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Industrial Control Field Specialist


Calgary, AB, CA

Company:  Imperial

Job description

Imperial is seeking an Instrumentation Technician to provide technical support at distribution and pipeline facilities within our Canada Fuels Operations (CFO), Engineering, Maintenance and Projects (EMP) group.


Scope of responsibility

  • Guide implementation of ICSR (Industrial Control System Requirements)/cybersecurity action plan, aligned with zone/global efforts.
  • Assist sites to ensure compliance with ICSR requirements
  • Report to the Systems & Instrumentation Team Lead and be part of the Midstream EMP group
  • Field Specialist will be located in Calgary, AB., and will be responsible for guiding all Canadian Midstream assets
  • Field Specialist will provide support for field operations sites (23 terminals & 65 pipeline sites), necessitating significant business travel (25-75%).


  Key accountabilities

  • Review, document and execute processes, policies, and procedures to meet ExxonMobil’s ICSR Document
  • Support maintaining Zone inventories (e.g., electronic devices, external connections, device back-ups)
  • Develop understanding of cyber risks, mitigating controls/standards and site status
  • Review and documented changes to network connections and support the review/approval process
  • Maintain technical drawings (Network architecture for process control networks)
  • Update ICSR Exceptions/Deviations
  • Support annual recertification and reviews of firewalls
  • Manage Software Licenses used in ‘Tools Laptops’
  • Be the Champion for ICSR and Cybersecurity at CFO operating locations
  • Advise site leaders on risk management decisions, providing education and translation of expectations
  • Drive cybersecurity culture including training and procedure compliance; localize communications to engage workforce
  • Advise on ICSR requirements for new projects
  • Participate in risk assessments and associated gap closure
  • Support audit preparation to help ensure successful results
  • Develop procedures for obtaining & restoring back-ups for field devices
  • Perform administrative tasks on Windows operating system devices (AV/OS updating)
  • Support and maintain tools laptops used to complete instrumentation configuration, back-up & restoration




  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED) is a minimum requirement for this position
  • Instrumentation Technician (Journeyman)


  • Basic IT security and controls knowledge is required;  The following experience levels are highly preferred (may be concurrent):
    • A minimum of 1 year of experience in the hydrocarbon industry / petrochemical or refining
    • A minimum of 1 year of experience in the area of network security and controls
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Dependable and willing and able to handle urgent issues (potentially may include availability outside of regular working hours/weekends/holidays)
  • Ability to build good, respectful working relationship in a team environment
  • Ability and willingness to travel across Canada for field activities
  • Valid driver's license and safe driving record

Start date:  March 1, 2019


Location:  Calgary, AB


Your benefits

  • A company committed to career growth - we recruit those who are interested in a career with Imperial and prefer to develop and promote people from within.  Our career management process means that you will likely perform a number of unique, challenging roles during your career.
  • Successful networking and mentoring programs - enables you to spend time with managers from across the organization to learn about other departments and opportunities.  Also allows you to connect with peers at a similar experience level.
  • Commitment to safety, ethics & continuous improvement - these standards are the reason Imperial is an industry leader.  You will work for a company that upholds safety and ethics ideals and continues to seek out ways to improve. 
  • Exceptional benefits program - includes competitive savings, retirement, and healthcare plans that you can customize to meet your individual needs. A comprehensive relocation package is provided, if required. Educational and physical fitness financial assistance programs round out our benefits package.
  • Continuous learning environment - encourages you to augment your skills and capabilities.
  • If you are talented, driven, and want to make meaningful contributions that really impact environmental, safety and bottom line objectives, then you owe it to yourself to apply with Imperial.
  • Competitive vacation package - provides you with three weeks of vacation (the first year is pro-rated based on your hiring date).


Who we are

A leading member of Canada’s energy industry, Imperial offers exciting opportunities across our upstream, downstream and chemical, and corporate divisions. We are committed to high standards, applying technology and innovation to meet energy demands in a safe, reliable and environmentally sound manner. No matter what your career path, we provide the platform to elevate your goals and achieve your ambitions, while providing support through wide-ranging programs and benefits.


Other considerations

  • For applicants selected to be interviewed, pre-employment background screening will be required.
  • We thank all those who apply; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Eligibility to work in Canada

All applicants who receive an offer of employment must be eligible to work in Canada on their start date.  Proof of eligibility shall be in the form of a Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, Canadian citizenship certificate, Canadian certificate of permanent residence, Canadian open work permit or receipt from Immigration Canada of an application for a post-graduate work permit . Proof of eligibility must be current and valid (not expired, cancelled or voided). Proof of eligibility will be required if an offer of employment is made. Failure to provide proof of eligibility at least six (6) weeks prior to the start date may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.


Application deadline: December 31, 2018


Imperial is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals.

In certain situations, Imperial may use your application to consider your suitability for other positions in the company and may also provide the information to its affiliates, including affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation, in connection with possible opportunities at those affiliates.

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