Company: BP International Ltd
Skills: Instrument & Controls Engineer
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: Competitive
Location: Whiting, Indiana, United States

Key Accountabilities:

  • Undertakes responsibility for discipline management of technical integrity.
  • Directs critical activities requiring instrument and control knowledge and expertise.
  • Provides daily technical support to instrument and electrical technicians and supervisors.
  • Provides technical support on instrumentation application to process engineering., process control, operations, and process safety functional groups
  • Assists in planning and execution of turnaround instrument and control activities.
  • Provides technical input in determining priority and scope of equipment repairs.
  • Leads root-cause-analysis failure investigations for instrument and control related incidents.
  • Analyzes equipment monitoring data and develops appropriate response to reliability issues.
  • Generates and maintains instrumentation key performance indicators
  • Reviews engineering projects and improvements to ensure compliance with refinery standards, national electric codes and other applicable industry standards.
  • Participates in Layer of Protection Analysis and Hazard and Operability Study evaluations and drives implementation of resulting actions in the instrumentation discipline.
  • Completes engineering design and documentation for small refinery improvement and modification projects.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining plant instrumentation and control engineering and safety standards.
  • Develops and manages reliability projects for refinery instrument and control systems.
  • Reviews supplier data and witnesses shop tests, and writes material requisitions.
  • Directs the efforts of design engineering and construction contractors.
  • Maintains the facility instrument data sheets and jointly maintains the P&ID's with process engineering.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution preferred

Essential Experience:

  • 3 years of refining (or similar industry) experience with an engineering degree
  • 6 years of refining (or similar industry) experience in a role performing instrumentation engineering or equivalent technical function without an engineering degree
  • Minimum 3 years working in an end-user/owner role in the refining (or similar) industry

Required Skills:

  • Computer proficiency in standard desktop software.
  • Knowledge of industry codes, guidelines and regulatory standards to include NEC, ISA, NFPA, and API.
  • Experience with distributed control systems, instrumentation and controls and basic analyzers
  • Experience with Safety Instrumented Systems and knowledgeable in cause-and-effect diagrams
  • Experience with instrument and control equipment design, specification, installation, repair & maintenance
  • Experience with various types of control valves
  • Technical knowledge of instrument and control system engineering calculations, construction methods, and materials.
  • Experience with PLC and distributed control systems.

Desired Criteria:

  • Experience with Layer of Protection Analysis methodology
  • Experience with valve diagnostics software
  • Emerson Asset Management System software experience
  • Smart Plant Instrumentation experience
  • Low and medium voltage electrical distribution experience