Instrument, Electrical & Controls Engineer


Midland, TX

Job Title:    Instrument, Electrical and Controls Engineer 

Schedule:   9/80

Location:    Midland, TX

Pay:             DOE


Danos Expectations: A successful candidate will exhibit characteristics that support the following:

  • Safety Awareness
  • Work Ethic
  • Technical Skill
  • Customer Focus
  • Open Communication
  • Implementing Vision and Values.

Our purpose, values and high-performance culture traits are fundamental to our success and offer wonderful opportunities for employee development

Summary: Responsible for providing I&E Engineering design and installation support for a portfolio of small capital projects and providing support to existing base operations.  Will be working with the Facility Engineering design team(s) to deliver seamless small project construction work packages.  Responsible for insuring instrumentation, control, and electrical system design, installation, commissioning and start up and ensure all is conducted in a safe and efficient manner.  Develops instrumentation, control, and electrical discipline deliverables and where required, works with engineering contractors to ensure all vendor supplied equipment packages meet the applicable instrument, control, and electrical specifications.  Participates and contributes to the appropriate safety reviews (HaxOps, HazAn, etc).  Must have working knowledge on electrical systems, SCADA, instrumentation, control and communication systems, and installation practices.  Requires a working knowledge of applicable codes and standards.

Job Duties:

Instrument, Valves and Control Systems

  • Review and update field instrumentation and control valve designs.  Design, document, and implement PLC/SCADA based Process Control Systems (PCS) for multiple projects from the development of the network architecture, system logic diagram and HMI design through system testing, (i.e., FAT and SAT), startup, and commissioning
  • Define PCS data communication requirements to enable connectivity to end devices and other systems
  • Configure the PCS per design documents, including P&IDs, system logic diagrams, control narratives, Cause & Effect diagrams, and alarm philosophy
  • Apply Company and industry standards by recommending practices related to instrumentation and process control systems design
  • Participate or assist with Instrumented Protective Functions OIPF) design, documentation and implementation from involvement in the HAZOP study and the LOPA through implementation, startup, and commissioning

Project Management/Commissioning; Fundamental:

  • Lead project management activities to plan and execute multiple small projects in a fast-paced work environment
  • Coordinate applicable engagements (contractors and key internal and external stakeholders) to support the planning and execution of activities
  • Plan, sequence, and lead the Commissioning/startup activities and project deliverables
  • Assist Management with multiple project schedules and costs
  • Demonstrate knowledge and initiative in safety review (HazOps, HazAn, LOPA, etc), as applicable
  • Mentor Operations personnel


  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, PE, preferred; High School Diploma and/or GED equivalent required
  • Seven (7) or more years of expert, project based, Instrument, Electrical and Controls Design experience, with demonstrated knowledge and expertise with Instrument, Electrical and Controls technology currently being utilized in the Oil & Gas Industry
  • Position will be based in Midland, TX; Must be willing to travel >25% Field time.  Will be covering a large geographical area
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Must exhibit strong initiative and follow Company Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States to qualify   
  • Must be able to meet all conditional job offer requirements including background, drug, hair follicle, MVR, and fit for duty requirements