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Control & Instrumentation Engineer

Cape Town, South Africa

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The successful candidate will be working closely with the Senior Manager-Instrumentation: Cape Town and

her team in all aspects of ensuring that engineering and service requirements are met across all sites, so that

customers identify Proconics as a trusted and critical partner to their business. The major responsibilities of

this position are to deliver control and instrumentation discipline deliverables and oversee that the intent is

being carried through the design; managing interfaces and supporting commissioning and optimisation,

where projects span across multiple disciplines. Additionally, the engineer provides pro-active

recommendations to customers and other key internal stakeholders to establish long-term partnership .


Required Outputs and Responsibilities:

• Review client proposals in terms of instrument, system engineering and design

• Provide technical input for basic and detail design

• Manage and oversee all aspects of C&I Engineering deliverables that will ensure the delivery of

quality work to other disciplines whether delivered internally or through external resources

• Ensure project deliverables of high quality are produced by execution team

• Perform a Project Management role on some smaller projects

• Ensure projects are being executed on time and within budget

• Interaction with Clients regarding project work, new work and quotation preparations

• Ensure Zero tolerance towards unsafe designs, acts, hazards and a passion for a zero- harm

culture through safe engineering solutions

• Ensure proper planning, organizing, control, coordinate and direct C&I Engineering activities.


• B Eng. Degree/B. Tech

• 4+ years’ experience as C&I Engineer in Oil and Gas or Energy industry with proven track record in

basic engineering, design, commissioning and operation support

• Sound knowledge of DCS/ESD (Honeywell, Yokogawa, Emerson) & PLC (Siemens, Rockwell,

Schneider, Beckhoff) systems

• Sound knowledge of safety & protection systems

• Sound knowledge of HMI & SCADA systems

• Sound knowledge of fieldbus communication systems (Profibus, Modus etc.)

• Sound knowledge of brownfields system replacement engineering and design for both DCS and

ESD in instrumentation Engineer:

• Good grounding in instrument (temperature, flow, pressure, level etc.) and control element design

practices in an intrinsically safe environment

• Knowledge of applicable codes, standards and regulations

• Experienced in planning and reviewing of technical work, maintaining project schedules and work


• Translate control and protection system intention across disciplines during design phase and

managing interfaces

• Ensure engineering innovation, optimization and strategies are implemented and enforced to the

advantage of our partners

• Be able to analyse process flow, value streams, develop performance enhancements, implement

cost effective designs and monitors project results.

Personal attributes

• Conceptually strong

• Ability to work in a matrix environment with multiple disciplines and divergent deliverables

• Strong customer and retail orientation- sound business acumen; commercial awareness; good

judgement; emotional resilience

• Able to make a convincing argument and influence customer’s decision making

• Have good communication skills and ability to work well with others

• Must be capable of evaluating and weighing alternatives, establishing relative priorities and

formulating decisions that affect all phases of projects and the complete life cycle of proposed

engineering solutions 

• Must be able to develop fit for purpose solutions to partners in order to create long term relationship. 

Closing date

4 July 2024

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