Process Instrumentation (Process instrument) Engineer (PLC)

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Process Instrumentation (Process instrument) Engineer (PLC)                                  £40k-55k

South East                                                                                                                   ABJ7158

Salary dependent on experience                                                                                  Perm

A new position for an experienced Process Instrument Engineer has arisen for a leading engineering services company is urgently required due to upcoming projects.    Many of the clients they work with are in the energy / chemicals area focusing on safety solutions that satisfy the critical nature of our customer’s plant site and processes.  Additionally as an instrument and control engineer you are involved in consulting in the field of systems engineering and general system design and panel build services.

Mainly office based with teamwork pivotal to the success of the company, there will be occasional requirement to attend meetings and provide pre/post commissioning support for systems at our customer’s sites (UK based).

As process instrumentation engineer you will manage instrumentation design and consultancy projects from point of sale, through to site commissioning. Being customer facing, great communication skills from a technical and commercial perspective, are essential.

As instrument engineer you will be responsible for a wide range of engineering design of the sensors and final elements that the control systems interface with.  The project management tasks, with importance placed heavily on reading and interpreting technical documents to include industry standards, client specifications, P&IDs, logic diagrams etc. An ability to apply problem solving and analytical techniques, to plan and carry out appropriate system testing is required.


  • Ensuring that standards, specifications and guidelines pertaining to the Instrumentation and Control discipline conform to the requirements of relevant industry legislation, standards and guidance.
  • Effective prioritisation of operations support / own projects and tasks to ensure on time delivery and within budget.
  • General control of project work, including look-ahead planning, control of project budgets and schedules, change control, estimating activities, project document management and progress reporting.
  • Review of client’s specifications and other national / international standards to ensure project compliance.
  • Development of functional requirements specifications for control systems, SIS, F&G and instrumentation.
  • Development of instrument databases.
  • Participation in design reviews, including HAZOP / LOPA, hazardous area, etc.
  • Specification of a wide range of process instrumentation. Performing calculations for intrinsic safety, SIL verification, flow meter sizing, valve sizing, thermowells, etc. Therefore, an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of process instrumentation is essential.
  • Development of control and instrumentation content of piping and instrument diagrams (P&IDs).
  • Interfacing with client engineering representatives.

Skills and Experience

  • HNC / HND / Degree qualification in a relevant engineering discipline, or an equivalent level of engineering experience in a similar role, is essential.
  • A several years’ experience within an instrumentation role within the process industries.
  • The ability to conduct site surveys and brownfield verification of existing control systems and field instrumentation is required.
  • Familiarity with ATEX / IECEx equipment and an awareness of the National & International Standards for Hazardous Area Equipment is required. Experience in the planning and delivery of technical projects
  • Current UK driving license is essential.
  • TUV Functional Safety certification would be preferred.
  • Confident user of MS365 productivity tools (i.e. MS Word, Excel etc.)
  • Good working knowledge of the Functional Safety Standards BS EN 61508 / 61511

They offer an attractive salary (dependent on experience),

To Apply: Please contact quoting ABJ7158

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