Lead Control & Instrumentation Engineer

Posted over 1 year ago by mselect
Location Basrah Job Type
Salary Sector Oil & Gas

MSELECT is hiring a Lead Control & Instrumentation Engineer for an international oil and gas operator in Basra. Candidates must have a minimum of 8-10 years of experience in the Oil and Gas Up Stream production and be fluent in English.


Provide field based hands-on control and instrumentation expertise, production and maintenance support as well as engineering solutions for early production and permanent facilities.


Control & Instrumentation Assessments

Provide and review control & instrumentation studies, and design solutions for new and existing facilities,

Project Review

Participate in technical review of new projects, facilities upgrade etc., including scope of work, Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), and Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs),

Production support and Troubleshooting

Assist in operational trouble shooting and prepare proposals for resolving control & instrumentation performance bottlenecks and other operational problems. Contribute to assessment of change proposals

Maintenance Support and Troubleshooting

Assist in maintenance trouble shooting and prepare proposals for resolving control & instrumentation maintenance performance and improve checks and procedures

Feasibility Studies

Conduct feasibility studies and assessment of control & instrumentation parameters for various grass root projects under guidance from technical experts

Equipment Tests

Prepare, witness or review results of Project Equipment Tests such as Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), Site Acceptance Test (SAT) and Performance Acceptance Test (PAT)

Related Assignments

Conduct other similar or related duties such as reviewing project proposals; attending technical meetings; carrying out site visits

Policies, Systems, Processes and Procedures

Follow all relevant departmental policies, processes, standard operating procedures, and instructions so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner

Health, Security, Safety and Environment

Comply with all relevant health, safety and environmental management policies, procedures and controls to ensure a healthy and safe work environment. Participate in HAZIDs, HAZOPs, SILs and other process safety and HSE reviews


Contribute to the preparation of clear, timely and accurate reports to meet production requirements, policies and standards




  • Facilities team
  • Engineering team based at FEED or EPC contractor


  • Utility & service providers
  • Contractors
  • Government Officials



  • Assess, evaluate and propose solutions in the areas of control and instrumentation and operational support
  • Key decisions having significant impact on control & instrumentation related aspects are referred to Principal Control & Instrument Engineer or the Engineering Manager
  • The jobholder exercises financial and operational authority as per the level established by management and stipulated in the authority matrix



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in control & automation or equivalent engineering discipline

Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in the Oil and Gas Up Stream production

Job-Specific Skills:

  • Good control and instrumentation skills; hands on knowledge of key discipline tools
  • Ability to analyze problems, and develop pragmatic concepts and solutions
  • Ability to support and troubleshoot operations and maintenance
  • Good team player, effective communicator and able to work independently

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.

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