News & Insights
No results found
Global0footprint kent
Kent Recruitment

Control & Instrumentation, Principal Engineer

India – Mumbai
Date Published

Join us. Unleash your energy within.

If you have world-class ambitions to reach the stars while keeping your feet on the ground, we’re the team for you. We've created a new breed of company – future-focused with reimagined ambition across all disciplines within the energy sector.

We love people who know their own potential and are not afraid to use it. We know that together, we’re far more than the sum of our parts. So, we celebrate people who want to grow and develop as we work together on some of the largest projects on the energy world stage.

Our purpose and beliefs:

As Kent, we’re tackling the greatest challenge of our time - to bring our world the energy it needs in the most responsible way ever imagined.

It’s the energy of every member of our team driven by our beliefs that is making this happen. Whatever our skill, our language, or our culture. These beliefs define and direct us every day to be the very best - for ourselves, our clients, our key stakeholders, the communities we operate in and the planet:





Read more about the Purpose, Beliefs and Guiding Principles that drive us:

Our vision for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:

We recognize that diversity & inclusion are catalysts for success. We’re heightening awareness on the benefits of people diversity, diversity of experiences and diversity of our perspectives. Creating a culture of inclusivity where all employees feel a sense of belonging.

Our combined energy is fueled by different nationalities, across 6 continents and 24 countries. Our commitment is to celebrate character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability.

Skills and Responsibilities:

  • Review / provide guidance for preparation of all discipline engineering and design deliverables such as instrument index, specifications, datasheets, BOM, location Plan, JB and Cable schedule, 3D model, loop wiring drawings etc.
  • Complete or review calculations for: control valves, PSVs, flow meters and thermo wells
  • 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 (eg HAZOP and SIL)
  • Perform technical audits and quality reviews.
  • Site pre-commissioning activities and engineering support.

In addition to the responsibilities listed herein, the employee may be required to perform other ad-hoc tasks as needed or directed by the supervisor or management. These tasks will be within the reasonable scope of the employee's skills, capabilities, and role within the organization. The intent of this provision is to allow for flexibility and adaptability in meeting the dynamic needs of the organization, ensuring that operational requirements can be met efficiently. All such tasks will be assigned considering the employee's current workload and with respect to their professional development.

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

Qualification/ Certification:

  • Bachelor of Engineering OR Bachelor of Technology in Instrumentation & Control Engineering from Indian University (UGC approved) or from Overseas University.

Skills Requirement:

  • Basic and detail engineering experience in Upstream Oil & Gas, Refinery, & Petrochemical industry will be preferred.
  • 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.

Software Tools:

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


  • English - Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good Interpersonal skills.
  • Presentation and business communication skills.
  • Identify/report technical concerns and solutions in a clear and concise manner.
  • Should be able to attend project and team meetings.

Behavior/ Core Competencies:

  • Leadership, Decision Making & Delegation
  • Teamwork, Coordination, Planning and Organizing
  • Flexibility / Adaptability
  • Business Acumen, Client Focus
  • Training and Mentoring & Innovation
  • Working as per the Quality and Safety requirement & Standards.
  • Cultural sensitivity and ability to work in a global, multicultural environment.
  • Flexibility in working hours to accommodate different time zones.


The Employee shall observe the Health, Safety, Sustainability, Environment and Quality rules of the Company, its clients and the governing authorities of the host country.

  • Employee is responsible for adhering to all health and safety procedures, reporting hazards or incidents promptly, and actively participating in maintaining a safe workplace.
  • Ensure mandatory safety training are completed.

Details about the role:

Job Location: Mumbai

Relocation required: No

Travel required: As per job requirement.

Job Type: Permanent

Experience level: 16 to 20 years.

We foster an environment where you are challenged professionally and empowered to take the lead on your career development with the support and guidance of our leaders. We’re committed to making sure that every single person uses their time with us to gain valuable experience and skills for their future, so why not pursue your career with us today!

Kent | The Energy Within

Craft 3
the energy within.

By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.