Instrumentation & Process Control Engineer

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Full Time
Oil and Gas
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Job Description

Instrumentation & Process Control Project Engineer

Location:  Saudi Arabia

Relocation role

Nationalities permitted to apply:  Europe + UK + Turkish + Azerbaijan + Russia



We are seeking an experienced Engineer who is specialized in Instrumentation & Process Control to join our Project Management team (PMT). The Project Management Teams are responsible and accountable for the delivery of best-in-class capital projects. PMT is directly involved in executing and managing assigned projects safely, on schedule, within budget and to the highest standards of integrity and compliance. This will involve engineering design, procurement, and construction of assorted sizes ($), types and complexity of small, medium to multi-billion-dollar mega projects.

Project Management Team manages and executes projects usually from multiple site offices or engineering contractor design offices, geographically scattered throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


The primary role is to ensure that engineering design, procurement, construction, and project completion is done in compliance with the project objective and contractual requirements i.e., project schedule, cost, HSE, company standards and procedures. The role also involves review, study, design, and construction of grass root and brown field refining and petrochemical facilities.


Duties and responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

  • Execute capital projects according to the scope, schedule and budget.
  • Perform complex technical and administrative tasks relative to the Design and coordination of specialized controls and instrumentation systems.
  • Provide the technical input and review of the design, construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning, and startup of facilities.
  • Address technical issues arising in all phases of the project development related to Instrumentation & Process Control parts of the facilities.
  • Responsible for project development: engineering studies, technical bid reviews, preliminary engineering, detail designs, materials procurement, construction, pre-commissioning, handover, commissioning, and startup.
  • Review and provide input to the Functional Specification for PCS and Field Instrumentation that fully comply with company standards and specifications.
  • Manage General Engineering Services (GES) design contractor activities during the development of Pre-FEED & FEED, including definition of project work scope and schedule requirements. Development of detailed estimate leading to funding appropriation and approval.
  • Full understanding of contract documents (inclusive of appendices, drawings, and specifications), project execution plan, interface management, change management, construction sequencing, standards specifications, and project schedule to support project manager and/or company representative in timely completion of projects.
  • Participate in developing Instrumentation & Process Control deliverables and others such as BDs, SLDs, P&IDs, ILDs, ISDs, ISS, C&E diagrams, HAZID, HAZOP, SIL, simulations, control narrative, energy optimization, startup plans, etc.
  • Provide design input in the identification, sizing, selection, and procurement of field instrumentation including control valves.
  • Attend Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) of the Process Control System and resolve any technical issue prior of shipment to site.
  • Conduct Site Acceptance Test (SAT) and Integration Site Acceptance Test (ISAT) for all Process Control System and resolve any technical issues that arise.
  • Perform change order scope definition, cost estimation, and assist the Project Manager or Company representative in change management process.
  • Review weekly and monthly reports on the status and progress of the contracts, including project costs and schedule. Attend project meetings e.g., progress, stakeholders, design review, plot plan, value improvement.
  • Review of project schedule, coordinate and monitor the assigned project progress and challenge below par performance of the contractor.
  • Review, coordinate, and monitor invoices (claimed vs actual physical progress checks) and contractor’s submittals.
  • Review design/study Instrumentation & Process Control modifications to the facilities.
  • Provide routine Instrumentation & Process Control (design and construction) support to facilities.
  • Develop and/or review testing and commissioning procedures for Instrumentation & Process Control equipment, especially in the facilities.
  • Be familiar with leading equipment manufacturers/vendors, international standards, and value improvement practices.


Minimum requirements

  • As a successful candidate, you will hold a bachelor’s degree in electrical/Electronics/Instrumentation Engineering from a recognized and approved program.
  • You will have a minimum of Fifteen (15) years of experience in the refining and the petrochemical industries with a specialty in Instrumentation & Process Control, including five (5) years of field experience in construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning, startup, and operation.
  • You will also have.
  • Engineering Design & Construction phase experience with a thorough knowledge of engineering practices and economic principles in the applicable International Codes, Standards and Specifications. Expertise in specific control & instrumentation disciplines such as Advanced process control (APC), Distributed control systems (DCS), Programmable logic controllers (PLC), Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), Emergency shutdown system (ESD) & etc.
  • A Dynamic attitude towards project improvements and savings, PMP Certification is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Flexibility to work in multinational teams and mobilize to various locations including remote areas as needed.


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