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Lead Designer - USA

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Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Houston
Categories: Executive Management, Senior Management


  • Coordinate work assignments for I&C Designers and drafters
  • Provide direction and coordination of I&C design for large industrial projects in midstream gas processing, petroleum refining, petrochemical, and upstream oil & gas industries
  • Act as a lead Designer for selected projects
  • Develop/Check Cable Tray, Instrument Location Plans, and Cable Schedule, Wiring Diagrams, Schematics, Panel Schedules, I/O Cabinet Drawings, Elevations and Loop Drawings (Single & Multi-loop)
  • Candidate must also be able to perform electrical design work in order bridge the gap between Instrumentation and Electrical design activities; which include, but not limited to: Develop/Check One-lines, Area Classification, Duct Banks, Lighting, Cable Tray, Heat Trace, Grounding, Building Plans, Conduit and Cable Schedule, Wiring Diagrams, and Schematics.
  • Candidate must be capable of understanding DCS and PLC schematics, Control Panel design, and Instrument Installation Details (pneumatic, electric, and process). Must have field experience.
  • Interact with all engineering disciplines, engineering and construction project managers, and clients
  • Provide input to the initial project schedule and support the regular maintenance of project schedules for all projects
  • This activity includes the recommendation of appropriate staffing for each design activity and determination of time to completion for each task on the project schedule
  • Provide man hour and equipment estimates for project proposals
  • Plan and implement procedures and systems to maximize department efficiency
  • Determine staffing requirements
  • Able to work under pressure and coordinate numerous activities and groups of people who need to cooperate to achieve maximum efficiency
  • Self-motivated with skills to motivate others



  • 15+ years industrial I&C design experience with supervisor experience, 20+ preferred
  • Experience providing engineering support for process plants, compressor stations, and oil and gas projects
  • The most ideal candidate will come from a similar background and have I/E experience
  • AutoCAD required
  • SmartPlant Instrumentation (INtools) a must
  • Working knowledge of ISA, NEC and API 500
  • Must be able to travel up to 20% of the time
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required
  • Ability to lead a 5+ person department

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