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Principal Engineer - Instrumentation, Telecoms & SAS


Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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April 26, 2024
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Do you want to play a role in solving global energy challenges for future generations?

At Aker Solutions we are committed to helping the energy industry and broader society #PowerTheChange towards a low-carbon future.

We are changemakers and problem solvers with more than 180 years of experience. Our ambitions are high. By 2030, renewables and low-carbon solutions for oil and gas will make up two-thirds of our business. Do you want to be a part of driving the transition?The Life Cycle segment within Aker Solutions are specialists in managing, executing, and delivering small, medium, and large complex projects from feasibility studies, frame agreements and EPCI.

Life Cycle UK is now supporting a 3-year Frame Agreement that covers primarily Maintenance and Modification at Equinor’s offshore platforms Heidrun, Njord A and B, Asgard A and B, Troll A, B and C, Heimdal, and Johan Sverdrup in the North Sea Norwegian sector, as well as the onshore facility at Tjeldbergodden (Norway) and is looking for engineering and design discipline Project personnel to join us.

We are looking for a Lead Instrument/Telecom/SAS Engineer to join our team based in our Aberdeen (AIBP) office.

What will you be doing?

  • Involved in a wide variety of engineering scopes ranging from smaller Front End Studies to Minor/Major Modification and Maintenance Projects and other Specialist Services
  • Lead and manage a team of engineers and designers to provide instrumentation, telecoms and Safety Automation Systems engineering services and provide technical direction to the team.
  • Liaise with client and other stakeholders in the execution of the project scopes.
  • Define the scopes of work required to align with clients’ requirements and provide input to budget estimates and planning to implement the scope.
  • Be innovative in identifying technical solutions.
  • Ensure team delivers work on Schedule and within Budget and in accordance with company procedures meeting the requirements of the project.
  • Active participate in HAZOP, FAT’s, design reviews and other relevant safety reviews.
  • Coordinate and manage instrument, F&G and Telecommunications system packaged equipment.
  • Wide knowledge with the aspects of Functional Safety and Safety Instrumented Systems to IEC 61511.

We think you should have:

  • HNC/HND level or University Instrument Engineering degree or relevant education with +10 experience in front end studies, FEED and/or EPCI projects from energy sector.
  • Broad competency within instrumentation
  • Experience in Telecoms and Safety Automation Systems preferred.
  • Experience in the international engineering standards associated with this role
  • Experience in participation in HAZOP/HAZID and LOPA reviews
  • Knowledge of relevant Norwegian regulations and NORSOK standards preferred but not essential.
  • Strong work ethics and a proactive attitude
  • The ability to lead, manage, train and mentor instrument discipline engineers
  • A commercial mindset, good communication and collaboration skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • The ability to see solutions together with meeting customer expectations and requirements
  • Willing to work in a hybrid structure with regular visits to the primary office

More reasons to work with us:

  • Professional development and excellent career opportunities with the chance to work on wide variety of project 
  • A healthy work-life balance with flexible working conditions throughout the different phases of your life journey
  • Competitive pay and benefits with excellent pension and insurance schemes as well as private health services
  • Additional benefits including, bike2work scheme, access to Sanctus coaching, contribution to gym and sporting activity
  • Possibility to work remotely/from home 1-3 days per week
  • Opportunity to develop a knowledge and understanding in Norwegian regulations.

Interested? Contact us.

For more information about the position, please contact: Leisha Milne, Email:

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our goal is to make Aker Solutions a place where everyone can perform at their best by creating opportunities for all. We see diversity as a source of creativity, innovation, and as a key competitive advantage. Diversity includes not only gender, ethnicity, or age but also disabilities, religion, sexual orientation, and many other parts of one’s identity. We welcome your application no matter who you are or where you come from and encourage you to let us know if you need any supportive adjustments throughout the recruitment process. 

This is Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions delivers integrated solutions, products and services to the global energy industry. We enable low-carbon oil and gas production and develop renewable solutions to meet future energy needs. By combining innovative digital solutions and predictable project execution we accelerate the transition to sustainable energy production. Aker Solutions employs approximately 11,000 people in more than 15 countries.