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Houston - Senior Instrumentation Designer

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Date: Nov 6, 2022

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 65242 

Job Category: Engineering 

Location: Houston, TX, United States 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we see challenges evolving in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff, with experience in over 150 countries, to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


Our Project Delivery Group (PDG) helps clients with world-class project delivery from studies to building assets, operating the assets, and developing efficiencies through our people, methodologies, governance, and systems. Our engineering and project management and construction disciplines ensure safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of projects globally across the metals and mining, infrastructure, and energy sectors.


Hatch is seeking an Instrumentation & Controls Designer specializing in phosphates as well as mining and mineral production facilities. Hatch works on brownfield and Greenfield plans for expansions and new plants. Hatch also is used as commissioning agents between the contracting companies and the clients. 


Roles & Responsibilities:  


  • Assign, perform and review design work within discipline including, but not limited to, the following deliverables; control system architecture drawings, instrumentation location drawings, installation detail drawings, wiring and interconnection diagrams, ISA loop drawings, motor control schematics, P&IDs, cables schedules.  

  • Assign, perform and review 3D modeling of electrical and instrumentation components and work with other disciplines to resolve conflicts and clashes. Attend model reviews and coordinate design activities with other disciplines and departments.  

  • Coordinate the creation and compilation of all discipline drawings, indexes and schedules into engineering and construction work packages. Prepare material estimates (MTO’s) for engineering estimates. Provide support for and coordination with field personnel during construction and commissioning. Conduct field visits for data collection and as-built drawings.  

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant engineering standards and internal procedures for all design activities. Maintain an uncompromising commitment to engineering design safety and quality programs and procedures. Provide mentoring and verification of the work of less experienced drafting personnel.  


Qualifications & Experience:  




  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in design of industrial instrumentation and control systems, preferably with an emphasis in mining and mineral processing.  

  • Engineering Technology Diploma from a recognized technical institute. 

  • Excellent general computer skills and proficient in the use of Microstation, AutoCAD. 

  • Multi-discipline coordination and project team leadership experience. 

  • Extensive experience with various electrical codes and standards (i.e. NEC, NFPA, IEEE, API, CSA). 

  • Knowledge of and experience with DCS & PLC control system hardware and network layouts. 




  • Experience with engineering tools such as SmartPlant Instrumentation (InTools, Intergraph), Plantspace P&ID (Intelligent P&ID’s, Bentley, Microstation), 3D modeling (Bentley), and Relational Databases (administration & coordination). 

  • Experience with digital communications and fieldbus technologies, networking and hardware.


Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.

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