- Oil and Gas Services
- Oil sands
- Exploration and production
- Post-secondary degree
About This Career
In the oil and gas industry specialized equipment reduces workloads or to do things that humans can’t, like monitoring temperature and pressure to an extremely precise degree. You are the one who makes this equipment more exact. More productive. More efficient. You recalibrate the measurements. You improve efficiency. You make systems and processes safer. Do you like to know how things work? Do you like being in control? Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering may be the right career for you.
Electrical and Instrumentation Engineers research, design, develop, test and supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, instrumentation, controls, components and systems. They oversee the operation of measuring instruments that are used in the design and configuration of automated systems.
When you start in this occupation activities may include:
- Performing detailed calculations to establish manufacturing, construction or installation standards and specifications
- Defining and inspecting performance measures for control and instrumentation systems to ensure compliance for plant, pipeline and other system performance
- Preparing technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems, or topographical maps to ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements
- Designing, implementing, maintaining and improving electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products and systems
As you advance in this career, you may take on additional tasks including:
- Supervising and inspecting the installation, modification, testing and operation of electrical and electronic systems and equipment
- Supervising technicians, technologists, programmers, analysts and other engineers
- A post-secondary degree in electrical, electronic or instrumentation and controls engineering is typically required.
- Standard and emergency first aid
- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
- Fall protection
- Construction Safety Training System (CSTS)
- H2S Alive
- To obtain a license as a professional engineer (P.Eng) you must obtain a degree from an accredited engineering program, pass a professional practice exam and have three or four years of engineering experience, of which one year must be gained in Canada. You must also have Canadian citizenship or proof of permanent residency in Canada.
- Once licensed, engineers receive a seal to stamp their designs and drawings.
- Unlicensed engineers must work under the supervision of a P. Eng.
You are very precise. You are a planner. You pay attention to details and are hardwired to improve things.
- Engineering and technology
- Systems evaluation
- Computers and electronics
- Quality control analysis
- Operations analysis
- Judgment and decision making
- Mining and quarrying
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Also known as
- Circuits Engineer
- Design Engineer
- Electrical Controls Engineer
- Electrical Design Engineer
- Instrumentation and Electrical Reliability Engineer (I&E Reliability Engineer)
- Process Instrumentation Engineer
- Instrumentation and Control Engineer
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