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Instrument & Controls Designer at Kent PLC

Instrument & Controls Designer

Kent PLC Houston, TX Full-Time

Join us. Unleash your energy within. 

If you have world-class ambitions to reach the stars while keeping your feet on the ground, we’re the team for you. We've created a new breed of company – future-focused with reimagined ambition across all disciplines within the energy sector. 

We love people who know their own potential and are not afraid to use it. We know that together, we’re far more than the sum of our parts. So, we celebrate people who want to grow and develop as we work together on some of the largest projects on the energy world stage.

Our purpose and beliefs: 

As Kent, we’re tackling the greatest challenge of our time - to bring our world the energy it needs in the most responsible way ever imagined.

It’s the energy of every member of our team driven by our beliefs that is making this happen. Whatever our skill, our language, or our culture. These beliefs define and direct us every day to be the very best - for ourselves, our clients, our key stakeholders, the communities we operate in and the planet:





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Our vision for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging: 

We recognize that diversity & inclusion are catalysts for success. We’re heightening awareness of the benefits of people diversity, diversity of experiences and diversity of our perspectives. Creating a culture of inclusivity where all employees feel a sense of belonging.  

Our combined energy is fueled by different nationalities, across 6 continents and 24 countries. Our commitment is to celebrate character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability.  

About the job:

This position requires a thorough knowledge of instrumentation design. This position is responsible for the technical accuracy and quality of instrument drawings as well as the supervision of designers. The person in this position must have a positive work ethic and good problem-solving and interpersonal skills.

Your responsibilities:  

  • Prepare accurate and complete drawings using practical design knowledge.
  • Coordinate with other disciplines and assist lead engineer and/or designer to ensure an effective quality product.
  • Conduct field investigations when needed, and produce field reports with detailed sketches.
  • Keep up to date on new design processes, modelling, drafting techniques, and IMS and standards.
  • Develop and recommend improvements in design standards to lower cost and improve work quality and facilitate maintenance.
  • Investigate and resolve unusual design and field engineering problems by devising new approaches or applying existing criteria in novel ways.
  • Ensure that effective methods and design/engineering techniques are used.
  • Resolve project issues and problems.
  • Provide technical guidance to co-workers.
  • Contribute to a team environment by accomplishing related results in a cooperative and supportive manner.
  • Ensure alignment between all disciplines that are involved with 3D CAD to prepare for model reviews and issue deliverables.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Internal Cross Working Relations (Departmental):

  • Engineering Disciplines
  • Piping, Electrical Design / 3D CAD
  • Project Management
  • Planning

External Working Relations (External to SNC-Lavalin):

  • Client interface as needed per project requirements

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience: 

Qualification/ Certification:

  • Minimum 10 years experience in refinery, midstream, petrochemical, or other heavy industries.
  • Proficient in the following software: AutoCAD, Intools, 3D CAD (Bentley required).

Skills Requirement:

  • Basic design and construction knowledge required.
  • Familiar with PIP Standards.
  • Working knowledge of NEC, IEC, ISA & IEEE design complying with industry standards.
  • In-depth knowledge of computer applications for instrument engineering design.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changes in technology.
  • Ability to integrate new technologies into daily work processes
  • Excellent verbal, and written communication skills required
  • Experience working with other disciplines and understanding their interface requirements.
  • Experience with design and/or construction of plants desirable.
  • In-depth knowledge of Instrumentation standards, methods and practices.
  • Full fluency in English is required.
  • Second language desired but not required.
  • Must be able to work under pressure.
  • Must be able to work with the team in developing improved work processes for the department.

Computer skills:

  • Experience with AutoCAD / Bentley required. Knowledge of Microstation or SmartPlant is a big plus.
  • Experienced in Navisworks. The ability to generate 3D models is a must.
  • MS Office (Excel and Word) and product proficiency are required.  


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