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Site Automation and Process Control Specialist

Requisition ID: 16773 

Job Category: Construction; Engineering; S&PC 

Location: St. John's, NL, Canada  


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

Job title: Site Automation and Process Control Specialist

Start date: October 2018

End date: December 2021


SEM-Hatch is a joint venture between Hatch Ltd. and Sikumiut Environmental Management Ltd. providing engineering, construction and project management services in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador. SEM-Hatch is performing Engineering and Project Management Services for the Voisey’s Bay Mine Expansion project. Our client is now ready to initiate the construction phase of an underground mine. This mine expansion project is expected to produce about 40,000 tonnes of nickel per year and extend the life of the Voisey’s Bay operation until at least 2032. We are interested in receiving resumes for an Automation and Process Control Specialist at site.


Responsibilities / tasks


  • Work and communicate positively in a team based environment to ensure conformance with safety, quality, engineering standards, schedule and budgetary restraints.
  • Ensure in the successful execution of the Project within budget and on schedule, through budgeting, planning and tracking the work performed according to the site procedures.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to Contractors, Vendors and field engineering team.
  • Manage daily activities of Vendors and Contractors.
  • Support design, change management and develop construction work packages.
  • Work closely with the construction/commissioning managers and home engineering team.
  • Manage Control and Automation related field work including site acceptance tests, punch lists and compliance sign off.


  • Strong personal commitment to Safety and Quality.
  • Hands-on experience in construction and commissioning related to mining, power plants, material handling, conveying, automation and control, instrumentation, communication and IT.
  • Experience in Leadership/project management (similarities already identified above).
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within multi-disciplinary teams, contractors and vendors.
  • Related Engineering Degree in (Electrical, Chemical, Mechatronics) and should be registered as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng), eligible for PEGNL .
  • Work experience with EPCM and mining or heavy industrial organizations preferred.
  • Knowledge of design tools and software.
  • Knowledge of industry regulatory codes and standards and engineering best practices.
  • Minimum 8 years of hands-on and applicable experience
  • Proficiency with MS Office


To apply please submit an application to the “Careers” Section on our Hatch website, search “NL” for location.

Aboriginal candidates can also submit their resume by forwarding their application to their Vale Aboriginal Employment Coordinator.


We thank all applicants, please note that we will contact only those who meet the required qualifications.


All potential employees or Independent Contractors will be screened utilizing the following mechanisms:

  • Criminal Records Check
  • Pre-employment Medical and Drug Testing
  • Reference Check
  • Education Verification

SEM-Hatch recognizes the Impact & Benefits Agreements with the Innu Nation & the Nunatsiavut Government in which Innu & Inuit workers have first preference for employment at Voisey’s Bay Site. 


SEM Hatch is an equal opportunity employer.


We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

Hatch Associates Ltd
Full time
St. John's, 05, CA