Principal/Senior Instrument & Control Engineer

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Position Type
Fixed Term
Market / Sector (Candidate Portal Searching)
Oil & Gas

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for Principal / Senior Instrument & Control Engineers to join our Operations & Engineering Team on a 12 Month Fixed Term Staff role.Candidates must have extensive experience in the oil and gas petrochemical industry. 


The candidate shall have had previous experience executing control and instrumentation project work and / or operational support in the oil and gas industry.


Overall Purpose of Job

To provide instrument and control engineering support to the Brae Platforms including departments as detailed below


Principal Accountabilities

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 prioritization of 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


Key Responsibilities

To provide operations support including maintenance, fault diagnosis, installation and modifications to field instruments, process control systems, process safety systems, Fire & Gas systems and other electrical and electronic equipment

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

Work with Turnaround Team to plan and implement instrument activities in Turnarounds

Manage vendors and support contractors

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

Visit offshore to perform trials, commission modifications, participate in investigations and coordinate the activities of service companies

Skills / Qualifications

  • The candidate shall have had previous experience executing control and instrumentation project work and Operational support in the oil and gas industry
  • 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

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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