Senior Instrumentation & Controls Eng

McDermott International Ltd

  • Chennai, India
Senior Instrumentation & Controls Eng
Job Posted : Jan 15th, 2024

Job Description

Perform conceptual, FEED, Studies, and detailed analyses and design as per design basis, project specifications, design codes and standards. Apply knowledge and skills to a wide range of standard and non-standard situations. Prepare clear and accurate detailed design calculations and analyses including design reports and procedures. Manage own time to meet agreed deadlines and budgets, and develop plans for short-term work activities in own area. Clearly communicate and explain complex issues and work to establish understanding.


  • Be fully familiar with the project scope of work, specifications, schedule and all inter-discipline requirements; including identifying concerns as early as practicable and taking appropriate initiatives to address the issues.
  • Identify changes to scope and promptly raise change notifications, including providing any necessary supporting documentation and estimates. Provide similar support for Variation Orders.
  • Interface with all disciplines to develop clash free designs.
  • Interface with other departments to obtain input for Discipline designs and drawings.
  • Maintain close co-ordination with other engineering disciplines, Planning, Fabrication, and Project Management Team, as required.
  • Document substantive communications (communications that result in significant decisions or assignment of actions) and forward copies to Discipline Lead Engineer and Discipline Manager.
  • Assist in preparation of estimates for bid proposals, including technical query reviews, execution statements and manhour estimates.
  • Raise technical queries to obtain missing information, clarify work scope, and to maintain preferred McDermott procedures, specifications, standards, practices and operational requirements.
  • Prepare Discipline engineering design basis, philosophies, and technical specifications, as required.
  • Participate in finalizing deliverables lists and deliverables, ensuring compliance with specifications and functional integrity.
  • Attend project review meetings, vendor meetings, engineering meetings and offshore site surveys, as required.
  • Provide technical direction and review of Designers producing products related to Instrumentation & Controls Engineering.
  • Prepare and review design reports and procedures.
  • Assist in providing necessary design inputs to other disciplines to enable them in proceeding with their deliverables.
  • Assist procurement personnel in procuring Discipline equipment, materials and services; ensuring that work produced complies with Customer objectives and procedures. Procurement assistance includes preparing and reviewing requisitions, evaluating technical quotations and preparing queries, compiling bid tabulations and recommendations, preparing purchase requisitions, and coordinating with Procurement to expedite vendor documents, as directed by Discipline Lead Engineer.
  • Assist in updating weight report based on receipt of vendor information.
  • Check engineering performed by others within Discipline.
  • Review vendor and subcontractor submittals, checking for compliance with project specifications and providing comments as necessary.
  • Perform design verification through single-discipline check / inter-discipline check (IDC).
  • Provide technical support to all fabrication queries, including identifying defect / rectification requirements.
  • Keep the Lead Engineer apprised of all activities and concerns, technical, budgetary and manpower related.
  • Assist in providing inputs for actual, planning and forecasting progress reports including associated productivity.
  • Check final subcontractor and vendor data manuals to ensure that all requested data has been received and approved.
  • Participate in internal, Customer and third party technical audits on engineering deliverables and vendor documents.
  • Assist Lead Engineer with responses to Customer and other agencies (such as certifying authorities, auditors, third parties, etc.) on their review and approval.
  • Capture lessons learned and enter into MDR’s Lessons Learned system.
  • Act as а resource for colleagues with less experience.
  • Guide less experienced engineers on MDR and Discipline procedures, standards, worksheets, design calculations, software, requisitions, technical bid evaluations, technical queries, etc.
  • Be aware of costs related to own work and of the discipline.
  • Prepare / review automation system definition, including philosophy, specifications, safety drawings, and system architecture.
  • Prepare / review ESD logic (as applicable) / cause & effect diagrams and F&G logic (as applicable) / cause & effect diagrams.
  • Prepare / update / review specifications and data sheets for Instrumentation & Controls equipment.
  • Prepare / review I&C equipment spare parts lists.
  • Prepare / review inputs to P&ID development and markups based on receipt of vendor information, Review I&C equipment testing procedures.
  • Attend A&I equipment FAT’s, as required.
  • Assist in close out of HAZOP action items.
  • Tasks as Lead Engineer
    • Works as Lead Engineer on small projects or acting as area lead or deputy lead.
    • Has full responsibility for all engineering  work on small size projects.
    • Has full control and manages work hours, materials, progress.
    • Works in close liaison with the area leads, etc.
    • Coordinates with project management.
    • Assists Project Manager in:
      • Preparing deliverable control.
      • Preparing schedule.
      • Preparing progress reports.
      • Preparing man-hour and capital expenditure estimates.
  • Is responsible for filing of engineering work.
  • Gives relevant feedback to the department

Essential Qualifications and Education:-

  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical, or Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • 8-15 years in oil and gas with major contractor or consultant predominantly performing detail design
  • Strong working knowledge of many design techniques and analysis methods, and detailed knowledge of the content and application of standards, codes and guidelines as applicable.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:-

  • Master Degree is Preferred


  • Chennai, India.

Company Overview:-

McDermott is a premier, fully-integrated provider of engineering and construction solutions to the energy industry. Our customers trust our technology-driven approach to design and build infrastructure solutions to responsibly transport and transform oil and gas into the products the world needs today. From concept to commissioning, our expertise and comprehensive solutions deliver certainty, innovation and added value to energy projects around the world. It is called the “One McDermott Way.”