Principal Process Control Engineer

Offshore & Shipbuilding
Vacancy ID


  • In the role of Principal Process Control Engineer you will be assigned to one of our challenging FPSO projects.
  • You will work on process control and process safeguarding related deliverables and activities for the facility’s production and utility systems. You will be part of the Process discipline but, depending on the phase of the project, you will contribute to both Process as well as Instrumentation scope of work.
  • Meanwhile you develop yourself further as an expert in the field of process control and process safeguarding as applied on FPSO projects. As you are curious and like to learn, you like to stay abreast with the current and latest developments and relevant industry engineering standards.
  • We are looking for candidates with a bachelor’s or Master degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • You have at least 15 years of relevant engineering experience in design of oil & gas production facilities and/or refinery units and a minimum of 10 years’ experience in process control.
  • Ensure compliance with Group Technical Standards and Group Engineering Standards, corporate processes and work instructions as well as maintaining the quality of the deliverables and achievement of process discipline objectives.
  • Review of control loops on PFD and P&ID, review of Process Safeguarding Flow Diagrams.
  • Development of Process Control Philosophies, Hierarchical Shutdown Diagrams, Cause & Effect Diagrams and Alarm & Trip Settings List.
  • Writing of process control / process safeguarding narratives.
  • Review of vendor documents: P&ID, process control narratives, C&E Diagrams.
  • Participation in SIL Assessment Workshops and SIL Verification.
  • Participation in ICSS FAT / commissioning.
  • Plant commissioning and startup, including tuning of controllers (PID algorithms).
  • Preparing estimates of process control scope for new proposals.


  • A Bachelors or master’s degree in chemical engineering.
  • Development of PFD, Process Safeguarding Flow Diagrams, P&IDs, Cause & Effect Diagrams and Alarm & Trip Settings List.
  • Good computer skills including process dynamic simulation (HYSYS and/or UniSim) and Excel spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge of basic process controls like: Level Control, Feed Forward Control; Boiler and Fired Heater Control; Distillation Control; Compressor Control, etc.
  • Familiar with design review methods, such as HAZOP, SIL Assessment, LOPA.
  • Knowledge of Functional Safety and IEC61511, preferably Certified Functional Safety engineer (TÜV Rheinland).
  • Knowledge of Process Safeguarding systems and methods applied for Offshore Production Facilities as described in API-RP-14C is preferred.
  • Experience with ICSS on FPSO projects is preferred.

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