The Bergaila Companies

  • Lead Instrument and Controls Engineer - 16673

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/10/2019 6:44 PM)
    Job ID
    Location : City
    Long Beach
    Location : State/Province
  • Overview

    We are seeking a Lead Instrument and Controls Engineer for assignment in Long Beach, California. The selected candidate will support medium and large-sized capital projects at our clients facility.


    Hours are Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm




    - Familiar with developing & assessing Network Architecture, Block Diagram(s), Process Control & Developing Cause & Effect Documents for Terminal Work

    - Support P&ID development; help maintain the P&ID’s through the course of each project phase

    - Support development of the Instrument Index and I/O List; help maintain the Instrument Index and I/O List through the course of each project phase

    - Support development of material / labor TIC and engineering / design effort hour cost estimates

    - Participation in Functional Safety Assessment, LOPA/SIL Assignment Review Meetings

    - Ensure specified items are in compliance with client requirements and standards, check specification / requisition packages prepared by others

    - Prepare engineering specification and requisition packages for inquiry and purchase

    - Prepare technical bid evaluations and make recommendations for purchase

    - Interface with suppliers to ensure compliance with specifications

    - Review vendor data to assure specifications and project requirements are met

    - Direct junior Level Control Systems personnel assigned to the project team

    - Works to resolve staff discipline problems, personality conflicts, poor work habits, etc. that affect the project and execution of the work; when resolution cannot be achieved by the Lead Engineer on the project task force the Discipline Manager is to be engaged

    - Performs routine performance appraisals of personnel under his / her supervision

    - Gain a full understanding of the project scope in order to coordinate and participate in the development of the Control Systems engineering and design effort-hour estimates

    - Responsible for obtaining cost related information and developing scope of work documents for estimates

    - Monitor the effort-hour budget, define and provide input on the staffing plan and schedule to ensure that project engineering and design objectives are met, and execution is within the approved budget

    - Responsible for reporting on package status to the project manager and department manager and performing monthly or bi-weekly assessments of progress

    - Responsible for tracking key material quantities maintaining a clear understanding and ownership of the impacts on the TIC (Total Installed Cost)

    - Initiate PDNs (Project Deviation Notices i.e. change orders) that impact the Control Systems TIC budget, effort-hour budget and/or schedule

    - Ensure that the technical content of all engineering / design deliverables meet quality expectations; ensure specifications and inquiry/PO requisitions are appropriately reviewed and approved

    - Monitor all engineering and design activities to assure conformance with company work instructions and SOPs; ensure adherence to client and/or company specifications, governing codes and good engineering practice

    - Establish the computer based instrument list and I/O list; maintain the technical content through regular updates

    - Coordinate and cooperate with their lead engineer(s) of other disciplines to ensure the smooth flow of all information on the project task force, and to ensure alignment with project requirements

    - Conduct weekly status meetings with their Control Systems team to convey department news, assess and discuss project issues, coordinate/plan key milestone efforts, etc.                


    - Bachelors Degree in Engineering 

    - 10+ years in a Lead role or related experience on medium sized or larger capital projects, from project inception to startup

    - Experience in Terminal Rail/Truck loading unloading Terminals and oil & gas, refinery, petrochemical, and/or polymer plant design

    - Current knowledge of EPC work processes, administrative practices as well as familiarity with the various project phases and the scope/deliverables required for each; business acumen for lump sum and cost plus projects

    - Broad knowledge base in instrumentation, analytical systems, process automation, DCS/PLC/SIS systems, SIS Functional Safety and P&ID development

    - Advanced MS Office skills (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

    - Database Instrumentation tools experience preferred (SPI/Intools, ABE (Aspen Basic Engineering), Aveva, Comos, others)      

    - A valid Professional Engineer License (P.E.) is preferred      


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