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Metrology Engineer

Job Title: Metrology Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 1391
Contact Name: David Bernard
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking to hire a Head of Chief Metrology Service for an international oil services company in Erbil. Candidates must have minimum 5 years of experience in a relevant role. Fluency in English and Kurdish is a must.


  • Organization, control and management of the metrological support of the Company;

  • Management of the Chief Metrology Service and functional interaction with the Company Business Units engaged in operation and maintenance, proving, calibration, repairs of the measuring systems and instruments;

  • Standardization and certification of the optimal measuring methods and accuracy requirements for metering of Crude oil quantity, control of the Crude oil quality parameters and operation process indicators, acceptance and accounting of consumption of power, water, gas and other resources. Participation in calibration and proving of the measuring instruments, the certification of measurement and control testing equipment;

  • Analysis of the metrological support of the Pipeline System; development of proposals for the Company Management on introduction of new measurement systems and instruments, implementation of organizational and technical actions to improve metrological support, methods and equipment, control and testing;

  • Development and control over fulfillment of the schedules for periodical maintenance, proving, calibration and repair of measurement instruments of the Company by certified contractors or by in-house resources;

  • Organization, control and management of the maintenance, calibration, repair and replacement of instrumentation and metrology equipment in compliance with the applicable standards, internal normative documents, the operation and maintenance manuals, device specific guidelines, instructions and manufacturer documentation;

  • Identification of demand of the Company’s operational Business Units in the measuring instrumentation; centralized generation and agreeing of the purchase requisitions;

  • Record of availability and movements of the measuring instruments and equipment;

  • Participation in the inventory taking of the Company’s measuring equipment and instruments. Preparation of lists of measuring equipment and instruments, requiring repair or replacement; planning the sequential order of repair works;

  • Organization and control over deadlines and quality of specialized repairs (including emergency repair) of the measuring instrumentation, centralized supply of spare parts, components and consumables;

  • Timely presentation of the measuring equipment and instrumentation for periodic proving to the authorized regulatory bodies;

  • Interaction with the Metrology Regulatory Bodies of the Kurdistan Region and Republic of Iraq within assigned Business Area;

  • Metrological expert review of the Terms of Reference, design and manufacturer documentation, vendor proposals, internal normative documents of the Company in relation to the metrological support;

  • Organization of development and agreeing the local normative documents of the Company within the assigned Business Area;

  • Support the introduction to operations of the State standards, best international practices and internal normative documents, regulating the accuracy of measurement, measurement methods and proving equipment, and aimed at increasing operations efficiency and technical level of the Company;

  • Participation in the acceptance for works and services performed by contractors, as well as in the startup of the new measuring systems and instruments;

  • Organization of metrology supervision over compliance to the regulatory metrological documentation, conditions and proper operation of the metrological equipment and measuring instrumentation of the Company;

  • Control over the timely correction of breaches in the metrological support revealed by the authorized State regulatory Bodies or by the internal metrology audits;

  • Provision of support to the Company Management and participation in resolution in cases of disputes with the Government authorities or business counterparts in relation to the applied methods, standards, equipment and instruments for measurement of Crude oil quality and operation process indicators, accuracy requirements, etc, within the assigned responsibilities of the Business Unit;

  • Organization of the continuous upgrade of qualification of the Business Unit employees by means of theoretical classes and practical trainings to perform the functions of the Business Unit;

  • Organization of trainings for the Company employees engaged in operation, maintenance, proving, calibration, repair of the measuring instruments;

  • Development, control and management of a reporting and record keeping system showing the adherence to processes and standards as well as testing and calibration results; submission of the reporting to the Head of Automation Division and Senior Company Management;

  • Participation in the work of Tender Committee within assigned business duties;

  • Participation in the work of the Technical Council within assigned business duties;

  • Participation in the preparation of short-term and long-term work plans and budgets within the assigned Business area;

  • Participation in the preparation of specifications for procurement of measuring equipment and instrumentation, as well as the services from contractors;

  • Interact with equipment suppliers and service contractors for process instrumentation and metrology equipment;

  • Jointly with the Director for Procurement, development, control and management of plans for supply and storage of instrumentation and metrology equipment;

  • Interaction with the HR Management Division and subordinated organization units in order to define job profiles, select suitable candidates for interviews and propose candidates for new positions;

  • Control over compliance to the requirements of the Industrial Safety in performance of works;

  • Organization and introduction of measures aimed at environment protection in due performance of assigned works.


  • Technical University degree, preferably in Metrology, Metrological Support, Instrument & Automated Control or similar discipline.

  • Knowledge of the National Code of Iraq for Measurement of Hydrocarbon Fluids;

  • Knowledge of the Applicable International standards and regulative documents in the field of metrological support, including ISO, OIML, API, ASTM;

  • Knowledge of transportation process, accounting, acceptance and transfer of crude oil or petroleum products;

  • Methods and procedure for metrology supervision and support to operations, including oil quantity calculation methods;

  • Knowledge of instrumentation assembly, rules of operation and practical experience in maintenance, proving, calibration of measuring instruments and equipment;

  • Ability to navigate instrumental software from a variety of vendors;

  • Strong technical understanding of instrumentation and the facilities of the pipeline system of the Company.
  • Kurdish fluent;

  • English good command.
  • Min. 5 years of proven professional experience in management positions in the area of metrology support, preferably in petroleum companies;

  • Experience in organization and execution of proving and calibration of LACT units, testing;

  • Practical experience in maintenance and calibration of the Pressure, Temperature, Volume, Level, Flow, Density, BS&W instrumentation;

  • Experience in interaction with the State Metrology Bodies;

  • International working experience in an multi-cultural environment.
  • Proficiency in using standard office software such as MS Windows and MS Office;

  • Proficiency in using modern communication tools such as internet, e-mail, mobile phone, telephone / video conferencing, messenger systems;

  • Experience in application of special metrological/instrument software;

  • SCADA systems;

  • Automation and control systems;

  • Instrumentation;

  • Calibration tools and associated test software.