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Sr. Instrumentation and Controls Engineer

Date: May 22, 2019

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 17464 

Job Category: Engineering; Instrumentation & Controls 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly 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.


Hatch is seeking a Senior Instrumentation and Controls Engineer to join our electrical team in Pittsburgh, PA.  As a Senior Instrumentation and Controls Engineer, you will be part of an integrated engineering team providing engineering services for large and small capital projects. 


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and review of all engineering documentation within discipline including, but not limited to, the following documents, lists, calculations and detail drawings; Instrumentation and Controls Design Criteria, Control Philosophy and conceptual design of industrial control systems, Control Narratives, instrument index, I/O lists, instrumentation calculations, data sheets, specifications, selection and sizing, P&ID’s, system architecture drawings, instrument location drawings, installation detail drawings, wiring and interconnection diagrams, ISA loop drawings, motor control schematics. 
  • Overseeing production of scope of work documentation, engineering and construction work packages and performing quality checks and verification of compliance to all relevant standards and internal procedures; Checking and verifying construction drawings, vendor drawings, material requisitions and approval of bid tabulations and field checkout; Construction support, commissioning and start-up assistance.

Qualifications & Experience:


  • A degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering with a strong interest in industrial process control, automation and computer systems.  At least ten (10) years experience specializing in the design of industrial instrumentation and control systems for heavy industrial projects.
  • Versed in current statutory regulations, industry standards and recommended practices and a practical sense in applying such references; DCS and PLC control system hardware and architecture; SIS systems hardware and architecture; Excellent planning and execution drive to deliver results and meet quality, cost and schedule targets; Plant site instrumentation, control systems, control valves, and communications; Practical instrumentation system reliability, maintenance and repair standards; Understanding of Electrical hazardous area classifications and specification of plant site equipment; Electrical and instrument fittings and interfaces; Demonstrated commitment to safety and quality programs and procedures; Technical strength coupled with interpersonal skills; Strong PC skills and polished, professional written and verbal communication.


  • 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; DCS (Siemens PCS 7, Delta-V) or PLC (Allen Bradley) hardware and software.


We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

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