Principal Engineer – I&C

Location India – Mumbai

Kent is recruiting a Principal Engineer with experience in Engineering office of Reputed Consulting Engineering Companies preferably in the field of Refinery, Petrochemicals, Chemicals, Fertilizers, Oil & Gas will be preferred. Candidates must have basic and detail engineering experience in Upstream Oil & Gas, Refinery, & Petrochemical industry.


  • Review / provide guidance for preparation of all discipline engineering and design deliverables such as instrument index, specifications, datasheets, BOM, location Plan, JB and Cable schedule, 3D model, loop wiring drawings etc
  • Complete or review calculations for: control valves, PSVs, flow meters and thermo wells
  • Provide guidance/work on field instrumentation ( flow, level, pressure, temperature, analyzers), valves ( control, on-off, shutdown, motorized ) and gas chromatograph system
  • Prepare / provide guidance for preparation of control system (BPCS, ESD, F&G etc) design, procurement, and implementation
  • Review Instrument hook-up, installation, and location design
  • Requisitions for quotation and for purchase
  • Review vendor documents and quotations for compliance with project requirements
  • Participate in project design reviews
  •  Prepare with cost/manpower estimates, bid evaluations and project proposals
  •  Perform inter-discipline squad checks (esp. piping, model, mechanical equipment and buildings)
  •  Review instrument database content per P&IDs
  • Shop inspections and Control System FAT/SAT
  •  Site surveys
  •  Attend risk management meetings (e.g. HAZOP and SIL)
  • Perform technical audits and quality reviews
  • Site pre-commissioning activities and engineering support

Knowledge/skills, education, and experience: 

Qualification/ Certification: B. Tech / B.E – Instrumentation

  • Skills Requirement:International Codes & Standards and Best Engineering Practices that apply to Automation
  • Quality management system and procedures
  • Project management and control procedures
  • Automation workflow and interdisciplinary co-ordination
  • Project Automation Deliverables
  •  Project Risk Assessment
  • Adherence to HSE norms
  • Proficiency in understanding of P&IDs and Process Control
  • Software Tools:Smart plant Instrumentation
  •  3D model review
  • Instrucalc, flowel or any other instrument sizing software
  • Communication:Presentation and business communication skill
  • Identify/report technical concerns and solutions in a clear and concise manner
  • Attend project and team meeting
  • Conduct technical training session for tea
  • Core Competencies:Leadership, Decision Making & Delegation
  •  Teamwork, Coordination, Planning and Organizing
  • Flexibility / Adaptability
  • Business Acumen, Client Focus
  • Training and Mentoring & Innovation

Details about the role: 

Location: Mumbai

Relocation required: No

Travel required: No

Contract type:  Permanent

Experience level: 16 – 18 years



On 30th July 2021, Kentech acquired the Oil and Gas Business of SNC-Lavalin. This led to the exciting relaunch of our new company, now known as Kent. For more info about Kent and the history of the companies that joined forces, please visit our new website: This site will be closed in the coming months.