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Process Automation, Control & Optimisation (PACO) Engineer
12 December 2019

Process Automation, Control & Optimisation (PACO) Engineer

Our client has an excellent opportunity for a PACO Engineer, to work on a permanent basis reporting directly to the Engineering Manager.

The successful candidate will act as the lead functional safety engineer in a supervisory and technical advisory role, to ensure compliance with IEC 61511 and related performance standards.

The successful candidate will also be required to perform engineering and maintenance activities related to instrumentation and control system maintenance and engineering.

Essential Experience & Skills


  • At least 5 years of experience in instrumentation and control engineering in the oil and gas industry.
  • Experience in the engineering support and maintenance of control and safety systems.
  • Experience as functional safety engineer in the operations/maintenance/modification phases.
  • ABB 800xA ICSS maintenance and engineering experience
  • Demonstrable experience in the maintenance and engineering of instrumentation and fire and gas detection systems.
  • Knowledge of gas processing and distillation, compression.

Education & Qualifications

  • Degree in a discipline related subject is required (i.e. Mechatronics, Instrumentation, Process Control).
  • TUV Functional Safety Engineer Certification is required

  • Location: Ireland (West Coast)
  • Permanent staff position
  • Competitive Salary and benefits package.


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