Engineer, Instrumentation and Control Systems
Competentia France
il y a 14h

POSITION OVERVIEW The Engineer for I&C Systems Reliability reports to the Reliability Superintendent and is the technical steward for Instrument Systems and is responsible for supporting system maintenance and improving these systems including all associated documentation.

The Engineer for Instrumentation & Control Systems Reliability will provide leadership and discipline expertise to less experienced support staff, maintenance, and production groups.

Supports Reliability Superintendent with driving continuous improvement within the maintenance and operation of assets to ensure the highest most cost effective level of asset availability.

The Engineer for I&C Systems Reliability is expected to conduct RCFA on incidents related to Instrumentation & Control Systems and provide recommendations.

The incumbent is expected to be dedicated and have a high sensitivity to Health, Safety and Environmental (HS&E) issues and shall ensure reliability programs comply with Company’s policies and procedures for the safe, reliable and efficient operation of the terminal.

KNOWLEDGE Understands all facets of equipment reliability and importance of reliability as it ties to HS&E, cost and risk reduction, and increased efficiency and production.

Understands the physical properties and safe handling practices of LNG. Possesses knowledge of governmental regulations and related technical and safety codes, standards and permit related reporting requirements.

Has In-depth knowledge of Instrument Systems reliability, diagnostics, analyses and maintenance procedures. RESPONSIBLITIES AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES Serves as the Instrumentation Systems administrator with the primary focus on the development and implementation of programs to improve reliability.

Provides daily process control and instrument systems support to the plant to keep the plant systems operational. Responsible for the industrial process control systems from the field devices (valves, transmitters, sensing elements, analyzers, flowmeters, etc.

through the controller (which includes DCS, PLC, SIS, HMI, BMS, vibration monitoring systems, air compressor controllers, etc.

Responsible for tracking availability and improving the overall reliability for the equipment related to instrumentation and control systems.

  • Supports Reliability Supervisor with developing and maintaining various customer service agreements with OEMs.
  • Uses sound engineering practices, plant standards and specifications, ensuring that documentation for the Instrumentation & Control Systems are maintained properly.
  • Responsible for the development of documentation standards including updates to the maintenance, reliability and unit operating manuals.

  • Participates in the Management of Change process.
  • Develops Key Performance Indicators (KPI) with the emphasis on monitoring and analysis for Instrumentation and Control systems for increased efficiency and reduced downtime between scheduled PMs and planned outages.
  • Provides technical support, troubleshooting, and provide assistance in planning and coordinating work for the Maintenance Department.
  • Works with maintenance and operations on reliability issues when they occur; have vision and ability to create quality solutions for any problems.

  • Responsible for analyzing work order repairs and failure data, pulling data for continuous improvement activities, meeting improvement milestones, developing performance trends, and monitoring for improvement.
  • Responsible for conducting Root Cause Failure Analysis on equipment failures to eliminate or mitigate consequences.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert on Instrumentation Systems engineering issues (not limited to risk engineering, system integrity and applicability to specifications, philosophies and standards) and assist the support groups (Instrumentation & Control Systems Maintenance Supervision and Technicians).
  • Understand and interpret codes, standards and regulations that are equipment related.

  • Develops proposals for plant improvements including design basis and preliminary estimates and budgets for capital projects.
  • Develops working relationships with other department personnel within the plant in order to seek out opportunities that will add value to each job completed.
  • Responsible for evaluating the work flow process, identification of critical spares, spare parts storage and preservation requirements for Instrumentation Systems.
  • Accountable for ensuring the safety, security, health and environmental incidents are prevented through frequent job observations and assessments.
  • Responsible for developing or collecting information in support of permit requirements as assigned.

  • Responsible for managing contracts for the purchase of goods and services needed and ensures the contractor fulfills their contractual obligations.
  • Supports the efforts of the Reliability Supervisor, Maintenance Planning Supervisor, Maintenance Supervisors, Maintenance Manager, and Warehouse Supervisor in developing equipment spare parts requirements as needed.


  • Education and Certifications : Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other relevant technical discipline with 5 years of experience.
  • A Professional Engineering License is preferred.

  • Experience : A minimum of five (5) years experience with Instrumentation & Control Systems in an industrial setting in engineering or operations, depending on type of experience.
  • Recent experience with LNG is preferred, however, petrochemical, NGL, cryogenic natural gas processing, or other hydrocarbon processing experience may be acceptable.

    Experience in reliability parameter development, and documentation are required.

  • Skills : Knowledge of CMMS Systems, RCA tools for conducting failure analysis. Strong leadership and administrative abilities are required.
  • An acute sensitivity to safety issues in a hazardous environment. Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

    Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of an organization and with individuals and groups from different disciplines, industries and governmental agencies.

    Able to work with a culturally diverse group of technical individuals whose skills cover the range required to engineer, operate and maintain the LNG terminal and Liquefaction production facilities.

    Possess the personality and ability to relate to and to establish a mutually respectful relationship with 1) management, 2) peers and 3) the various facility level workers (Plant Manager, plant supervision and plant workers) whom are all responsible for ensuring good operations.

    Organized, planning skills, able to manage multiple activities and programs in timely fashion and with a high degree of accuracy, able to meet work deadlines.

    Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills. Accomplished public speaker, able to create and deliver industry-specific presentations.

    Computer literate including Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, Project and PowerPoint.

  • Must maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card in good standing status.
  • DIRECT REPORTS No direct reports. FREEDOM TO ACT The Engineer for Instrumentation Systems Reliability requires minimal supervision. WORK CONDITIONS

  • Job is performed in an industrial plant environment.
  • Occasionally, work may be performed from home, after normal work hours or on weekends.
  • Limited travel required, as business conditions dictate.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing, per applicable federal regulations or as required by Cheniere.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to stand, walk, sit, climb stairs, work at height above ground on stairs and catwalks, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, hear, smell, type and write.
  • Must be able to board a ship via a gangway, climb to the top of a tank (200+ steps), scale vertical steel ladder up to forty feet or more in height and lift and move objects weighting up to 30 pounds.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work indoors and outdoors, and be exposed to year-around weather conditions, ocean environment, and noise.
  • There is a considerable amount of outdoor activities involved.

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Required to pass regularly scheduled physical examinations mandated by regulatory authorities.
  • Required to obtain mandated certification by attending Company-sponsored training in basic first aid, CPR, and LNG firefighting.
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