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Automation PI Developer (contractor)

Date: Dec 15, 2018

Location: Calgary, Alberta, CA

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Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy. 

Chevron Canada Limited (Upstream) has been active in Canada for more than 75 years. Since our arrival in Alberta in 1938, our company has established a proud legacy of exploration success, innovation and growth. And throughout this time, we have continued to support the communities where we live and work.  As a result, we look optimistically to the future, as we pursue our vision to grow our core assets profitably and position Chevron for new legacy assets in frontier regions and emerging unconventional resource plays.


Chevron Canada is targeting natural gas and natural gas liquids from the Duvernay shale formation in west-central Alberta, where the company holds approximately 330,000 net acres of exploration leases. In 2011, the company commenced a multi-well exploration program on these leases to assess reservoir performance and confirm proof of concept for production from this prospective wet shale gas play. Chevron Canada has been encouraged by the reservoir data and production performance achieved to date and is currently advancing an appraisal program to evaluate the potential for full-field commercial development.


Chevron Canada Resources is actively seeking a PI Developer to join the Canadian Business Unit (CBU). This position will report to Facility Engineering Automation, Electrical & Measurement Supervisor with work direction taken from IOC (Integrated Operations Center) personnel. The role will function as part of a broader collaborative multi-department Automation, Control and Operational Technology (ACOT) team made up of personnel in Engineering, Maintenance and IT. 

The primary focus of the role is to provide development support to setup the IOC (Integrated Operations Center) in Whitecourt for existing operational Well Pads.  The incumbent would develop Production, Chemicals and Artificial Lift performance monitoring as directed by IOC and under the technical supervision of the ACOT team.  The incumbent would work as part of the ACOT team to develop, correct, maintain and enhance applications for existing Pads in collaboration with Calgary based ACOT Applications staff.


This position is a contract role for a period of 6 months with potential to extend.  This position will be based in Calgary, AB with weekly travel to Whitecourt, AB.


Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of PI Developer located in Whitecourt, Alberta through to Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (eastern standard time)



Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:


  1. Coordinate works requests from IOC with the Calgary ACOT Applications team for design, documentation, development, testing and deployment.  Support the update of IOC ACOT Applications work tracking systems.
  2. Coordinate IOC legacy pad data additions, fixes and changes to PI, PLC, RTU and SCADA with Calgary ACOT Applications team, Field Automation Engineering and Field Maintenance through IT Tickets, Work Orders and Engineering MOCs (Management of Change).
  3. Coordinate with ACOT Applications team changes/additions to PI AF (Asset Framework) Templates, Asset Configurations, Event Frames, SQC, Rollup Calculations, Analyses, AF Attributes/Mapping, Totalizers, Email Notifications and legacy Performance Equations.
  4. Read and interpret P&IDs, PFDs, Shutdown Keys, Control Narratives in defining scope of Pads, applications and data required for IOC applications.

Existing IOC Applications

  1. Determine PI data points required for adding existing legacy Pads into existing IOC applications. 
  2. Where PI tags do not exist or are not reading correctly identify SCADA database point address.  Where points do not exist, review RTU/PLC programs to determine source and add to database.  Where RTU/PLC source does not exist, coordinate and or modify the RTU/PLC program.
  3. Provide day-to-day support to IOC for PI enhancements for legacy Pads and issues affecting data quality and applications.  Direct and coordinate AF support and infrastructure issues to ACOT Calgary team via IT tickets.

New IOC Applications

  1. Under the direction of the ACOT Applications team work with IOC stakeholders to gather requirements, develop design, document in FDS (Functional Design Specification) new or enhancements to the design of IOC applications per development Applications Procedure
  2. Add new IOC applications to Applications development checklists and tracking systems
  3. Support the ACOT Applications team in developing scope and Project MOC to add new applications to the Pad Integration Team’s scope so that new Pads are incorporated into those applications, tested and commissioned as part of the Pad project. 

Develop PI Applications

  1. Develop PI database for IOC using PI SMT (System Manager Tools) and or PI Builder tools per CBU PI standards.
  2. Develop PI Vision, Process Book, Datalink (including VB/VBA macros and programming) visualizations, reporting and trends in development environment per CBU PI and Applications standards and procedures
  3. Coordinate Peer review with ACOT Applications team in development environment and deployment to Production system post IOC acceptance testing per development procedure.  Complete applications development checklist, update punch lists and complete deficiencies.


  1. 5 years of relevant industrial experience preferably upstream oil & gas
  2. Must have 5 years’ developing OSI PI Applications using PI SMT (System Manager Tools) and PI Builder tools including tag configuration, compression/exception settings, ranges, address locations, scan classes, tag security, naming, descriptors and Engineering Units. 
  3. Must have 5 years OSI PI visualization, reports, trends and dashboards using PI Process Book, PI Vision, PI Datalink and related tools such as Excel.  Expert level MS Excel including macros and VB/VBA programming.
  4. Prefer 3-5 years advanced OSI PI applications development using PI AF (Asset Framework) Templates, Asset Configurations, Event Frames, SQC, Rollup Calculations, Analyses, AF Attributes/Mapping, Totalizers, Notifications and legacy Performance Equations
  5. Prefer 3-5 years programming RTU/PLC ladder logic, Modbus mapping and database systems such as Kepware. Must have at least ability to read these programs if no actual programming experience.  
  6. Ability to read and interpret P&IDs, PFDs, Shutdown Keys and Control Narratives
  7. Knowledge of SCADA telecommunications, SCADA systems, industrial data communications and Networking 
  8. Experience developing user requirements and design basis documentation with stakeholders
  9. Demonstrated commitment to behavioral based safety and ensuring incident and injury free working conditions.
  10. Ability to represent Chevron’s interests in a constructive and professional manner during interaction with internal and external stakeholders.
  11. Strong written/verbal and presentation skills and team/inter-team work skills
  12. Objective and structured thinker with strong aptitude towards developing processes and support systems
  13. Must be legally entitled to work in Canada


Relocation Options:
Relocation will not be considered.

International Considerations:
Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status.

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