Senior Instrument and/or Electrical Engineer

Date Posted: April 16, 2021
Closing Date: May 12, 2021
Reports To: Lead I&E Engineer
Location: New Plymouth
Duration: Permanent

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Position Summary

Manage and be responsible for assigned Instrument and Electrical Projects, using own expertise and appropriate resources to ensure that work is completed safely, in a cost-effective manner, within budget and schedule and to the standards required.

Check and approve design, drawings and work packs for Instrument and Electrical Engineers.

Position Responsibilities

• Provide expert and specialist instrument and electrical engineering knowledge and advice to the business; ensuring engineering standards and best practices are met.

• Ensure that all instrument and electrical project functions are integrated effectively across all relevant work groups.

• Develop scopes of work for instrument and electrical projects, ensuring detailed design, preparation of purchase specifications and construction packages are accurate.

• Manage the Design Approval process for assigned projects to ensure input is obtained from the appropriate disciplines and that changes are made to the design as required.

• Check and approve designs, drawings and work packs for Instrument and Electrical Engineers.

• Ensure that appropriate hazard and risk reviews are conducted for assigned instrument and electrical related projects and that all issues identified are actioned. Participate in hazard, risk, design and safety review meetings required for plant changes. Act as leader at HAZOPs, FMEAs and other review meetings for projects as required.

• Adhere to appropriate standards and guidelines, ensuring all instrument and electrical engineering work is compliant with Methanex standards and New Zealand legislation.

• Contribute to the development and maintenance of relevant systems, procedures and standards within Methanex.

• Provide instrument and electrical engineering support for plant changes using the Plant Change Request procedures.

• Participate in the commissioning of assigned instrument and electrical projects.

• Support the tender process and award contracts in conjunction with the Procurement department.

• Support external instrument and electrical engineering consulting services as required.

• Provide engineering input into troubleshooting operational problems.

• Identify, evaluate and execute continuous improvement opportunities.

• Manage and complete work to meet or exceed relevant instrument and electrical and Project KPIs.

• Assist in the development of junior engineers through knowledge sharing, coaching and mentoring.

• Ensure compliance with the requirements of Process Safety Management to minimise overall risk of harm to people, harm to the environment or loss prevention through completion of audits and timely close out of assigned PSM element corrective actions.

• Undertakes to maintain the corrective actions database and incident database assigned actions to achieve a ZERO overdue target.

• Provides back-up to the Lead Instrument and Electrical Engineer to cover for leave/absence when requested.

Position Qualifications

• Knowledge of relevant New Zealand legislation, functional safety and best practice in instrument and electrical engineering

• Instrument and electrical engineering and design experience in a petrochemical environment

• High level of project management experience, all phases

• Experience with safety culture in design and construction

• High level of computer literacy including engineering design packages and Microsoft Office.

• Proven ability to exercise sound judgement, initiative and problem-solving skills

• Supervisory experience including mentoring and coaching junior engineers

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Applications close 5.00pm, Wednesday 12 May 2021 NZT Applicants must be eligible to work and live in New Zealand.