Field Instrument Engineer

Business Context and Job Purpose

Business Context:

You can join the largest overall construction project undertaken by INEOS. The O&P North business plan to establish a world-scale propane dehydrogenation plan (PDH) and an ethane cracker in the Antwerp area. The plant is planned to come on-line around 2023-2024.

The Project One team will ensure the plant is delivered:

  • With zero lost time accidents, recorded injuries and environmental releases;
  • On-time and within budget;
  • Total compliance with all government laws and INEOS policies during the execution, commissioning and start-up phase.


Purpose of the Job:

The purpose of the Field Instrument Engineer is to ensure that all the instrumentation installed on Project One meet National, International and INEOS standards and support delivery of a safe and reliable plant to the planned cost and schedule.

The Field Instrument Engineer will work as part of the Instrumentation discipline within Project One. He/she will be in charge of defining all the standards, specifications for the field instrumentation that will be installed in Project One. He/she will provide functional support and guidance to the project Instrument engineers where they are in place. Where project Instrument Engineer are not in place, he/she will perform the role of Instrument Engineer for that project.

In order to ensure that standardisation and consistency across the whole project the role will liaise with the Process and Operations disciplines within the IPMT, and with the relevant disciplines in the FEED/EPC contractors.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The job holder will have the following key accountabilities:

Pre-Feed Study Role:

  • Support the Instrument and Protective Systems Team Leader and other team members to develop a clear and concise set of instrumentation standards and specifications which meet INEOS, National and International standards, and established good engineering practice.
  • Own the Instrumentation Field elements of the Project One Standards and advise/approve Deviations and Waviers to the standards throughout the project.


FEED and Beneficial Engineering Role:

  • Support the Instrument and Protective Systems Team Leader and other team members in the performance of their duties.
  • Work closely with the Instrument Engineers to ensure that all Instrumentation issues are properly resolved in a timely manner, and that designs are appropriate and comply with all Project One and statutory requirements and Stakeholder expectations.
  • Assist with detailed review of all FEED Contractors, MAC and other vendor systems, processes and procedures, including PEPs, Quality Plans, etc. for Control and Automation aspects.
  • Provide Ineos Project One Instrumentation Engineering input into the preparation, review and approval of Procurement procedures, the Project Supplier List, contractor/vendor pre-qualification, Purchase Requisitions, Invitations to Tender, etc.
  • Provide Ineos Project One Instrumentation Engineering input into tender clarification/evaluation, contractor/vendor selection and contract/purchase order negotiation and placement, ensuring all activities are carried out in accordance with the Ineos Code of Conduct.


EPC Role:

  • Ensure the facilities are designed, built and commissioned in compliance with all relevant statutory and Project One regulations.
  • Support the EPC Contractor and vendors develop fit-for-purpose ITPs for equipment, packages and bulk material supply, auditing vendor compliance as required.
  • Support the EPC Contractor develop fit-for-purpose ITPs for fabrication and construction, auditing contractor compliance as required.
  • Liaise closely with the EPC Contractor personnel at the Module Fabrication Yard(s) and Construction Site on all Instrumentation Engineering matters, ensuring yard/field technical queries are resolved in a proper and timely manner.
  • Work with the project IP&S engineer to ensure that all module fabrication and construction work, system Completions and Handover, punch-listing, ensuring that all IP&S Engineering work satisfies Project One specifications and standards.
  • Support precommissioning and commissioning, etc. as required.
  • Assist in managing the relevant interfaces with INEOS stakeholders, ensuring the Operations function is well-prepared for eventual project ownership, including the timely handover of the agreed Instrumentation Engineering deliverables to support training, operations and maintenance procedure development, Maintenance Management System population, etc.



Requires the following skills:

  • Excellent team player;
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills;
  • Strong planning and organizing ability;
  • Highly motivated, achievement oriented;
  • Ability to interface effectively with people of all levels, both internal and third parties, and with wide ranging cultural backgrounds;
  • Able to define and prioritize issues and then solve the problems through networking with other team members or external sources;
  • Innovative, with an eye for identifying opportunities to reduce costs and challenge the status quo;
  • Good understanding of business drivers and ability to align design philosophies;
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English.


Background work experience:

  • Major project experience with strong design engineering background and a broad understanding of multiple disciplines and their interfaces;
  • Proven track record of delivering leading SHE performance;
  • Experience of supervising work in a Contractor’s Design Office;
  • Experience of supervising work in a Module Fabrication Shop;
  • Experience of field engineering and/or construction on a major Construction Site;
  • Experience of commissioning.


Specific Role Requirements:

  • Degree qualified and chartered or equivalent in appropriate engineering discipline;
  • More than 15 years’ experience in Engineering role in Oil and gas or Petrochemical setting;
  • Operations/Maintenance of SIS experience (ABB, Emerson, Honeywell, Schneider or Yokogawa) and/or implementation for a Functional Safety Management Lifecycle Plan would be a significant advantage;
  • Seasoned and experienced Engineer;
  • Sound knowledge of key disciple areas including:
    • Measurement: Pressure, temperature, level and flow measuring equipment;
    • Control & safety devices: pneumatic and hydraulic valves, Motor Operated Valves (MOV);
    • Custody/fiscal metering;
  • Basic Knowledge of:
    • IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 norms and their practical application to projects.