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Principle Instrument Engineer

Oil & Gas
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Principle Instrument Engineer

Our client are currently recruiting a Principal Instrument Engineer on a contract basis reporting to the Instrumentation & Control Technical Authority based in Scotland. This role is initially for a 9 month period.

• Ensuring that standards, specifications and guidelines pertaining to the Instrumentation and Control discipline conform to the requirements of relevant industry legislation, standards, and guidance.
• Effective prioritisation of ops support/own projects and tasks to ensure delivery on time and within budget.
• Provide specialist support and advice to other departments within the organisation; including, Operations, HES, Decommissioning, IT, F&A, Commercial, and Drilling.

• The candidate shall have had previous experience executing control and instrumentation project work in the oil and gas industry.
• The ideal candidate shall be a highly motivated engineer with experience in project and operational support roles.

• General control of project work including look-ahead planning, controlling budgets and schedules, change control, estimating activities, document management system set-up and weekly progress reporting
• Reviewing client and international standards and ensuring project compliance
• Developing project functional requirements specifications for control systems, SIS, F&G and instrumentation
• Carry out feasibility studies and reviewing design alternatives
• Develop instrument databases
• Participate in design reviews including HAZOP SIL/LOPA, hazardous area, constructability, etc.
• Perform calculations for intrinsic safety, SIL verification, flow metering sizing, valve sizing, thermowells, etc.
• Manage the preparation of design deliverables
• Develop the control and instrumentation content of piping and instrument diagrams (P&IDs)
• Liaise with and manage interfaces with other engineering disciplines; process, electrical, mechanical, piping and civils and architectural
• Interface with clients' engineering representatives
• Prepare subcontract requisitions for E&I installation and testing.

Desired Criteria
• Minimum 10 years of Oil and Gas industry experience
• Degree in an Engineering discipline although relevant experience or related qualification will also be considered
• Detailed knowledge and experience with design and operation of Oil and Gas installations, including DCS, ESD, F&G, and process instrumentation for use in hazardous area environments
• Experience in provision of engineering support to offshore operations
• Experience in planning and delivery of technical projects
• Strong teamwork and communication skills.
• Self-starter who drives for results
• Fully conversant with relevant industry legislative requirements, standards, and guidance
• TUV Certified (Preferred)
• Chartered Engineer Status, or working toward this


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