Instrumentation & Controls Engineer Job Description

Instrumentation & Controls Engineer Job Description

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Instrumentation & controls engineer provides electrical review for all new, existing, and revamped equipment and facilities to ensure consistency with applicable design standards such as API, NEC, ISA, IEEE, NFPA, OSHA, etc.

Instrumentation & Controls Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Ability to read instrumentation drawings, trip panel drawings, logic diagrams and tables, PLC and DCS configuration
Supervise and manage outside contractors (both design and field construction), as necessary to complete project work
Respond to any major occurrence of plant breakdown where control and instrumentation expertise is required, carry out prompt inspection, analyse the fault, repair and re-commission affected plant and equipment so as to assure the minimum loss of production
Support plants with maintenance according to the Plant Maintenance programme
Supervise and/or perform preventive and corrective maintenance, troubleshooting, modification, installation and commissioning of control and instrumentation systems and equipment in Global Operations production facilities
Carry out plant modifications according to central design specification, submit any self generated design changes to specialist engineers for approval before implementation
Give advice and assistance to Plant Managers, maintenance manager and maintenance staff on maintenance matters as requested, drawing when necessary upon the technical resources and expertise of specialist engineers
In association with the Maintenance Systems group, review and update the technical content of the preventive maintenance procedures and to recommend changes where improvements in safety, quality or economy may be effected
Provide technical support for the projects, equipment upgrades, commissioning of new plant and equipment
A completed Formal Instrumentation Apprenticeship, Tertiary Vocational Qualification to minimum MTS (Netherlands) / HNC (UK) or equivalent, supplemented by 5 years post apprenticeship experience in control and instrumentation systems

Instrumentation & Controls Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Instrumentation & Controls Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: EIT, ISA, PMP, PMI, PE

Education for Instrumentation & Controls Engineer

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Employers hiring for the instrumentation & controls engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Science, Mechanical Engineering, Education, Design, Computer Science, Industrial, Technical

Skills for Instrumentation & Controls Engineer

Desired skills for instrumentation & controls engineer include:

Available equipment and proven pre-engineered systems to execute systems design
Principles involved in the production of technical plans
Design techniques

Desired experience for instrumentation & controls engineer includes:

Flexibility and availability to work at very short notice in the event of a plant breakdown
Ability to communicate in Dutch and English, both in spoken and written word
Knowledge of process plant instrumentation of various types
Design, develop, manage and maintain control systems
Knowledge of standards and methodology of Project Management Institute (PMI)
Communication skills, both oral and written, excellent teamwork skills

Instrumentation & Controls Engineer Examples


Instrumentation & Controls Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an instrumentation & controls engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for instrumentation & controls engineer
  • Over seeing automation programming teams providing mentorship for other I&C engineers and designers
  • Has a working knowledge of industry standards and regulations
  • Work with designers/drafters on detailed design
  • Work closely with Capability Leads and present the solution in Design Reviews
  • Must be well versed in the practical application of Industry codes, certification requirements and standards for different regions and countries
  • This job description is not intended to include every duty, task or instruction for which an employee is responsible
  • Assists Project Manager with various facets of project, to include
  • Work may involve mentoring of junior engineers
  • Configuring and programming automation and controls systems involving DCS, HMI or SCADA systems
  • Provide support to other company functions during the manufacturing/development process to bring designs to completion
Qualifications for instrumentation & controls engineer
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, or Instrumentation & Controls Engineering
  • 5 or more years of experience in Instrumentation and Controls
  • Designing and implementing process instrumentation and control systems from initial conception through field installation
  • Designs and develops specifications for instrumentation and controls including programmable logic controllers and field hardware, including transmitters
  • Applies standards and codes to design and specifications
  • Exposure to site commissioning/start up a plus

Instrumentation & Controls Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of instrumentation & controls engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for instrumentation & controls engineer
  • Checking and technical assurance of drawings and specifications
  • This position is for a Sr
  • Develops discipline-engineering deliverables and supplies technical input within project milestones and delivery dates to support project requirements and notifies the Engineering Manager early of technical risks and impact to schedule and budget to minimise effects to the project
  • Supports the development of project discipline engineering strategy and develops project engineering standards and processes
  • Engages in detailed design and engineering work and executes technical project deliverables
  • Actively identifies and drives implementation of improvement initiatives to increase capital efficiency, productivity and safety
  • As a senior member in the engineering team, leads, coaches and mentors team members to ensure delivery against performance targets
  • Identifies the appropriate engineering standards for a project scope to drive lean, fit for purpose and safe design
  • Establishes a relationship with engineering consultants which is based on a professional level of technical challenge to drive lean and fit for purpose design without jeopardizing project progress
  • Collaborates with Operations Engineering team to create new technical and discipline engineering standards where required for the delivery of the program scope of work
Qualifications for instrumentation & controls engineer
  • Exposure to Sharepoint, AutoCAD, and Microstation a plus
  • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a related field
  • EIT preferred with commitment to attain PE registration
  • Should be able to demonstrate technical expertise in Controls, Instrumentation, and some Electrical design
  • Planning and organizing skills to manage project priorities and coordinate other function activities and cross functional teams
  • Ability to span all design phases of a project from a “blank sheet” concept to successful implementation of a First-of-Kind Solution

