Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Electrical Engineering, Instrument & Controls Engineer
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: Carville, Louisiana, United States

POSITION: Instrument and/or Electrical Engineer
Execute the Contract Package to which they are assigned consistent with published objectives and guidelines and Company principles, to provide a high level of expertise in Project related technical specialist skills regarding all aspects of instrument and/or electrical field engineering, including electronic, pneumatic , pressure, temperature, and flow level instrumentation, power generation and distribution systems, power transformers, switchgear motor control centers, and low voltage systems such as instrument power supplies and lighting systems in order to effectively support the technical needs of the Contract Package facilities in keeping with Project Execution Plan objectives, regulatory limits, and Company expectations, engineering procedures, and standards.

Engineer(s) occupying this position resident in the Contractor's office is/are candidate(s) for transfer to the field as Field Electrical and/or Instrumentation Engineer.

  • The principal function of the Instrument and/or Electrical Engineer representative assigned to the Engineering Team is to provide electrical and/or instrumentation engineering expertise and know-how at state-of-the-art levels in instrumentation and/or electrical systems and components so as to successfully complete the capital investment program consistent with Company objectives and technical requirements during engineering/design, procurement/fabrication, construction and pre-commissioning of their assigned Contract Package.
  • Responsible for advising the Engineering Manager, Construction Manager and Project Manager of deviations from instrumentation/electrical engineering, and/or installation standards, specifications, drawings, etc. Industry codes and standards, and/or CNRL Horizon engineering practices and applicable procedures as well as input to resolution of non-conformance
  • Ensure facilities that meet all specified requirements in accordance with Company's published requirements
  • Ensure that technical quality, physical integrity and operational performance of instrument and/or electrical system designs, installations and pre-commissioning activities for the Contract Package to which they are assigned meet Project Execution Plan objectives and specifications as well as Company needs and requirements.
  • Provide the primary source of electrical and/or instrumentation technical expertise and know-how that is available to project engineering managers to ensure complete appraisal of Contractor performance within their assigned Contract Package area (whether related to engineering/design office or field issues)
  • Adopt, maintain and apply a set of Company procedures for technical reviews, equipment selection, quality, safety, and operability checks and standards for engineering design to be incorporated into contractual requirements as Detailed Engineering specifications and drawings.
  • Adopt, maintain and apply Company electrical and/or instrumentations engineering requirements in a set of supplemental standards, design and installation/ pre-commissioning practices consistent with Company engineering procedures and standards, and to provide interpretation of these for project teams in the file.
  • Provide expertise to ensure effective monitoring and appraisal (quality assurance of engineering/design, procurement/fabrication, and installation and pre-commissioning ) of Contractor performance to ensure compliance with contractual requirements.
  • Maintain and communicate to the Engineering Manager and Project Manager electrical and/or instrumentation technical requirements and information to allow the Company to maintain design and installations consistent with established standards and specifications.
  • Comply with applicable Laws, Regulations and Company engineering, construction and pre-commissioning procedures and standards.
  • Maintain the highest level of expertise in this technical specialist area in order to carry out the initial capital investment program of the Company within their assigned Contract Package area.
  • Deal with instrumentation and/or electrical engineering, installation and pre-commissioning issues, solutions complexities, and difficulties throughout the life span of the capital investment program in order to meet Company expectations.

General Expectations as a Team Member

• Be self-motivated

• Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors,

employees, and external service providers (e.g. Engineering Firm) whether

individually or in a team environment.

• Develop a working relationship with other team members.

• Constantly look for ways to improve project management system efficiency

• Treat others with respect at all times

• Have good commercial and fiscal awareness and actively seek lowest cost


• Develop a network of technical resources

• Comply with applicable Laws, Regulations, Permitting requirements and Company

business practices, code of conduct.

• Domestic travel to suppliers and to plant sites is expected about 15 - 25% percent

of the time.

• Strong analytical skills, results-oriented with excellent organizational, problem solving, and interpersonal skills, root cause analysis, recall analysis, corrective action, effective decision-making skills, attention to detail.

• Hands on, involved in meetings, talk and engage with Users, boots on the

ground. Able to communicate at all levels.

• Agile/adaptable/flexible: able to handle multiple projects with multiple deadlines,

demonstrating ability to prioritize between what is urgent and what is important.

• Ability to lead/influence and be part of multilevel, cross functional teams.

• Proactively identify opportunities for improvement across the plant in relation to

process, equipment, facilities and staffing to drive implementation in a spirit of

continuous improvement.

Minimum Education Experience/Specific Knowledge Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree in Applicable Engineering program from an accredited institution.

• 15 yrs of experience as a controls systems engineer and/or designer

• Experience using the ISA95 stack to connect plant devices to cloud analytics

driving value to Operations

• Expertise across ISA-95 stack, especially Levels 0-2 are a must (Sensors/Actuators,

PLC/DCS, SCADA/HMI) ... Levels 3 (MES/MOM) desirable ... Levels 4+ a definite


• Working knowledge of operations-related SAP modules (PM, QM, PP/DS)

• Digital Twins, Performance Boards, Simulation

• Industry 4.0, IIoT, Plant Connectivity

• Working knowledge of RFID/Asset Tracking for plant

• Proficiency with MS Office applications that may include but are not limited to

Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, MS Project, and Outlook

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.