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  • Job reference: RMS0116866

Instrument and Protective Systems Engineers

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Various Sites
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 19/10/2012
  • Time left:
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    (26/10/12)
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The Company:
Our client are a major Operator within Oil and Gas

The Role:
The engineers will be required to deliver specialist technical support and assurance for integrated control and safety system (ICSS) hardware and software systems. The assets to be considered will include onshore facilities and offshore facilities such as topsides, hull or subsea systems. The individual will therefore be expected to work across the wide field of control and automation engineering. C&A engineers are expected to be knowledgeable of applicable industry standards and practices and have experience of control system specification, design, installation and operations (including proof testing and maintenance) at oil and gas processing facilities. An important part of the role will be the ability to assist the client with liaising coaching, training and mentoring of local staff.

The work includes:

• Provide C&A discipline technical support to the various asset Operations and Maintenance teams
• As part of the project team develop specific asset solutions to ensure project conformance.
• Assist to increase overall project competency on a wide range of assets, and to assist with ensuring that personnel operating and maintaining equipment are competent to do so.
• Assist with HAZOP studies.
• Assist with Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) Studies.
• Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS) design, installation and verification, in particular SIS.
• Participate in process hazard analysis, Safety Integrity Level (SIL) determination and design reviews and risk/reliability assessments.
• Field instrumentation, Foundation Fieldbus and fire and gas system specification and evaluation.
• Produce recommendations for equipment operation, maintenance and proof testing improvements.
• Develop internal instrument and control Engineering Technical Practices (ETPs).
• Providing technical guidance on application of codes, standards, project design criteria and ETPs.
• Provide input to support service contracts for implementing project activity contracts as appropriate.
• Identify requirements for improved plant procedures and processes and assisting with managing the scoping and implementation of modifications.
• With other team discipline engineers and Operations and Maintenance Teams assist with project conformance work plans, to ensure that work is appropriately incorporated into the maintenance strategies of instrument and protective systems and equipment.
• Interface with the various asset Operations Teams to ensure project experiences and lessons learned are appropriately incorporated into the maintenance strategies of instrument and control systems and equipment.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Extensive experience with instrumentation and protective systems and SIS hardware and software.
• Knowledge of process hazards analysis techniques such as HAZOP/LOPA.
• Good working knowledge of industry and government standards such as IEC, EEMUA and/or ISA, NEC, API requirements for facilities.
• A high level of knowledge and experience in deployment of IEC 61508 and IEC 61511
• Experience in SIS Lifecycle activities including developing Safety Requirements Specifications, Safety Lifecycle Plans, SIL calculations, operations and maintenance procedures
• A proven track record in engineering and maintenance of oil industry equipment and systems.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Professional Engineer and/or Chartered Engineer.
• Project and/or operations experience as a senior control/instrument engineer.
• Experience of project design, construction, commissioning and operations
• Expertise with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).
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