Lead Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineer

The Hague , Netherlands

Job Reference 1242721

Location The Hague , Netherlands

Industry Oil & Gas - Downstream

Function Control & Instrumentation

Job Type Contract

Date Added May 3, 2024

Vacancy Overview

Lead Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineer – The Hague, Netherlands

Brief job description:

Currently, for one of our clients, located in The Hague, we are looking for an experienced Lead Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineer. This is a long-term opportunity (after an initial period of contracting, it may become a permanent opportunity). 
Due to client's requirement, the candidates should already be located in the Netherlands. 

Key responsibilities and main tasks:

The role of Instrumentation and Control Systems Lead Engineer is a key Leadership role, being responsible for the day to day supervision and coordination of ICS Engineering and Design team assigned to a project. Part of this role would be global integrated delivery coordination which is mostly executed with our client's offices in Mumbai, India. The Lead ICS Engineer reports functionally to the Department Manager and operationally to one or more Project Managers. Input and leadership will be delivered in the conceptual design, project specifications, FEED, basic engineering, extended basic and detailed design phases.

We are seeking talented Lead Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineers with experience in leading small, middle and large scale projects (TIC of EUR to 100m) in the downstream refinery and chemical/petrochemical markets. Candidates who show superior leadership skills in a complex multi-office environment with an ability to provide innovative solutions to clients is our objective. Conceptual, FEED and EPC & EPCm experience are all desirable.
  • Manage projects as Lead Engineer and be responsible for the proper and timely execution of projects, ensuring the Department quality management system and any project specific contractual requirements are met.
  • Provide leadership in ICS Engineering with ability to handle large teams in a multi-office environment.
  • Ensure effective communications with other engineering disciplines, project management and Client teams.
  • Participate in daily scrum meetings, project status meetings and be responsible for correct reporting of amongst other project status, progress, delays, change notices, performance measurement, lessons learned and close-out.
  • Assume responsibility for cost, schedule, material quantity and budget control. Ensure effective management of change.
  • Define the discipline scope of work and the required resources, and develop input for the ICS Execution Plan.
  • Promote the understanding and application of risk management techniques within the discipline, e.g. IEC61508/11.
  • Provide support in the Instrumentation area for procurement activities.
  • Responsible for issuing all ICS deliverable documents.
  • Familiarizing with our client's proprietary software tools; Engineering Database (EDB) and Project Information tool (JPI) will be required.
  • Contribute in development and growth of people (e.g. coach junior engineers).
  • Produce proposals for projects which involve man hour- and schedule estimates related to the ICS scope of work.
  • Add value plus/optimization ideas.
  • Undertake developmental activities like preparation of work instructions / procedures / guidelines.

The experience shall include:
  • Bachelor or Master's Degree in Engineering with proven leadership experience in Refinery / Petrochemical markets. Experience in Upstream Oil and Gas, Fertilizers / Mining will also be considered if the leadership experience is well demonstrated.
  • A recognized Instrumentation and/or Automation and Control higher qualification.
  • The successful candidate must be a driven professional with strong commercial & business acumen, solid understanding of Project Controls (planning, scheduling, man-hour estimates and measuring physical progress) and has the potential to lead & inspire teams.
  • Has solid ICS engineering and design experience in the Oil & Gas industry (7+ years).
  • Has already been responsible for leading I&C teams.
  • Multi-office project execution experience.
  • Good knowledge of relevant IT systems (knowledge of Smartplant Instrumentation and other business related software).
  • Should have experience in a lead role for Conceptual, FEED and Detail Engineering projects with exposure to field engineering activities.
  • Ability to organize and set priorities.
  • Ability to communicate and present effectively.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal & in writing. Fluency in Dutch is nice to have. 
  • Proactive attitude.
  • Flexible for business travelling.

Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients. With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry.


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