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Instrument & Controls Designer

  1. Clean power
  2. Kirkland
R-096404

Why join us?

It’s an exciting time at AtkinsRéalis! We are rapidly growing in the US. Our company purpose is to build a better world for our planet and its people. We recognize the importance of making sure that our clients and employees, feel this purpose every day. AtkinsRéalis is proud of our company culture that promotes, diversity, equity and inclusion. Our company ethos include collaboration through the connection of people, data and technology. We are a global firm, who leverages having employees located throughout the world, creating valuable partnerships and doing our part to make this planet and its people, thrive.  We need energetic, passionate and eager professionals like you to join our team. There has never been a better time to be a part of AtkinsRéalis!

We are seeking an Instrument & Controls Designer to join our team in Kirkland, WA, to lead and work on various I&C Designer and Power Industrial projects. This position is open to on-office and hybrid work schedules.

Our Engineering group in Kirkland, WA USA is looking for a full-time experienced Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) Designer II to join our growing team.  Under the direction of the I&C Design team, the Candidate will be responsible for technical accuracy, quality, and preparation of drawing packages within budget and schedule constraints. Prepare assignments, perform design and drafting and check the work of drafters as required.

About Us

AtkinsRéalis is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. AtkinsRéalis has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. AtkinsRéalis has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

How will you contribute to the team?

Under the direction of Design Team members and/or engineers, the Employee will be expected to perform the following duties:

  • Complete layout of I&C related engineering drawings based upon notes, sketches, vendor drawings, the Statement of Work (SOW) or Design Basis Document (DBD) and general direction. Drawings shall include, but not be limited to wiring diagrams, location plans, instrument installation details, junction box details, network architecture block diagrams, loop sheets.
  • Perform drafting work via AutoCAD (2D and 3D) or Revit (per project requirements).
  • Place 3D renderings of instrumentation items in the project plant wide 3D model utilizing SmartPlant 3D, Autodesk Plant 3D, and/or Revit (per project requirements) to ensure correctness of location and interference checking.
  • Utilizing Instrumentation design software, catalog instrumentation information for reporting purposes.
  • Provide job specific instrument installation details using developed standard details as required and maintain documentation for files.
  • Check vendor and other discipline drawings against own or other designed work for correctness.
  • Provide information to other designers on interface requirements (i.e., equipment spacing, cable numbering, instrument numbering, control philosophy, flow element requirements, etc.).
  • Provide material take-offs for bulk commodities from completed engineering documents.
  • Provide on-site and/or remote project Instrumentation support to Construction and Start Up personnel.
  • Maintain project files of previous revisions per ISO 9001 policies.

What will you contribute?

The ideal Candidate should have the following skills, knowledge, qualifications, and experience (as a minimum):

  • AA in drafting or AS degree in Instrumentation / Industrial Automation or equivalent from a qualified technical school is required.
  • Previous experience as an Instrument and Controls Designer, with a minimum three years of industrial or power plant design experience or equivalent. 
  • Comprehensive understanding of instrument types and their installation procedures.
  • Thorough understanding of documentation and document control procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms.
  • Proficient in computer software applications such as Microsoft Office. 
  • Strong understanding of mathematics, including algebra and trigonometry, is required.
  • Strong knowledge of drafting and design standards and techniques in the area of electrical, mechanical, piping, structural or instrumentation drafting.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, having AutoCAD 2D and 3D training and be able to use standard AutoCAD system tools.
  • Proficient with the SmartPlant Software Suite (SPI, SPPID, SP3D).  Experience as a SmartPlant Administrator is a plus but not required.
  • Have a strong knowledge of standard drafting symbols, including ISA and SAMA.
  • Have a strong knowledge of AutoCAD drafting standards including Paper Space / Model Space and adhering to Company drafting standards.
  • Have a basic understanding of electronics, electricity, solid state, digital devices, programmable logic controllers (PLC), Distributed Control Systems (DCS), transmitters and transducers for temperature, level, flow, and pressure, recorders and more.
  • Ability to interpret and understand P&IDs (Process and Instrumentation Diagrams) and incorporate into the I&C design.
  • Check work of other members of the Design Team when needed.

Personal Expectations:

  • Have the ability to work independently with moderate supervision upon assignment of tasks. Will require some technical and/or procedural help.
  • Be highly motivated, proactive and show a focused approach to the tasks at hand.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Apply personal considerations consistent with AtkinsRéalis’ Core Values.
  • Follow Company policies, design guidelines and work instructions as found on SLCI Intranet (SharePoint).
  • Have a positive work ethic and act in a professional manner.
  • Have good problem solving and interpersonal skills.

Post-Hire Training:

  • New Hire Orientation, Discipline Specific Guidelines & Work Instructions, SmartPlant SPI Instrumentation Software, SmartPlant P&ID Software, SmartPlant 3D Software, SPF (if applicable), PDM, SharePoint, Prolog Drawing Register, Peer mentoring (AKA “Buddy System”) consistent with the Company Core Values.

Working Conditions:

  • AtkinsRéalis has implemented a hybrid work model and flex place, allowing the job duties and responsibilities to be performed in both a traditional office environment as well as telecommuting from a remote location. In the office environment, the position generally involves continuous sitting; frequent standing; frequent walking; light to moderate lifting; light carrying; frequent bending and reaching; keyboarding and telephone operation.
  • The office environmental conditions generally include ambient inside temperature, lighting, and noise levels. Conditions may also include automobile and/or airplane transport as well as plant site inspections. May require an irregular work schedule with extended periods of travel and overtime hours.

What we offer at AtkinsRéalis:

AtkinsRéalis realizes that health, mental and financial wellbeing, are all equally needed to achieve balance in life. We are pleased to offer a robust rewards package that help our employees have peace of mind in and outside of work.  Our benefit offerings address all of the areas that are part of living a healthy life.  

We recognize that what is important to people, continues to change. Some of our other benefits to ensure our employees feel supported, include continuing to offer health and dental coverage for domestic partners and a full list below. Our culture is one of providing support and training for our employees to thrive. We offer learning and development programs, training, career pathing opportunities, and a tuition reimbursement plan. At AtkinsRéalis, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Group Insurance
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Two Floating Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave (including maternity and paternity)
  • Pet Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities and a highly regarded tuition reimbursement program
  • An inclusive culture of Employee Resources Groups centered around women, African-Americans, Hispanics, LGBTQ+, Neurodiversity and Emerging Professionals.
  • A Foundation that is employee-funded with a 2-to-1 match from the company providing STEAM education for minorities from K-12 to college

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!

AtkinsRéalis is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  EOE/Minorities/Females/Veteran/Disability.

Please review AtkinsRéalis Equal Opportunity Statement here:

https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/equal-opportunities-statement

AtkinsRéalis cares about your privacy and are committed to protecting your privacy.  Please consult our Privacy Notice on our Careers site to know more about how we collect, use and transfer your Personal Data.

By submitting your personal information to AtkinsRéalis, you confirm that you have read and accept our Privacy Notice. 

Expected compensation range is between $27.00 - $47.00 hourly depending on skills, experience, and geographical location.

Upon acceptance of an offer, all candidates must go through a drug screen test and background check. AtkinsRéalis is a federal contractor which mandates a satisfactory background screening report and drug test that supersedes state laws.

Note to staffing and direct hire agencies:

In the event a recruiter or agency who is not on our preferred supplier list submits a resume/candidate to anyone in the company, AtkinsRéalis family of companies, we explicitly reserve the right to recruit and hire the candidate(s) at our discretion and without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.  https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/recruitment-agencies

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