The Instrumentation and Controls Project Engineer works directly for the Capital Project Team Lead and is accountable for coordinating and managing multiple Refinery-based projects from early front-end loading through detailed design, procurement and construction. Project sizes range between $0.5MM and $20MM. This individual will be responsible for overseeing the project management portion of design and implementation of process instrumentation from initial conception through field installation.


• Function as project engineer on instrumentation and capital projects and large maintenance projects.
• Taking lead role on Instrumentation and controls capital projects including PLCs.
• Help identify areas where instrumentation/controls can improve plant operations and profitability.
• Developing capital and expense budget requirements related to instrumentation system upgrades, PM/PdM programs, repairs, expansions, etc.
• Serving as a technical resource to properly identify new and existing equipment specifications and proper operating parameters/ranges for instrumentation equipment.
• Overseeing application and interpretation of National Electric Code and other applicable city, state, federal codes and standards (e.g. NPRA, NFPA, API, ISA).
• Interact with Engineering and Construction contractors, both on-site and off-site.
• Leverage the application of instrumentation safety standards, mechanical integrity, design and maintenance.
• Using documentation systems and processes that maintain accurate instrumentation information and drawings.
• Support criticality assessments of the plant's instrumentation equipment.
• Design and evaluate Refinery Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS). Perform Safety Integrity Level (SIL) analysis and engineering upgrades of safety instrumented systems.
• Active engagement and leadership in process safety management including management of change, hazard reviews and pre-startup safety reviews.
• Actively drive project safety through engineering design, project execution practices and personal involvement in construction planning and field activities.
• Coordinate with others to define and secure the necessary environmental and other project-related permits.
• Accountable for the development and/or evaluation of bid specifications for contract services, equipment and materials.
• Accountable for the identification and active management of project risks.
• Regularly report and forecast project cost and schedule performance and issue various project status reports throughout the life of a project.
• Accountable for active engagement and leadership in the project change management process.
• Review and certify project related invoices to ensure only proper charges are paid.
• Maintain suitable records of correspondence, meetings and project decisions for reference and auditing purposes.
• Provide input to turnaround planning and support execution of turnarounds as required.
• Complete all project closeout documentation.


• Must possess a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Industrial Engineering.
• Ten or more years of experience in a process industry.
• Five or more years of experience managing capital projects.
• Must have three or more years of instrumentation experience and three or more years of direct experience in a refinery, chemical and/or manufacturing industry.

• Three or more years of project management experience in a refinery.
• Experience working with an engineering contractor as the client.
• Field experience on capital projects with an understanding of construction issues that indicate good engineering performance.
• Strong knowledge of engineering standards, procedures, and best practices with ability to apply to specific project requirements.
• Ability to influence and direct the work of others without a “line of sight” reporting structure.
• Self-starter capable of working with limited supervision.
• Familiarity with MS Project, Primavera, Icarus, SAP.
• Industry certifications (ISA)

Long-term Contract

Work Location
Borger, TX

Only applicants who are authorized to work in the US, without company sponsorship, on a full-time, permanent basis will be considered.