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Site Control and Instrumentation Engineer

North West
Oil & Gas
Job Type:
Market related


Key activities/ accountabilities


1          Carry out assigned tasks and duties in a safe manner, in accordance with instructions and in compliance with safety rules, procedures, regulations and codes of practice.

2          Report all events (personal injuries, equipment damage, environmental, security etc.) to your Line Manager and regularly raise proactive observations to help reduce the risk of an unsafe situation occurring.

3          Drive improvements in Process Safety across the site. Lead investigations into  incidents /accidents.

4          Competent to develop and review risk assessments and method statements.

5          Ensure Contractors carrying our maintenance work on the gas storage assets are suitable qualified, competent and experienced to carry out their duties in a safe and compliant manner.


1          Support to the O&M Team in areas of C&I Engineering. 

2          Provide C&I expertise to the site. In conjunction with the O&M Team, lead on defining the maintenance requirement of C&I equipment on site, considering cost criticality and safety to ensure operational compliance and efficiencies are maintained.

3          Act as single point of contact for site modification (MoC) involving Control & Instrumentation, in particular the Automated System Modification processes, and be Technical Safety Assessment leader when required.

4          Support the Operational Team for the project handovers, with a specific focus on control systems and acceptance criteria.

5          Prepare engineering requirements for C&I projects, and challenge contractor generated proposals (SIL levels, instrumentation philosophy)

6          Deliver operational based continuous improvement and obsolescence C&I improvements that minimise downtime / maximise plant availability and gas plant reliability.

7          Site authority on functional safety in accordance with IEC61508 and IEC61511

8          Leads HSE COMAH intervention visits on EC&I topics.


1          Prepares functional analysis (safety critical control systems, ESD, F&G) for the site, and when required is able to present this to external parties (HSE) or internal audit. Act as single point of contact for any C&I specific auditing.

2          Keep C&I documentation up to date and accurate (Loop diagrams, P&IDs, F&G system arrangement and philosophy, Alarm schedule, Cause & Effects charts, DCS maintenance records and reported issues)

3          Own the SIS management system (SIF loop maintenance, ESD / PSD maintenance) and critical process functionality on the gas plant (ESD1).


1          Act as single point of contact for process control system improvements involving DCS modifications. Generate specifications and implement modifications (programming, testing, commissioning) for continuous improvement related activities.

2          Working collaboratively with IT, ensure that the DCS and other control systems (PC / PLC) are up to date with regards to cyber security protection and other identified potential risks.

3          Define and manage DCS access authorisation for a set of identified persons (visual / operations / maintenance / engineering).


1          Responsible for preparation of scopes of work for tendering purposes, drafting single source justifications, managing C&I spares, procurement of C&I spares and receipting of invoices in a timely manner.

2          Responsible for preparation of scopes of work for third party contractors, managing contractors whilst on site and receipting of invoices in a timely manner.

3          C&I maintenance contracts specification and setup. Prepares the technical documentation for instrumentation, systems requisition and performs the technical evaluations as and when required.

4          Contract Manager for MAN Turbo and ABB contracts for C1 and C4 gas compressors. Main point of contact and maintains relationships and plans all work.


1          Ensure that all procedures are complied with, and all actions are auditable while also maintaining the highest personal, professional and ethical standards.

2          Adhere to internal policies and procedures: Instructions, Technical Notes, and Handbook and adhere to external regulations: Employment Law, local requirements.

3          Implement the requirements of the Stublach Management System associated with documentation control for the Maintenance Team.

4          Ensure maintenance policies are implemented across all the gas storage assets, including asset integrity management.  Support Continuous Improvement Programmes.

Skills/ Experience required to perform role

1          Job holder must have an overall awareness of safe systems of work having worked in an operational environment.

2          Ideally a minimum 5 years’ experience in operations/ maintenance of processing plants/ equipment, preferably within the oil and gas industry/top Tier COMAH industry

3          Takes initiative in problem solving and volunteers’ solutions.

4          Communicates with colleagues and Line Managers and shares information.

5          Communicates with external parties to ensure smooth and safe functioning of activities.

6          Identifies best practice (internally and externally) to deliver continuous improvement actions.

7          Seeks regular feedback from all sources in order to drive through safety and operational improvements.

8          Adopts a consistent approach, checks the quality of work and meets deadlines

9          Takes accountability for all EC& I activities on site: corrective maintenance, preventive maintenance, and continuous improvement. Owns problems and finds solutions to drive problem resolution.

Relevant Education

1          Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in and engineering subject, ideally control and instrumentation.

2          Experience of ABB 800XA DCS preferred but not essential.

3          NEBOSH Certificate would be an advantage

4          Strong technical maintenance/operations background.

5          Functional safety training, such as TUV would be an advantage

6          Recognised process safety training would be an advantage

7          5 years operational site experience, ideally with a major accident hazard business; oil, gas, chemicals, power etc.

Personal Attributes

1          A high level of personal resilience and persistence

2          Can-do attitude, leading by example to ensure maintenance and operational tasks are delivered in the safest quickest way possible. Willing to go above and beyond, setting the bar high for the team.

3          Change management skills, and the ability to bring a team along with new ideas and ways of working.

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