• Title
    Senior Instrument Engineer
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Engineering - Instrumentation
    Position Type
    Fixed Term
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is recruiting for a Senior Instrument Engineer to join our Sadara Enterprise project in Saudi Arabia. The position will be based in our office in Al-Khobar and has an expected duration of six months, although there is the possibility of follow-on work in the future.


    This role will work in a multidiscipline team environment where the overall success of the project is paramount. Being a team player and having the interpersonal skills to interact effectively with other team members and other disciplines is essential. 


    • Develop specification and prepare material requisitions for control systems, instruments, control valves and all other instruments
    • Issue material requisitions to the Material Management Department for enquiry, order placement and for any subsequent revisions
    • Prepare the Master Requisition Index and update and issue it on a regular basis
    • Review Vendors' quotations, prepare technical quotation evaluation and recommend the final technically acceptable Vendor, in conjunction with Materials Management Department commercial quotation evaluation. Technically approve Order Variation Summaries
    • Hold coordination meetings and engineering review meetings with Vendors of major equipment as required
    • Assess progress and procedure associated reports and input to the DMS. Derive and suggest plans to recover slippage, correct inefficiency and take any resulting agreed actions
    • Advise the Chief / Principal Instrument Engineer of any major slippages and their causes, all policy matters, major technical problems and unresolved differences with other Groups, and requests for changes by the Client which may constitute a contract change 
    • Assist in the preparation of Auxiliary Flow Diagrams as necessary
    • Establish and maintain a filing system of project documents
    • Arrange for the transfer of records to storage, microfilming and for destruction
    • Prepare, check, approve and provide technical input into project deliverables to the required quality standards in conformance with or better than the approved budget and programme
    • Provide relevant knowledge and practical skills in the response and actions for:
      • Site visits and site surveys
      • Supplier, vendor, contractor, client and site related discussions
    • Prepare and support discipline contributions to Proposals, including interpretation of the discipline, technical content of the Enquiry, and understanding the relationship with other disciplines

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Diploma / Bachelor’s degree in instrumentation and control engineering
    • 10 years of experience in a similar role
    • Technically astute and conversant with the lasted advances in technology
    • Ability to deliver documentation that is technically correct to the required standard and schedule
    • Understand and control Material Take Off
    • Highly motivated, well-organized, resourceful and proactive
    • Possess good interpersonal skills with sound written and oral communication skills
    • Previous Aramco / GCC Project experience with major Engineering Contractor is preferred
    • Amec Foster Wheeler experience is an advantage

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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