Process and Controls Coach

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Job Overview


Wood is looking to fill Process and Controls Coach (PACO Coach) X 2 to be based in Basra-Iraq, who shall be responsible for  providing technical leadership and support on all elements of Instruments and Controls maintenance at the client site.

Position Summary:

  • The Process and Controls Coach shall provide guidance and support on the operational control of the client plant to configure DCS/ PLC systems to optimize the production process.
  • They will work from Operational Performance Standards and reliability studies to develop and continuously review/ improve a fit for purpose maintenance program that supports the Asset business requirements.
  • The position shall be office and field based providing technical expertise and oversight to ensure Industry Best Practices are adopted in line with the agreed implemented maintenance program.

Deliverables & Requirements:

  • Actively promote and manage HSE requirements and goals.
  • Provide “on the job” coordination with highest regard for safety, schedule and commercial impacts with any deviation reported back through the company processes and procedures
  • Understanding of DCS/ PLC systems and the control of plant processes through automation
  • Ensuring capability of Iraqi personnel by providing technical support for PACO/ Instruments discipline (process, rotating equipment controls, PLC, fire and gas, etc.)
  • ware of Ex Equipment (ATEX) Maintenance requirements for all Field Instrumentation.
  • Monitor contractor execution, ensuring activities are carried out in accordance with company and industry standards and specifications at all times.
  • Ensure installation, pre-commissioning and commissioning activities are carried out in accordance with client procedures and industry codes & standards excelling in terms or “good oilfield practice”.
  • Manage quality standards, and implement and roll out quality control measures for management of Instruments and Controls equipment maintenance..
  • Develop, review, and improve maintenance execution techniques for Instruments and Controls equipment
  • Verify that execution of works complies with the Engineering Strategy requirements
  • Provide leadership, guidance and mentoring for the development of existing Client personnel




  • Degree qualified/ HND/ HNC or equivalent.
  • Must have minimum 10 years’ experience of maintenance roles within Oil & Gas
  • Good understanding of instrumentation, control, tuning, overrides, safeguarding equipment, system networking
  • Understanding of Process Control Domain (PCD Security) will be an advantage
  • Good understanding in preventive maintenance of control systems
  • Good understanding in Management of Change process
  • Ability to prepare work procedures with available resources
  • Proven history of working in an international multi-cultural team environment
  • Flexible approach and able to adapt processes to operational context
  • Proven leadership and organisational skills and strong personal drive to meet deadlines
  • Good interpersonal skills with sound written and oral communication skills with good technical communication skills
  • Proven track record of developing local national staff as coach/ mentor
  • Experience in working in harsh geographical and /or technical environments (e.g. temperature extremes, sour gas operations) would be beneficial


Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people. www.woodplc.com
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We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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