Principal Instrumentation and Control Engineer – ATKINS – UAE

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Atkins global

Principal Instrumentation and Control Engineer (Oil & Gas)
We are currently looking for a Principal Instrumentation & Control Engineer who can share a desire to be at the forefront of the oil and gas sector and deliver outstanding projects. We empower our people to be the professional individuals they want to be, working on projects they feel proud of, making a different to the world they live in and the legacy they leave behind.

We offer flexible, rewarding work packages tailored towards career progression, which are founded on the principles of growth, ambition and excellence. By joining us you’ll be helping us to design complex new schemes, assure the longevity and integrity of existing infrastructure and deliver innovative consultancy advice to core clients, critical to the success of the global oil and gas sector.

Core Responsibilities:

Preparation of project deliverables as per cost, schedule and quality requirements
Act as Lead I&C engineer to manage I&C project team
Directly responsible for leading the delivery and the design of the Project Field Instrumentation & Control Systems
Comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of measurement and control instrumentation
Set, manage and control delivery of all package objectives – including scope, quality, schedules, communication/reporting etc.
Coordination of SCADA/PCS/ESD/F&G/3rd Party Systems design and integration with other similar packages
Approval of full suite of I&C/ F&G engineering deliverables incl. BoDs, Specifications, Control & Shutdown Systems’ philosophies, Vendor SOWs, Datasheets, Index, Schedules, Loop Diagrams, Calculations, etc.
Assist in the preparation of Tender Bid Evaluations and approval of Tender Bid Evaluation reports.
Establish and maintain effective communication with the different engineering disciplines.
Ensure effective communications with the Client, the Engineering Design Functions, Major Suppliers, Contractors, etc.
Utilize knowledge, persuasion and negotiation skills to resolve critical issues and problems with the Client
Use extensive relevant construction experience to proactively anticipate and prevent problems before they arise.
Input to HAZOPs, HAZIDs, LOPAs, SIL Assessments and F&G Mapping Studies
Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, employing more than 18,000 people worldwide.

We’re part of SNC-Lavalin, one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. We support public and private sector clients with the delivery of complex infrastructure projects, from upfront strategic advice to large, outcome-focused programme management.

Within the oil and gas division, our operations focus on fixed and floating offshore structures, terminals, refineries, petrochemical plants and subsea pipelines. Having worked on 1000 oil and gas installations around the world, we are now the operator’s ‘go to’ company for difficult challenges from life extension to innovative new design.

We listen and lead across boundaries, bringing lessons learned from one discipline to another to help realize our client’s vision. We deliver what we say we will, building relationships based on trust and integrity: there when we’re needed, fast; committed for the long term; adapting to changes and leaning into challenges.


Engineering Degree in Electrical / Electronics / Instrumentation Discipline
15 Years’ experience in the O&G/Chemicals Industry in an engineering design environment
Competent to carry out the Approve-Authorize activity in the Design-Check-Approve-Authorize cycle
Excellent problem solving, initiative and analytical skills
Excellent communicator with good oral and written English skills
Ability to produce fluent Documents, Reports, and Technical Notes
Role-Based Requirements:

Act as a focal point for I&C Engineering on projects, as assigned
Attendance at weekly Lead Engineers meetings on project as required
Identification of changes against scope of works
Participation in technical meetings with Client, Partners, Suppliers, and Sub-Contractors
Planning and weekly reporting
Control of deliverables from the I&C Engineering team on the project
Participate as required in Design Reviews and Technical Audits
To implement improvements directed towards showing profitable operation, growth of business and the enhancement of the team’s competence and performance
Identifying new appropriate technologies applicable to our Client’s operations and environment, evaluate these both technically and commercially, and where appreciable opportunities exist, progress deployment in operations
Working with other disciplines in the company to ensure all interfaces with other parts of the plant are fully engineered
Rewards and Benefits:

A competitive all-inclusive salary for the right candidate
Accommodation allowance provided
Transportation allowance provided
Medical and life insurance cover
Mobilisation/demobilization and annual tickets provided