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Head of Instrument Engineering

72000 - £84000 per annum
28 February 2018


We are looking for a Head of Instrument Engineering to work for an EPC organisation permanently in the UAE. The role will be to be responsible for a team of small EPC engineers on early stage projects (feasibility / concept / FEED).

You will be responsible for providing instrument and control system expertise in Oil and Gas projects with the aim to design systems enabling safe, efficient and reliable operation.

In addition to his/her role as I&C section Lead, he/she will also act as a Project Engineering Manager on O&G engineering projects. As a Project Engineering Manager with I & C background he/she will lead resources throughout the project execution stages. He/she will ensure proper division of work & responsibility among the project engineering team, ensuring quality control, proper design and providing proper guidance and integration of work done.

Required skills:

  • Academic Education to BS or equivalent level minimum in Instrumentation Engineering from accredited University. Postgraduate degree will be an advantage.
  • Minimum of 15 years of professional experience in oil and gas along with time spent in a project engineering management role.
  • Should have DCS, ESD, F&G, PLC, SCADA system experience.
  • Shall have experience in participation in FAT/SAT.
  • Shall have experience in FEED, detailed design in Oil and Gas.
  • Experience managing a team of 5-10, or more, junior and senior level engineers within detailed design project organization.
  • Experience in coordinating and managing simultaneous projects, acting as both a lead I & C engineer and as a project engineering manager delegating tasks and/or lead assignments to other team members.
  • Strong design and analytical skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering practices and economic principles, calculation methods, design details, international codes and standards, procedures, and specifications essential
  • Good verbal and written communication, presentation, and relationship building skills with employees and clients.
  • Professional and ethical leader willing to grow the division and mentor and train young engineers.
  • Good command of written and spoken English.

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

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