Lead Instrument Engineer

Minimum Requirements

1. B.Sc., in Instrumentation Engineering or equivalent qualification in a relevant engineering discipline.

2. 10 Year’s Instrumentation Engineering and Maintenance experience in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical Industry, including at least 6 years’ Supervisory Experience.

3. Very good knowledge of spoken and written English.

Purpose and Scope

To carry out pre-commissioning and commissioning activities of the IGD Trains as per setup procedures. Attend all the tests as required for approval as company representative.

Plans, directs and supervises all Instrumentation and Maintenance system application Advisory service functions during the Project Commissioning, Provides 3rd party comments on ‘Modification’ proposals.

Duties Performed

Directs and supervises the activities of assigned personnel in the IGD Project Instrumentation Maintenance Commissioning team. Performs supervisory functions at the level established by Management.

Plans, directs and supervises all Instrumentation maintenance on the Process equipment comprising in the IGD Plant. Ensures that all work is carried out efficiently and in accordance with the Company’s standards, codes and practices.

Plans & directs “Technical Support functions” for Commissioning and subsequent Mechanical Maintenance.

Directs the Maintenance System Applications assistant in his duties of providing the Plant with a “Maintenance system applications Advisory service”.

Ensures that “Maintenance System” is continuously updated to reflect Plant requirements.

Provides 3rd party comments on ‘Modification’ proposals & liaises as necessary for Project commissioning.

Ensures that spare parts and the required materials are ordered and put in the SAP system in accordance with planned maintenance schedules. Supervises periodic reviews as required by Material Division.

Reviews the work of contractors to ensure quality of workmanship, and compliance with specifications and engineering standards. Ensures that all as built drawings and documents are provided to Maintenance Department.

Identifies training needs and consolidates the training and development plans for his subordinates (with emphasis on UAE Nationals).

Coordinates the preparation of the annual budget and controls the section’s expenditure on a continuous basis.

Supervises engineering/execution of selected major maintenance schemes.

Assures the safety of personnel and equipment through compliance with occupational safety and health regulations and maintains the attitude that all accidents are preventable.

Performs other similar or related duties as required, such as preparing reports, etc.

Participates in Project Hazop/Safety review, design audits as part of multi-disciplinary team.

Reviews commissioning procedures and acceptance of equipment from Project contractor as client representative.

Review and comment on proposed field design changes. Provide inputs for variation requests submitted by contractor.

Make recommendations for system maintainability, reliability improvement.

Review equipment spare part recommendations and prepare interchangeability charts.

Review reliability based maintenance program for all plant equipment based on vendor inputs and own experience.

Prepare weekly/monthly progress reports.


Reports to Maintenance Commissioning Team Leader.

Plans and devises work methods in accordance with established policies and professional standards. Work accomplishments are subject to review by Maintenance Commissioning Team Leader.

Supervisory Responsability

Supervises: Instrumentation Supervisors with subordinates staff & Maintenance systems applications assistant