Instrumentation and Controls Engineer

Instrumentation and Controls Engineer sought to join the team in GPA’s Adelaide Office.

About you:

We are seeking a highly motivated Instrument & Controls Engineer with 2-10 years’ engineering experience to join our friendly and supportive team in Adelaide. As a consultant engineer you will be great at building relationships, a good communicator and will deliver a high standard of customer service to your internal and external clients.

You must have proven experience in major vendor technologies; specifying, designing, testing and commissioning control equipment, networks, instrumentation and other programmable industrial devices across a variety of industries. You will have a demonstrated understanding of applicable standards, codes, best practices and how to apply these. You’ll be a logical and critical thinker with great attention to detail, outstanding problem-solving skills and technical calculation abilities.

To be successful in this position you will have completed a Bachelor or Masters in Electrical Engineering or similar and be working towards your Chartered status, if not already achieved. You must have a legal entitlement to work in Australia and be able to obtain necessary security clearances if required.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Control system design and specification (including industrial networks, automation equipment, instrumentation and control devices) with an awareness of ISA95 compliant architectures
  • Writing functional description documents
  • Assisting with and reviewing multidisciplinary deliverables
  • Selection / specification of instrumentation in accordance with equipment datasheets
  • Design / modify panel layout, schematic wiring and termination diagrams for industrial control systems
  • Developing E,I&C schedules (cable, instrument, I/O, etc.)
  • Developing changeover plans for brownfield control system upgrades
  • Control system FAT, SAT & Commissioning
  • Working collaboratively with a multidiscipline team
  • Proposal preparation and cost estimates

About GPA:

GPA Engineering is a highly experienced, multidisciplinary engineering and management firm delivering engineering, procurement and construction management services for over 30 years. We develop, engineer and implement industrial scale projects across the oil & gas, defence, water treatment & distribution, mining & minerals, power generation & distribution, renewable energy and hydrogen sectors. With a commitment to providing quality assurance and maintaining environmental integrity, our people are highly qualified and additionally possess expertise to advise on project and risk management.

We are Australian-owned with offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin and Perth, supporting clients wherever they are located including rural or remote Australia, or overseas.

Why join us?

We are a diverse, motivated and curious team aligned under our values of teamwork, integrity, quality, safety and sustainability. We work collaboratively whilst harnessing and developing our individual strengths. We aspire to empower and support our nearly 300 employees to reach their full potential, to take on challenges and grow through experience, training, coaching and development. GPA offers a great range of employee benefits including opportunities for work travel, paid parental leave, an active social club, structured career progression, flexibility and loads more, coupled with a great city fringe office location.

Applicants must have permanent residency.

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GPA are committed to maintaining a workforce with meaningful equity and diversity, as well as a workplace that embraces and celebrates the value of all cultures and backgrounds. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to apply for this position.


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