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Amec Foster Wheeler
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Head of Department Instrument & Controls

Job Description and Requirements

"Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently looking for Head of Instrument and Control Deptartement in our office in Al - Khobar, Saudi Arabia. We are looking for a person to Coordinate with all other disciplines Consultant / Principal and/or Lead engineers to ensure full compliance of the project design with the requirements specified on project design scope and on the relevant industry standards.

  • Development of Instrument and Control portion of P&ID’s
  • Creation and Management of the Instrument Index database
  • Specification and selection of field instruments to meet performance criteria
  • Instrument Sizing calculations (Control Valves, Relief Valves, Flow Elements, and thermowell vibration calculations.
  • Specification, selection and purchase of all Instrumentation
  • Specification, selection and purchase of Process Control Systems and Safety systems
  • Functional design of the Process Control Logic and Safety logic (defining requirements)
  • Create and manage instrumentation scope work for project
  • Integrate packaged equipment into overall system design
  • Oversee development of detailed design drawings including Instrument Plans, Details, Wiring, Loops, and Fabrication Drawings
  • Knowledge of industry codes and standards applicable to Oil and Gas and Refining Industries (API, ISA, NEC / IEC, NFPA, ASME, etc.)
  • Interface with the Project Management team and Client
  • Develop and maintain labor and material estimates for projects
  • Develop and maintain instrumentation progress, schedule, staffing planning, and coordination with project management including regular reporting
  • Provide proposal support for multiple proposals simultaneously
  • Ability to generate department administrative and technical standards and procedures
  • Ability to train and mentor instrumentation staff
  • Coordinates with project discipline lead engineers to ensure correct implementation of the design for his engineering specialty and coordinates the work of engineers within his specialty.
  • Prepares and reviews engineering studies, design drawings and documents, and material and equipment specifications. Resolves specialty related engineering issues by applying accepted principles, codes, and standards.

Skills / Qualifications

  • Required: 20+ years in the in the Oil and Gas, Refining, or Chemical Industry
  • Has experience in the oil/gas, hydrocarbon, refinery, offshore, or infrastructure industries and is recognized as specialist in a specific engineering field on large to mega projects.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of engineering practices and economic principles, calculation methods, design details, international codes and standards, procedures, and specifications.
  • Knowledge of INtools / SPI 2013 Intergraph product including capability to prepare Instrument Sizing Calculations, Instrument Index, Specification Sheets and Cable Schedules.
  • Required: BS in Instrumentation Engineering
  • Preferred: BS Chemical, BS Mechanical, BS Electrical Engineering
  • Preferred: Professional Engineering License