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Electrical Engineer (Instrumentation & Process Controls)

Houston, TX 77002

Posted: 05/14/2024 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 38523 Remote/Work From Home Jobs: No

Job Description

Are you an experienced Electrical Engineer? If so, let’s talk!
Our client is actively seeking a talented Electrical Engineer located in Houston, TX. This is a 12-month contract opportunity with the possibility to extend with our client.

This position is an onsite opportunity.


We are seeking an experienced Electrical Engineer who is specialized in Instrumentation & Process Control to join our Project Management team (PMT). Project Management Teams are responsible and accountable for the delivery of best in class capital projects. PMT is directly involved in executing and managing assigned projects safely, on schedule, within budget and to the highest standards of integrity and compliance. This will involve engineering design, procurement and construction of various sizes ($), types and complexity of small, medium to multi-billion-dollar mega projects.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Execute capital projects according to the scope, schedule and budget.
  • 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.
  • Responsibility 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 Saudi Aramco 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.
  • Be familiar with international procedures of Projects Phases, Engineering Phases, Bidding procedures, Procurement Processes, Construction Requirements and up to date Best Practices.
  • Full understanding of contract documents (inclusive of appendices, drawings and specifications), project execution plan, interface management, change management, construction sequencing, standards specifications and project schedule to support project manager and/or company representative in timely completion of projects.
  • Review and resolve day to day contractors’ activities related to assigned project (process) work during construction and ensure HSE compliance.
  • 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.
  • Review weekly and monthly reports on the status and progress of the contracts, including project costs and schedule. 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.
  • Performs Project Reporting and implementation of company initiatives during project execution.
  • Review design/study Instrumentation & Process Control modifications to the facilities.
  • Provide routine Instrumentation & Process Control (design and construction) support to facilities.
  • Develop and/or review testing and commissioning procedures for Instrumentation & Process Control equipment especially in the facilities.
  • Be familiar with leading equipment manufacturers/vendors, international standards and value improvement practices.
  • Uphold engineering ethics and maintain high standards of professional behavior and conduct.

  • B.S. in Electrical/Electronics/Instrumentation Engineering.
  • 15 years of experience in the refining and the petrochemical industries with a specialty in Instrumentation & Process Control, such that the incumbent is clearly recognized as an expert in this field.
  • 5 years of field experience including construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning, startup, and operation.
  • Excellent English communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Must have 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.
  • Flexible to work in multinational teams and mobilize to different locations including remote areas as needed.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Master’s degree.
  • Dynamic attitude towards project improvements and savings, PMP Certification is desirable but not mandatory.

Job Requisition #38523

A reasonable estimate of the pay range for this role is $125.00 - $130.00 per hour.

The disclosed pay range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled.  The compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case, such as skills and experience levels.

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