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Control and Instrumentation Engineer

  • Job reference: 925822
  • Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Salary: Up to GBP300 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Instrument Engineering
  • Date posted: 04/06/2019

Control & Instrumentation Engineer, Basingstoke, £300 per day, 6 month contract

Our client, an Oil & Gas company near Basingstoke are looking to hire an experienced C&I Engineer to coordinate the maintenance and improvement of process control systems and safety systems in order to allow safe and efficient operation of the facility.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Act as Lead Engineer for site functional safety, development, maintenance and support.
  • Review Safety Instrumented Systems, documentation and improve process control systems
  • Provide technical support to operations
  • Provide Technical support for the maintenance of site wide process control systems and safety systems.
  • Design and implement new process control systems and safety systems
  • Produce key deliverables such as SIL verification documents and Safety Requirement Specifications.
  • Produce SIL verification calculations using SIL calculation software.
  • Specify, Test and Commission SIS and Control Systems.
  • Provide leadership, direction and supervision to the C&I Technicians and other discipline engineers.
  • Instrumentation hazardous area design and installation.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Possess an HNC (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering field or demonstration working towards.
  • Engineering knowledge and training with a minimum of 5 years' experience in the oil and gas industry.
  • Engineering knowledge, training and experience required to diagnose control system faults through root cause analysis.
  • Familiarity with the design, maintenance and operation of Safety Instrumented Systems.
  • Functional Safety Standards IEC 61508, 61511 FSEng.
  • ATEX Standards (CompEX Ex 12).
  • Instrumentation design standards (IEC 60079-14).


  • Must be able to plan and prioritise daily activities to ensure the safety systems and process control systems operate safely and efficiently.
  • Must be a team player and participate in exchange of knowledge and communicate with all levels of management
  • Diligence and reliability.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Able to cope with pressured situations.
  • Pro-active in achieving results.
  • Works in a safe and sustainable manner & strives for continuous improvement.
  • Ensure successful delivery of high quality engineering works

This role will initially be a 6 month Limited Company contract role. Commutable from Basingstoke, Reading, Southampton, Winchester, Lyndhurst, Christchurch, Ringwood, Petersfield, Guildford, Romsey, Portsmouth, Salisbury.

Keywords; Petrochem, Oil & Gas, Biomass, Instrumentation.

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