Instrument Engineer

South Charleston, WV

1 year contract Temp to Permanent Opportunity

Specifics of the role:

  • Ability to perform detailed engineering calculations, drawings, and design for plant and construction installations
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and to coordinate activities with others
  • Work with project management on various jobs
  • Use relevant calculation methods and good engineering judgment to troubleshoot existing operations as well as design new facilities.
  • Position is located in Charleston, WV


  • Provides instrumentation engineering support. Provides specifications and installation guidelines for instruments and instrumentation systems ensuring compliance with established engineering standards. Performs primary and end element sizing, selection, and specification of field instrumentation including control valve sizing, pressure and temperature indication vibration analysis, orifice calculations, etc. Provides input into P&ID (piping and instrumentation diagrams) to reflect field changes.
  • Troubleshoots instrumentation systems. Supervises loop checks prior to commissioning.
  • Serves as technical authority on instrumentation in gated Front-End Loading process for capital projects.
  • Conducts technical reviews of vendor/contractor instrumentation design to ensure compliance with project specifications and applicable standards and codes.
  • Provides input into work scope development. Prepares cost and resource estimates. Evaluates bids.
  • Performs cost/benefits analysis for technical solutions. Provides technical specifications to Procurement for sourcing/requisition activities.
  • Serves as project engineer responsible for scope, schedule, and cost on small to medium sized instrumentation projects. Responsible for contractor selection and oversight of field execution for projects assigned.
  • Familiarity with GE and ABB equipment required.
  • Full electrical and instrumentation experience a plus.


  • Minimum undergraduate degree in engineering required. Electrical Engineer strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years’ instrumentation engineering experience in a refinery, chemical plant, or similar industry required.


Type: Contract

Reference ID: 4843