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Senior Instrument Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 13/07/2011
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Job Title: Senior Instrument Engineer
Job Location: Aberdeen
Rate/Salary: Negotiable
Duration: On-going
Residency: Uk

The Company:
Our Client appears in the FTSE 100 index and is an international energy services company specializing in Oil and Gas and has annual revenues of over £2.6 billion. They believe that it is the people that drive their success, from Project Managers, Project Engineers, consultants to designers and commercial personnel. They work globally employing over 20,000 people on major operations including the UK

The Role:
Basic Purpose of Job:
• Ensure that all allocated responsibilities are dealt with in accordance with agreed procedures & standards. Ensure that the Client business drivers and client performance incentives are understood & complied with.
• Maintain technical integrity.
• Production of cost effective Instrument engineering reports, documents and deliverables for inclusion in workpacks and design books in conjunction with other members of the project team in a timely and efficient manner.
• Support the Lead Engineer in department activities.

Supervisory and Managerial Duties:
• Supervision of assigned discipline personnel including Instrument Engineers, Graduate Engineers and Designers.
• Give technical direction and guidance to engineering and design personnel

Main Duties:
• Ensure that the technical competence of Instrument personnel under their supervision is matched to the work in hand
• Ensure that the work output of Instrument personnel under their supervision complies with the relevant client, national & international standards & procedures. This will be generally be achieved by applying the client checking & approval procedure for all created documents, & calculations.
• Provide technical assistance to Instrument personnel as required. This will include developing the knowledge and skills of the Instrument personnel, including mentoring.
• Ensure as far as practically possible all assigned work is carried out in compliance with agreed budget and schedule
• 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
• Prepare engineering and construction scope for both man-hours and equipment estimates and assist in the review of proposed schedules.
• Ensure that results of any development work are fully utilised in Instrument activities
• Provide technical assistance to other disciplines as required
• Providing documentation and drawing deliverables for inclusion in workpacks and design books on time to meet offshore deadlines
• Producing cost effective designs that are fit for purpose and safe
• Participate as necessary in discussions with Clients and visit job sites as required
• Assist the Lead Instrument Engineer when requested in the execution of their responsibilities and duties

Health and Safety Responsibilities:
• Shall take into account all aspects of the "Health and Safety at Work etc. Act (1974)",
• Knowledge of, compliance with and promotion of office, site and contract/project health and safety guidelines and procedures.
• Comply with the client’s Safety Management System
• Take part and contribute to construction risk assessments and construction method statements
• Take into account all relevant procedures, guidance etc. relating to the work, which will ensure compliance with the client Safety Management System

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Degree in an Instrument engineering related discipline.
• HNC or equivalent in an Instrument engineering related discipline.
• Chartered
• Knowledge & practical application of some or all of the following engineering topics:
• 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
• BOSIET/FOET Offshore Survival Certificate and Medical
• For degree qualified personnel; the completion of an IET / IMC recognised graduate training programme including a per

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Experience within the Oil & Gas or Petrochemical Industry will be preferable but not essential.
• Suitable experience within other engineering industries will be considered where appropriate.
• Capable of representing the client and Client to business associates in a professional manner
• Good interpersonal skills.
• Team player
• Computer literate in Microsoft Office Applications
• Displays confidence in own abilities and is motivated to deliver
• Ability to investigate and interpret data
• Ability to be responsive and open to changing circumstances
• Ability to motivate and supervise other discipline personnel

About Fircroft:
Fircroft is a leading provider of technical recruitment solutions to a number of specialist industries, active in over 30 countries worldwide. Our key sectors include: Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Process, Automotive & Aerospace, Nuclear & Power, Mining & Minerals and General Engineering.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, please contact Euan Thomas at Fircroft on + 44 1224 216090
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