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Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer

DHP Instrument and Electrical Engineer

Job title

DHP Instrument & Electrical (E&I) Engineer


Dalmeny Tank Farm

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Export Engineering Manager, the post holder will provide frontline Instrument and Electrical Engineering support for the Dalmeny Hound Point Asset. DHP includes the Dalmeny Tank Farm and the Hound Point tanker loading facility in the Firth of Forth. Primary job purpose is as follows:

  • Provide frontline Instrument and Electrical Engineering support for the Dalmeny Hound Point Asset
  • Responsible for maintaining the asset Instrument & protective systems integrity.
  • Site ownership of the Safety Instrumented Systems and Electrical Equipment within the DHP sites. These systems range from solid-state ESD systems to PLC based logic solvers.
  • Site ownership of the EX register, ensuring the system is current and all registered equipment is inspected every 3 years.


DHP sites are diverse and have approximately 4200 instrumentation and electrical locations.

The jobholder is responsible for the maintenance and modification of site Fire & Gas Systems, Maintenance and Modification of Site Fire and Gas Systems

The jobholder is the custodian for the site EX register with nearly 3000 ATEX certified instrumentation and electrical equipment.

Manage the DHP safety instrumented functions (SIFs) to ensure compliance with Ineos, national and International standards

PES footprint includes Boom Control PLC’s, DRIP (Dalmeny Replacement Instrument Project) PLC’s, Speed of approach systems and VESDA systems

Principle Accountabilities

  • Specify, scope and execute improvements to Instrumented and Electrical systems as Job Responsible Engineer for Asset Instrumentation and Electrical MoCs (Management of Change) proposals
  • Where required, act as asset Instrumentation Engineering focal point for site projects, including studies and support site HAZOP’s & LOPA’s.
  • Act as Instrumentation and Electrical single point of accountability (SPA) for ongoing reliability, availability and integrity.
  • In line with above, lead discipline improvements in plant reliability, equipment strategy, defect elimination and equipment rationalisation.
  • Define and own the asset’s instrument and Electrical spares strategy.
  • Provide ownership and a total asset care service (design, maintenance, modifications, upgrades) ensuring they are maintained to meet business HSE/reliability targets and comply with Ineos FPS standards.
  • Assist with the recovery of programmable systems during major incidents/emergencies to maximize plant availability.
  • Provide technical Instrument & Electrical expertise to DHP Maintenance Team &  E/I Technicians.
  • Maintain and ensure security of local SIS/F&G systems domain to prevent Cyber attacks to meet business availability and HSE targets.
  • Maintain and performance manage site EX register ensuring the system is up-to date and all equipment is inspected every 3 years.
  • Ensure EX defects are risk ranked, inputted into Maximo and eliminated promptly.
  • Lead / contribute to safety reviews, risk assessments and investigations as the Instrument & Electrical engineering focal point.  
  • Support the Maintenance Team with the implementation of planned maintenance routines.
  • Support the Maintenance Team in regards to equipment breakdown; including investigation of fault, defect resolution and execution of breakdown maintenance and repairs
  • Monitor and advise on the technical and safety implications of any maintenance backlog.
  • SIS Asset owner of key protective system engineering documentation including SIS Dossiers, Proof Test Procedures, Safety Requirements Specifications and Safety Lifecycle Plan.
  • Self-verification review of Isolations, Safety Instrumented Systems testing to identify reliability issues and determine whether assumptions made during LOPA’s are accurate
  • Ensure all Maximo operating locations are correct and all Safety Critical Equipment have periodic inspection scheduled to ensure the integrity of the protective systems.
  • Participation in the FPS Incident Management Team (IMT) as required.

Qualifications and technical experience

  • Degree in Instrumentation / Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Chartered Engineer or actively working to achieve chartered status
  • Substantial experience in Oil & Gas, Refining or Chemical Industries.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of electrical equipment used in explosive atmospheres and in relevant legislation such as ATEX and DSEAR.
  • Knowledge and experience of the design, operation, commissioning and maintenance of Safety Instrumented Systems to IEC 61511
  • Comprehensive understanding and applied knowledge of relevant UK Regulatory and industry standards


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