Instrument Engineer IPS

  • Competitive Salary & Benefits Package
  • Scotland Scotland Aberdeen
  • Permanent
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil & Gas
  • Petrochemical
Our client is a global manufacturer of Petrochemical, Speciality Chemicals and Oil products, due to continued growth they are now looking to add an Instrument Engineer to be based at their site in Aberdeen. You will provide front line Instrument / Control Engineering support to the operations site-based team. Provide technical discipline input to the Projects team and have ownership of the relevant Unity Performance Standards.
  • Specify, scope and execute improvements to instrument and protective systems.
  • Act as asset IPS engineering focal point for site projects, including studies.
  • Act as IPS single point of accountability for long-term Asset strategy.
  • Lead discipline improvements in plant reliability, equipment strategy, defect elimination and equipment rationalisation.
  • Define and own the asset’s IPS spares strategy.
  • Lead discipline improvements in plant reliability, root cause analysis, defect elimination and continuous improvement.
  • Lead / contribute to safety reviews, risk assessments and investigations as the Instrument and Protective Systems engineering focal point.
  • Act as custodian of asset maintenance strategies for IPS equipment.
  • Support the maintenance team in regards to equipment breakdown; including investigation of fault, defect resolution and execution of breakdown maintenance.
  • Monitor and advise on the technical and safety implications of any maintenance backlog.
  • Act as custodian of key IPS engineering documentation including Control Philosophies, Cause and Effect Diagrams, Hazardous Area Drawings, Loop Diagrams, Trip and Alarms Registers, Alarm Response Manual, ensuring same are kept up-to-date.
  • Provide technical support to asset TAR activities.
  • Coach asset instrument technicians to ensure their competency and skills are continually improved.
  • Participation in incident management team
  • Travel to Offshore Platforms or remote onshore sites to provide technical support
  • Support planned and unplanned outages
  • Participation in the Asset self-audit program
Experience & Qualifications
  • Candidates will hold a Degree in Instrument Engineering
  • Be a Chartered Engineer or actively working to achieve chartered status.
  • BOSIET, Medical and MIST for offshore travel
  • 5+ years’ experience including experience of O&G, Refining or Chemical Industries
  • Knowledge and experience of the design, operation, commissioning and maintenance legacy instrument equipment, control systems and ESD systems.
  • Comprehensive understanding and applied knowledge of relevant UK Regulatory (Safety Case, COMAH, etc) and industry standards. operations, including subsea and onshore overland pipelines;
For more information on this role, please contact Ashleigh North on 07708 297 513  or  
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