Instrumentation & Process Control Engineer (12 - #336946


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Pretoria, Gauteng
Contract type: Full time
Reference: JHB011599-HP-1

Our client, a leader in the global oil and gas industry, is looking for a Instrumentation & Process Control Engineer (in South Africa) to be part of a team directly responsible and accountable for the delivery of best-in-class capital projects.

Please note that the interviews will take place in person in South Africa only. In addition, only BSc or BEng will be considered.
  • Experience in the GCC or Saudi Arabia is highly preferred
  • Must have worked for a leading project house on oil and gas projects (not petrochem)
  • Design, construction and project management experience (not technical operations, maintenance etc)
Key Responsibility
  • Perform complex technical and administrative tasks relative to the Design and coordination of specialized controls and instrumentation systems.
  • Provide the technical input and review of the design, construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning and startup of facilities.
  • Address technical issues arising in all phases of the project development related to Instrumentation & Process Control parts of the facilities.
  • Responsible for project development: engineering studies, technical bid reviews, preliminary engineering, detail designs, materials procurement, construction, pre-commissioning, handover, commissioning and startup.
  • Review and provide input to the Functional Specification for PCS and Field Instrumentation that fully comply with the company's standards and specifications.
  • Manage General Engineering Services (GES) design contractor activities during the development of Pre-FEED & FEED, including definition of project work scope and schedule requirements.
  • Development of detailed estimate leading to funding appropriation and approval.
  • Participate in developing Instrumentation & Process Control deliverables and others such as BDs, SLDs, P&IDs, ILDs, ISDs, ISS, C&E diagrams, HAZID, HAZOP, SIL, simulations, control narrative, energy optimization, startup plans, etc.
  • Provide design input in the identification, sizing, selection and procurement of field instrumentation including control valves.
  • Attend Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) of the Process Control System and resolve any technical issue prior of shipment to site.
  • Conduct Site Acceptance Test (SAT) and Integration Site Acceptance Test (ISAT) for all Process Control System and resolve any technical issues that arise.
  • Perform change order scope definition, cost estimation and assist the Project Manager or Company representative in change management process.
  • Attend project meetings e.g. progress, stakeholders, design review, plot plan, value improvement.
  • Review of project schedule, coordinate and monitor the assigned project progress and challenge below par performance of the contractor.
  • Review, coordinate, and monitor invoices (claimed vs actual physical progress checks) and contractor’s submittals.
  • Review design/study Instrumentation & Process Control modifications to the facilities.
  • Provide routine Instrumentation & Process Control (design and construction) support to facilities
Minimum requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Electronics/Instrumentation Engineering
  • A minimum of Fifteen (15) years of experience in the refining and the petrochemical industries with a specialty in Instrumentation & Process Control
  • Including five (5) years of field experience in construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning, startup, and operation
  • Engineering Design & Construction phase experience with a thorough knowledge of engineering practices and economic principles in the applicable International Codes, Standards and Specifications
  • Expertise in specific control & instrumentation disciplines such as Advanced process control (APC), Distributed control systems (DCS), Programmable logic controllers (PLC), Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), Emergency shutdown system (ESD) & etc.


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