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Principle Instrument Engineer

  • Location: Middlesbrough
  • Salary: negotiable dependent on experience
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 8 months ago

  • Sector: Oil, Gas and Petrochemical
  • Contact: Allan Stevenson
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0191 415 3300
  • Start Date: 2022-01-31
  • Expiry Date: 13 February 2022
  • Job Ref: DaXtra_3791123
NRL are working with a leading Teesside based multi sector engineering business who are now seeking a Principal Instrument and Control Engineer to join their growing team on a permanent basis.

You will be...

Responsible for the technical output, the administrative operation and the development of Control & Instrumentation Department


Degree Qualified Chartered Engineer


Background in Chemical/Petrochemical/Oil & Gas Industries

Minimum 10 years experience in a line management position relating to Control & Instrumentation Engineering Design or equivalent


English Language – written, spoken and technical

Thorough knowledge of engineering practices, codes and regulations relating Process Industries

TUV certified in the application of IEC 61508/61511 for the configuration, design and legislative requirements of safety critical systems.

CompEx 12 certified in the requirements of ATEX and its associated directives, in the design of instrumentation systems for use in hazardous areas.

Understanding of machinery safety requirement and its application to control and interlocking

Requirements of Cyber security associated with plant control systems and architecture.

Awareness of Quality Management System philosophy


IT literate

Familiar with Control & Instrumentation Engineering Software (ExSILentia / Intools)


Development of overall concepts and specifications for engineering designs

Producing engineering deliverables from design schedules to equipment specifications and safety system related documentation

Supervising and directing the engineering work carried out in the department

Advising and guiding Engineers and Designers

Monitor work for compliance to applicable codes, accepted engineering practices and client standards

Liaising with Clients on engineering contracts and design services

Recruitment of staff to work in the department

Succession planning

Assessment of training requirements and staff development

Preparation and approval of estimates within negotiating authority

Liaising with other engineering disciplines to ensure interdisciplinary compatibility on projects

Responsibility for and ownership of relevant Business Management System (BMS) processes

Develop and improve Process Department procedures and working practices


Planning & Prioritisation – Ability to identify what needs to be done, develop an appropriate action plan and monitor progress

Team Leadership – Use an open and inclusive style of leadership to instil a shared sensed of leadership

Good communicator

Good interpersonal skills

Versatility and flexibility

Pro-active and self motivated

Commercial awareness

Professional and responsible attitude


Experience in all phases of commissioning and constructional supervision for various systems and plants.