Principal Instrumentation Engineer

First Energy

Principal Instrumentation Engineer


18 month contract


We are currently recruiting for a Principal Instrumentation engineer to join their project delivery team in Aberdeen on a 12 month contract basis.


  • Work activities will include both project and proposal work where both the technical approach and continuity must be aligned.
  • Work activities for both projects and proposals will be executed across all phases of projects including Conceptual Studies; Basic; FEED; Detailed Design; Procurement through to Commissioning.  
  • Projects and proposals are for process plants and facilities across the Chemical; Oil and Gas; Power and Energy Transition/ New Energy sectors.
  • Project work will include the development of Instrument Engineering deliverables as required on a project-by-project basis.
  • Project work as the functional Lead Engineer for projects as required by the C&I Group Manager.


  • Experience in Instrument Engineering Design on Medium / Large capital projects from concept to start-up.
  • Competent in working within the C&I Discipline of a contracting organisation.
  • Competent to Lead the C&I Discipline interface with other Disciplines.
  • Very good proactive communicator. The role involves liaison with Client Engineers & Project Management.
  • Degree qualified for the related discipline.
  • Have or work towards Chartered Engineer status as a Member of the Institute of Measurement and Control (IMC) or Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
  • Proven ability for equipment specification and the selection and in ensuring compliance from the suppliers, preferably within an EPC contracting organization.
  • Competent in project execution using selected design tools and techniques. 
  • Competent in budget & Schedule control/monitoring and reporting.
  • Competent in design safety, and constructability.
  • To be able to work to Company standards.
  • Innovative when appropriate.
  • Competent in Electrical protection methodologies.
  • Competent in Specification, technical bid analysis, and requisitioning of Field Instrumentation and Analysers.
  • Competent in the application, specification, and requisitioning of DCS, PLC, and SIS systems, with experience in the system’s full lifecycle.
  • Competent in the Specification / Design / Implementation of Hazardous Area Instrumentation (ATEX).
  • Competent in Instrumentation and Control requirements for Mechanical packages.
  • Competent in P&ID development.
  • Competent in the Sizing of flow devices/control valves/relief devices.

Company information

  • At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That is why our Recruitment Consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates.
  • As part of putting people first, we strive to be an equal opportunities employer and we are always looking to increase the diversity of our workforce, working closely with our clients to ensure everyone is included.

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