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Kent Recruitment

Senior Control & Instrumentation Engineer

Surrey, United Kingdom
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About the job:

Kent is looking for a Senior Control & Instrumentation Engineer who will be responsible for producing & coordinating the production of engineering deliverables and providing progress reporting for a project in accordance with the project plan. Undertakes specified tasks / areas of work dependent on size and complexity of project, as defined by the Lead Engineer / Project Manager or Project Engineering Manager. Capable of supervising and checking the work of other Engineers as delegated by the Lead Engineer / Group Manager. Responsible for communicating technical / project issues potentially impacting the project to the Lead Engineer / Project Manager or Project Engineering Manager.

The Senior C&I Engineer is typically accountable to the Lead / Principal Engineer or Project Engineer, discipline Lead Engineer and/or Project Manager, depending on size and complexity of the Project. Corporate reporting line is to respective Departmental / Group Manager.

This is part of a recruitment drive during 2022-3 to develop and grow our Front End and General Engineering capability in the UK. We are seeking high caliber people for this key Engineering role that have talent, enthusiasm and drive to influence and be part of our exciting expansion plan. The UK Engineering group will support a variety of interesting and challenging opportunities in Low Carbon / Energy Transition (CCUS, Green Hydrogen, Blue Hydrogen, Offshore Wind, Waste to X, Emissions Reduction) as well as responsibly developing traditional international energy projects. Being confidently hands on particularly during 2022-3 as we grow, collaborative (including international workshare and teamworking) and committed to a long-term career within a high performing and close team are some of the key qualities we are seeking.

We operate a hybrid working model with a mix of office and home working, for our team to develop an effective team dynamic within Engineering.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Supports / organises the preparation of the Technical Document Register (TDR). Identifies requirements and scope of work; reviews Basis of Design, philosophies, specifications, and other relevant documents. Identifies and resolves discrepancies and divergences from original proposal / contract to Lead / Principal Engineer. Supports discipline input to regular Project reporting.
  • Can be technically responsible for an area of work and supervises preparation of specific deliverables.
  • Supervising and checking the work of other engineers as delegated by the lead engineer / group manager.
  • Undertakes specific tasks / area of work as defined by the Lead / Principal Engineer, including: Preparing Philosophies, Specifications, Shutdown Cause & Effect Charts, Schedules, Drawings & Diagrams, Datasheets and Technical Requisitions for Long Lead Items.
  • Capable of participating in Factory Acceptance Tests.
  • Competent to review and check work carried out by other engineers, as delegated by Lead / Principal Engineer.
  • Supports the Lead C&I Engineer with Technical Bid Evaluations. Reviews vendor documentation and comments to ensure design conformance.
  • Ensures equipment compatibility and conformance with client specifications and requirements. (Per Contract).
  • Ensures compliance with Kent’s ISO Quality procedures, Project Quality Plan and Design Integrity processes and procedures.
  • Complying with other Kent accredited frameworks such as ISO 14001.
  • Contributes to training and development of other staff including identifying employee strengths and weaknesses and recommends training and development requirements.
  • Interfaces with other disciplines as necessary to ensure integrated and optimal design.
  • Performs related duties as and when instructed by Lead / Principal Engineer.

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

  • Typically, Master's Degree in Instrument or Electrical Engineering.
  • Chartered Status preferred.
  • Experience working for Engineering / Client organisations in the Oil and Gas Industry.
  • Good coordination, monitoring and supervisory skills.
  • Good Communication skills.
  • Cost awareness.
  • Proactive approach.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Team player.
  • Good written and spoken communication skills.
  • Exposure to Consultancy, FEED / Detailed Design and EPC projects.
  • Knowledge of international equipment specifications and codes.
  • In depth knowledge of standard international specifications and codes.
  • Knowledge of Safety and Quality procedures.
  • Activity Scheduling and discipline work priorities.
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