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Instrument Engineer - Baton Rouge
Summary
Title:Instrument Engineer - Baton Rouge
ID:1209NSESBR
Department:Electrical
Location:Baton Rouge, LA
Description
NorthStar Energy Services offers engineering, procurement, project management, construction management, and consulting solutions to clients in the energy, petrochemical, and process industries. Our clients include oil & gas processing and transportation, refining, chemical, polymers, and industrial gases companies.
 
NorthStar has offices in Houston, Texas, Grand Prairie, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Our core employees have worked together for more than fifteen years, executing and managing projects around the country. Our team of professionals, from junior engineers to senior technical experts, has experience in applicable process technologies, program management, conceptual and design engineering, construction management, commissioning and start-up.

The Baton Rouge office, provides full service Engineering, Project Management and Construction support for Midstream clients in the oil & gas industry.

Job Title: E&I Engineer
 

Overall Summery:

 

This is the position for an Engineering discipline. The person, with minimal supervision, is responsible for independently applying advanced engineering techniques and analyses for problems and methods. The person may provide technical guidance to experienced drafters/designer and engineers. Work at this level usually requires extensive progressive experience in general engineering. The person performs any other tasks or duties as assigned by supervision, including work at higher or lower levels as needed.

 

 

Essential Job Duties and Functions:

 

  1. General Functions:
  • Responsible for design engineering work on projects of moderate size and complexity under supervision of Principal Engineer or Department Manager.
  • Perform job duties independently.
  • May function as discipline lead on projects.
  • Has comprehensive knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, codes, and procedures for their discipline.
  • Can write discipline scope or work for projects and proposals.

 

  1. Control System Specific Functions:
  • Has comprehensive knowledge of the specification and design details for field instrumentation (e.g., transmitters and control valves).
  • Duties as discipline lead include:
    • Tracking the project’s man-hour budget, as well as coordination with other engineers and designers, communications with project engineers and client representatives.
  • Expected to estimate man-hours for control systems work for a project proposal.
  • Responsible for the design, installation and technical support of control systems (e.g., PLC and DCS) hardware and software, including third party operator graphics design packages (e.g., Wonderware). Responsibilities include specification and related design of field instrumentation.
  • Senior engineers who work in the field need to be able to interact successfully with workers who have a wide range of education and experience, including technicians, operators, automation specialists, engineers and designers.
  1. Electrical Specific Functions:
  • Duties as discipline lead include:
    • Tracking the project’s man-hour budget, as well as coordination with other engineers and designers, communications with project engineers and client representatives.
  • Expected to estimate man-hours for electrical work for a project proposal.
  • Responsible for the design, installation, and technical support of electrical distribution systems.
  • Has comprehensive knowledge of the specification and design details for electrical equipment. This will include but not limited to one-line diagrams, elementary diagrams, breaker control schematics, area classification, engineering codes, and industry standards.

 

Levels:
   

  • Prefers -  5-10 years experience.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • This position requires BS Degree in a related Engineering discipline from an accredited College/University, and related course work with eight years previous experience required. Licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) in Louisiana and Texas is desired.

 

Desired Requirements:

  • Problem Solving: Must be able to understand and interpret technical material. Must be able to solve problems quickly, completely, accurately, and to the satisfaction of all parties involved.
  • Knowledge/Skills: Must be self-motivated and possess good organizational skills. Must be able to work alone and accomplish responsibilities with only general direction. Must be able to work as part of a team. Must pay close attention to details, follow high standards for accuracy and completeness, and accept constructive criticism from coworkers.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Client Contact: Must have the ability to work with clients to fulfill their project related issues.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

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