Eng Assoc - Proc Ctls & Inst Engrg

Air Products
US - Pennsylvania - Houston
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  • Job Reference: JR-2024-08897
  • 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 an Eng Assoc Process Control and Instrumentation Engineer within our Global Engineering team located at either Houston, TX location. This position requires 30% domestic / global travel.

As Eng Assoc Process Control and Instrumentation Engineer, you will lead teams responsible for Multi Process Unit Industrial Gas Plants. Your responsibilities include:

• Develop Functional Execution Strategies, Project Execution Strategies, and estimates.
• Developing Junior Engineers.
• Responsibilities for team success in compliance to technical requirements, budget and schedule
• Coordinating Program level details between Units.
• Technical Scope of Process controls scope which includes Instruments, DCS, SIS, Instrumentation, F&G, PAGA, and Telecom.

Required Skills / Abilities:

  • Develop Functional Execution Strategies, Project Execution Strategies, and estimates.

  • 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 Basic Process Control and Safety Instrument systems comprised of DCS, PLC, SCADA, and Hardwired systems

  • Identify and manage process controls technical risk items.

  • Manage your 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.

  • Author and Review SIL assessments and author SIL verifications

  • Produce Designs and Architectures for Standard to High reliability systems and participate in Control System Design reviews.

  • Develop Cyber Security aspects of their scope of supply. 

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

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

  • Manage multi-unit teams that produce deliverables and report to project management about progress.

  • May participate in preparing cost estimates for Cyber Security Scope, DCS equipment, SIS equipment and labor. 

  • Develop, Debug and Commission DCS control logic in various languages including CFC, SFC, Ladder Logic.

  • Develop, Debug, Commission and Validate safety logic in accordance with vendor safety manuals.

  • Develop, Debug and Commission HMI graphics, Historian databases.

  • Develop I/O Lists including defining, I/O card layouts, instrument locations, 2-wire/4-wire analog I/O, TC/RTD types, digital/relay I/O, redundant I/O, Safety I/O, segregation of signals, power consumption, heating/cooling requirements, etc.

  • Specify, configure, and deploy OT hardware including managed switches, firewalls, fiber optic converters, etc.

  • Integrate third party devices/systems.  Modbus RTU/TCP, OPC, S7, etc. 

  • Configure and commission programmable instrumentation including multivariable flow transmitters, Coriolis meters, DP level transmitters, guided wave radars, etc.

  • Work with vendors to identify and resolve DCS related bugs and issues.

  • Tune PID loops and Optimize plant process.

Education and Licensing Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering with at least 20 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

  • Must be able to lead and direct the work of junior engineers assigned to projects and be a technical authority in process controls

  • 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

  • Strong knowledge of IT related topics including TCP/IP networking, Windows PC/Server management, user administration, file sharing and Databases.

  • Thorough understanding of IEC-61508 and IEC-61511.

  • Understanding of burner management, boiler systems and their relevant national and local codes.  

  • Comprehension of I/O lists, P&ID’s, alarm and trip summaries, wiring diagrams, etc.

  • Knowledgeable with media converters, adapters, gateways, etc.



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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