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Principal Control & Instrumentation Engineer

  • Aberdeen, Scotland, GB
  • September 12, 2023
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Energy Resourcing are currently recruiting for a Principal Control & Instrumentation Engineer to join our client's Glasgow project delivery team on a 12-month contract basis.

This is a great opportunity to join one of the world's largest publicly listed utilities focusing on the transmission and distribution of electricity and gas. Our client plays a vital role in connecting millions of people to the energy they use safely, reliably, and efficiently.

  • Work on both projects and proposals work where both the technical approach and continuity must be aligned.
  • Work on both projects and proposals which will be executed across all phases of projects including Conceptual Studies; Basic; FEED; Detailed Design; Procurement through to Commissioning.
  • Work on projects and proposals which are for process plants and facilities across the Chemical; Oil and Gas; Power and Energy Transition / New Energy Sectors.
  • Develop Instrument Engineering deliverables as required on a project-by-project basis.
  • Work as the functional Lead Engineer for projects as required by the C&I Group Manager, or a Principal Engineer on a large project reporting to the Lead Instrument Engineer.

  • Experienced in Instrument Engineering, with experience in a Lead role on Medium / Large capital projects from concept to start-up.
  • Competency in working within the C&I Discipline of a contracting organisation.
  • Competency to interface with other disciplines.
  • Very good communication skills. The role involves liaison with Client Engineers & Project Management.
  • A degree qualified for the related discipline.
  • Have or are working towards Chartered Engineer status as a Member of the Institute of Measurement and Control (IMC) or Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
  • Proven ability for equipment specification and the selection and in ensuring compliance from the suppliers, preferably within an EPC contracting organisation.
  • Competency in project execution using selected design tools and techniques.
  • Competency in budget & Schedule control/monitoring and reporting.
  • Competency in design safety, and constructability.
  • Ability to work to Company standards.
  • Competent in the Specification / Design / Implementation of Hazardous Area Instrumentation (ATEX).
  • Competency in the application, specification, and requisitioning of DCS, PLC, and SIS systems, with experience in the system's full lifecycle.
  • Competency in Instrumentation and Control requirements for Mechanical packages.
  • Competency in Electrical protection methodologies.
  • Competency in Specification, technical bid analysis, and requisitioning of Field Instrumentation and Analysers.
  • Competency in Sizing of flow devices/control valves/relief devices.
  • Competency in P&ID development.


  • Experience in Automation and Control life cycle activities.
  • Experience in Safety System life cycle activities.
  • Experience with Fire & Gas systems.
  • Experience working with and leading globally integrated delivery teams is preferred.
  • CompEx qualified.
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