Maintenance Senior Engineering Specialist Instrumentation

  • Competitive daily rate
  • Italy Milan
  • Contract
  • Oil & Gas
NES Fircroft are currently seeking a Maintenance Senior Engineering Specialist (Instrumentation) to manage all necessary Engineering Maintenance Instrumentation activities in a major onshore LNG project, for conducting Maintenance efficiently and ensuring the technical integrity & required availability of equipment’s.

- Adhere to HSE and Company policies, Confidentiality, Compliance needs and Procedures.
- Promote continuously safety culture inside Maintenance Department.
- Work safely, avoid any incident and dangerous situation, contribute towards continual HSE
improvement, demonstrate safety behaviour for himself and others.
- Attend mandatory HSE trainings, refresher/expired trainings and apply them on site, ensure team
and vendor compliance.
- Support to maintain and continually improve ISO 14001 Environment Management System
requirements and other management initiatives.

- Coordinates with MIEC contractor on all aspects of instrumentation Engineering & Maintenance
matters, and provides expert technical advice
- Reviews and if required develops, the maintenance strategies for instrumentation equipment and
ensures compliance of the planned preventive maintenance program to the company’s Safety &
Environment Critical Element (SECE) performance standards
- Reviews the documents and technical characteristics of instrumentation and PLC equipment
supplied by the project to identify challenges for future maintenance activities in operation phase
- Acts as an interface between EPC and MIE Contractor to facilitate data flow and ensure technical
guidance of MIEC for instrumentation and PLC equipment
- In coordination with the Maintenance & Inspection Engineering Contractor (MIEC), develops and
reviews the instrumentation equipment planned preventive and Reliability Centered Maintenance
(RCM) program, to ensure that the maintenance tasks undertaken are adequate to prevent
unplanned equipment failure
- Contributes to the data preparation of instrumentation and PLC equipment monitoring tools and
organization in order to optimize PM and promote failure anticipation (development of OneCBM)
- Works with the company team and Maintenance and Inspection Engineering Contractor (MIEC) to
develop maintenance procedures and standards, work method associated with the various
instrumentation equipment
- Works with the Company’s Methods Team in ensuring all instrumentation equipment plans are
loaded into the Computerized Maintenance and Inspection Management System (CMIMS) and
are adequately resourced and all plans are resource leveled to allow for proper management of
maintenance backlog during the operations phase
- Liaises with vendors and the original equipment manufacturers for all queries regarding
maintenance, modifications, spare parts, drawings and the resolution of technical problems.
- Works with the Operations team during commissioning phase for all instrumentation equipment
which includes providing support on deviations and maintenance engineering input into design,
3D model and constructability reviews as well as Factory and Site Acceptance Testing
- Reviews and controls the standardization of materials and spare parts for all instrumentation
equipment and related systems. Reviews MIEC propositions on stock quantities, usage and
consumption to minimize the stock value, whilst ensuring that all spare parts are available for
routine, defect and shutdown maintenance.
- Develops the scope of works for instrumentation equipment support contracts
- In coordination with the MIEC and Equipment Vendors, develops typical repair plans for the
assets considered Vital
- Prepare all required procedures for future maintenance operations, defines tools and material
required for the workshops and repairs of instrumentation and PLC equipment, PLC backups,
industrial PC to support software upgrades and trouble shooting
- Ensure preparation of data required for future maintenance operation and trouble shooting
(documentation related to instrumentation and PLC equipment) and accessibility in Quantum /
- Contributes to the configuration and implementation of ICSS screens, safety bars and logic for
- Ensure preparation and implementation of cyber security requirements and safe recovery of

- Excellent problem analysis & solving capabilities.
- Excellent level of knowledge in Instrumentation, DCS & PLC equipment, maintenance systems
and methods.
- Excellent knowledge of Industrial communication protocols Modbus, Profibus, HART, Ethernet.
- Excellent knowledge in and practical application of IIOT and cybersecurity as it applies to the
- High Knowledge of process field instrumentation.
- Knowledge of maintenance of instruments in hazardous areas
- Excellent knowledge of international codes & standards.
- Excellent knowledge of International instrumented safety systems standard.
- Good knowledge of maintenance SAP (like CMMS).
- Good Knowledge of computer applications and methods.
- Excellent command of written and spoken English.

- Bachelor of higher education in Control System, Automation, Instrumentation,
Instrumentation or Electronic Engineering or equivalent with international standard
- Minimum 20 years specific maintenance experience in oil, gas or petrochemical industry
- Minimum 10 years in LNG producing plants, not LNG terminals
- Experience of working with DCS and PLC from different brands, good understanding of gas
turbines (GE, Siemens) and package Control Systems
- Minimum 5 years experience of maintenance of integrated control and safety systems

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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