Company: Petroplan Houston
Skills: Instrument & Controls Engineer
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
No location/work authorization restrictions found.

Petroplan's client, a leading downstream development group is looking to add a Sr. Instrument Engineer to join their team. This role is responsible for ensuring the Safety Instrumented System functions safely, efficiently, and reliably, with the objective of meeting business goals for production while minimizing unscheduled equipment down time.

  • Supervise Instrument and Controls Engineering team
  • Subject Matter Expert on Instrumentation, Safety Instrumented Systems, Fire and Gas Systems and Process Control
  • Responsible for the Safety Instrumented System (SIS) validation, review, and configuration changes, together with development/review of SIS processes and procedures
  • Review and develop where necessary maintenance routines and procedures for Instrumentation and SIS systems
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA)
  • Participation in HAZOPs and HAZIDs as required
  • Provide final check and approval of detail instrument and electrical design drawings, as well as instrument specification sheets

Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Instrument, Controls, or Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering program
  • 10+ years direct experience with process control automation systems (DCS and PLC) and/or instrumentation/electrical design or experience in Instrumented Protective Systems, in an LNG Export/Import or petrochemical manufacturing facility
  • Experience with Honeywell DCS
  • Functional Safety Professional (FSP) or Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE) preferred
  • Licensed P.E. preferred


Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects in over forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national corporations, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information on how Petroplan can help you, please feel free to visit our About Us page here;

Petroplan is an established Global Recruitment Organization supplying technical manpower and administrative services to the oil, gas and petro-chemical industries. Formed in 1976, Petroplan has over three decades’ experience and knowledge of global staffing markets to support feasibility studies through engineering and construction to ongoing operations and maintenance contracts.

Petroplan holds major global supply agreements with leading oil, gas and chemical operators and main contractors on a sole or preferred supplier basis. Our network of offices and strategic partner organizations provide on-the-ground support for clients and contracted individuals and teams in over 30 worldwide locations.

Our key discipline areas, which we regularly recruit for our clients, cover all phases of oil and gas exploration, production and refining projects:

  • Project management & engineering
  • Quality management 
  • Project controls & services
  • Subsea & pipelines
  • Supply chain management
  • Construction & commissioning
  • Logistics & procurement
  • Start-up management
  • Discipline engineering
  • Operations & production
  • Process engineering
  • Maintenance operations 
  • HSE
  • Well engineering & drilling

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