Major Projects Instrument Engineer

Texas City, TX

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The Instrument Engineer will be responsible for supporting major and mid cap projects from early conceptual through project completion. The Instrument Engineer will report to the Major Projects Engineering Manager and have responsibility for coordinating and provided instrumentation support to define overall project instrumentation needs and scope. Projects are typically multi-discipline and will range in size from $25 million to $1 billion and will include both Capital and Expense work.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, team-oriented individual that has experience with project work and refinery or petrochemical applications that include process measurement and control, safety instrumented system (SIS) design, electrical area classification, management of change (MOC) processes, and industry standards (NFPA, ISA, IEEE, NEMA, API, etc.). The position requires the ability to interface with project teams and all departments at the Galveston Bay Refinery. Travel expectation is up to 25%.


  • Manage multiple projects and assignments in a timely, safe, and cost-effective manner.
  • Provide direction and oversight to engineering contractors.
  • Participate in P&ID development and instrumentation specification register in Conceptual & Feasibility stages for assigned projects.
  • Review and approval of design drawings, DCS/PLC/SIS cabinet design, construction work packages, instrument and control specifications, control narratives, and cause and effect diagrams.
  • Coordination of input from stakeholders.
  • Participation in P&ID development, technical reviews, 3D model reviews,
  • Oversight of engineering firms and equipment suppliers during the Definition and Implementation phases for assigned projects.
  • Ensures assigned projects comply with all applicable MPC and industry standards and recommendations throughout all phases of the project, e.g. NEC, IEEE, ANSI, NFPA, API, NEMA, etc.
  • Participate in management of change (MOC) reviews for applicable projects.
  • Manage the Instrument project scope, cost, and schedule to ensure projects are delivered on time on budget, and according to Marathon specifications and standards.
  • Lead the effort in determining preventative maintenance schedules and procedures, setup of spare parts, arrange and provide required training for new instrumentation installed on assigned projects.
  • Support construction and commissioning of assigned projects.
  • Review and/or approve proposed changes to instrument process safety information (PSI) documents.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Chemical Engineering from an ABET accredited institution required. (Education must be obtained/completed prior to start date)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with refining or petrochemical or other equivalent manufacturing industry instrument / control systems and applications.
  • Knowledgeable of Smart Plant Instrument (SPI) / Intools.
  • Knowledgeable of Flow/Level/Temperature/Pressure Meter sizing & selection, Control Valve sizing & selection.
  • Must be authorized to work in the US on a full-time indefinite basis without the need for employment visa sponsorship now or in the future.

As an energy industry leader, our career opportunities fuel personal and professional growth. Location: Texas City, Texas Additional locations: Job Requisition ID: 00010385 Location Address: 2401 5th Ave S Education: Bachelors (Required) Employee Group: Full time Employee Subgroup: Regular Marathon Petroleum Company LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, reproductive health decision-making, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition or AIDS/HIV status, ancestry, national origin, genetic information, military, veteran status, marital status, citizenship or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, click here .

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process at Marathon Petroleum LP, please contact our Human Resources Department at . Please specify the reasonable accommodation you are requesting, along with the job posting number in which you may be interested. A Human Resources representative will review your request and contact you to discuss a reasonable accommodation. Marathon Petroleum offers a total rewards program which includes, but is not limited to, access to health, vision, and dental insurance, paid time off, 401k matching program, paid parental leave, and educational reimbursement. Detailed benefit information is available at .The hired candidate will also be eligible for a discretionary company-sponsored annual bonus program.

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