Instrument Reliability & Safety Systems Engineer

Houston, TX

Posted: 05/25/2023 Employment Type: Permanent Job Number: 5173

Job Description

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We are currently looking for an Instrument Reliability and Safety Systems (SIS) Engineer to join our client's operations excellence team based in Houston, TX.

Role responsibilities will include providing leadership, direction, and
support to instrumentation and safety instrumented systems integrity, health, and reliability, programs through the evaluation and application of experience, knowledge, and industry best practices. 

What You Will Do In Your Role
-Emphasize maintaining the integrity of our instrumentation and associated safety systems through the appropriate application of existing work processes. Efforts should include the review and revision of
existing work processes, as needed.
-Foster a culture and environment within the instrumentation discipline in which affected parties align on the concept that data leads to value and that our instruments are the primary and key sources of that
-Identify, evaluate, and champion new technologies and new ways of accomplishing our safety, environmental, reliability, and economic goals. Provide technical solutions through the collection, analysis, and summary of data and trends.
-Provide assistance, guidance, and oversight, as needed, for the preparation of specifications, designs, scopes of work, and construction packages for instrument installations, replacements, and upgrades. Efforts may involve control systems (PLC, DCS, etc.), analyzers, transducers, wireless sensors, control valves, and regulators.
-Develop, update, and maintain applicable reliability strategies and guidance documents and help develop project justifications to address plant reliability concerns and continuous improvement initiatives.
-Lead or otherwise assist with root cause failure analyses related to instrumentation and related systems. Help develop recommended corrective actions to eliminate reoccurrence and bad actors.
-Advance the organization’s technical expertise by keeping up to date with new technologies and design changes. 
-Take leadership role in the evaluation and application of safety instrumented systems and associated compliance methods and measures throughout, including acquiring Functional Safety Engineer Certification (TUV). 
-Facilitate the adoption, implementation, and updating of industry leading Reliability Safety Programs and program elements (e.g., SIS, Safety Managers, IPL, SIF, critical alarms, interlocks, burner management systems, etc.).

The Experience You Will Bring
-Minimum of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Control Systems Engineering or Related Discipline and 7 years of relevant experience.
-Minimum of 12 years of experience in a Reliability Technical Role in a petrochemical or PSM covered facility.

What Will Put You Ahead
-Electrical Engineer Degree and 10 years’ experience in a petrochemical or PSM covered facility.
-Knowledge of facility/process design in tuning, engineering, and PSM standards.
-Demonstrated ability to conduct root cause analysis of process control issues, identifying and implanting corrective actions.
-Experience working with plant networks (Server/Clients) and process control hardware.
-Experience with engineering software
-Experience applying statistical tools to identify "Bad Actor" equipment.
-Working knowledge of compliance and engineering standards (NEC, NFPA, API, OSHA, ISA, EPA, etc.).
-Demonstrated experience leading technical initiatives, troubleshooting, and projects.

Compensation you will receive
  • Salary depending on experience + interview ($150-170k/year, flexible for the right candidate)
  • Total comp including competitive starting salary + generous bonus package
  • Full benefits package including 401k + match, PTO, paid holidays, health/dental/vision, STD, LTD + many more

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