Position Overview

An engineer with demonstrated expertise in the field of Control Systems Engineering with a working knowledge of instrumentation and electrical engineering and design in chemical and/or petrochemical plant setting is needed in our offices located in Bridge City and Mont Belvieu, TX to work on an array of projects.

The engineer shall be capable of performing engineering and design support tasks independently and should produce standards driven solutions. Senior engineers at OE are responsible for providing for all engineering needs on a project in his/her respective discipline and should be an expert in best practices, engineering standards and technical requirements. Engineers at the senior level also provide mentoring to other engineers (and designers when needed) and routinely check engineering and design deliverables and calculations of others.

Responsibilities and Duties

Typical duties of the engineer will include the development of detailed control systems hardware specifications, control systems narratives, logic diagrams, cause and effect matrices, P&IDs, control systems configuration scope of work documents, construction scope of work documents, basis for design documents, safety requirement specifications, ISA-84 compliance and other assessment reports, SIL Calculations, SIF Lists, SIF Test Procedures, IO lists, Soft IO lists and HMI Graphics Sketches. Depending on project needs, the engineer may be required to perform instrument engineering duties that will include the development of detailed instrument specifications/data sheets, instrument indices, instrument range, alarm and trip lists, etc. The engineer will also provide input and guide development of design documents and drawings including control cabinets, wiring design, installation drawings, network architecture drawings and network connection diagrams with assigned design team. Experience with NEC, ISA, NFPA 70, OSHA, and IEEE codes and standards, and CAD experience in 2D MicroStation or AutoCAD drawing is expected.


Engineers are expected to:

  • Perform in a team environment.
  • Be proactive regarding safety.
  • Be receptive to instruction and mentoring from designers.
  • Frequently take field visits to chemical and/or refinery facilities.
  • Learn company and client policies and apply them to their daily tasks.
  • Display willingness and judgement to make decisions.
  • Mentor junior designers and engineers, where possible.
  • Coordinate with the project team (project manager, project engineer and discipline leads) for ongoing project reporting and project development support.
  • Review and redline project schedules.
  • Provide discipline status updates and progress updates.



  • 10+ years of cumulative relevant experience
  • Project Discipline Lead Engineer Experience a Plus


  • An engineering degree from a four-year accredited university is required.


  • Strong Controls /Electrical Design Skills
  • Good understanding of FMEA Tools, SPI. Applicants should be familiar with commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures used in Instrumentation and Electrical, as well as basic principles used in other Engineering disciplines.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills are a must.
  • Project/discipline estimating support is a positive.
  • Ability to develop scope and specify equipment
  • Provide process data for line list and instrument sizing
  • Develop cutover plans and P&ID’s
  • Generation of documents including Cause and Effect Matrix
  • Creation of I/O lists, Interlock Schedules, Write Control Systems Specifications
  • Experience performing FAT, Equipment Inspections and Commissioning support
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