Lead PACO Engineer - Iraq - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (www.kbrjobs.com)


  full-time   employee



Lead PACO Engineer - Iraq

Lead PACO Engineer - Iraq

KBR is looking for Lead PACO Engineer to be based in Basra- Iraq for 28/28 rotation

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical assurance of Field Instrumentation and Process Automation designs through appropriate application of Shell technical standards and specifications, implementation of DCAF and review of design deliverables and activities.
  • Ensure schedule and cost considerations are included in design decisions, while maintaining primary responsibility to assure safe and appropriate quality designs.
  • Ensure instrumentation and Process Automation Engineering activities are executed in alignment with Shell’s Project Delivery Roadmap and Opportunity Realization Process.
  • Delivery of the instrumentation and Process Automation equipment engineering scope for assigned projects, ensuring flawless start-up of Equipment and compliance with agreed HSSE practices and procedures as defined under the MAJNOON HSSE management system.
  • Act as PACO lead engineer, he will have overall responsibilities of all engineering deliverables ranging from engineering study deliverables to RFC packages, commissioning procedures, ITPs, Material Requisition, Technical Bid Evaluations, etc.
  • Drive technical assurance: Has an overall technical assurance role for engineering and delivery of PACO related activities to meet project specifications and Shell standards including DEM1 and DEM2 requirements.
  • Participate in engineering reviews regarding instrumentation and Process Automation engineering discipline, witnessing of Factory Acceptance Tests, as required and participate in safety and quality audits and field reviews as required.
  • Drive installation quality, working with Construction contractor and QPH Construction team and provide technical support for commissioning and/or start up of field instrumentation and Process Automation Equipment where applicable.
  • To be fully familiar and up to date with latest Shell and Industry standards and ensure compliance of projects design with these latest standards.
  • To be fully familiar with Shell TAMAP, EFAs and SPEP for Process Automation and Instrumentation equipment
  • Audit construction field activities for compliance and assist in resolution of field non-conformance issues as required.
  • Ensure design meets requirements of Shell’s HSSE Framework.
  • Design and develop, as required, innovative technical approaches to the broader process engineering issues and contribute to continuous business improvement initiatives (fit for purpose)
  • Provide (one stop shop) instrumentation and Process Automation equipment engineering support and delivery for QPH minor / base and medium projects up to 20MUSD CAPEX / project.
  • Accountability for PACO engineering deliverables and engineering execution planning support including provision of senior engineering expertise.
  • Proactively working with the Engineering Manager to keep projects on track and achieve Top Quartile (TQ) performance for the portfolio.
  • Drive and delivery of an ever increasing effectiveness and efficiency in producing project designs, through Elimination, Simplification, Standardisation and Automation balanced against the need for Top Quartile FEL in, and quality designs for the Majnoon projects.

Education, Skills & Experience:


  • BSc., University degree in Engineering or equivalent

Experience and Skill set

  • Minimum 15 years experience in Oil and Gas related Instrumentation and Process Control mechanical Design and Engineering with minimum 5 years of construction and commissioning activities
  • Previous experiences with Shell DEPs will be a plus
  • Performs as a professional Instrument and Process Automation engineer for projects and plant modifications from Front End Development (FEED) through detail engineering execution / commissioning and start-up. Past work experience should entail but not limited to the following:
  • Technical support for operation and maintenance of Instrument and Process Automation
  • Testing, installation, commissioning and start up of Instrument and Process Automation equipment including FAT tests, Site Acceptance tests
  • Design, selection and specification of Process automation and Instrumentation equipment
  • experience with DCS IPS systems and field instruments (i.e. pressure ,temperature, level, analysers, etc.) and Process Control development
  • Experiences with HAZOP,IPF classification processes, onshore experience, awareness of the ISO standards
  • Minimum 5-10 years experience in Oiland Gas Project Delivery as a Umbrella Contract Lead PACO engineer function in a multidiscipline Workforce
  • Experience in the Middle East, Gas processing and Utilities are an advantage, as is front-end and commissioning experience and project execution.
  • Proven leadership skills and strong personal drive in order to meet deadlines and specific targets.
  • Team player with clear evidence of working with others to deliver on goals.
  • Strong, and demonstrated, personal commitment to HSSE Leadership and experience in managing HSSE throughout all project phases
  • Experience with project management
  • Proven leadership skills and strong personal drive in order to meet deadlines and specific targets.
  • Team player with clear evidence of working with others to deliver on goals.
  • Strong, and demonstrated, personal commitment to HSSE Leadership and experience in managing HSSE throughout all project phases
  • Ability to work and manage in a multi-cultural environment

KBR — Delivering Solutions, Changing the World.

KBR brings together the best and brightest to deliver science, technology and engineering solutions that help governments and companies around the world accomplish their most critical missions and objectives.

In everything we do, we are guided by our ONE KBR Values:

  • We Value Our People – We create diverse, inclusive environments in which each person can feel safe, respected and valued, and where everyone has opportunities to grow and reach their full potential.
  • We Deliver – We are uncompromising in our commitment to deliver innovative, high-quality, technology-led solutions for our customers and exceptional, sustainable value for all our stakeholders.
  • We Are People of Integrity – We value honesty, trust, courage, fairness, prudence and tenacity. We believe doing what’s right for the planet, the communities where we work, and our people is good for business.
  • We Empower – We empower our people with a shared purpose, the right tools and the supportive culture they need to be proactive decision-makers, to be adaptive to change, and to succeed.
  • We Are a Team of Teams – We have a will to succeed, but we value the achievements of our team of teams over individual accomplishments. Our collective focus makes us a better, stronger, more effective company.

We have also embedded environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles in every business operation and corporate function. Not only are we committed to operating safely, sustainably and equitably, but we are also committed to using our capabilities and expertise to help our customers accomplish their sustainability goals.

Worldwide, KBR employs a diverse workforce approximately 29,000 people strong, with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries.

At KBR, We Deliver.

Fraud Alert

Fraud has infiltrated the job placement market via the internet, email and direct phone contact. Attempts have included unauthorized use of KBR’s name and logo to solicit potential job seekers or to extend false job offers. Bad actors may mix in fake job advertisements with legitimate postings. These ads can include contact instructions and require job seekers to send sensitive personal information or money to pay for visa applications, processing fees, etc., in exchange for consideration for a high-paying position.

KBR will never ask for any sort of advance payment as part of the recruiting/hiring process. Candidate profiles are carefully managed to protect personal information.