Instrument Engineer

Fife, FIF
15 Mar 2019
14 Apr 2019
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Role Summary

We are currently seeking a qualified and experienced Instrument Engineer to join our team at Fife Ethylene Plant. Situated near Edinburgh, the Fife Ethylene Plant at Mossmorran is one of the largest in Europe and is owned by ExxonMobil Chemical Limited, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Corporation, the world's largest publically traded oil and gas company

Job Role Responsibilities

Instrument Engineers are responsible for providing specialist engineering, technical and safety orientated support to the Process and Maintenance Teams in matters relating to instrumentation equipment and operation. The key responsibilities are to:

  • Provide specialist instrument engineering advice and recommendations to the Process and Maintenance Departments on day to day matters in areas ranging from field equipment to complex protective systems.
  • Support the development of site wide instruments and associated equipment, such as protective systems and machinery monitoring.

Expected Level of Proficiency

To be eligible for this role, you must:

  • Hold an engineering degree in instrument engineering, or an equivalent subject.
  • Be, or be working towards being, a Chartered Engineer, as defined by the Engineering Council or equivalent.
  • Have relevant instrument engineering experience in an operational environment, preferably at a COMAH facility in the refining or petrochemical sector (five years+ as a guide). Candidates with less than five years' experience, but who have a high degree of relevant industry experience will also be considered.
  • Have strong IT skills, specifically being an experienced and competent user of Microsoft Office - including Excel, Access and Word.

Candidates should also have demonstrated work experience and / or knowledge of:

  • Sizing and selection of field equipment such as flow, pressure, temperature and level equipment
  • Sizing and selection of control valves along with the requirements of PED
  • Technical drawings such as loop drawings, P&IDs, logic diagrams, technical manuals & Cause & Effect diagrams
  • The maintenance requirements for instrumentation to ensure long term reliability
  • ATEX for hazardous areas
  • Protective systems, IEC 61511, and Triconex equipment
  • Fire and gas detection systems
  • Understanding of PLCs and their application in the process control sector
  • Machinery monitoring equipment and its application, experience with Bently Nevada systems an advantage
  • Control systems such as GE Mk V and Siemens S7 is desirable

Skills Required

Successful candidates should possess a broad range of personal effectiveness and leadership skills, with the ability to facilitate and influence business decisions in a team environment.


Conditions of Employment
Successful candidates will be made a conditional offer of employment. The conditions include, but are not limited to: a satisfactory criminal records disclosure; satisfactory employment references over five years (where applicable); verification of qualifications, including any professional accreditation stated in the application; completion of a pre-employment medical, including a test for illicit or unprescribed drugs in accordance with the Company's safety policies; and the legal right to work on the agreed commencement date.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
ExxonMobil and its United Kingdom subsidiary companies, Esso Petroleum Company, Limited, and ExxonMobil Chemical Limited, are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. All applicants are offered equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities during our recruitment processes, therefore, please contact the Recruitment Team if you wish to discuss any particular requirements to enable you to complete our recruitment process.

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