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Lead Instruments & Control Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 14/01/2016
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The Company:
Our client is ranked among the top upstream engineering centers worldwide.

The Role:
Position Summary:
• Responsible for safe, technically accurate, and cost effective I&C system designs and deliverables for offshore installations and facilities.
• Responsible for compliance with applicable specifications and standards, and completion of work within project budget and schedule.
• For larger projects, this is typically accomplished by a combination of supervising and directing an I&C Engineering Team and also directly performing tasks as required.
• The I&C LE must have experience in the oil / gas, hydrocarbon offshore industry and be recognized as a specialist in a specific engineering field on large to mega offshore projects.
• The I&C LE must coordinate both his Engineering and Design teams and be familiar with the workings of the 3D CAD model software being used on the project.
• Coordinate with other project Disciplines and Lead Engineers to ensure correct implementation of the design.
• Prepare and review engineering studies, design drawings and documents, material and equipment specifications and datasheets.
• Resolve specialty related engineering issues by applying accepted principles, codes, and standards.
• Must have thorough knowledge of engineering practices and economic principles, calculation methods, design details, international codes and standards, procedures, and specifications.
• Be competent in producing man-hour estimates for new work and change-orders together with I&C scheduling in conjunction with the project Planner.

Responsibilities or Duties:
• Development of Instrument and Control portion of P&IDs.
• Creation and Management of the Instrument Index database.
• Specification and selection of field instruments to meet performance criteria.
• Instrument sizing calculations (Control Valves, Relief Valves, Flow Elements, and thermowell vibration calculations, etc).
• Specification, selection and purchase of all Instrumentation.
• Specification, selection and purchase of Process Control Systems and Safety systems.
• Functional design of the Process Control Logic and Safety logic (defining requirements).
• Create and manage instrumentation scope work for project.
• Integrate packaged equipment into overall system design.
• Oversee development of detailed design drawings including Instrument Plans, Details, Wiring, Loops, and Fabrication drawings.
• Knowledge of industry codes and standards applicable to Oil and Gas and Refining Industries (API, ISA, NEC / IEC, NFPA, ASME, etc.) and preferably also Saudi Aramco standards and working practices.
• Interface with the Project Management team and Client.
• Develop and maintain labor and material estimates for projects.
• Develop and maintain instrumentation progress, schedule, staffing planning, and coordination with project management including regular reporting.
• Coordinates with project discipline and lead engineers to ensure correct implementation of the design for his engineering specialty and coordinates the work of engineers within his specialty.
• Prepares and reviews engineering studies, design drawings and documents, and material and equipment specifications.
• Resolves specialty related engineering issues by applying accepted principles, codes, and standards.
• Perform thorough review of relevant vendor documentation information for not only the I&C group, but review of all other Disciplines’ relevant Vendor Data.
• Provide a timely internal check of drawings produced by other company disciplines.
• Incorporate company procedures and standards into design as applicable.

Additional Requirements:
• Visits to offshore facilities for surveys.
• Lifting and carrying offshore.
• Inspection trips
• Leadership experience or proven leadership skills.
• Working knowledge of applicable codes and standards (NFPA, ANSI, API, etc.) and preferably also Saudi Aramco standards and working practices.
• Should be proficient in Microsoft office software (Word and Excel) and Mustang purchased and in house created software such as ETAP. Should also be familiar with editing, opening and reading drawings in Microstation and working with SP3D 3D CAD system on projects. Should be familiar with responding to e-Mails & doing all necessary actions as required.
• May be assigned as a Discipline Technical Authority (DTA); a person identified as an overall technically competent team member able to address technically complex issues & mentor team members with their technical work.
• May be assigned as a Subject Matter Expert (SME); a person recognized to possess a high degree of knowledge on a particular subject and/or piece of equipment.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• 15 Years I&C Engineering or related industry experience.
• Corporate Member of a recognized I&C, or Electrical chartered professional body.
• BSc Engineering Degree
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