Principal Instrumentation Engineer (B Eng Electrical) – Ref: 1024412

Ref: 1024412

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: Electrical Engineering (B Eng Degree Electrical)
Professional Registration: Pr. Eng - Professional Engineer (ECSA) /SAIEE
Annual Package Range: ZAR 951 000 - 1.1 mil
Total years experience: 30 Years

Current/recent job title: Principal Instrumentation Engineer

Discipline: Electrical Engineering (B Eng Degree Electrical) (Pr. Eng – Professional Engineer (ECSA) /SAIEE). Industry in: Mining, Industrial Water and Waste Water, Petrochem. Specialties: Instrumentation & Control, SPI, Exida. Years of experience range: More than 30 years, annual package range: South African rand – ZAR 951 000 – 1.1 mil, per annum. Gender: Male. Ethnicity: Caucasian/White. Nationality: South African.

Recent Responsibilities:
Execution of assigned work in accordance with the applicable Project Procedures and Standards, including the Companies and/or Project Procedures on Safety and Quality Control, within the man-hour and cost budgets and the project schedule targets.

Responsible for the administration, technical direction and co-ordination of all instrument engineering and design work carried by the project team

Develop specification and prepare material requisitions for control systems (SIS and BPCS), Fire & Gas system, instruments, control valves and all other instrumentation.

Develop functional specifications and design philosophies

SIL Reviews, HAZOP studies, Risks reviews, PID Reviews, Model reviews, PDA’s, etc.

Review Vendors quotations, prepare technical quotation evaluation and recommend the final technically acceptable Vendor

Technically approve Order Variation Summaries, review and approve Vendor documentation

Liaise effectively with other departments and the client as necessary.

Management of vendors and contractors to meet project delivery and quality

Current and most recent projects consists of:

  • various vessels, and reactor pumps to produce wax. The purpose of the project was to add a Train B to the existing system. Work as Instrumentation engineer on site to assist with design queries and technical queries.
  • 12 tanks and an extensive piping route to transfer Gasoline, Diesel and Jet fuel to either another tank, to be recycled or to be transferred to a shipping berth and from the shipping berth back to a tank. Completing the detail design and assisting with the construction work.
  • vessels (bullets) and 4 pumps. The bullets are used to create a buffer storage for propylene. I was responsible for the detail engineering using Intools design package which included the procurement of all instruments and valves, IS calculations, SIL verification using Exida software, control narratives, Cause and effect diagrams, alarm management schedules site support during installation, signing off on the loop drawings, cable block diagrams etc and end of job documentation.

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: Afrikaans, English

Designation: Instrument Engineer

Highest qualification type: Degree

University: University of Pretoria

Company size: ‘201 – 500

Division: Engineering / Design / Draughting / Drawing Office

Seniority level: Degreed Engineer – Junior / Lead / Senior / Principal / Chief

Gender:                                    Male

Ethnicity:                                 Caucasian/White

Nationality:                              South African

Highest Formal Qualification:  B Eng Electrical

Current / most recent job title?

Principal Instrumentation Engineer

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Instrumentation engineering in an EPC contract environment

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Intrinsic Safe Calculations
Safety Integrity Level verification using Exilentia software
Updating instrumentation data in Intools database
Producing Engineering documentation
Producing requisitions for instrumentation
Producing contracts type requisition
Attending Hazop/Model review/PID liaison meetings

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

A Professional registered engineer with 35 years’ experience in all aspects of instrumentation and electrical engineering in the industrial environment, particularly with experience in the Petrochem environment. Able to use own initiative and work as part of a team. An effective communicator at all levels within an organization. Sound knowledge of Intools software, MS office products. Proven work experience in Instrumentation Engineering using Intools. Prepared to travel

Skill area of competence:

• Emergency Shutdown systems
• IS instrument selection
• Control systems design
• Writing of requisition for quotations for instruments and valves
• Writing of technical requirements for contracts
• SIL calculations using Exida software
• IS Calculations
• Project management.
• Instrumentation engineering.
• Managing cost estimates
• Construction assistance

Achievements: 

• Emergency Shutdown systems
• IS instrument selection
• Control systems design
• Writing of requisition for quotations for instruments and valves
• Writing of technical requirements for contracts
• SIL calculations using Exida software
• IS Calculations
• Project management.
• Instrumentation engineering.
• Managing cost estimates
• Construction assistance

What do you absolutely love doing?

Solving problems, be involved in the day to day engineering work

Ideal company (culture and values):

Open, friendly, open door policy

Motivation to move (please select): End of contract

Location Preference: I am open to positions internationally.

Or download our full Enshrine Candidate Portfolio of Excellence containing over 5000 Engineering and Technical candidates across multiple industries, including Mining, Chemicals (including Petrochemicals and Pharmaceuticals), Energy (Power Generation and Renewables) and many more.

Our Enshrine Candidate Portfolio of Excellence provides an easy-to-search platform, allowing you to easily identify candidates based on the search criteria such as Country, Designation, Qualification level and Discipline, Years of experience and Demographics.

In addition, it provides valuable word-of-mouth information for your retention strategies, industry benchmarking, future cross-border placements, performance measurements and salary reviews even if you are not currently recruiting.