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

    Wood is currently recruiting for a Senior Instrumentation Designer to work in our Al-Khobar office in Saudi Arabia. This position will be on the Sadara EPO project and is scheduled to run for approximately six months.


    We are looking for a “right first time” approach and as such, we seek candidates who can rise to the challenge of being part of an innovative and driven team and are capable of efficient and timely production of quality discipline deliverables.


    The successful applicant will be responsible for the execution and delivery of the Control and Instrumentation Design. This will include the use of relevant software, such as Micro station, Microsoft Excel, Access and Smart Plant Instrumentation (INtools) to produce C&I deliverables such as Instrument Index, cable tray layout drawings, Block Diagrams, location plans, hook up drawings and loop diagrams.


    The ideal candidate shall be highly motivated, able to work independently and have demonstrable design experience, be confident in their own ability to deliver the Control and Instrumentation scope on a project on time and within budget while facilitating effective work share with other execution centers around the world.


    • Perform all assigned work to agreed Safety, Health & Environmental standards and demonstrate a commitment to attaining high levels of HSE (Health, Safety & Environment) performance
    • Report to the Lead I&C Engineer / Section Manager, the main functions of the role will be the design and layout of instrumentation
    • Produce cable schedules from the cable block diagrams, project specifications and standards
    • Produce control room, equipment room and panel layout drawings
    • Develop the design the instrument index based on P&IDs
    • Produce earthing philosophy diagrams, based on engineering input
    • Produce instrument hook-up drawings using the instrument database and project specifications / standards. Produce instrument location drawings based on the instrument database, P&IDs and plant layout drawings
    • Prepare electrical power supply system for field instruments and MTO’s
    • Manage cable tray routing drawings, 3D Modelling for cable trays, junction boxes and panels
    • Liaise with engineers to ensure design intent is correctly implemented
    • Liaise closely with other designers and CAD Operators for the creation and validation of instrument design drawings
    • Be proactive in interacting with other disciplines to ensure overall project goals are met
    • Participate in relevant meetings, such as Model Reviews
    • Report progress of assigned work tasks; identify and highlight potential issues
    • Supervise Junior Designers and Draftspersons. Keep up to date with latest company procedures, client requirements and international standards

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Relevant qualification in Drafting & Design
    • Conversant with relevant international standards and Codes of Practice
    • Working knowledge of Saudi Aramco and Sadara Standards (preferred)
    • Adept at:
      • 2D CAD (Autocad & Microstation) and 3D modelling design
      • SPI / Intools
      • Foundation Fieldbus design methods
      • IEC hazardous area requirements
      • MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Access & Outlook)
    • Understanding of FEED and Detailed design deliverables, work processes, cost control & scheduling
    • Keen safety awareness
    • Experience in Petrochemical plant design and Pipelines
    • Excellent oral and written English language communication skills
    • Minimum of 10 years of experience as an Instrument Designer in Petrochemical / Chemical Plants
    • Highly motivated, well organized, resourceful and proactive
    • Previous Aramco / GCC Project experience with major Engineering Contractor preferred
    • Previous Wood experience is preferred

    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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