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  • Job reference: RMS0215903

Control & Automation Engineering Team Lead

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 01/10/2019
  • Duration: ongoing permanent
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The purpose of the Team Lead Control and Automation Engineer is to ensure that the infrastructure installed on the Project meets National International and business standards and a deliver safe and reliable plant to the planned cost and schedule.

The role will Lead the Control and Automation discipline within the Project and provide functional support and guidance to the project Control and Automation engineers where they are in place. Where project Control and Automation Engineers are not in place, they will perform the role of Control and Automation Engineer for that project.

In general, the Project personnel will require the following skills:
* Excellent team player
* Strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills
* Strong planning and organizing ability
* Highly motivated, achievement oriented
* Ability to interface effectively with people of all levels, both internal and third parties, and with wide ranging cultural backgrounds
* Able to define and prioritize issues and then solve the problems through networking with other team members or external sources
* Innovative, with an eye for identifying opportunities to reduce costs and challenge the status quo
* Good understanding of business drivers and ability to align design philosophies
* Broad estimating skills and practical understanding of costs (capital, operating, life cycle)
* Willing and flexibility to travel
* Good verbal and written communication skills in English.

It would be advantageous if the Project personnel would also have the following background work experience:
* Major project experience with strong design engineering/procurement background and a broad understanding of multiple disciplines and their interfaces
* Proven track record of delivering leading SHE performance
* Experience of supervising work in a Contractor's Design Office
* Experience of supervising work in a Module Fabrication Shop
* Experience of field engineering and/or construction on a major Construction Site.

Specific Role Requirements:
* Degree qualified and chartered or equivalent in appropriate engineering discipline.
* More than15 years' experience in Engineering role it Oil and gas or Petrochemical setting. Operations experience would be a significant advantage.
* Seasoned and experienced Engineer.
* Sound knowledge of key disciple areas including:
o Knowledge of IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 norms and their practical application to projects.
o Layer of Protection Analysis and QRA.
o The operation of a project with a Main Automation Contractor.

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