Posted 18 days ago

Head of Instrument – Instrument Supervisor

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We are urgently looking for a Head of Instrument (Instrument Supervisor) in Algeria.


  • Responsibility for all Instrumentation, control and safety system (CSS) in HBR field facilities including HBR Production system at REB and future new installation equipment in the field
  • Ensure all facilities are maintained in compliance with Company’s Safety, Security, Health, and Environment (SSHE) policy
  • Responsible to plan, and coordinate adequate resources for all instrument and control system maintenance activities.
  • Supervise instrument technician, foreman, and contractors including third parties to ensure work comply with relevant procedures such as SSHE and Maintenance Standard Procedure
  • Ensure all Instrumentation and control system of HBR Asset are maintained safely and efficiently in accordance to maintenance strategy to assure good reliability.
  • Ensure good planning and scheduling of works
  • Ensure compliance with hygiene and safety rules
  • Collaborates with other departments in the development of procurement plans for the units for which it is responsible


Technical Accountability/Contribution

  • The incumbent’s duties are to comply with hygiene, safety and environmental rules and guidelines. Guarantees the availability of equipment and systems.
  • Participated in the development of preventive maintenance programs for all Instrumentation, control and safety system (CSS)
  • Rational use of personnel and material means to achieve objectives within the timeframe
  • Collaboration and coordination with other departments for the execution of the work
  • Ensures the intensive use of the computer tool to assist Maintenance Management System such as SAP or other ERP system
  • Ensure Preventive / Corrective Maintenance program in CMMS (ERP) system is executed in timely manner as per plan with proper close out. Conducts and tracks the effective use of CMMS
  • Performance analysis of all instruments, Control and Safety Systems (CSS) for necessary improvements
  • Produce maintenance standard procedures and work instructions according to maintenance program
  • Plan and coordinate to ensure adequate resources for all maintenance activities
  • Contribute and interact with other relevant department in facility planning process and platform inspection routines
  • Coordinates and responsible for the operation of the services and maintenance workshops attached to his department
  • Conduct inspections and audit to evaluate equipment and utilities operational condition to determine necessary remedial action
  • Prepare and/or review, and submit relevant reports required
  • Resolving technical problems and establishing revision programs
  • Development and participation in technical studies of new renovation or expansion project
  • Collaboration in budgeting for human and material needs
  • Developing the specifications as needed
  • Developing the appropriate training program for staff development
  • Keeps up‐to‐date technical documentation related to all instruments, Control and Safety Systems (CSS)

Supervisory Roles

  • Supervise Engineers, foremen and technicians under Instrument Section
  • Supervise Contractors and third parties to ensure work comply with relevant procedures such as SSHE and Maintenance Standard Procedure
  • Cultivate ownership of equipment and tools to ensure availability and reliability
  • Manage team competence development and performance
  • Good management and problem solving skills

Continuous Professional Development

  • Keep abreast of relevant latest technology development to be considered for possible implementation at work place.
  • Considering for Cost optimization VS Best efficiency


  • Signatory to certify onshore pre‐commissioning/ commissioning activities including, e.g. troubleshooting and repair report for all Instrumentation and CSS.
  • Participated in the development of Instrumentation and CSS preventive / Corrective maintenance programs using CMMS database (ERP system)
  • Assist Head of Maintenance to evaluate the requirement of Available Critical Spares


The primary responsibilities for Head of Instrument are:

  • Promote active safety awareness in the Maintenance Department, Monitor and ensure compliance with Management of Change (MOC) and Company’s SSHE procedures.
  • Support Head of Maintenance during emergency response and be able to handling emergency situation
  • Undertake safety inspection of plant, equipment, machinery and process
  • Work towards achieving the MOC Health and Safety Objectives
  • Ensure preparation of Permit to work is compiled as SSHE Procedure
  • Report all accident, incidents, near‐misses and dangerous occurrences to Head of Maintenance immediately.
  • Ensure that all plant, equipment and machinery is maintained in accordance with the manufacturer recommendations and established MOC safety and Maintenance Procedures.
  • Ensure that any changes or minor modification to any plant, equipment or machinery are via Engineering Work request Procedure and that all documentation is complete.


  • Head of Maintenance and his subordinates in Maintenance department
  • Head of Production and his subordinates in Production department
  • SSHE Manager and his subordinates in SSHE department
  • Related Support function at HMD base and Algiers office
  • HBR Contractors and EPC Contractors
  • Vendors, workshops and related support personnel



  • Master Degree or Bachelor’s Degree qualification in Instrument & Control or Electrical Engineering or relevant technical experience
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in hydrocarbon production industry environment on Instrumentation and Control System
  • Broad knowledge and competent in oil and gas facilities maintenance and process.
  • Broad knowledge of Project, Construction and Commissioning activities, with previous experience in one or more Algeria construction sites.
  • Experience working in the Dessert environment, preferably Algeria
  • Ability to work Rotational Basis : 4X4 SR
  • Strong interpersonal and supervisory skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English and French.
  • Physical and / or intellectual effort
  • Be able to travelling for company’s business
  • Have knowledge of business drivers affecting MOC
  • Managing on Job Training (OJT) and knowledge transfer / Coaching

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