Instrument & Controls Engineer

Posted 10 June 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineOil and Gas Recruitment
Contact NameLachlan Nicholson

Job description

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Instrument & Controls Engineer, based in Aberdeen.

Applicants must have the full legal rights to work in the UK.


  • Manages responsibilities to ensure cost effective solutions and savings are secured where appropriate
  • Provides Instrument, DCS, Control, F&G and Safety systems engineering support as required
  • Frontline Telecomms & Cybersecurity knowledge would be advantageous
  • Provides support in the control and management of software security and software change control
  • Provides technical support to offshore Operations, which may entail extended offshore visits as and when required
  • Ensures all modifications to the Instrument & Control systems fully comply and meet with the requirements of the appropriate UKCS Legislation, Asset Verification Scheme, Company Specifications, Standards and Procedures including BAB management of change procedure
  • Provides operational and specialist instrument engineering, control and safety systems support to modification or study teams or projects in line with the BAB technical management of change procedure
  • Owner of all Instrument, DCS, Control, F&G and Safety system work the 28 & 90 day asset plans ensuring compliance with the planning gate process
  • Assists in setting budgets which are realistic, manage expenditure for all work scopes within the limits of those budgets
  • Generates work scopes, detailed cost estimates, and, where necessary, compile maintenance and minor modification work packs for offshore implementation
  • Maintains Instrument and Control Specifications, Standards and Procedures and be the local owner of appropriate Instrument, Control and software management procedures
  • Carries out Technical Integrity Audits in line with the instrument and control management systems and maintenance as part of the Technical Audit Programme
  • Ensures that all requirements, deadlines, and support services for FPSO Operations, Construction, Maintenance and Materials are met and carried out by offshore personnel
  • Ensures a significant focus on safety with regards to the FPSO facility daily operations
  • Leads and participates in a proactive safety performance and KPl's and provides appropriate input to the Kraken Process Safety management system
  • Participates in equipment failure and incident investigations as required
  • Manages sub-contractors and suppliers ensuring supporting vendors and suppliers comply with company standards ie Safety Management, Quality Management and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Ensures compliance with the BAB/FPSO Operations Safety, Health, Security and Environmental Management Systems for all assets/facilities are met within areas of own responsibility
  • Performs any other reasonable tasks as required to support operations commensurate with training, experience and ability

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Degree in a relevant engineering discipline (or equivalent), as well as relevant engineering experience either onshore or offshore in an associated organisation. Previous experience with ABB ICCS systems would be an advantage; specifically, 800xA platform.
  • Chartered Engineer or qualifications leading to this are desirable.
  • Significant experience in Oil and Gas Operations with experience in a similar role related to FPSO operations.
  • Ability to work as a member or leader of a team and communicate effectively with onshore and offshore staff at all levels.
  • Demonstrate skills in Instrument and Control engineering problem solving particularly with modern microprocessor based control, shutdown, metering and Fire and Gas systems.
  • An awareness of budgetary control and the ability to deliver tasks to program and cost targets.
  • TUV (or equivalent) Functional Safety Engineer qualification is desirable.
  • Knowledge of HSE Cyber Security Operational Guidance OG-86 is desirable.
  • Must possess knowledge of business and operational planning processes

Permanent position

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference: PR/066414.

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