendor or subcontractor quotations, drawings, and specifications for technical adequacy and conformance with project requirements 
  • Providing technical guidance to junior staff 
  • Preparing or assisting in the preparation of discipline inputs for cost estimates 
  • Applying advanced engineering techniques and analyses to complex engineering tasks 
  • Develop and review instrument indexes and instrument datasheets
  • Sizing control valves and flow meters
  • Perform Wake frequency calculations
  • Preform level calculations
  • Prepare MRQs and TBEs for transmitters, flow meters, control valves, on/off valves, analyzers and CEMS
  • Preparing engineering work packages and providing construction support 
  • Being able to meet safety requirements to attend site visits 
  • Input to P&ID and instrument selection 
  • Input to 3D model and review instrument location drawings
  • Prepare control narrative, Shutdown Key and alarm and set points list
  • Prepare and review control system architecture drawings
  • Prepare and review I/O assignment, wiring termination drawings, Fibre Optic block diagram/termination and cable schedule
  • Performing other duties as requested 


  •  At least 10 years of progressive experience in facilities engineering and design in heavy oil, gas processing, co-generation, pulp and paper industries  
  •  Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in engineering or applied science
  • Experience in designing PLC, DCS, Charm panels and Universal I/Os
  • Familiar with LOPA and SIL Analysis
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team including process, mechanical, civil-structural, electrical, and piping engineers and designers 
  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of applicable codes and industry standards 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel 
  • Self-motivated and efficient in time management and organizational skills 
  • Registration as P.Eng. with APEGA

What We Offer

An opportunity with Vista is not just a job; it is a chance to work with colleagues who are among the most recognized and accomplished in the industry.

Vista offers all employees

  • A stimulating, fast-paced and challenging work environment where you will contribute to the most successful oil and gas projects in Western Canada;
  • An opportunity to be a part of an entrepreneurial, technically skilled team which has established leadership in innovative engineering;
  • A strong value-based philosophy that provides an informal, close-knit team environment, where you and your family feel like a part of our organization, and not just an employee number;
  • Competitive compensation and benefits, including a performance-linked variable pay program;
  • Company-sponsored social events and team sports;
  • Flexible work schedules, half-day Fridays and free parking;
  • An organization that values and encourages diversity;
  • Shareholder opportunities are a long-term potential for exceptional employees.

How To Apply

Please complete the application form below and include a cover letter concisely demonstrating how your skills and experience align with our job posting. By submitting this application, you consent to our Privacy Policy, and you consent to receive commercial electronic messages from Vista and third parties acting on our behalf.

Note: As part of the interview process there will be a technical testing component which will take up to two hours and can be completed at home on your own timelines. Candidates may be required to complete a security clearance procedure prior to receiving an offer.

Last modification :07/18/2019