DCS Engineer



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Up to USD0.00 per year

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Houston Engineering - (USA) SPACES CityCentre One 800 Town & Country Boulevard TX Houston , TX 77024



Job Description

Manages DCS Projects using DCS engineering expertise and appropriate resources to ensure work is completed safely, in a cost-effective manner, within budget and schedule, and to required standards. Manages the maint and development of standards, procedures and relevant documentation relating to the Geismar facilities. Ensures the maintenance, storage and distribution of DCS critical drawings are properly controlled. Provides expert knowledge, advice and direction to management and co-workers on configurable control systems

Ensures assigned DCS and Instrumentation Projects are managed such that the safety, quality, cost and schedule targets are achieved. Ensures the assigned projects are implemented in accordance with Project Standards and the plant Management of Change (MOC) process. Manages the assigned DCS Project worklist to meet customer requirements. Ensures all scopes of work for assigned DCS Projects covering detailed design, preparation of purchase specifications and preparation of construction packages are accurate, sufficient and clear. Provides expertise and specialist DCS engineering knowledge. Develops technical memos and provides technical advice and assistance as required to the Project group to allow the development of detailed engineering scopes of work and designs. Ensures appropriate hazard and risk reviews are conducted for assigned DCS related projects and all issues identified are actioned. Coordinates commissioning of assigned DCS Projects with Operations. Manages the assigned tender and awards contracts in conjunction with the Purchasing team for detailed design, preparation of purchase specifications and preparation of construction packages and construction. Ensures all DCS drawings and documentation are controlled according to the Geismar procedures and standards. Provides project support by taking a lead role in Engineering during the design, construction and start-up phases of the project including configuration of DCS, ESD and PLC software, implementing advanced process control, leading loop checks and control system simulations. Responsible for setting up the alarm management system, sequence of events recording system and the DCS trending packages. Develops and verifies QAQC documentation for the punch list and turnover packages. Provides technical assistance and leads the investigation and correction of incidents related to the control systems. Provides control system tuning and troubleshooting services to the Operations group. Assists with plant instrumentation issues including AMS, loop tuning and basic instrument calibration. Upholds DCS technical excellence for the USA operations. This individual will have a role in TAR Management and Knowledge Management, relevant to control systems. Develops and tests recovery plans to restore systems in the event of failure or disaster. Develops and maintains maintenance plans to ensure the systems hardware and software are operating with optimal efficiency and reliability. Conducts investigations for all system failures and identify the system modifications, upgrades or changes required to prevent these. Provides technical advice and assistance to the I/E Supervisor and I/E Technicians and the Operations department on configurable control systems.

BS in EE or ChE. 5+ years of exp. as a Systems/DCS Engineer within the Petrochemical industry. Preferred majority of experience spent on manufacturing site. Strong PLC, SIS and DCS experience. In depth knowledge of standards and procedures and industry best practice.