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McDermott Principal Instrumentation Designer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Job Overview:

Responsible for complex instrumentation & control systems design and development of an assigned scope of work on a McDermott project. Work includes (but not limited to) FEED studies, cost and planning studies, MTO’s, building layouts, specification development, wiring design in SPI and/or CAD, location plan layouts, SP3D modeling support, manpower requirements, oversight/coordination of Mopex offices and the review and wiring for interface to vendor packages. Also, apply in-depth skills and broad knowledge of the industry to address complex problems and nonstandard situations for design/engineering, fabrication and construction.

Candidate should have about 20 years experience in Instrumentation and Telecom design of Oil and Gas facilities. Experience as Lead instrumentation engineer in floating facilities (FPSO/FPU) is preferred. Candidate should be able to lead a team of designers and drafters from multiple offices (Workshare environment) in different time zones.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare the development of key project deliverables, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Junction box/panel wiring diagrams/strip reports(SPI)

  • Populate instrument index in SPI for design

  • Block diagrams

  • Installation details

  • Analyzer systems (wiring and tubing connections and tie-ins)

  • Instrument / fire & gas location plans

  • Telecom location plans

  • MTO’s & associated Bills of Material

  • Instrument loop sheets (SPI)

  • Building layouts

  • Cable schedules/lists

  • Cable sizing

  • 3D Instrument modeling

  • Participate in project reviews, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • P&ID Reviews (as required)

  • Model Reviews

  • Independent Design Reviews (IDR)

  • Development and support of vendor packages, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Create and issue required MTO for vendor package interfaces

  • Create all design drawings to allow interface to vendor packages with remainder of facility including electrical

  • Perform design review of supplier documents for instrument and non-instrument packages

  • Provide support for the Inspection and Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) of mechanical packages

  • Site Support, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Provide technical support to Construction personnel for I&C design related inquiries as needed

  • Project development and coordination activities (when acting as the Lead Designer), including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Maintain and promote a focus on McDermott’s end-product throughout engineering, fabrication or construction

  • Take responsibility for vendor package review and associated interfaces

  • Become fully familiar with the project contract, scope of work, basis of design, specifications, schedule and all inter-discipline requirements; including identifying concerns as early as practicable and taking appropriate initiatives to address the issues

  • Coordinate closely with piping and I&C engineering with in-line dimensional data

  • Report to and coordinate with engineering lead, as well as with instrument design manager

  • Supervise and coordinate all activities associated with instrument designers

  • Carefully evaluate, communicate and manage change with full awareness of project impact

  • Assist the I&C lead engineer with cost, schedule, quantity, progress, budget control and quality of project deliverables

  • Support model reviews

Essential Qualifications and Education:

  • Typically 15+ years of detailed instrument design experience, including 12 years in the oil & gas industry on EPC projects

  • Function as an instrument project design lead or instrument task lead if required

  • Detailed knowledge of design techniques, sequence of deliverables, and schedules

  • Working knowledge of the content and application of standards, codes and guidelines, including ISA, NEC, NFPA, IEEE, ANSI and API

  • Proven project coordination and execution skills in delivery of completed project design deliverables

  • In-depth technical knowledge of the detailed design process involving large cap EPC Projects

  • Experience with the utilization of multiple office project execution (MOPEX).

  • Proven experience with Smart Plant Instrumentation (SPI), AutoCad, MS Office Suite including Excel and Word

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Prefer AS degree

  • Prefer prior design lead experience on EPC projects for petrochemical, oil & gas

  • Prefer experience at site during construction and commissioning


McDermott is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.