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Instrumentation & Controls Designer

Posted: 02/28/24 Employment Type: Full-Time Job Number: EB-1202060646

Job Description

I&C Designer


100% remote anywhere in United States

This is a mid-level control systems and instrumentation designer position. The position requires strong technical ability to both perform design tasks, ability to work independently with moderate guidance, and strong communication skills in written, spoken, and personal formats. Our designers must be capable of producing complete construction drawing packages, coordinating with or working under our engineers. They must also coordinate with designers and engineers from other disciplines, provide complete packages in proper formats for our project assistants, and coordinate with document control for proper checkout/check-in procedures. Our mid-level designers span the range of just starting to lead their own small design projects under the guidance of our Work Group Leaders (WGL), to being capable of leading medium size projects with a small team. Strong knowledge and ability to produce all the foundational pieces of controls and instrumentation design packages is essential.


Execute project design tasks in partnership with Control Systems Engineer counterparts

Develop Control Systems scope on the project P&IDs

Coordinate with Control Systems Engineer, Design WGL, and project team to develop basic schedules

Coordinate inter-discipline design directly with counterparts in other disciplines (such as piping and electrical)

Work within 3D design software where applicable; contribute to and extract information from 3D model

Perform detailed vendor document reviews and incorporate into project design

Perform drawing and document research in client databases; coordinate with Document Control at Clients to properly find and checkout drawings

Develop detailed construction packages in accordance with codes and standards:

Block Diagrams

Location and Plot Plans

Wiring Diagrams

Loop Drawings

Cabinet/Equipment Layouts

Cable & Conduit Routing Schedules

Conduit & Tray Diagrams

Instrument Installation Details

Material Take-Offs (MTO) and Bills of Material (BoMs)

Coordinate final package quality checks and hand-off to project assistants for formal issue

NOTE: when performing as a lead designer, you may not perform all of these duties on a given project, but you are ultimately responsible for the quality and completeness of the package

Perform quality checks on ones’ own work

Ensure projects and work processes adhere to Project Services Quality System (PSQS)

Perform work with moderate supervision and guidance


Ability to create, modify and work with 2D drawings in the AutoCAD 2010 (or newer) software

Read basic Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), and translate them into control system documents such as block diagrams

As-build control and instrument systems in the field, producing accurate markups of documents and drawings

Design infrastructure for industrial communication and control networks

Design wiring, conduit, and cable tray systems for NEC-hazardous classified areas.

Prepare detailed design of projects in compliance with governing codes, regulations, and client standards

Design PLC and DCS hardware and wiring systems; working knowledge of PLC and DCS point types

Basic working knowledge of 3D Design and software


Familiar with and able to work within stage-gated project processes and requirements

Prioritize own work on multiple projects

Perform effectively in a team environment, both in-person and remotely

Strong communication and organizational skills

Experience developing construction packages for small to medium projects ($1MM to $30MM TIC)

Highly detail oriented with a strong, self-driven work ethic

Able to identify areas of personal technical strengths and weaknesses, ask for help when needed, and quickly learn new responsibilities

Able to evaluate equipment in the field, including climbing ladders, flights of stairs, etc.

Able to travel to remote work sites on occasion

Strong computer skills - Microsoft Applications


A.A.S. or higher in engineering or related discipline - Preferred

Ability to work in INtools (SPI)

Strong 3D Design capability

Experience in Electrical Design

Working knowledge and basic understanding of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)

Experience working on-site at an industrial facility in maintenance, reliability, or projects groups

Ability and desire to mentor young designers and engineer

Experience with MicroStation


8-15 years of experience in I&C design on Oil & Gas, Refining, and/or Petrochemical Plant projects


Able to sit/stand, type, and perform computer work for long periods of time.

Frequent use of hands/fingers for computer entry and answering phones.

Able to perform occasional bending, lifting, and reaching.

Must be able to lift 15 lbs if necessary.

Able to work in heavy industrial facilities: climb ladders, work off elevated surfaces, and walk over uneven surfaces while wearing required PPE

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