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Automation Team Lead

  • Location: Grangemouth
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Oil, Gas and Petrochemical
  • Contact: Peter Reilly
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 07595 651 110
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 15 January 2022
  • Job Ref: 1039007
Our client has a new opportunity for an Automation Engineer - Team Lead

This is a STAFF position

About the role:
  • The Automation Team Leader is responsible for a team of Control Engineers, DCS Engineers, Cyber Security & Admin. The purpose of the role is to ensure control systems and advanced applications (abnormal situation management / advanced control / optimisation / modelling) are deployed and maintained to meet business unit HSE/reliability and commercial targets. Responsible for defining strategy and the use of Automation technologies (DCS, PLCs, RTO, APC) for the complex.
What you will need:
  • Ensure that all employees are provided with clear leadership, support, coaching and development to allow them to attain their full performance potential of the business
  • Prepare A&M annual budget for approval and then authorize and control spend to meet site financial targets
  • Define, implement and monitor asset care procedures to ensure reliable operation of control systems to meet business HSE/reliability targets
  • Define, design and implement Automation solutions (as a service) to other teams in Engineering department
  • Define and assist in deployment of Automation strategies to the businesses to meet their reliability/growth targets
  • Maintain and ensure security of Process Control Network to prevent Cyber attacks on cross site plant control systems thereby meeting businesses availability and HSE targets
  • Define standards/requirements and provide support to Purchasing and other Engineering teams to ensure Automation solutions meet business needs of cost and quality and reliability
  • To continuously review technology within Automation industry to determine suitability
  • Establish networks with other client businesses to understand benefits of transfer of good practices into and outwith local businesses
  • Prepare key documentation of installed base technologies for use by non-technical business  support to assets to identify integrity, reliability and obsolescence risks in order for them to develop mitigation plans to address the risks
  • Act as lead technical support for Purchasing teams in order optimise opportunity for cost benefits in contract negotiations around the supplier bases whilst meeting technical objectives
Special Features:
  • The jobholder will be appointed as the Control Technical Authority
  • Interface with client IT organisation for Process control security/standards
  • Provision of Automation expertise across whole project lifecycle to Study team
  • Provision of Automation & Modelling expertise to Procurement team
  • Control Technical Authority:
  • Develop and maintain business relevant and appropriate control/dcs engineering site standards/specifications that meet industry standards (eg IEC, EEMUA) /best practice.
  • Establish compliance criteria for assurance audits for the businesses.
  • Compose and update details for the Grangemouth COMAH establishment report relating to the use of Control Systems and Advanced Controls in order to comply with our licence to operate.
  • To assess requested deviations from site standards to determine the associated risk and impact to the site; reject if the risk is unacceptable.
  • Key Skills and Experience:
  • Chartered engineer (Chemical or Control), with vast experience in Process control / Automation
  • Advanced understanding of commercial drivers and sources of value on Refining businesses
  • DCS knowledge across Honeywell platforms
  • Sound understanding of SIS technology & legal requirements/standards
  • Advanced Control technology, incl multivariable controls (preferred DMC+) and Real-time optimisation.
Whats in it for you:
  • Excellent Salary negotiable
  • Full staff benefits, holidays and pension