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Staff Instrument & Controls Engineer - Energy (Kansas City)

Company: Burns & McDonnell
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

The Staff Instrument & Controls (I&C) Engineer will work on design teams to create world-class designs for grassroots and revamp/brownfield refining and chemical projects. The Staff I&C Engineer will work with the design team throughout the Engineering/Design, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) process, adapting I&C plans according to assigned budget, schedule, engineering/design standards, and client requirements. The Staff I&C Engineer will assist in providing deliverables for Front End Planning (FEP) and Detailed Design phases and support construction phase.

  • Prepare instrumentation engineering/design deliverables, including Instrument Index, Instrument Data Sheets, Instrument Installation Details, Instrument Location Plans, Wiring Diagrams, and Loop Diagrams.

  • Prepare control systems (DCS and/or PLC) and Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) Data Sheets.

  • Prepare controls design deliverables, including I/O list, Process Control Narratives, Graphic Sketches, Cause & Effect Diagrams, Alarm Rationalization, and manage third-party control system suppliers to comply with the control system design requirements, including participating in Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT).

  • Prepare I&C purchase specifications, review bids, make technical recommendations and manage the overall purchase, review of I&C packages, and review of vendor documentation.

  • Develop P&ID's for various projects.

  • Perform process measurements such as temperature, pressure, flow, level, analyzers, and control valves. Utilize knowledge of various technologies for selecting appropriate I&C applications.

  • Perform preliminary sizing calculations for instruments such as orifice plates, controls valves, relief valves, and thermowells.

  • Develop level sketches in conjunction with multiple departments.

  • Responsible for applying knowledge of commonly used I&C engineering/design concepts, principles, practices, codes, and procedures within the engineering services industry.

  • Provide leadership and guidance for less experienced engineers.

  • Responsible for compliance with company and project site safety policies.

  • All other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or related degree from an ABET-accredited program.

    • Master of Science degree in above Engineering programs or related may be substituted for 1 year experience.

    • 3 years of applicable engineering experience, consulting preferred.

    • Successful completion (i.e.passing) FE or EIT preferred.

    • Strong knowledge in standard engineering techniques and procedures.

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills.

    • Proficient in standard engineering techniques and procedures.

    • Proficient in Smart Plant Instrumentation (SPI) in the development of instrument datasheets.

    • Strong computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite).

    • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem-solving skills.

    • Must have or be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC).

      Job Instrumentation & Controls Engineering
      Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City
      Schedule: Full-time
      Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
      Req ID: 223702 Job Hire Type Experienced
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Keywords: Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City , Staff Instrument & Controls Engineer - Energy (Kansas City), Engineering , Kansas City, Kansas

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