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  • Job reference: RMS0102532

Control & Automation Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Assen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 10/11/2011
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The Company:
Our client is the largest gas producer in the Netherlands, with annual production of around 50 billion m³. 70 % of gas (37 billion m³) comes from the Groningen field and the rest from various smaller fields elsewhere on the mainland and in the North Sea (15 billion m³).

The Role:
The fundamental role is to provide specialist engineering support to ensure technical safety/integrity and operability.
-Act as Custodian for standard approach to onfiguration in Distributed Control systems.
-Act as a commissioning engineer for process control matters.
-Assist the Startup team in the post-commissioning phase, after introduction of hydrocarbons
-Coaching and development of process operators and support technicians in areas of: loop tuning; control performance monitoring/diagnosis
-Develop process control input to the plant modification process
-Interface with Project & Plant Change Engineering to ensure quality of deliverables (e.g. process control narratives)
-Assure optimum performance of all asset process control loops
-Provide standby service, together with colleagues.
-Troubleshooting when process control problems occur.
-Support the Engineering and Maintenance organisation regarding process control activities.
-Identify and prioritise bad actors & propose changes to existing applications as needed
-Identify & develop opportunities for Advanced Process Control
-Monitor and follow global best practices in area of process control and optimisation (PACO)

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
-We expect you to have a Bachelor degree in the Control & Automation discipline (or equivalent).
-Experience with implementation/modification of process control
-Can demonstrate an ability to familiarise with various processes/equipment types
-Willing to enhance process control competences by attending the relevant courses
-Experience in PID loop tuning
-Practical configuration experience with at least one DCS system
-5 years + in plant operations/maintenance
-analyse, develop and implement control strategies
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