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Principal Control & Instrumentation Engineer
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As a global leader within the energy business, who have been established for over 100 years, we are proud to be able to expand our UK team and have partnered with Airswift to support our recruitment plans.

We are currently on the lookout for a Principal Control & Instrument Engineer to join the client's Woking project delivery team on a permanent basis.

What can we offer you
Fantastic opportunity to work for well-respected specialists within the Energy industry, on a thriving Oil & Gas project. Excellent rates, holiday accrual and hybrid working arrangements.

Key responsibilities and background:

The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the production of engineering deliverables and providing progress reporting for a project in accordance with the project plan. Typically supervises a team of engineers to address all discipline-specific requirements within the project. May undertake discrete specialist studies/technology reviews under supervision. Liaises with other disciplines to achieve design consistency. Supports the Project Management Team in planning, and identifying technical issues which could limit progress, and impact project budgets.
  • Either a Lead Engineer on a project or reporting to the Lead Engineer typically on larger projects, execute C&I engineering design activities for feasibility, concept, FEED, detailed design or EPC projects.
  • Can be technically responsible for all C&I and Telecoms engineering work and allocating, supervising and directing preparation of project deliverables. Subject to project size, will delegate some level of supervision and specific checking activities to appropriate competent personnel.
  • Capable of formulating resolutions and supervision of technically challenging and/or high-profile issues, with support from Consultant Engineer / Lead Engineer or Project Engineering Manager, and effectively communicating with Clients and Senior Management.
  • Reviews the ITB (Invitation to Bid) documents submitted in the proposals stage, prepares man-hour estimates and provides input to project execution plan.
  • Supervises, reviews and checks the C&I and Telecoms activities including: Philosophies, Specifications, Shut Down Cause & Effect Charts, Schedules, Drawings & Diagrams, Datasheets and Technical Requisitions for long lead items.
  • Identifies and resolves discrepancies and divergences from original proposal / contract by raising technical queries with projects / client.
  • Capable of participating in Factory Acceptance Tests.
  • Participates in multi-discipline Engineering Design Reviews and provides all necessary C&I and Telecoms engineering input and support to close out of actions.
  • Identifies a clear scope of work and supervises preparation of the Technical Document Register (TDR). Responsible for planning / scheduling the C&I and Telecoms engineering activities and manpower resource. Quantifies the total number of engineering deliverables, man-hour allocation and format of delivery, and other requirements for execution of the work. Provides necessary regular project controls / reporting input to Project Management.
  • Provides support to Procurement including for long lead item enquiry prepares Technical Requisitions, reviews vendor documentation and provides Technical Bid Evaluation support to ensure design conformance.
  • Ensures compatibility and conformance with client specifications and recommends cost effective improvements to equipment selection / specifications within the scope of client specifications and requirements.
  • Consults Quality Assurance with any quality issues ensuring compliance with the client's ISO Quality procedures, Project Quality Plan and Design Integrity processes and procedures.
  • Co-ordinates Internal and client audit requests and facilitates audit procedures of engineering systems within the department.
  • Contributes to training and development of other staff including identifying employee strengths and weaknesses and recommends training and development requirements.
  • Performs related duties as and when instructed by Direct Supervisor.

Skills & Personal Attributes:
  • Typically Master's Degree in Instrument or Electrical Engineering.
  • Chartered Status and significant related experience working for Engineering / Client organisations in the Oil and Gas Industry.
  • Excellent coordination, monitoring and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent Communication skills.
  • Tactful in resolving issues.
  • Cost awareness.
  • Proactive approach.
  • Alertness and attention to detail.
  • Team player.
  • Good written and spoken communication skills.
  • Exposure to Consultancy, FEED / Detailed Design and EPC projects.
  • Knowledge of international equipment specifications and costs.
  • In depth knowledge of standard international specifications and codes.
  • Knowledge of Safety and Quality procedures.
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