Principal Instrumentation Engineer

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Employment: Full Time

Building on our past. Ready for the future

Worley is a global professional services company of energy, chemicals and resources experts headquartered in Australia.

Right now, we're bridging two worlds as we accelerate to more sustainable energy sources, while helping our customers provide the energy, chemicals and resources that society needs now.

We partner with our customers to deliver projects and create value over the life of their portfolio of assets. We solve complex problems by finding integrated data-centric solutions from the first stages of consulting and engineering to installation and commissioning, to the last stages of decommissioning and remediation. Join us and help drive innovation and sustainability in our projects.

Job Summary:
We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Principal / Lead Instrumentation Engineer to lead the project instrumentation and control team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for overseeing the design, development, implementation of instrumentation and control systems and processes in various industrial settings. The role requires strong technical expertise in instrumentation engineering, leadership skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.

• Lead the design and development of instrumentation systems for Oil and Gas Sector, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and project requirements.
• Provide technical expertise and guidance to the instrumentation engineering team throughout all phases of projects, from conceptualization to implementation leading to commissioning support.
• Collaborate with project managers, engineers, and other stakeholders to define project scope, objectives, and deliverables.
• Conduct feasibility studies, design workshops, HAZOP, LOPA and risk assessments for proposed instrumentation solutions, identifying potential challenges and proposing mitigation strategies.
• Evaluate and select appropriate instrumentation technologies, components, and suppliers based on project requirements and budget constraints.
• Oversee the installation, testing, and commissioning of instrumentation systems, ensuring functionality and reliability.
• Troubleshoot complex technical issues related to instrumentation systems, identifying root causes, and implementing corrective actions.
• Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in instrumentation engineering, and incorporate relevant advancements into project designs.
• Mentor and coach junior engineers, providing guidance on technical skills development, project management, and professional growth.
• Prepare material requisition for instrumentation long lead items (hydraulic power units, Remote Terminal Units and PLC systems, Multi Phase Flow Meters and Wet Gas Measurement etc.) vendor document review and participation in Factory Acceptance Tests.
• Interface with client Instrumentation Engineer on a day-to-day business and resolution / lead technical discussion related to issues on Instrumentation and Control systems

Moving forward together
• We want our people to be energized and empowered to drive sustainable impact. So, our focus is on a values-inspired culture that unlocks brilliance through belonging, connection and innovation.
• We're building a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace. Creating a space where everyone feels they belong, can be themselves, and are heard.
• And we're not just talking about it; we're doing it. We're reskilling our people, leveraging transferable skills, and supporting the transition of our workforce to become experts in today's low carbon energy infrastructure and technology.
• Whatever your ambition, there's a path for you here. And there's no barrier to your potential career success. Join us to broaden your horizons, explore diverse opportunities, and be part of delivering sustainable change.


• Bachelor's degree in Instrumentation Engineering. Advanced degree (Master's or Ph.D.) preferred.
• Minimum of 15 years of experience in instrumentation engineering, with a proven track record of designing and implementing instrumentation systems for Oil and Gas applications.
• Strong expertise in instrumentation technologies, including sensors, transmitters, control and choke valves, PLCs, SCADA systems, DCS/ICSS and data acquisition systems.
• Experience and exposure to Yokogawa CENTUM and STARDOM is preferred.
• Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to effectively manage and motivate a team of engineers.
• Excellent problem-solving abilities and attention to detail, with a focus on delivering high-quality results.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
• Knowledge of regulatory standards and industry best practices related to instrumentation engineering, such as ISA, IEC, and ANSI standards.
• Professional certifications such as Certified Instrumentation and Control Technician (CICT) or Professional Engineer (PE) license is a plus.
• Experience in industries such as oil and gas, petrochemicals, power generation, or pharmaceuticals is highly desirable.
• Experience in Cyber Security requirements for automation systems


Worley is a leading global provider of professional services in the energy, chemicals and resources sectors. We partner with our customers to address their most critical challenges at every stage of their projects: from initial concepts to sustaining and enhancing their assets. And we provide smarter, bolder solutions while delivering on our own sustainability commitments.

We are 51,000 bright minds across 46 countries all driven by a common purpose – delivering a more sustainable world. While working to fulfill our ambition to be recognized globally as the leader in sustainability solutions.

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