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Instrument Engineer


Title: Instrument Engineer

Hours: 37.5 per week

Location: Grangemouth HQ

Salary: Competitive


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A truly global company, INEOS comprises of 36 businesses with 194 sites in 29 countries throughout the world. We also encompass a range of consumer brands and sports interests.

We pride ourselves in offering a working environment that is friendly and welcoming, that offers employees true autonomy and empowerment and that enables everyone to achieve their goals and to have a fulfilling professional career with us.

INEOS O&P UK have committed to a significant investment and remediation program over the next few years. A highly motivated Instrument Engineer is required to join our Polymers Asset team at Grangemouth. This role is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to work within a plant area that has seen significant recent investment and includes a diverse array of equipment types.


Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the post holder is responsible for developing and delivering asset care policies to meet HSE, schedule, cost and technical performance targets for two polymer plants.  The Instrument Engineer will make recommendations to improve business performance and meet regulatory/compliance requirements.

Key accountabilities

  • Support the continued operation of two polymer plants by maintaining Instrumentation and other Electrical systems in good working order.
  • Provide Engineering guidance to Instrument / Electrical Technicians.
  • Identify improvement initiatives to develop maintenance strategies to best practice.
  • Generate Asset Care Policies and perform a review of Preventative Maintenance routines.
  • Provide discipline expertise and root cause analysis in troubleshooting asset vulnerabilities to minimise impact on the long-term operating plan.
  • Provide discipline expertise for identified Polymers improvement projects and act as formal discipline sign off to ensure required level of service delivery.
  • Lead trouble-shooting on critical equipment failures to establish root cause of failure and define design improvements to eliminate faults.
  • Provide I&E support to the programme of CAPEX projects in the Polymers business.
  • Develop, specify and procure critical I&E equipment and strategic spares.
  • Define and continuously develop the long term (+10 year) E&I Strategy for Polymers to ensure clear sight of future budgets and workloads.
  • Ensure correct overall I&E spend to meet asset requirements within available budget and where required, drive appropriate prioritisation.


  • Interfaces with, and influences, the construction, cost & estimating, planning, purchasing and study teams.
  • Challenges existing working practices and proposes improvements.
  • Ability to recruit, coach and develop other engineers.


You should:

  • Be degree qualified in a relevant discipline.
  • Strong understanding of discipline legislative and regulatory requirements and demonstrated ability to appropriately translate these requirements into equipment inspection/maintenance regimes.
  • Experienced in looking after a plant or asset, such as petrochemical / refining manufacturing facility, power station, off-shore platform, water treatment facility, distillery etc. including new equipment commissioning and problem solving on varied E&I equipment.
  • An understanding of IEC 61511 Safety instrumented systems preferably TUV certified FS Eng.
  • An understanding of IEC 60079 ATEX preferably Compex trained.
  • Ability to carry out Instrument & Electrical site audits and verify installation of equipment.
  • Experience of development of E&I projects in a production or manufacturing facility e.g. asset care.
  • Skilled in troubleshooting and root cause analysis.
  • Experience of following a Plant Modification process and associated documentation management systems.
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to identify and pursue plant reliability issues to a satisfactory resolution.


  • 34 days holiday
  • Benefits Platform – access to discounts on high street stores etc.  Discounted PMI, Travel Insurance etc.
  • Up to 20% Discretionary Bonus Opportunity
  • Scottish Widows Contributory Pension including employer contributions
  • Free On-site Gym & Classes
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Salary Sacrifice Car and Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Ongoing Career Development


Application Process

Interested candidates should submit their CV via

Pre-screen (If applicable)

Applicants with a successful CV may be invited to an online MS Teams or telephone call to further discuss the role, the organisation and your suitability.

Formal Interview

Successful applicants will then be invited to interview which will consist of behavioural and technical questions.

Provisional Offer

If you are selected as the preferred candidate you will receive a provisional offer which will be subject to a medical assessment and reference checks.

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