Senior Instrumentation & Control Systems Asset Engineer

Company: Capital Power
Location: Warburg, Alberta
Email: [email protected]

Capital Power (TSX: CPX) is dedicated to delivering Responsible Energy for Tomorrow. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, we’re a growth-oriented North American power producer that creates dependable, cost-effective, and innovative electricity solutions to power a sustainable future.

As a group of experts and innovators in our field, we’re taking a leadership role in developing renewables, improving thermal generation efficiency and supporting the development of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) solutions to support a low-carbon energy system.

Join us in powering a clean energy future!

One Permanent, Full-Time Position.

Capital Power Corporation is currently seeking an innovative and results-oriented individual to join our Engineering team.

As a Senior Instrumentation & Control Systems Asset Engineer you will be part of dynamic group supporting Instrumentation & Control Systems across the Capital Power fleet, with a focus on the Genesee Generating Station. In this role you will be involved in the ongoing Operations and Maintenance of these systems, providing engineering support to ensure safe and reliable operations.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Asset Engineering, key accountabilities of this role include:

  • Prepares technical solutions to resolve highly complex and diverse Instrumentation & Control Systems tasks across the Capital Power fleet.
  • Facilitates Control System and Industrial cybersecurity maintenance program for onsite systems including patching, incident response, backup and recovery, network and system monitoring.
  • Prepares MOCs for control system tasks including control logic changes, alarm setpoint reviews, firmware updates, instrumentation changes, etc.
  • Develops predictive tools, modifies maintenance practices, reviews outputs from predictive and preventative maintenance tasks, and implements design changes to increase reliability.
  • Provides technical direction to maintenance staff for completion of Instrumentation & Control Systems related tasks.
  • Manages and optimizes PI historian data.
  • Maintains licensing support agreements for onsite control systems.
  • Contributes to the development and ongoing maintenance of the compliance program for NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection.
  • Reviews, develops and implements internal Engineering standards.
  • Takes ownership and accountability for work tasks and deliverables.
  • Participates in the peer review process to ensure the responsible practice of engineering at Capital Power, in compliance with the Professional Practice Management Plan (PPMP).]
  • Works collaboratively and builds strong relationships with others
  • Provides leadership, mentoring, and guidance to junior staff including students and EITs.
  • Acts to continually improve technical and management skillset through formal and informal training opportunities.
  • Ability to analyze complex technical problems and recommend timely decisions.


  • Engineering degree in Computer, Process Control or Electrical Engineering is preferred.
  • Professional Engineer or Professional Licensee Status in Canada.
  • Other educational backgrounds will be considered depending on experience.


  • Minimum 7 years of experience in practicing engineering.
  • Engineering experience in an operating plant setting is considered an asset.

Technical Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of Instrumentation & Control Systems best practices.
  • Experience with control systems (PLC, DCS, SCADA, RTU) troubleshooting, upgrades, lifecycle management and interface with different vendors.
  • Understanding of industrial communication protocols such as MODBUS, ICCP, DNP3, OPC.
  • Solid understanding of codes and standards related to Instrumentation & Controls design.
  • Familiarity with OSI PI historian, SQL and data analytics.
  • Experience with Windows administration, domain administration and virtualization.
  • Experience or familiarity with CMMS such as Maximo.
  • Knowledge of network administration, configuration and troubleshooting is considered an asset.
  • Must be able to work alone or as a part of a team.
  • Strong communication skills (written, spoken).


  • Limited travel throughout North America may be required.

In order to be considered for this role you must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

As this is a safety sensitive position, clearance of a pre-employment drug & alcohol test is required.

Note to Applicants: The Genesee Generating Station is 80 kilometers southwest of Edmonton - you must provide your own transportation. A site premium is provided.

We’re committed to providing a meaningful work experience that challenges you to be your best at every stage of your career with us. You will be empowered to take on opportunities you never thought you would.

We offer a highly flexible benefits and wellness program, comprehensive onboarding and training, and various development opportunities to support your success and personal growth.

We’re passionate about our employees and proud to foster a culture that values diversity; realizing an inclusive and diverse team is paramount to help grow our company and power the future. We’re proud to foster an environment where employees go home safe every day feeling physically, emotionally and financially supported.

Capital Power only accepts resumes via online application at If you choose to submit your resume by any other means, we cannot guarantee that your application will be considered for vacancies.