Primary job duties include instrument device specification, P&I Diagram development skill, basic instrument loop engineering, low to intermediate voltage power circuit engineering, instrument wiring and electrical wiring routing/distribution, operational and safety interlock specification, knowledge of PLC and DCS devices and associated engineering.
The Instrument and Controls Engineer independently performs Instrument Engineering activities for all phases of instrument development and equipment design for a small project or selected segments of a larger project.
The Instrument and Controls Engineer must be fully competent in performing all conventional aspects of Instrument Engineering and application of independent judgment for the evaluation, selection and substantial adaptation of standard engineering methods and procedures.
Assignments have clear and specific objectives and may require the investigation of a limited number of variables.
The Instrument and Controls Engineer may provide limited technical guidance for less experienced drafting or design personnel.
The Instrument and Controls Engineer prepares sketches and performs calculations for a detailed segment of a project.
The Instrument and Controls Engineer conducts field trips to existing plants to gather operating data and equipment information.
The Instrument and Controls Engineer prepares equipment specifications, inquiry and purchase requisitions for approval.
The Instrument and Controls Engineer evaluates vendors bids and drawings to assure compliance with specifications.
The Instrument and Controls Engineer communicates equipment design to client and other design disciplines.
The Instrument and Controls Engineer reviews and approves design drawings for assigned segment of a project.
The Instrument and Controls Engineer participates in reviews of Process Flow Diagrams and Piping and Instrument Diagrams.
The Instrument and Controls Engineer participates in the preparation of equipment lists, instrument index and process specifications for instruments.
The Instrument and Controls Engineer monitors subcontracted technical services activities.
The Instrument and Controls Engineer participates in preparation of design guides, guide specifications and contract proposals.
The Instrument and Controls Engineer participates in plant start-ups and field assignments as required.
The Instrument and Controls Engineer participates in equipment inspections at vendors facilities.
May be specialized in safety shutdown and/or critical control systems.
May be specialized in analyzers.
May be specialized in PLC programming, logic, human-machine interface and/or graphics.
May be specialized in DCS programming, configuration, human-machine interface and/or graphics.
May participate with construction personnel concerning constructability issues as related to field conditions, sequencing and scheduling of construction activities.
May require foreign travel and assignment.
Minimum 5 years experience and knowledge of IEEE and ISA standards is required.
Normally requires at least a four-year degree in Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.
Requires a minimum of four 4 years experience in Instrument Engineering or equivalent working knowledge/experience. This includes considerable experience in utilizing various computer software packages and automated engineering and design equipment.
Registration as a licensed professional engineer is required.