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Kent Recruitment

Senior Instrument & Controls Engineer

Perth – Australia
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Our Engineering and Projects team is continuing to grow! Do you have the drive, skills and ability to work with us as part of our Engineering & Projects team? To help shape the future of our business, our engineers and an instrumental projects in the state?

You will be involved in working as a member of our well-respected team from our Perth office

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 recognise 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.

The Opportunity:

The Senior Instrumentation & Control Engineer is responsible for contributing to all aspects of Instrumentation & Control engineering design to meet the technical competency expectations of Kent and its clients.

As a senior member of the Instrumentation & Control engineering team you will need to work closely and communicate effectively with the other disciplines, Kent management and client representatives to ensure the company’s reputation for high quality products and services is maintained.

All senior engineer roles include responsibility for inter-discipline coordination, production of design deliverables within agreed budget and schedule constraints.

The role will involve working as part of a growing team producing work for the oil and gas, and Energy Transmission industries. Work will involve engineering design/advice and may include the following:

• Performing all work in accordance with the Kent Quality Management and Health, Safety & Security System and within agreed time and schedule constraints.

• Participation as Senior Instrumentation & Control Engineer in multidiscipline designs for different phases of engineering design

• Liaison with suppliers and contractors

• Liaison with the other disciplines, clients’ engineering and production personnel to ensure consistent basis for all input parameters

• Feasibility and conceptual design studies

• Detail design

• Report and specification writing

• Definition of development options and parameters for cost estimates

• Documentation of assumptions and assessment of development risks for each option

• Analysis and design

• Participation in HAZOP / LOPA workshops

• Testing and commissioning of Instrumentation & Control plant

• Trouble shooting and problem-solving

• Technical/commercial due-diligence advice

• Site survey and inspection activities

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

• Degree qualified in Instrumentation & Control Engineering

• Demonstrate safety leadership

• Ability to act in an Owner’s Engineer role on behalf of the client to oversee the technical and performance obligations of vendors

• Experience of large or medium scale onshore / offshore oil and gas industry

• Significant experience in the development processes employed within the oil and gas industry, with particular experience in identification and screening of development concepts and FEED

• Previous experience with conceptual studies, detailed design, system studies, engineering calculations, specification and data sheet preparation, vendor and client coordination, in depth knowledge of plant layout

• Experience with Field Instrumentation including pressure, flow, level, temperature, analysis instrumentation, and control systems including process control, safety & shutdown systems and Fire and Gas systems.

• Well conversant with hazardous area classification

• Safety instrumentation design and verification experience

• Ability to work with little supervision depending on the complexity of the scope

• Ability to provide technical guidance to less experienced engineers as required.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Well conversant with International standards, e.g. IEEE / IEC / BS / AS-NZS / ANSI.

• Ability to participate and witness control system testing FAT, SAT etc.

• Experience in using instrument software as required.


• Chartered or working towards Chartered status

• Experience of Instrumentation & Control machine design and construction

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