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Principal Instrumentation Engineer

  • Aberdeen, Scotland, GB
  • April 17, 2023
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Energy Resourcing are currently recruiting for a Principal Instrumentation Engineer to join our client's Aberdeen project delivery team on a 12 month contract basis.

This is a great opportunity to join one of the largest oil and gas clients.

  • Work activities will include both project and proposal work where both the technical approach and continuity must be aligned.
  • Work activities for both projects and proposals will be executed across all phases of projects including Conceptual Studies; Basic; FEED; Detailed Design; Procurement through to Commissioning.
  • Projects and proposals are for process plant and facilities across the Chemical; Oil and Gas; Power and Energy Transition/ New Energy sectors.
  • Project work will include development of Instrument Engineering deliverables as required on a project by project basis.
  • Project work as the functional Lead Engineer for projects as required by the C&I Group Manager.

Assist the C&I Group Manager in:

  • Developing corporate procedures, standards, specifications and the required design tools for compliance with the SHE policy and efficient execution of production work.
  • Defining the Development and Training needs for the discipline, support graduate and young Engineer / designer development.

  • Experience in Instrument Engineering and experience in a Lead role on Medium / Large capital projects from concept to start-up.
  • Competent in working within the C&I Discipline of a contracting organisation.
  • Competent to Lead the C&I Discipline interface with other Disciplines.
  • Experience working in a client-facing large project group environment.
  • Very good proactive communicator. The role involves liaison with Client Engineers & Project Management.
  • Controlling man-hour budgets and scheduled delivery.
  • Degree qualified for the related discipline.
  • 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 organization.
  • Competent in project execution using selected design tools and techniques.
  • Competent in budget & Schedule control/monitoring and reporting.
  • Competent in design safety, and constructability.
  • To be able to work to Company standards.
  • Innovative when appropriate.
  • Competent in Electrical protection methodologies.
  • Competent in Specification, technical bid analysis, and requisitioning of Field Instrumentation and Analysers.
  • Competent in the application, specification, and requisitioning of DCS, PLC, and SIS systems, with experience in the system's full lifecycle.
  • Competent in the Specification / Design / Implementation of Hazardous Area Instrumentation (ATEX).
  • Competent in Instrumentation and Control requirements for Mechanical packages.
  • Competent in P&ID development.
  • Competent in the Sizing of flow devices/control valves/relief devices.


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