Principal Instrument & Control Engineer

Leatherhead, Surrey

Principal Instrument & Control Engineer



Roles & Responsibilities

  • Coordinates with, and supports Project Managers and Discipline managers to determine scope, cost, complexity and planning and scheduling requirements of projects.
  • Estimates work hours needed to generate project deliverables and support the design team.
  • Ensures the quality, accuracy, consistency, timeliness and completeness of overall work to company I&C engineering principles; compliance with established standards, procedures, codes and ordinances; adherence to project schedules; and provides adequate training, technical and administrative guidance and instruction to personnel within the discipline.
  • Plans and schedules work for the project support staff allocated for the project, within the I&C discipline to ensure the proper and effective distribution of assignments and manpower as well as space and facilities for subsequent performance of duties.
  • Develops the preliminary and final stage I&C, design deliverables including contributing to P&IDs (AutoCAD, Smart P&IDs), Instrument List, Instrument Specifications and Instrument Data Sheets.
  • Assists with design development for DCS, PLC and SCADA based process control systems for clients and projects.
  • Supports 3-D model development indicating location of all instruments.
  • Evaluates and selects instrument, control valve and analyser solutions. Reviews vendor documentation for compliance to project and process specifications.
  • Supports field activities, including on-site surveys and equipment walk downs as required.
  • Develops the design of process control and automation systems in compliance with industry standards and customer requirements.
  • Collaborates with client counterpart to develop control systems concepts, architectures and control platforms as applied to the client project.
  • Prepares or reviews construction budgets based on experience and scope of project.
  • Works with end users and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's) to coordinate application of automation products.
  • Performs automation related job functions as assigned, including, I/O lists, Instrumentation lists and the specification of instrumentation and control element.
  • Supports risk assessments, including SIL, LOPA and HAZOP.
  • Assists in developing the safety requirement specification (SRS), working knowledge of IEC 61508 & IEC61511

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