Able to provide input to site plans to allow continuous improvement of standards to meet engineering and regulatory expectations.
Detailed knowledge required of instrumentation and control systems and be able to interpret and implement standards (e.g. S88, IEC61508) and implement engineering solutions.
Detailed knowledge of process control system programming and configuration and be able to provide technical assistance to control and instrumentation technicians.
A working knowledge of validation requirements as applied to control and instrument systems.
Engineering/Science Degree with proven process industry experience, with Corporate Membership of The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) or Institute of Measurement & Control (IMC).
Some level of Management Experience.
Awareness / Management of Enterprise wide data acquisition system (e.g. Aspen)
CFSP/ CFSE qualified
Good DeltaV knowledge
Job Purpose -
Responsible for all automation matters on the Montrose site - safety, quality, CS validation, policies, standards, maintenance, training & mentoring instrument and control staff.
Provides specialist technical and managerial leadership for automation mainly to projects, plant modifications, continuous improvement, EHS and maintenance operations.
Defines the design, installation, commissioning, operations continuing maintenance, testing and CS validation philosophies relating to automation systems.
Ensures continuing support for all automation systems are in place.
Key Responsibilities -
Professional Engineering guidance and authorisation of plant modifications.
Authorisation of MERPs data, routines and maintenance tasks.
Authorisation of changes to site procedures (LSOP’s) following review of company documents/standards.
Authorisation of Engineering Line Drawings.
Authorisation of Software changes and procedures.
Authorisation of Control Systems Validation documentation.
Owner/Contact for Control Systems on the Site System Register.
Requires a high degree of problem solving and the ability to troubleshoot, facilitate decisions and weigh-up advantages and disadvantages in order to provide solutions.
Interpretation and application of standards is essential.
Assists in offsite automation recommendations/decisions within Central Shared Service.
Provides recommendations, effective solutions and guidance to Engineering staff and project design staff.
Continually improving plant, equipment and maintenance techniques in order to deliver better, faster, lower cost products.
A technical specialist, responsible for exploiting new engineering technologies.
Development and implementation of best practice.
Ownership of maintenance life cycle plans (establish, update, review).
Carry out failure investigations and recommending improvements in design or maintenance practices.
Implement Maintenance Improvement techniques (PACE, Lean Sigma/OE techniques, Leading Edge).
Ensures Global Automation standards and relevant Agile Shared Service recommendations are implemented consistently to the automation systems across site.
Maintenance nominee on specific projects and accepts project handover ensuring maintenance routines and spares are in place.
As part of Group/site teams - develop, review, update, interpret and apply Engineering standards (GES’s/SEP’s/LSOPs).
Auditing maintenance and plant operations for compliance with relevant engineering standards and statutory requirements (e.g. GES’s/SEP’s, ISA standards).
Develop & contribute to Key Performance Indicators.
Other requirements -
The role involves strong networking with other Lead Engineers, Project Managers & Engineers, Engineering Team Managers, Design Office staff, MERPS & maintenance staff. Frequent contact with other departments, particularly Validation, Operations, EHS & IT.
The role would be expected to provide guidance on all automation matters to all staff/managers/departments on site and, where appropriate influence their decisions.
A good working relationship with Global automation partners (e.g. BWA, Zenith) is essential.
Closing date for applications: COB Friday 24th August 2012
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