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Kent Recruitment

Control & Instrumentation, Principal Engineer

India – Mumbai
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The Opportunity:
We are looking for an experienced Deputy Chief Engineer, who will be responsible for leading medium sized FEED and Detailed engineering projects involving instrumentation and control discipline efforts. You will need to be strong communicator, attention to detail and exceptional problem-solving skills.

In this role, you will undertake the following duties:
  • Assist I&C Engineering function to ensure project execution/ completion as per schedule and within estimated budget adhering to Quality Systems, International Standards, Best Engineering Practices and Environmental Standards for highest degree of quality and safety in design.
  • Direct supervision of Principal Engineers and other team members (Sr. Engineers, Engineers, Designers and Cad-operators)
  • Assist HOD in manpower planning and recruitment.
  • Bird’s eye view of all projects maintains to help maintaining overall productivity and utilization of discipline.
  • Support in estimation for bids and delivery of winning proposals
  • Evaluation & selection of subcontractors and subsequent monitoring to ensure sub-contractors are delivering as per terms of contract.
  • Evaluation of new software’s & validation based on project need.
  • Review / provide guidance for preparation of all discipline engineering and design deliverables.
  • Provide guidance/work on field instrumentation (flow, level, pressure, temperature, analyzers), valves (control, on-off, shutdown, motorized) and gas chromatograph system.
  • Prepare / provide guidance for preparation of control system (BPCS, ESD, F&G etc.) design, procurement, and implementation.
  • Review Instrument hook-up, installation, and location design
  • Requisitions for quotation and for purchase
  • Review vendor documents and quotations for compliance with project requirements
  • Participate in project design reviews.
  • Prepare with cost/manpower estimates, bid evaluations and project proposals.
  • Perform inter-discipline squad checks (esp. piping, model, mechanical equipment and buildings)
  • Review instrument database content per P&IDs
  • Shop inspections and Control System FAT/SAT
  • Site surveys
  • Attend risk management meetings (e.g., HAZOP and SIL)
  • Perform technical audits and quality reviews.
  • Site pre-commissioning activities and engineering support.

Knowledge/Skills and Experience:
20+ years of basic and detail engineering experience in Upstream Oil & Gas, Refinery, & Petrochemical industry. Candidates having experience in Engineering office of Reputed Consulting Engineering. Companies preferably in the field of Refinery, Petrochemicals, Chemicals, Fertilizers, Oil & Gas will be preferred.

Software Experience:
  • Smart plant Instrumentation
  • 3D model review
  • Instrucalc, flowel or any other instrument sizing software
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Qualification/ Certification:
Bachelor of Engineering OR Bachelor of Technology in Instrumentation and Control Engineering

Skills Requirement:
  • International Codes & Standards and Best Engineering Practices that apply to Automation.
  • Quality management system and procedures
  • Project management and control procedures
  • Automation workflow and interdisciplinary co-ordination
  • Project Automation Deliverables
  • Project Risk Assessment
  • Adherence to HSE norms
  • Proficiency in understanding of P&IDs and Process Control.

Core Competencies:
  • Leadership, Decision Making & Delegation
  • Teamwork, Coordination, Planning and Organizing
  • Flexibility / Adaptability
  • Business Acumen, Client Focus
  • Training and Mentoring & Innovation

Details about the role:
  • Location: Mumbai
  • Relocation required: Not Applicable
  • Travel required: As per job requirement.
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Experience level: 20-24 years

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