Company: Wood
Skills: Design Engineer
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for an Senior Instrument Designer for the Mining & Minerals office in Bryanston.

Job Objective:
  • Produce control & instrumentation documents and drawings in accordance with accepted engineering and company design procedures.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain instrument design databases - Aveva or In-Tools or COMOS (or similar)
  • Use database to produce instrument / valve lists based on P&ID's and process interfaces.
  • Design instrument cable block diagrams.
  • Produce cable schedules from the cable block diagram and project specifications / standards.
  • Produce cable drum schedules.
  • Produce, instrument loop diagrams and termination schedules using the database.
  • Produce design guidelines for the cable racking / routing drawings
  • Produce control room and equipment room layouts.
  • Produce and approve air distribution schedules and indicate positions of air manifolds on plot plans
  • Using the instrument database and project specifications / standards, produce guidelines for the instrument hook-up and installation detail drawings.
  • Produce, review and approve instrument location drawings based on the instrument database, EFD's and plant layout drawings.
  • Produce 2D drawings using AutoCad
  • Develop / provide input on the 3D Model to clarify instrument requirements on the model inclusive of cable racking, junction boxes, air headers and field instrument placements.
  • Design instrument power distribution and prepare diagrams.
  • Produce instrument panel layout detail drawings.
  • Incorporate instrument supplier data received into instrument design database, termination schedules and loop diagrams.
  • Review mechanical / instrumentation interface drawings.
  • Review electrical / instrumentation interface drawings.
  • Review P&ID's for instrumentation interfaces
  • Maintain drawing register.
  • Assist in the preparation of the Instrument contract indirect BOM.
  • Liaise with engineers to ensure design intent is implemented.
  • Resolve site queries relative to the instrument design, obtain redline markups and backdraft documents to As-built status.
  • Assist in the preparation of Instrument 'End of Job' documentation.

Skills / Qualifications

  • National Diploma preferable
  • Design experience required in Autocad with preference given to applicants with AVEVA, Smart Plant Intools, or COMOS

Knowledge, skills and experience:
  • Minimum of 10 years design experience in the mining and minerals processing area with at least 10 years in the mining and minerals processing area in the design office and the field
  • Well-developed computer skills and knowledge of word ,databases spreadsheets and discipline related application software.
  • Technical Competence
  • Good understanding of instrumentation, electrical and mechanical / piping technology.
  • Well developed computer skills with good knowledge of relevant 2D CAD software, relational databases and spreadsheets.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with process plant design and layout.
  • Broad knowledge / experience in process, construction and operations.
  • Understanding of other discipline requirements.
  • Good checking skills, ability to work unsupervised.
  • Focus on task completion, initiative and enthusiasm.

Personal attributes:
  • Ability to communicate and work well with others
  • Demonstrated integrity and ethics. e

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.