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Process Control Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 18/03/2020
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Purpose of the Job:
The purpose of the Process Control Engineer is to Control Engineer will liaise with the Process and Operations disciplines within the Integrated Project Management Team (IPMT), and with the relevant disciplines in the FEED/EPC contractors and Main Automation Contractor (MAC).
The Process Control Engineer will work as part of the Control and Automation discipline within Project One and will report to the Instrument and Protective Systems Team Leader. In order to ensure that the ICSS applications are as simplified and standardised as practicable, and optimally fit for purpose, the Process Control Engineer will liaise with the Process and Operations disciplines within the Integrated Project Management Team (IPMT), and with the relevant disciplines in the FEED/EPC contractors and Main Automation Contractor (MAC).

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
The job holder will have the following key accountabilities:
Pre-FEED Study Role:
* Support the Instrument and Protective Systems Team Leader and other team members to develop a clear and concise set of Control and Automation engineering standards which meet Company, National and International standards, and established good engineering practice.
* Support the Control and Automation Engineering elements of the Project One Standards and advise on Deviations and Waviers to the standards throughout the project.
FEED and Beneficial Engineering Role:
* Support the Instrument and Protective Systems Team Leader and other team members in the performance of their duties.

* Work closely with the Control and Automation team, IPMT Process and Operations disciplines, MAC and FEED contractors to ensure that all Control and Automation Engineering issues are properly resolved in a timely manner, and that designs are appropriate and comply with all Project One and statutory requirements and Stakeholder expectations.

* Assist with detailed review of all FEED Contractors, MAC and other vendor systems, processes and procedures, including PEPs, Quality Plans, etc. for Control and Automation aspects. Assist the IPMT Process and Operations disciplines, FEED contractors and MAC in developing and reviewing control narratives, logic designs, alarm requirements and human-machine interface designs.

* Where appropriate, assist the IPMT Control and Automation team and others with HAZOP, LOPA and other studies.
EPC Role:
* Support the Control and Automation team in ensuring the ICSS facilities are designed, built and commissioned in compliance with all relevant statutory and Project One regulations.

* Support the EPC Contractor and MAC to develop, test and document fit-for-purpose designs and implementations of all ICSS configurations.

* Liaise closely with EPC Contractor and MAC personnel ensuring technical queries are resolved in a proper and timely manner.

* Support factory and site acceptance testing, pre-commissioning and commissioning as required.

* Assist in managing the relevant interfaces with company stakeholders, ensuring the Operations function is well-prepared for eventual project ownership, including the timely handover of the agreed Control and Automation Engineering deliverables to support training, operations and maintenance procedure development, Maintenance Management System population, etc.

Skills / Competencies
Requires 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.
* Willingness and flexibility to travel.
* Good verbal and written communication skills in English.
* Experience of supervising work in an EPC Contractor's Design Office and of collaborating with a MAC or other system vendor.
Specific Role Requirements:
Degree qualified and chartered or equivalent in appropriate engineering discipline, normally Chemical / Process Engineer or Process Control. 5-7 years exp in Engineer role in Oil and Gas or Petrochemical setting. Operations experience would be a significant advantage
* Sound knowledge of key disciple areas including:
* Knowledge of IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 norms and their practical application to projects
* Layer of Protection Analysis and QRA.
* Programming languages: Function Block Diagram, Sequential Function Chart, Structured Text.
* Alarm management.
* Human Machine Interface.
* The operation of a project with a Main Automation Contractor.
* Control Techniques for large Petrochemical Unit.

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