Automation Engineer

Occidental Petroleum   •  

Houston, TX

Industry: Energy & Utilities


Not Specified years

Posted 141 days ago

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 Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North American chemical manufacturer. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide. Our greatest asset has been and will continue to be our people.  We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Automation Engineer within our IT Industrial Control Systems department based in Houston, TX

  • Provide leadership, project execution, and support to oil and gas production, plant, and pipeline facility engineering and operations teams for the implementation of SCADA control systems.
  • Design and implementation of the automation architecture for the monitoring and control of oil and gas production, processing, and transportation.
  • Design and implementation of process control and safety systems for tank batteries, pump stations, compressor stations, and plants.
  • Contribute to the development and documentation of Standards, Best Practices, and Procedures that provide guidance for the installation of automation systems for process control for production operations and transport.
  • Testing and evaluation of new technologies for process control, communications, and surveillance. 



  • Engineering degree
  • Experience in process control and instrumentation for gas plant, oilfield or similar operations
  • Broad PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) and DCS (Distributed Control System) experience
  • An in-depth understanding of SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) telecommunication and IT networking
  • An understanding of server class hardware and operating systems
  • A strong background in HMI (Human Machine Interface) development
  • Must possess strong team leadership, coaching and mentoring skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Project management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to lead other team members
  • OPC (OLE for Process Control) experience
  • Rockwell PLC experience
  • Iconics HMI experience
  • Emerson DeltaV DCS experience
  • OSI PI experience
  • ICS securityexperience
  • Safety Instrumented Systems (ISA S84) Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status