Instrumentation Project Engineer:
JOB FUNCTION:
The CE&I Engineer provides control, electrical, & instrumentation engineering services and activities in support of the Project Engineers and Project Managers on multiple projects.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Work across disciplines to increase knowledge, communication, and productivity by participating/contributing to all phases of a project including conceptual design, detailed engineering, equipment fabrication, testing, and start-up.
  • Review the project contract, proposal, specifications, preliminary drawings, and clarifications to determine the intended scope, technical feasibility, and compliance of technical objectives for the project.
  • Research and analyze the reliability of unknown components required by the project.
  • Implement the project scope using fundamental engineering principles and company/industry standards (American or International).
  • Help develop/coordinate the proper use of control symbology on the Piping & Instrument Diagram.
  • Communicate with the customer and/or project team to resolve any technical discrepancies.
  • Review pricing and hours budgeted by sales, and inform the Project Manager of any potential over-expenditures.
  • Establish all aspects of controls, electrical, and instrumentation design engineering and system integration when required by the project.
  • Design/Engineer a control system that functions according to the scope of the project, meeting or exceeding all hazardous area safety requirements and electrical codes/standards for the project.
  • Size, select, and set up configuration for all instruments required by the project: gauges, sensors, transducers, control valves, shutdown valves, pressure safety relief valves, regulators, flow/level/pressure/temperature instruments, analyzers, etc...
  • Size, select, and evaluate each panel component ensuring it will operate correctly per the design. These components include enclosure, power, and control components mounted inside and outside of the panel.
  • Review, modify, and approve all documents to be released for submittals and/or purchasing.
  • Conduct PLC programming (Programmable Logic Controller) and HMI development (Human Machine Interface).
  • Solicit/review supplier quotations for technical, price, and delivery compliance according to project constraints.
  • Ensure materials are ordered on time and advises the Project Manager of any possible material delays.
  • Interact with the fabrication and assembly team to solve engineering issues presented during production.
  • Participate in equipment testing, start up, and troubleshooting.
  • Other duties as required for projects or company standards development.

DESIRED PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND SKILLS:
  • Self-motivated, pro-active, detail oriented, organized, productive with minimum supervision, and willing to learn new concepts.
  • Have working knowledge and the ability to effectively use the National Electric Code (NEC), ATEX directives (new IEC), CSA, and UL standards.
  • Ability to properly size short circuit protective devices and conductors of specific loads according to the National Electric Code (NEC).
  • Ability to develop fail-safe control circuits.
  • Familiarity with major manufacturers, components, pricing and options.
  • Familiarity with industry standards (American and International).
  • Motor proficiency with typical motor control and relay logic.
  • PLC proficiency with processors, I/O hardware, and advanced aptitude in ladder logic programming including PID control loop tuning. (Allen-Bradley, Client-Fanuc, Modicon, Siemens)
  • HMI graphical development capability.
  • Instrumentation proficiency should include a working knowledge and experience with various types of analog and discrete instruments.
  • Some experience with medium voltage applications.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret various standards, customer contract requirements, and related technical specifications.
  • Respond to common inquiries from customers and inspectors.
  • Effectively present information to other disciplines, fabrication, and assembly teams.
  • Apply mathematical concepts and operations.
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • A basic knowledge of various engineering disciplines: Process, Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Controls and Materials with special emphasis on Controls, Electrical, and Instrumentation.
  • Ability to read, understand, and sketch engineering drawings such as P&IDs, GA's, Instrument Hook Up Details, Wiring Diagrams, Power Distribution Drawings, Control Schematics, Electrical Layout drawings, Electrical installation details and one line diagrams.
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to communicate at all levels within the company in a courteous manner.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Suite, primarily Excel and Word.