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Kent Recruitment

Lead I&C Engineer

USA - Houston Texas
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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 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 most significant 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 most responsibly 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 of 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 nationalities across six continents and 24 countries. Our commitment is to celebrate character regardless of ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability.

About the job:

The Principal Instrumentation & Controls Engineer will be a key role in our Kent Houston Engineering Team involved in the specification of instrumentation, control systems and communications for new Oil & Gas projects and working on designing upgrades and solving challenging problems for our clients’ existing facilities. This position is based in our office in Houston, TX.


  • Provide a lead role in the technical development and review of discipline-specific deliverables, including: Specifications & Datasheets (Instrumentation, General, Automated Valves, PSVs, Panels, Fire & Gas, etc.); Calculations; Block Diagrams; Technical notes/studies; Alarm rationalization; Cause and Effect Matrices; Analyzers and meters; Equipment Control Panels / Systems; Distributed Control System (DCS) modifications and additions; New or upgraded HMI; PLC control system hardware and software modifications; Safety Logic Diagrams; SAFE Charts.
  • Lead studies and engineering scopes, performing administrative scopes and reporting progress to Project Managers and Clients.
  • Participate in company efforts toward the recruitment, development, and utilization of qualified personnel within their discipline.
  • Upholds professional ethics and standards of conduct
  • Work involves directing research and solving unprecedented technical problems of considerable scope and complexity, the solution of which may have a far-reaching impact on extensive technical activities of the firm.
  • Strong persuasive ability, technical writing and communications skills are required at this level, proven through such technical presentations, technical papers and/or participation in technical committees that will demonstrate an advanced state-of-the-art technical expertise.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in appropriate discipline.
  • This level may be achieved by technical professionals with a minimum of 10 years of Oil & Gas experience since Bachelor's degree.
  • Oil & Gas experience is required.
  • Professional certification/registration is preferred.
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