Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer

06 April 2018


As Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer you will be responsible for providing specialist technical support to the site maintenance and operations functions and for ensuring the site complies with all regulatory requirements relating to the safe installation, operation and maintenance of electrical and instrumentation systems.
The role is based at Texas City, just outside of Houston, TX.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing technical support and advice on equipment failures, root cause investigation, reliability improvements, facility and equipment strategies.

  • Provide E & I engineering support to projects including front end design inputs, reliability and operations advice, and commissioning support.
  • Develop, maintain and apply standards and procedures for the design and maintenance of E & I systems.
  • Maintain and update E & I documentation including datasheets, loopsheets and schematics

  • Share knowledge internally/externally via technical resource network forums

The successful candidate should have excellent influencing and motivational skills and have a strong commitment to safety.

Candidates should also have demonstrated experience of:

  • Troubleshooting and fault finding instrumentation and electrical systems

  • Delivering technical presentations and training material

  • Provide E&I expertise to Process Hazard Review & Process Hazard Analysis, alarm reviews and safety audits.

  • Ensure instrumentation represented on PIDs is correct

  • Carry out safety and reliability root cause investigations

  • Supporting major maintenance activities e.g. plant shutdowns


  • Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering, Masters preferred, and working towards Chartered Status.

  • 5 years relevant electrical engineering experience in an operational environment

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.

For more information please feel free to visit our website http://petroplan.com