Instrumentation & Controls Engineer


Job description

Airswift has been tasked by one of our major clients to seek an Instrumentation & Controls Engineer to work within their facilities located in Carlsbad, NM for a 12-month contract.


· Evaluate and comment on discipline engineering work performed both internally and by Contractors and sub-contractors to ensure that work is being executed under project specifications, company standards, and regulatory requirements.

· Facilitates effective execution of discipline engineering and design routines that align with the project’s goals, objectives, and procedures. 

· Assures accurate and timely communication among the Project Team and other Company functions on discipline engineering activities, progress, and issues.

· Analyze maintenance records to determine instrument failure rates, availability / reliability calculations, bad actor / failure modes identification, and program effectiveness / cost analysis.

· Develop and execute process control surveillance programs.

· Collect and trend process data using company’s multiple process historian database and visualization software tools.

· Perform process control philosophy and stability reviews coupled with execution of control logic updates and loop tuning.

· Conduct criticality assessment and develop equipment strategies/maintenance plans for instrumentations and control systems taking into consideration Safety Integrity Level (SIL) assessment, industry standards, regulatory requirement and manufacturer recommendations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of closely related professional experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or related engineering specialty, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Strong knowledge of discipline design standards, specifications, codes, and appropriate safety criteria.
  • Experience in selection, application, and ISA data sheet specification of hardware including pressure/ temperature /level instruments, control valves, shutdown valves, and fire/gas detection.
  • Proficient in data collection and analysis with common database and software data analysis tools such as SAP, Analytics for Excel, and Tableau.
  • Ability to adapt to tight deadlines, heavy workloads, and frequent changes in priorities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite. 
  • Read, write, and speak fluent English, especially as it applies to technical and business communications.

Nice to Have:

  • Allen-Bradly 750-series VFD experience a plus.
  • 2+ years’ experience in industrial automation/control systems with a background in upstream oil and gas.
  • Familiar with ISCRv4 requirements.
  • NFPA-70E Electrical Safety Trained.
  • Degree in electrical or controls engineering.


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