Instrumentation Engineer

October 21, 2021
  • Location: Algeria
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #11183

INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEER required by our client, an onshore oil and gas company, to be hired on a full-time basis, located in Algeria.

Duration: 1-year renewable contract


The electronic (control) and instrumentation engineering position is responsible for management of design changes, developing and installing instrumentation and equipment which is used to monitor and control engineering systems, machinery, and processes.


  • The engineering role assumes technical authority for GB in said engineering discipline and as such shall provide technical leadership for input, support & approval into the design / engineering, procurement, manufacturing, construction, inspection & testing, installation, commissioning & start-up of the company's facilities.  This also includes supporting other GB departments including Exploitation, Maintenance, HSE etc.
  • Focus on the successful execution of the projects ensuring that they are on time, within budget and in accordance with; agreed project requirements, company specifications & standards and Algerian Regulatory requirements.
  • Develop engineering and project scope of works and ensure that all related deliverables are in compliance with the applicable codes, standards, project, statutory and corporate requirements and procedures.
  • Support the coordination and alignment of discipline interfaces between the project phases and direct the contractors design efforts accordingly taking into account safety, startup, cost and constructability impacts.
  • Work within a multi-disciplined engineering team and interface with other GB departments.
  • Fully familiar with relevant design codes and standards.
  • Understanding of design review, and familiar with all types of FEED and EPC deliverables, equipment, design and construction progress reviews.
  • Full life cycle experience is essential, right from design basis, FEED and EPC scope preparation and execution, design / safety / operations reviews.
  • Presenting Field Change Proposals to management for technical and commercial review/approval.
  • Budgeting and estimating of outline project costs.
  • Participate in technical bid clarification / evaluation and provide necessary input into vendor / supplier selection.
  • Input into procurement of equipment and materials and generation of contracts for specific engineering services.
  • Familiar with factory acceptance testing requirements, procedure development and approval.  Attendance at factory acceptance shall be required as and when the need arises.
  • Timely resolution of technical queries associated with engineering, procurement and construction.
  • Review the discipline design calculation reports, system studies, design philosophies, software model input and outputs, drawings, equipment data sheets, data bases, specifications and vendor data; and contribute to effective and timely resolution of technical and engineering issues in consultation with the relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide technical input and document approval during FEED, detailed engineering, procurement, fabrication, testing, installation, commissioning / start-up stages of the project and monitor the implementation of QA/QC processes, in order to achieve deliverables and facilities that meet project requirements.
  • Ensure that design integrity is maintained through fabrication through correct handling of site queries and proper application of QA/QC processes.
  • Support the safety and design reviews in coordination with head discipline engineers and other stakeholders.
  • Measurement and control of project costs.
  • Present and explain proposals, reports, and findings to management.
  • Experience and knowledge in the following areas:
  • Instrument signal transmission (analog and digital) including power and grounding design.
  • Instrument and wiring method selection for electrically hazardous areas.
  • Instrument calibration criteria and techniques.
  • Control system architecture design including basic process control versus safety instrumented system.
  • Safety system engineering, SIL / SRS assignment / analysis, availability calculations.
  • Industry standard communication protocols and methods of cyber security application.
  • Control system logic configuration and programming methods.
  • Process control (e.g. PID theory /tuning, other basic/advanced regulatory control methods).
  • Control room /HMI design including human factors considerations and alarm management methods.
  • Measurement engineering and measurement standards (e.g. API MPMS, AGA, GPA).
  • ATEX (and COMPEX desirable) compliancy.
  • Knowledge of and application experience with industry codes and standards (e.g. IEC-61511, API RP-500/505 or IEC-60079, API RP-551/552, IEC-61131, IEC-62682).
  • Regulatory requirements.
  • Able to review, evaluate, and update cause and effect, P&IDs, logic and architecture diagrams and control narratives.
  • Proficient in data collection and analysis with common database and software data.
  • Experience in selection, application, and ISA data sheet specification of hardware including pressure/ temperature /level instruments, control valves, shutdown valves, and fire/gas detection.


  • Bachelor’s degree from recognized university in Instrumentation & Controls, Electrical, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering. Diploma considered with sufficient experience.
  • Preferable to have TUV certification to IEC 61511.
  • Minimum 10 years of work experience in oil & gas, refining, or petrochemical industry.
  • Strong technical, planning, communication and reporting skills.
  • Familiar with discipline related engineering software.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of relevant industry codes and standards.
  • Must be a self-starter capable of analyzing and solving problems within his / her discipline and interfacing with a multi-disciplined engineering team.
  • Good interpersonal skills combined with effective oral and written English candidates preferably have effective oral and written French skills.
  • Able to work on a 28/28-day rotational basis (12 hours per day 7 days per week whilst on shift) in a desert environment where outside temperatures can reach 50º C and transportation to the work location/site is via light fixed winged aircraft.
  • Have a good understanding of industry safety practices and be able to demonstrate general HSE cultural understanding and awareness for Oil & Gas facilities.


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