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Instrument Engineer - Houston, TX

Job Description:

Company Information:

  •  Our client is one of the leading US-based contractors, providing their end clients with true in-house engineering, procurement, and direct-hire construction services since 1967 as a privately-held family-owned company.
  • Our clients primary focus is on NGL, Fractionation, refining, petrochemicals & polymers, and export terminals.
  • Our client has multiple openings in North Houston, Galleria area, and South Houston, and are classified as contract to hire.


Your Role with the Company:

The Instrument Engineer selected for this opportunity will independently perform instrument Engineering activities for all phases of instrument development and equipment design for projects of significant size and complexity (e.g., continuing services project involving multiple engineering disciplines). The Instrument Engineer in this role must be fully competent in performing all conventional aspects of Instrument Engineering and application of independent judgment for the evaluation, selection and substantial adaptation and modification of standard design engineering criteria, methods and procedures.  

Responsibilities for the Instrument Engineer include: 
Meets with clients' technical staff to discuss technical information and features.
Prepares sketches and performs calculations for a detailed segment of a project.
Conducts field trips to existing plants to gather operating data and equipment information.
Prepares equipment specifications, inquiry and purchase requisitions for approval.
Evaluates vendors' bids and drawings to assure compliance with specifications.
Communicates equipment design to client and other design disciplines.
Reviews and approves design drawings for assigned segment of a project.
Participates in reviews of Process Flow Diagrams and Piping and Instrument Diagrams.
Participates in the preparation of equipment lists, instrument index and process specifications for instruments.
Monitors subcontracted technical services' activities.
Participates in preparation of design guides, guide specifications and contract proposals.
May supervise and direct the activities of other personnel working on one or more projects.
Provides input to estimates, proposals, scheduling, manpower planning, et cetera.
Participates in plant start-ups and field assignments as required.
Participates in equipment inspections at vendors' facilities.
May plan, organize and supervise design engineering activities for a project of significant size and complexity (e.g., continuing services project requiring the integration of two or more engineering disciplines), or two or more projects of moderate size and complexity (e.g., continuing services projects involving a single engineering discipline).
May be specialized in safety shutdown and/or critical control systems.
May be specialized in analyzers.
May be specialized in PLC programming, logic, human-machine interface and/or graphics.
May be specialized in DCS programming, configuration, human-machine interface and/or graphics. 

Background Profile:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical  Engineering.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in in Instrument Engineering (or equivalent working knowledge/experience).
  • Registration as a licensed professional engineer
  • SPI Intools Experience required.


Additional Info:  

These are 9 - 12 month CONTRACT TO HIRE opportunities that include medical, dental, vision options while on contract. Our end client has several locations around Houston to include 1960 & I-45 North, Galleria, and South Houston (I-45 South and 610)

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Houston, TX
United States of America

Engineering / Engineering

Job Type:
Temp Position
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Posted Date:3/11/2019


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Job Title: Instrument Engineer

Location: Houston, TX

Job Type: Temp Position

Reference ID: 356688

Posted Date: 3/11/2019

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