Distribution Control System “DCS” Engineer

Job Overview


Wood is currently looking for Distribution Control System DCS Engineer to support our team in Iraq/Basra on a rotational of 5/2 Rotation.



  • Responsible and accountable to assist all control system related in maintenance activities performed at field by ensuring maintenance activities are integrated in accordance with the Production Unit Asset Leadership team’s plans.
  • Responsible to review new project control system (operation philosophy, operation and maintenance manual, control narrative, etc) and share with the team.
  • Develop and maintain control system based on engineering standard and design best practice.
  • Perform troubleshooting for control system issues in operational facilities.
  • Responsible and accountable for organization communicating with client on expectations on job safety, health, environmental and security to Maintenance team.
  • Maintain communications with Operations Department, surface technical and other related document to maintain equipment reliability.
  • Assist Operations in the planning and execution of plant turnarounds and facility upgrades.
  • Plans, updates, and oversees all activities within his or her areas of responsibility according to the laws, regulations, standards, specifications, and procedures. Special emphasis must be placed on health, safety, and the environment.
  • Develops and maintains open communications on control issues (for example, safe work practices, training, materials, and others) with peers and instrument technicians.
  • Conduct a failure analysis and provide recommendation for failed process system and sequence of event check and reporting.
  • Look for opportunities to optimize operations and implement accordingly.
  • Verify system operation and performance after implementing the recommendation.
  • Review project proposal and detail designed for new and/or existing facilities.
  • Participate in site Emergency Response activities
  • Initiate and participate in Site Emergency Drills to raise awareness of Emergency Response procedures, and conduct team debriefs on conclusion of the drills
  • Support the application of client Policy in relation to the Drug and Alcohol policy, Company Ethics, Award conditions, etc, whilst respecting and protecting the personal rights of subordinates
  • Report incidents both internally and externally (as per the Reporting Matrix) and escalate awareness as per the Incident Reporting Guidelines.


  • Technical skills for control system maintenance and troubleshooting process such as resetting, tunning, engineering work, and modification.
  • Understand communication system such as fiber optic, wireless transmitter, and radio system for SCADA purpose.
  • Excellent communications (oral & written) in English Highest standard of Safety, Health, Environment aptitude and cultivates the same in others.
  • Ability to interact in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Previously worked as control system engineer.
  • Has capability to create good report and perform analysis for some case.
  • Demonstrated experience in liaising with third party contractors, business partners and local communities.
  • Advanced understanding and operation of Emergency Preparedness Procedures.
  • Good management /supervisory, interpersonal and motivation skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of safety management tools and processes (PTW, Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Risk Assessment).
  • Understanding of Project Philosophy and Design Specifications.
  • Understanding of Project regulations.
  • Understanding Maximo


  • Minimum 5 years experience as control system engineer.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in maintenance and troubleshooting for control system and PLC.
  • Has capability to perform engineering work, modification, setting, evaluate and do troubleshooting in several control system such as: delta-V, Allen Bradley, Invensys
  • Has capability working for process control advances, fire & gas system, and ESD shutdown.
  • Must be an Iraq National with Basra Residence ID