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Principal Instrument Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 03/05/2012
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The Role:
Multiple vacancies across a range of different projects.
Work scope would include but not limited to:
• Management of discipline team or teams assigned to contract or project to deliver efficiently and effectively
• Represent contract or project in corporate engineering function issues
• Assist the Lead or Chief Engineer when required in the management of the discipline design function.
• Supervision of instrument staff under their control, & responsibility for the technical quality of work produced by them.
• Be conversant and knowledgeable with respect to current and new legislation and standards e.g., BS, API and Client codes and standards, DCR and HS&E Regulations and EU Directives
• Be aware and understand the business drivers within the Client organisation and how these can be influenced by innovated designs and minimum cost solutions
• Production of cost effective designs that are fit for purpose and safe.
• Approval of all engineering documents created by the Instrument team.
• Identification of appropriate resources for engineering works and forward planning of resources, taking into account cross asset requirements
• Compliance with Client engineering procedures and industry, international and Client Codes and standards.
• Assurance that personnel within the Instrument group are competent. Identification of inadequacies in personnel and proposing solutions such as training, coaching or replacement
• Responsible for assessing and identifying deviations to standards, that will benefit the Client, and gaining acceptance of Client Technical Authorities
• Responsible for input to project plans and schedules, achievement of agreed schedule, during the course of any project or study or early identification of project areas of concern with necessary corrective action identified
• Progress of the works under their control and the achievement of targets. Responsible for reporting progress as per company systems and procedures
• Producing engineering deliverables registers and controlling the works against those registers
• Identification of increase or reduction in scope, raising the necessary support documents for Project Control Purposes
• Preparation of engineering and construction scopes for both man-hours and equipment estimates where necessary
• Responsibility for the integration of the Instrument design into the overall project work-scope, & ensuring that Commissioning, Maintenance and Operational requirements are included within the design.
• Responsible as a key member of any project team for achieving the project target and completion of the project within the budget and schedule
• Specification of DCS, ESD and F&G Systems, modification work to existing installations
• Field Instrumentation specification and procurement, instrument installation design,
• Generation of Cause & Effect Diagrams, Control Philosophies in liaison with Process and Safety Discipline engineers,
• Checking of design drawings and specifications, producing design packages, control system narratives,
• FAT and SAT Witness Testing and final commissioning procedures
• Commissioning of Systems Offshore with Handover to operations and final Close-out of Punchlist Items

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• UK Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering (preferred) or minimum HND qualification (or in an relevant subject area)
• Preferred chartered engineer status
• Preferred: current RGIT Survival Training Certificate (or equivalent)
• Preferred: current Offshore Medical Certificate
• Familiar with brownfield Instruments engineering in the O&G industry.
• Computer Literate

Experience With
• Field Instrumentation - Pressure, Temperature, Flow, Level, Pneumatics etc
• Wellhead Control Panels / Hydraulic Power Units ( WHCP / HPU )
• Instrumentation / Equipment for use in Hazardous Areas.
• Control Valves, Shutdown Valves, Choke Valves and PSV's
• Diverse Protection Systems - HIPPS, IOPPS etc
• Emergency / Process Shutdown ( ESD / PSD ) Systems
• Fire and Gas ( F & G ) Systems
• Process / Distributed Control Systems ( PCS / DCS )
• Sub-Sea Control Systems ( SSCS )
• Programmable Logic Controllers ( PLC )
• Metering Systems
• Package Vendor Interface Management
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