Principal Process Control Engineer

Schiedam, Netherlands

Job Reference 1196898

Location Schiedam, Netherlands

Industry Oil & Gas - FPSO

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added November 7, 2023

Dear all,  
Airswift is currently looking for a Principal Process Control Engineer, for one of our largest projects in Schiedam. This position has a Monday-Friday schedule. The length is a 6-month contract with the possibility of an extension. We are looking for candidates with the drive and commitment to make a genuine difference in our performance to ensure that the company continues to differentiate itself from competitors by delivering quality service to our client’s requirements.  


The Principal Process Control Engineer will hold responsibility for:


  • Ensure compliance with the company Technical Standards and Group Engineering Standards, corporate processes and work instructions as well as maintaining the quality of the deliverables and achievement of process discipline objectives. 

  • Review of control loops on PFD and P&ID, review of Process Safeguarding Flow Diagrams. 

  • Development of Process Control Philosophies, Hierarchical Shutdown Diagrams, Cause & Effect Diagrams and Alarm & Trip Settings List. 

  • Writing of process control / process safeguarding narratives. 

  • Review of vendor documents: P&ID, process control narratives, C&E Diagrams. 

  • Participation in SIL Assessment Workshops and SIL Verification. 

  • Participation in ICSS FAT / commissioning. 

  • Plant commissioning and startup, including tuning of controllers (PID algorithms). 

  • Preparing estimates of process control scope for new proposals. 


Job Requirements: 


  • A Bachelor or Master’s degree in chemical engineering. 

  • Development of PFD, Process Safeguarding Flow Diagrams, P&IDs, Cause & Effect Diagrams, and Alarm & Trip Settings List. 

  • Good computer skills including process dynamic simulation (HYSYS and/or UniSim) and Excel spreadsheets. 

  • Knowledge of basic process controls like Level Control, Feed Forward Control; Boiler and Fired Heater Control; Distillation Control; Compressor Control, etc. 

  • Familiar with design review methods, such as HAZOP, SIL Assessment, LOPA. 

  • Knowledge of Functional Safety and IEC61511, preferably Certified Functional Safety Engineer (TÜV Rheinland). 

  • Knowledge of Process Safeguarding systems and methods applied for Offshore Production Facilities as described in API-RP-14C is preferred. 

  • Experience with ICSS on FPSO projects is preferred. 


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