Lead Instrumentation Designer

Referencenumber MIJL02997, Rotterdam, Nederland

Mechanical Equipment, Electrical & Instrumentation

For a renowned client within the oil & gas industry, we are looking for a Lead Instrumentation Designer who will join our client's Instrument Department in the South of Holland.



Our client's Instrument Department handles Engineering and Design for Process Control and Instrumentation Systems, Integrated Control & Safety Systems, Fire & Gas Systems, and Telecommunication Systems, including field devices.

The Lead Instrument Designer:

  • Reports to the Discipline Lead Engineer.
  • Defines instrumentation design, guides the team locally and remotely.
  • Ensures quality, adheres to standards, and addresses deviations.
  • Provides input on project changes, monitors progress, and proposes solutions.
  • Manages information flow, challenges, and improves the design process.
  • Coordinates with other disciplines, reviews sub-contractor documents.
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements, standards, and client needs.
  • Contributes to on-site support, and mentors junior designers.


Job requirements

To be successful in your role of Lead Instrumentation Designer, you need: 

  • Vocational College or BSC degree, with 8+ years of Instrumentation design experience.
  • Proficient in SmartPlant Instrumentation, experience with Aveva 3D design is a plus.
  • Familiar with complex mechanical package interfacing.
  • Ability to manage remote design teams.
  • Competence in hazardous area instrumentation design (e.g., IECEx001).

In addition to the education and experience outlined:

  • Proactive, problem-solving mindset.
  • Proficient in English (verbal and written).
  • MS Office skills.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally.
  • Strong team player, safety-conscious, and takes ownership.

Due to the urgency of the role, NON EU profiles located outside of the Netherlands will not be taken into consideration.


Depending on your professional and personal situation, you will receive an appropriate package of employment conditions. We are happy to inform you about these conditions in a personal interview.

Company Profile

Our client is a leading service provider for high-end floating production units and mooring systems in the international offshore industry. Portfolio of their services includes development, engineering and construction of the offshore installations as well as a full responsibility for operation of floating oil production systems. To provide these services our client runs two branches: a technical project and operational. The operational branch delivers operational and engineering support for complex and cutting edge installations operating worldwide. The organization is characterized by a strong technological drive and pursue of operational excellence. Their focus lies on projects where their experience and expertise is utilized to add value to the most difficult challenges in the industry. This organization is constantly seeking new challenges to deliver more complex process systems. A working environment in which the strong commitment of your colleagues, the international focus and space for personal development defines the way you can fulfill your activities.