Instrument Engineer – Rotterdam - 2017

19 Sep 2016
01 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Instrument Engineer

ExxonMobil Corporation is the world's largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, best known in the Benelux for its Esso and Mobil brands. Active in almost 200 countries around the world, ExxonMobil prides itself on its commitment to meet the world's growing demand for energy in an economically, environmentally and socially responsible manner. The company strives towards operational excellence with a talented workforce, strong financial resources and cutting edge technology. Our customers are both global and local ranging from major chemical companies to the thousands of customers a day who visit our Benelux service stations.
We're looking for an Instrument Engineer to join the Equipment Engineering team at the ExxonMobil Refinery and Chemical Plant in Rotterdam.

As Instrument Engineer you are the technical authority on instrumentation for part of the refinery / chemical plant and you are responsible for the performance of instrumentation equipment with a special focus on safety, regulations, reliability and improvements.
Candidates liaise with suppliers, contractors, and project teams in acquiring equipment, ensuring that specifications are met and you follow projects through to commissioning.

Good knowledge of the design and maintenance requirements of field instruments, instrumentation systems and applicable codes and regulations is key for this position.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Drive site asset improvement in areas of: safety, reliability, environmental performance and equipment capability
  • Analyze instrumentation equipment performance ; Investigating instrumentation, controls and safety system failures and recommend actions to enhance equipment reliability
  • Assisting in the development and review of maintenance and operating procedures for instrumentation, control and safety systems
  • Ensures full compliance with regulatory and safety, health & environmental requirements
  • Responds to plant operational events
  • Support site projects in the areas of design consulting, specifications, technical quality assurance and start-up assistance
  • Identify and prepare management of change activities
  • Development of annual maintenance plans and turnaround scopes

Personal Attributes
  • Demonstrates personal accountability for quality of work
  • Uses measured risk approach in all business decisions
  • Continually improves functional knowledge & critical working skills
  • Proactively apply engineering and problem solving skills to meet challenging safety and business objectives
  • Good communication skills
  • Strategic and creative thinking abilities
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Able to handle multiple priorities, manage short deadlines and emergency situations
  • Bachelor degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • 5+ years professional experience required - preferably within an operating company or a major engineering contractor in the Petrochemical or Oil & Gas industry
  • High interest in oil refinery and petrochemical processes and control related aspects
  • Fluent in Dutch and English

Technical Knowledge and Skills
  • Detailed working knowledge of design and maintenance requirements of field instruments (flow, level, pressure, temperature, valves, etc ) and instrumentation systems including power supplies and panel layouts.
  • Calculation and selection of control valves and flow measurement devices
  • Knowledge of logic design, Safety Requirements Specification and SIL verifications of Emergency Shutdown (ESD) Systems and experience with commissioning
  • Knowledge of instrumentation and equipment for use in Hazardous Areas (ATEX)
  • Acquainted with process control systems, networks and security

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Employment Type
Experienced Professionals