The Senior Project Engineer - Instrumentation identifies reliability improvement opportunities, leads refinery instrumentation projects and reviews/assures instrumentation scope for multi-discipline capital and expense projects, including Turnaround work. The position provides technical support for instrumentation equipment and system specification, installation, configuration and maintenance. This position manages multiple projects and assures that safety, quality, cost and schedule performance requirements are met so these assets are safe, environmentally sound, operable, reliable and maintainable. This job description is intended to provide an overview of the position and does not include all the tasks that might be required to support the job requirements.
- Lead the scope definition, funding, permitting, design, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up for assigned projects by utilizing the stage-gate Capital Value Process (CVP). Ensure that all critical elements of front end loading (FEL) principles are applied to support good decision making and project execution.
- Develop and manage assigned instrumentation projects, provide instrumentation engineering leadership of other refinery projects and support other instrumentation engineering activities throughout the refinery.
- Direct critical project-related design, construction and commissioning activities requiring instrumentation knowledge and expertise.
- Direct the efforts of third party design engineering and construction contractors.
- Oversee and mentor design engineering, field supervision and contractors to champion instrumentation safety, regulatory requirements and quality.
- Plan and coordinate peer reviews, safety reviews (MOC, HAZOP, PHSSERs), QA/QC compliance, and other assurance activities.
- Update all relevant drawings and documentation and provide information according to refinery practices in a timely manner to ensure that relevant training information is updated and communicated to appropriate personnel.
- Provide support to the Turnaround organization and may lead instrumentation engineering activities for Turnaround maintenance and projects.
- Update all relevant drawings and documentation and provide information according to refinery practices in a timely manner to ensure that relevant training information is updated and communicated to the appropriate personnel.
- Participate as a member of the refinery Instrument & Controls Steering Committee and perform related activities.
- Update site technical practices and manage the project portfolio's instrumentation requirements to support the refinery with a long-term, comprehensive approach.
- Identify new instrumentation technologies, evaluate for suitability and maintainability and, when applicable, develop application designs and assist with technician training.
- Support refinery Instrumentation Maintenance Engineers, Advanced Controls Engineers and others in identifying strategic instrumentation opportunities that have high potential to improve operating efficiency and availability or to reduce maintenance costs.
- Drive standardization of instrumentation designs to optimize procurement, spares inventory, training and life cycle costs.
- Participate as a member of plant emergency operating procedures (E.O.P.) team.
Required: Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering
Required Experience: Minimum of 7 years of industrial instrumentation and control systems experience
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- Knowledge of project management methodologies. Ability to handle multiple, simultaneous, and complex tasks and projects.
- Demonstrated capability for delivering high-quality projects.
- Ability to interact, direct, influence, and coach cross-functional teams and to build strong relationships.
- Knowledge of industry codes such as ANSI/API RP's 551, 552, 553, 554, 555, 556, and other applicable ANSI/API codes, ISA standards, and the NEC
- Experience with control valve sizing and application
- Experience with instrument loop drawings, electrical schematic drawings, logic diagrams and panel schedules
- Knowledge of Honeywell TDC and Experion equipment desirable
- Familiarity with PLC installation and programming
- Checkout, troubleshooting and startup experience desirable
- Technical knowledge of instrument design, specification, documentation, installation and maintenance
- Knowledge of occupational hazards and applicable safety practices. Ability to lead and implement inherent safety into projects.
- Understanding of the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) regulation and is specifically familiar with and can conduct Management of Change (MOC), Process Safety Reviews and Hazardous Operations (HAZOP) elements as required.