Senior Instrumentation & Controls Engineer - Gas, Fuels & Ch

at Black & Veatch in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Senior Instrumentation & Controls Engineer – Gas, Fuels & Chemicals

We believe real value is powered by the unique skills and experiences of our professionals. The interchange of ideas from a diverse group of people gives our teams an expanded perspective and the ability to find better solutions for our clients.

Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 46214

Job Title : Senior Instrumentation & Controls Engineer – Gas, Fuels & Chemicals

Location : USVRTL

Business Unit Sector : COR-OIL/GAS-OPS

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Job Summary

Our Gas, Fuels & ChemicalsBusiness provides services from consulting, design, full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and commissioning/start-up of LNG facilities, Floating LNG facilities, gas processing and NGL fractionation, gasification/ gas to liquids, hydrogenand ammonia/fertilizers. Our knowledge, capabilities, and innovation include our proprietary PRICO® technologies. This enables our team to assess and choose tailored solutions with greater quality and efficiency for our clients. The value chain spans natural gas and natural gas liquids, midstream, wholesale markets, power generation and utility segments.

The Senior Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) Engineer functions as a technical specialist or in a supervisory role, supporting the Gas, Fuels & Chemicals business line. Independently develops and applies advanced engineering techniques, concepts and approaches to unique engineering problems. May supervise engineering staff on projects of medium to high complexity or serve as a technical specialist providing knowledge and expertise.

Key Responsibilities

Engineering Production:

Prepares a variety of complex engineering deliverables for larger or multiple projects

Oversees collection, assimilation, and management of data for engineering work

Prepares complex engineering calculations following standard methods and principles

Manages assigned budget, schedule, and quality requirements

Independently applies advanced engineering techniques and analysis methodsto solve problems

Reviews lower level engineering work or assignments

Is responsible for one or more of the following: leading larger production teams; coordinating multiple discipline activity; and serving as the responsible charge for a project

Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology:

Serves as a technical specialist and has knowledge and skill set to provide consultation and guidance to project teams in a particular practice area

Typically supports multiple projects on complex technical challenges

Actively fosters knowledge management and provides mentoring

Develops and applies advanced engineering concepts and approaches to unique engineering problems

As a subject matter expert, has additional expertise in a technical area, participates in professional societies by presenting papers, participates on technical committees, and assists with code/standard authoring Is externally recognized in industry as an expert which enhances the Company brand

Engineering Standards:

Proactively provides guidance and direction on department design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and Black and Veatch policies

Assists in developing, maintaining and updating engineering standards

Provides technical guidance to others regarding projects and disciplines

Quality/Continuous Improvement:

Independently applies knowledge and complies with Black and Veatch quality program relative to assigned tasks

May be responsible for ensuring compliance with Black and Veatch quality program

Establishes related processes, and promotes a culture that is conducive to quality

Provides related guidance and direction to others

Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts

Project Coordination:

Actively coordinates with all other internal/external team members on moderately complex projects

Typically responsible for defining project schedules for a single discipline

Client Focus:

Responsible for assisting with identification of key client interests and drivers on complex projects and may determine the key clients in some instances

Communicates client interests and drivers to project team members and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work on moderately complex projects

May offer other services to the clients

Typically provides support to business development or pursuit activities

People Management – (supervision,career development,training, mentoring):

Typically assists with performance management process, mentoring, recognition, and any corrective actions required

May participate in career planning, and learning and development

Resource Management – (budgets, tools, processes, project support):

Implements resource management strategy

Manages engineering resources for small groups of a single discipline

Assists in resolving resource conflicts and identifies training needs

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering from either a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing. Minimum of 11 years related work experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

10+ years of experience in gas, fuels, and chemicals field.

5+ years of experience in engineering and design or operations of Liquefied Natural Gas. Additional experience with fertilizers (urea/ammonia) will be a plus.

5+ years of experience in floating LNG (FLNG) and/or offshore/nearshore oil & gas projects.

Experience interfacing with and leading large teams of engineering and design professionals in US-domestic and foreign offices to develop I&C engineering and design deliverables.

Experience closely working with multi-disciplinary teams including Process, Mechanical, Electrical, Piping, Civil, and Marine engineers.

Significant experience designing, procuring, configuring, and troubleshooting various process control systems (DCS/SIS/F&G/HIPPS/PLC/SCADA).

Significant experience selecting, sizing, specifying and procuring various field instruments such as control/relief valves, flow, level, pressure, temperature, analyzers, and other specialty measurement systems

Experience participating in HAZOP/LOPA and resolving resulting action items

Working knowledge of SmartPlant Instrumentation and MS Office tools

Advanced knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards related to assigned engineering discipline

Quality Driven

Attention to Detail

Written Communications

Drive for Results

Priority Setting



Directing Others

Conflict Management



Dealing with Ambiguity

Building Effective Teams


Must have Professional Engineering (P.E.) license and the ability to acquire PE license in any state in the US.

Holding P.Eng. license in Canada is a plus.

Certified Functional Safety Expert (FSE/CFSE) from Exida/TUV or similar is a plus.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical office environment. Domestic and international travel may be required up to 25% of the time.

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

Job Grade


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Job Posting: JC188497429

Posted On: Jul 24, 2021

Updated On: Sep 18, 2021