Principal Instrument & Controls Engineer


Doha, Qatar

Ref: SP124-324

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood has an opportunity for a Principal Instrument & Controls Engineer to join our team in Qatar on a long-term basis. This is a key role within the Wood Doha office delivering across study, FEED, EPC and PMC scopes of work. In this role, you will be responsible for the execution of project work in accordance with the project execution plan, including Wood and/or Project Procedures on Safety and Quality Control within the man-hour, cost and the project schedule targets.

Reflecting the market focus for the office in both brownfield and green field opportunities, multi-skilled personnel are sought, in particular those with experience in:
- Onshore Oil and Gas
- Offshore Oil and Gas

- Ensures Wood and Client Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality procedures are followed and that a high standard of safety is achieved in all associated work
- Serves as the Lead Engineer and/or discipline technical authority when required on medium to large complexity projects
- When assigned as the lead, manages the I&C scope of work within the agreed budget and timeframe, ensuring that key milestones are met for the overall project delivery.
- Supervises less experienced I&C engineers and, where required, be line manager for I&C engineers within Qatar office
- Follows company standards and procedures to meet with schedule and budget as advised by the Engineering Manager
- Demonstrates appreciation of commercial and technical risks, managing these appropriately within own work and highlighting any significant issues to the Engineering Manager
- Provide C&I input to tenders and project estimates in the development of method statements, deliverable lists, manhours, CTRs and risk
- Ensures the delivery of challenging corporate, project and client targets using sound technical knowledge and decision-making skills
- Acts as Wood's technical representative for the I&C discipline in design reviews such as HAZOP, LOPA, SIL and F&G mapping studies. In this capacity also closely coordinates with clients and third parties
- As a technical specialist demonstrates, provides and develops appropriate technical solutions for specific project issues
- Proactively engages and interfaces with other disciplines / third parties to ensure delivery of work scope to meet project and client expectations
- Produces, review, and take accountability for the accuracy of detailed calculations, Instrument and Control engineering datasheets and other engineering deliverables to define the I&C and F&G engineering requirements of our projects. Such deliverables including but not limited to the following:
- The design basis, instrument schedules/index, sizing calculations and instrument datasheets (control valve, relief valves, flow / pressure / level instruments, cable, etc), Control & Shutdown System Philosophies
- Preparation and development of enquiry packages including Specifications, Datasheets, Request for Quotation and Technical Bid Evaluation.
- Provide direction and guidance to designers in the production of I&C drawings such as field instrument & LER layouts, routing & layout drawings (cable, tray, MCT, etc), wiring & termination & loop diagrams,
- Reviewing, checking and approving of the I&C deliverables to ensure accuracy and alignment with the scope of work prior to issue
- Works closely with Process Engineering for the timely completion of P&IDs and Cause & Effects to meet with project deadlines, providing input as necessary for the instrumentation and controls
- Reviews and approves material take off for the I&C discipline
- Completes technical reviews and audits within the I&C discipline for projects of varying complexity
- Completes site surveys and data gathering activities for brownfield scopes of work
- Remain up to date with the latest technical developments in your fields of expertise
- Takes a proactive approach to personal & professional development
- Seek and support opportunities for department and project improvement and contribute to developing solutions
- Support recruitment, training and development of I&C personnel


Skills / Qualifications
- Engineering Degree in Instrumentation & Control, Electrical & Electronics Engineering or similar
- Minimum of 15 years of relevant experience
- Enrolled on the Register of Engineers in the State of Qatar, Grade A Category as a mandatory requirement
- If not enrolled on the Register of Engineers in the State of Qatar, then candidates must be a Chartered Engineer
- TÜV Function Safety Certification is desirable
- Further education and experience with Cyber Security Systems is desirable
- Proven core Instrument & Control Engineering skills, including design experience in the Oil & Gas sector
- Familiar with third party control system architecture and design including Honeywell, Yokogawa, Emerson, Invensys, Siemens and ABB for example
- Familiarity and experience with PAS, DCS, SCADA and PLC control systems including fieldbus technologies and the various communication protocols
- Experience with ESD, F&G and Condition Monitoring Systems design
- Experienced with completing SIL assessments, SIL verification, and SIS architecture design
- Familiarity and experience with instrument design tools such as SPI (INTOOLS)
- Experienced and well versed with HAZOP / SIL / LOPA, capable of representing the discipline as the technical authority in such studies
- Experience and knowledge of Telecoms engineering and design is desirable, including an awareness of relevant international design codes and standards such as IA/TIA and ETSI
- Experience with Telecoms systems such as LAN, CCTV, PA/GA, UHF/VHF Radio, Microwave and Access Control for example is desirable
- Experience with management of vendors, able to complete Technical Bid Evaluations and oversee development of vendor scope
- Experience completing factory acceptance tests for a range of instrumentation and control systems is desirable
- Construction and site experience is desirable, with exposure to loop checking, installation and problem solving of transmitters, pressure switches, level switches, control valves, F&G detectors, flow meters and MOVs
- The candidate must have extensive and demonstrable experience in flow measuring devices in particular Custody Metering Skids
- A self-motivated, proactive individual with high achievement drive and initiative, excellent verbal and written communication skills and good organisational awareness
- Ability to impact and influence fellow workers
- Display analytical and innovation skills to manage new technology
- Familiar with and experience in the application of international design codes and standards such as ISA, NFPA, BS, API, IEC, NACE, NEMA, ANSI
- Ideally has experience with Qatar O&G customer design standards including Shell DEPs

Applicants are required to:
- Be available for work in Doha, Qatar from May 2023
- Have demonstrable experience of recruitment within their discipline, including interviewing, candidate selection and team building within small discipline teams.
- Have demonstrable experience of working independently / remotely from technical leadership personnel (although functional leadership will be within the Doha office).
- Have demonstrable experience of working within a small project office, supporting cross discipline activities beyond their core discipline
- Be willing and able to represent Wood in both onshore and offshore surveys, holding relevant certification or willing to undertake suitable training such as BOSIET and H2S Awareness.
- Demonstrate an effective level of written and spoken communication skills in the English language

Company Overview
Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

About the Company

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

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