Instrumentation & Controls Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of instrumentation & controls engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for instrumentation & controls engineer
  • To be a communicator between the client and the project manager and close cooperation with technical support
  • One of the main tasks is the fault finding and troubleshooting in gas turbines
  • To ensure full compliance with EHS
  • Able to to design life safety systems, fire alarm, telecom and other low voltage systems
  • Develop loop wiring diagrams and understand PLC/DCS hardware
  • This position is located in Kalamazoo, MI
  • Leadership of teams of Engineers and Designers
  • Specify and document sizing calculations for instruments and valves
  • Generate and review instrument specifications and obtain vendor quotations
  • Design control panels
Qualifications for instrumentation & controls engineer
  • Experienced in pipeline automation (hardware & software) and control systems (fiber optic and microwave)
  • Experience interfacing with multiple remote stations and monitoring more than 1,000 miles of pipeline network
  • Proficient with ultrasonic flowmeters, smart pressure transmitters, flow and temperature transmitters, smart pressure and level switches, and other field instrumentation/RTU’s associated with automated pipeline monitoring
  • Familiar with tagging conventions, data logging and reporting, symbol conventions
  • Create and implement engineering project execution strategy and schedules
  • Process orientation to create standards for automation, controls and software design

Instrumentation & Controls Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an instrumentation & controls engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for instrumentation & controls engineer
  • Generate instrument installation details
  • Develop construction specifications
  • Develop cost and material take-off and costs to project estimators for FEL1, 2, and 3 studies
  • Provide vendor equipment coordination for instrumentation
  • Provide final checking and approval of all design deliverables associated with instrumentation
  • Project Manager leading all facets of project, to include
  • Understanding and ensuring compliance with the health and safety regulations and quality standards of the area in which work is undertaken
  • The primary focus of this position is electrical and controls functional engineering leadership on Clorox Capital Project teams for medium to large size projects
  • Interface and Test wide range of industrial sensors, transducers, with NI or third-party hardware and control of machinery like pumps, motors, cameras
  • Perform conceptual and/or detailed design of Candu or Nuclear instrumentation and control systems and modifications thereof, including definition of system functional and performance requirements and control algorithms, definition of control logic and wiring arrangements, control parameters, setpoints, instrument ranges and environmental qualification and seismic qualification
Qualifications for instrumentation & controls engineer
  • Must have general knowledge of industrial controls, including relay logic
  • Industrial direct experience in power electronics, VFD's (AC/DC), and electrical machinery
  • Relevant Non Pipeline experience in Oil & Gas for varied and alternative creative approaches to problems
  • Field service background a plus
  • Experience in Electrical Engineering projects, specifically in the areas of power distribution (MVS, MVC, LVMCC, TXF) and protection, control systems, rotating equipment controls, substations and onshore/offshore electrical e-house designs a plus
  • Drive/Motor System Design and first hand experience with multiple motor starts on single or multiple drives, and Synchronous Transfer applications a plus

Instrumentation & Controls Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an instrumentation & controls engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for instrumentation & controls engineer
  • You will work on challenging assignments that include investigating, trouble-shooting, and solving a wide variety of electrical controls engineering issues
  • In this role the person will work within defined parameters to make decisions, apply concepts to issues of moderate complexity, and resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning
  • Lead effort for development of Electrical, I&C design packages
  • Assist in P&ID development
  • Develop MCC One Lines and Electrical Schematics
  • Develop and maintain instrument index
  • Develop and apply instrument installation details
  • Interface with client and SSOE team to coordinate design activities
  • Develop / Coordinate the Development of PLC and HMI Software
  • Perform programming and programming changes to PLC based controls systems
Qualifications for instrumentation & controls engineer
  • Support P&ID development
  • Thorough understanding of the different types of instrumentation, control systems and/or electrical equipment
  • Thorough understanding of how Process, Mechanical and other discipline data is obtained and used to specify E&I instrumentation/equipment
  • Thorough understanding of how instrument and/or electrical equipment specifications are developed- content, assembly, checking, issued to project, etc
  • Thorough understanding of how E&I requisition packages are developed - content, assembly, checking, issued to project, etc
  • Clear understanding of E&I design deliverables/tools

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