Instrument Engineer

Instrument Engineers are responsible for the operation of measuring instruments that are used in design and configuration of automated systems. This typically involves improving system productivity, reliability, safety, optimisation and stability.

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  • Provides technical support and guidance to offshore or on site teams.
  • Monitors the performance of the electrical, instrument, automation and communication systems.
  • Ensures that electrical and electronic systems meet statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Carries out manual and computer analysis.
  • Reviews and comments on supplier information and assist with inspection and testing.

Instrument Engineers support the instrument and control equipment both onshore and offshore to ensure that it remains efficient and productive.

Instrument Engineers can work for a range of companies including companies who own or manage production facilities (known as Operators), Service Companies and Engineering Consultancies.

  • HND in a related engineering subject with relevant work experience or equivalent or;
  • Degree in an engineering discipline.
  • Willing to become a Chartered Engineer (a professionally recognised qualification)
  • Willing to and has the ability to gain offshore safety training and Medical Certificate
  • Work experience in a similar role gained during College/University/study

£23,000 – £30,000

£50,000 upwards (once Chartered)

Through your career you might progress to become a Senior Engineer, Principal Engineer or a Consultant.

It may also be possible to become a Team Leader or Manager.