Control Engineer
Air Products
5d ago


The Instrumentation Engineer is a key member of a project execution team and is responsible for driving the work process for generation of all Instrumentation design, engineering and procurement on the project.

The Instrumentation Engineer would carry out the role of lead engineer on a project with guidance and support from a more experienced Principal Controls & Instrumentation Design engineer.

They possess an understanding of design, execution and implementation of Instrumentation systems across Air Products plants and products.

The Engineer is expected to review and comply with the project execution strategy, instrumentation budgets for materials and man-hours and to track and report project progress and ensuring that the project schedule is maintained.

The Engineer is also responsible for supporting Design, Engineering / commissioning / operations team / design of all controls, instrumentation and DCS at Air products plants globally, and also offer advice and guidance to AP engineering partners Instrument teams, enabling the delivery of safe, fit for purpose Instrument designs to an agreed schedule to meet a pre agreed construction budget.


The plants will range between small mid-size and large, cryogenic air separation. These plants may be owned by Air Products as part of their Global Operating Group or may be turnkey sales to third party customers.

The Engineer acts as the technical interface between AP project execution teams and AP’s Engineering Partners, by offering advice and guidance to the Engineering Partner’s Instrumentation teams.

The primary purpose is the delivery of a safe, fit for purpose Instrument design to an agreed schedule and construction budget.


Instrumentation Design (80%) :

  • Instrumentation scope definition, estimation & forecasting, planning, review / check / approval, document control and review, scope control and other activities necessary for project execution.
  • Safety and rigorous adherence to relevant specifications and standards for all instrumentation designs produced and equipment specified by AP and / or AP’s Engineering Partners.
  • Accountable for the safety and engineering scope adherence in accordance with project specifications & standards.
  • Implementation of quality procedures and contribute to continuous implementation of improvement activities.
  • Effectively communicate by email, power point or face to face’ AP’s execution strategies, schedule issues and project requirements.
  • Support and contribute to AP’s low cost sourcing activities.
  • Maintain BSP targets and LSO compliance.
  • Controls Engineering (20%) :

  • The Engineer will act as lead engineer on small to medium projects supported with a more experience engineer.
  • Organising work to meet deadlines dictated by project schedules. Brief his / her supervisor at any time on the status of equipment on the projects.
  • Liaise with other engineering disciplines to agree operational and interface details on all project packages and equipment.
  • Taking the initiative in resolving interface problems.

  • Liaise with vendors and resolve technical issues without exposing Air Products to claim for additional costs.
  • Control the man-hours and equipment costs incurred on projects that are his / her responsibility, anticipate manpower requirements and highlighting scope and design variations in accordance with Air Products procedures.
  • Travel globally for periods of time to conducts inspections, DCS configuration checkouts, supervise construction contracts or loop check commissioning of Measurement & Control systems.

    Controls & Instrument Engineering may be allocated specific tasks or AP Project would take responsibility for :

  • Quality of AP’s engineering partner deliverables
  • Quality of AP’s low cost vendor equipment and / or products

    Individual discipline project execution strategies shall define the approval authority of individuals.


  • An Engineering Degree (or equivalent) with minimum of five to eight years’ experience in a relevant industry of which at least three years should have involved control and instrument design
  • Excellent written and spoken English and strong communication skills
  • Experience comparable with the grade in a relevant industry preferably will have involved LASU (Large Air Separation Unit) design.
  • Start-up, commissioning or plant operating experience an advantage
  • Cryogenic Air Separation and Flammable gas plant experience preferred
  • Must be familiar with an engineering organisation, the function of each discipline and how they interact and the function of the various support groups globally.
  • Experience of SPI (Smart Plant Instrumentation) software and associated modules, also CV and Orifice plate sizing utilising industry standard software
  • Experience of Analysers and their associated tubing configuration and installations and also Process & Pneumatic tubing
  • Experience of specifying instrumentation items.
  • Knowledge and experience of plant layouts and model review meetings and software
  • Experience and knowledge to effectively communicate issues and ideas effectively to GEM
  • Passport, internationally mobile.

    Communicating across multiple time zones with multiple cultures, whilst working on multiple projects, complex technical issues resolving and implementing in a timely manner to meet both project schedule and budget.

    Managing low cost vendors to produce quality products on time to schedule.

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