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Instrument Subject Matter Expert

BP International Ltd
Contract Type
Whiting, IN
Expiry Date
15/12/2017 13:31:00
We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day.

Job Description

The Instrumentation Subject Matter Expert (SME) is responsible for the safe and efficient execution of instrument engineering, specification and maintenance work within the refinery. As the Instrumentation SME, you will accomplish this task through the development of Site Technical Practices for Instrumentation. You will collaborate with I&E Supervisors, Craftspeople, and Instrument Engineers in the refinery ensure that best practices are being utilized in the day to day maintenance of the site. The Instrumentation SME works closely with the Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) team to provide assurance that our instrumentation safety systems perform as intended. You will develop short and long range plans for instrumentation systems in the refinery that support the HSSE, availability, and financial goals of the Whiting Refinery. This will be accomplished through the delivery of preventative and predictive maintenance systems and associated project upgrades. You will work with the I&E Superintendent to ensure the continuous development of the I&E craftspeople for the technical development of the craftsmen.

  • Develop and lead instrumentation specification updates and coordinate specification content with other disciplines
  • Mentor the Instrument Maintenance & Reliability Engineers
  • Act as the interface with the SIS SME to keep the entire instrument group informed of plans for SIS systems and changes to ISA 84
  • and STP requirements
  • Lead periodic review of Whiting instrumentation testing standards to provide technical assurance at the required interval
  • Coordinate input into and regular review of the 5 Year Instrument Improvement Capital Plan
  • Lead the refinery Instrument Focused Team Meeting and act as the site representative on the monthly BP Instrument Continuous
  • Improvement Forum
  • Review the instrumentation reliability KPI's each month and identify corrective action to address negative trends
  • Provide assurance that Capital Projects are appropriately designed and commissioned from an Instrumentation discipline
  • perspective and provide guidance to the Projects Instrument Technical Specialist
  • Review the Green House Gas test results
  • Review calibration data of the NPDES meters at the Waste Water Treatment Plant
  • Monitor the performance of the mass balance calculations of each unit
  • Interface with Emerson concerning Valve Link Testing of Control Valves
  • Support the growth of the Asset Management System in the refinery and is accountable for the Instrument Health Index
  • Accountable for recommending content of the instrumentation approved vendor list
  • Act as the Critical Alarm Administrator for the refinery per Whiting instrumentation maintenance standards
  • Develop and lead updates to site instrumentation QA/QC practices
  • Review of the calibration of the flare probes and maintenance of the data
  • Review of mechanical integrity documentation for failed Critical Instrument Tests each year

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology, or a High School Diploma with 10 years of related technical expertise is required

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience as an end user/owner working with instrumentation in a refining or heavy manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of industry codes, guidelines and regulatory standards to include NEC, ISA, NFPA, and API.
  • Experience with distributed control systems, instrumentation and controls and basic analyzers
  • Experience with instrument and control equipment design, specification, installation, repair & maintenance
  • Experience with various types of control valves.
  • Technical knowledge of instrument and control system engineering calculations, construction methods, and materials.
  • Experience with PLC and Safety Instrumented Systems
  • Computer proficiency in standard desktop and electrical engineering software.
BP International Ltd