Senior Functional Safety (Automation) Technical Professional
Company: Wood
Location: Houston , TX
Category: Professional, Management, Engineering, Energy, Administrative / Clerical
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 7/19/2019

We are currently recruiting for a Functional Safety (Automation) Technical Professional - Sr. Level to be located at our Wood office in Houston, TX. 


Wood Automation and Control is the largest vendor-independent system integrator in the world with proven stability for more than 20 years.  We pride ourselves on solving real-world problems for our clients by providing full engineering, consulting, procurement and construction services to our customers across the globe.   Our automation teams work on hands-on projects that span the full spectrum - from small integration projects to Main Automation Contractor programs for large, multi-EPC projects.


At this time, we will only consider applications from citizens of the UNITED STATES or those with the required permit/VISA for this region, in place.


The job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Lead Automation Engineering efforts for the design and implementation of automation systems for oil & gas and process industry projects focusing on Functional Safety and Safety Lifecycle requirements.
  • Provide technical guidance and expertise for all phases of automation projects, front-end engineering through detailed design, configuration, implementation, testing, startup and commissioning.
  • Provide technical guidance to the engineering design teams for equipment, instrumentation and SIS configuration modifications based on the outcome of Functional Safety analysis.
  • Travel expected to customer locations for project implementation (up to 25%). 

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.



Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering preferred, will also consider Technical Diploma with equivalent Experience.
  • Functional Safety Certification required (CFSP/CFSE, ISA84 SIS Expert or TUV)
  • Professional Engineering License highly desirable.
  • 10+ years of industry experience 3 years of experience in a functional safety lead role, supervising, and guiding functional safety design and implementation projects.
  • Skilled in the application of IEC 61511 / ISA84 and good understanding of IEC 61508. Knowledge of API14C is highly desirable.
  • Expertise in functional safety related deliverables, like Functional Safety Plan, Safety Requirements Specifications, SIL Verification calculations, Cause and Effects, Validation Test Procedures and facilitating Functional Safety Assessment’s and Audits.
  • Good understanding of LOPA methodology and best practices.
  • Expertise with SIL verification tools such as SILSolver and exSILentia.
  • Proficient knowledge of P&IDs and instrumentation/control equipment.
  • Experience in control systems integration with an operating company, systems vendor or engineering services provider for onshore or offshore oil & gas / energy industry projects is desirable.
  • Hands-on experience with programming SIS (Triconex, Honeywell FSC, Safety Manager, DeltaV SIS) is desirable.
  • Ability to multi-task, maintain flexibility, and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Expert written and verbal communication skills 



Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


Houston, TX
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