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

    Wood is recruiting for a Principal Instrumentation 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.


    • Demonstrate discipline leadership in terms of best practice, unconventional yet safe, proper and fit for purpose engineering and thinking outside the conventional box to achieve cost effective approaches
    • Achieve targets and initiatives assigned to the instrumentation function
    • Contribute to all safety design processes including HAZAN, HAZOP, SIL classification, safety lifecycle
    • Organize, monitor, report on assigned work scope
    • Participate in the technical assessment and ratification of bids from prospective contractors and vendors
    • Interact with client, company management and other disciplines to develop the control, safety and monitoring systems and instrumentation philosophies per the above criteria
    • Develop FEED packages suitable for client review, Contractor bidding and selection
    • Review all relevant other discipline documentation and participate in the development of the P&IDs
    • Issue material requisitions to the Procurement 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
    • Approve Order Variation Summaries
    • Hold co-ordination meetings and engineering review meetings with Vendors of major equipment as required. Carry out technical investigations, produce technical reports, engineering standards and procedures
    • Assist in the development and training of Client's personnel when requested
    • Review the project execution developed by the Cost and Planning Department

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Chemical Engineering or a related discipline
    • Minimum of 15 years’ instrumentation experience with 10+ years' gas plant experience
    • Held a senior level role / position for a minimum of 5 years
    • Smart Plant Instrumentation and or MS Access
    • Prior experience in developing FEED’s and Engineering Flow Diagrams (P&IDs)
    • Extensive high-pressure gas and condensate processing experience
    • Good knowledge of upstream, preferably with an appreciation of the development of unconventional gas
    • Knowledge of Saudi Aramco standards is an advantage

    Company Overview

    Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors. Employing around 35,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2016 revenues of £5.4 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry - from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products - and in the mining, power and process, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.


    Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology.


    Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

    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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