Company: Primat Recruitment Ltd.
Skills: Instrument & Controls Engineer
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: £42.00 - £46.00 per hour
Location: Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Primat Recruitment has a vacancy for a Principal Instrument Engineer on a contract basis reporting to the their Instrumentation & Control Technical Authority. You will be a highly motivated engineer with experience in project and operational support roles. This contract role is for up to 9 months and based in Aberdeen.


Principal Accountabilities

  • You will be responsible for 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.
  • You should have previous experience executing control and instrumentation project work in the oil and gas industry.


Key Responsibilities

  • 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
  • Experience of engineering small/medium sized instrument modifications, including control and vibration monitoring system upgrades
  • 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.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience required;

  • 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.