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Automation Engineer At An Energy Company - Adexen Recruitment Agency

Date Posted: 19/Apr/2019
Deadline: Not Specified

Adexen Recruitment Agency - Our client in the Energy industry is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate to fill the position below:

Automation Engineer



  • Adexen has been mandated by one of its clients in the Energy industry to recruit an Automation Engineer for their operations in Nigeria. The position is based in Rivers, Nigeria.


  • Ensure compliance with industry, regulatory and company standards by minimizing environmental emissions, contributing to the safe and efficient operations through competent operation and maintenance of process systems, and associated equipment. The role is primarily engaged with functional support of instruments and control systems.
  • Provide engineering expertise, capital planning, execution expertise and instrument and control maintenance services for the facility.
  • Guarantee compliance with industry, regulatory and company standards, minimize environmental emissions and are capable of sustained operation(s) in line with operational targets.
  • Provide daily instruments and controls support to the plant to keep the plant systems operational. Improves and ensures the reliability and integrity of the instruments and control systems.
  • Optimize the instruments and controls systems for efficiency and equipment reliability and assures all design modifications or additions of the same are in strict accordance with company procedures and code compliance.
  • Work directly with the Automation engineers to investigate and deliver innovation that will provide a more reliable process safety, which will maintain facility integrity
  • Assist the Maintenance/Mechanical department in setting short term priorities for platform maintenance needs to meet targets and ensure that the maintenance of the platform operating equipment will deliver maximum production in a cost effective and environmentally responsible and safe manner.
  • Integrate maintenance activities into the overall facilities planning and monitoring.
  • Assist in system design and implementation as needed, monitor and maintain spare parts inventory applicable to systems and controls; maintain system and controls portion of the facility.
  • Debug and optimize automation programs, maintain program and system files backup; maintain software and communication networks.
  • Assist maintenance and Engineering with troubleshooting procedures for equipment such as pumps, compressors, generators and process equipment.
  • Ensure maintenance upgrades and repair of computers including servers, control computers and interface panels.
  • Oversee the instruments and control systems from an engineering perspective and assures all design modifications or additions of the same are performed professionally and in strict accordance with company procedures and code compliance.
  • Assure all planning, scheduling and managing all instruments and controls engineering activities related to plant facilities are coordinated and performed safely and efficiently.
  • Ensure that documentation for the instruments and controls systems are maintained properly.
  • Participate in the development of documentation standards including update to the unit operating manuals.
  • Use computer assisted engineering and design software to perform engineering tasks and develops documentation.
  • Provide leadership and discipline expertise to less experienced support staff, engineering design, maintenance and operation groups, provide accurate and timely instruments and control engineering guidance and advice to all project and asset teams.
  • Ensure that operational requirements are fed into the design process for new projects.
  • Develop Programme Logic Control programs for new equipment as needed, and other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Automation or Instrumental and Electrical maintenance.
  • Demonstrated experience, proven track record in trouble shooting and analysis of instrumentation and process engineering system problems.
  • Attained or working toward Chartered Professional Engineer Status- COREN.
  • Knowledge of Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis and root cause analysis.
  • Good technical writing skills.
  • Project management skills with professional certification a plus.
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment problems and perform complex system tests.
  • Creative thinking skills.
  • Detail-oriented personality.
  • Excellent manual dexterity.
  • Ability to communicate well to other members of the development team.

Method of Application

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