Senior Principal Process Control and Instrumentation Engineer

Air Products
US - Pennsylvania - Oklahoma
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  • Job Reference: JR-2024-08895
  • Job Type: Full time
  • 30+ days ago

Job Description

At Air Products, our purpose is to bring people together to reimagine what’s possible, collaborate and innovate solutions to the world’s most significant energy and environmental sustainability challenges. Grow with us as we embark on building tomorrow together by being the safest, most diverse and most profitable industrial gas company in the world.? 

Reimagine What’s Possible?

At Air Products, our purpose is to bring people together to reimagine what’s possible, collaborate and innovate solutions to the world’s most significant energy and environmental sustainability challenges. Grow with us as we embark on building tomorrow together by being the safest, most diverse, and most profitable industrial gas company in the world. 
Reimagine What’s Possible  
Roles and Responsibilities:
We are seeking a Senior Principal Process Control and Instrumentation Engineer within our Global Engineering team located at our Allentown PA office. This position requires 30% domestic / global travel.

As Senior Principal Process Control and Instrumentation Engineer, you will lead an effort as a unit lead or an individual contributor for an Industrial Gas project.

Your responsibilities include:

• Delivers instrument specifications, participates in safety work process supporting LOPA, Design, and SIS validations, configuration of DCS, FAT, SAT for hardware and software, and commission support at AP facilities.
• Develop Functional Execution Strategies, Project Execution Strategies, and estimates.
• Meets project requirements managing schedule and budget in a multicenter execution team.
• Serves as a consultant in one or two specific areas of technical expertise.

Required Skills / Abilities:

  • Develop process controls execution strategies in conjunction with overall project development team (both locally and with remote engineering centers)

  • Participation in P&ID development and Operability and Hazard Reviews

  • Author, check or approve specifications of process control equipment including control valves, relief valves, flow measurement devices, process instrumentation, analytical systems, and DCS, PLC, and SCADA systems

  • Identify and manage process controls technical risk items

  • Manage your functional project teams schedule, budget, and quality.  This team may be a local in-house design team, geographically remote engineering and design center, or an outside engineering EPC.

  • Review SIL assessments and author SIL verifications

  • Participate in Control System Design reviews

  • Responsible for Cyber Security aspects of their scope of supply. 

  • Participate in Factory Acceptance Testing of Process Automation equipment (DCS, Analyzers, PDC)

  • Production and maintenance of instrument summaries

  • Participate in plant commissioning, BPCS / SIS validations, SAT, and startups.

  • Manage deliverables and report to project management about progress.

  • May participate in preparing cost estimates for valves, instrumentation, analytical equipment, DCS equipment, SIS equipment and labor

Education and Licensing Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering with at least 15 years of applicable work experience

  • Able to demonstrate a deep understanding of the design and implementation of control and instrumentation systems for process plants

  • Experience developing BPCS / SIS architectures, control applications, and hardware specifications using Siemens PCS7.

  • Additional experience with other controls platforms is a plus

  • Must be able to demonstrate technical competence, leadership skills, communicate effectively

  • Instrumentation specification authoring in Smart-Plant Instrumentation toolset

  • Must be able to lead and direct the work of junior engineers assigned to projects

  • Must be a strong team player with a willingness to accept responsibility

  • Have good problem-solving abilities, be ambitious, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills enabling you to work well within a multi-disciplinary design team located in multiple geographies and to liaise directly with suppliers and clients

  • Travel is required, both domestic and international

  • Travel will include trips to plant sites, equipment fabricators, outside engineering firms, and customer locations (estimated at 30%)

  • Relevant practical site commissioning experience while not essential would be of benefit



We are the world’s largest hydrogen producer with over 80 years of industrial gas experience. We are hydrogen and industrial gas experts delivering safe, end-to-end solutions, investing in real, clean energy projects at scale, and driving the industry forward to generate a cleaner future.?

At Air Products, we work in an environment where we put safety first, diversity is essential, inclusion is our culture, and each person knows they belong and matter. To learn more, visit?About Air Products. 

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans. You will be eligible for benefits and also be 100% vested in your retirement benefits on your first day of employment.? 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.).? You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.? 

Air Products is committed to working with and providing a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please e-mail us at [email protected]. General application status inquiries are not answered by this mailbox rather you’ll receive an e-mail directly from our Career Center and/or the Talent Acquisition Specialist.? 

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