Reference : FRA18362

Instrumentation Engineer

  • Technical Production
  • France , Ile-de-France , AUBERVILLIERS
  • CDI

Position description

The instrumentation and control / regulation engineer will be in charge of: 

1.Managingthe technical standards related to instrumentation and on regulation loops of the glass manufacturing process

  • Define and maintain the technical specifications, the datasheets and related P&IDs
  • Collect the needs of improvement of the standards (process evolution, regulation changes, cost optimization, …) and adapt the standards accordingly

2.Support the investment projects on Flat Glass Production lines (float lines) on instrumentation scope and activities of control – regulation

  • Contribute, in association with the project teams, to the scope definition of the projects on the basis of technical audits and plant requirements
  • Participate to all technical and potentially commercial phases of the project (issue specifications, offer analysis and technical alignments, follow receptions and acceptance tests)
  • Follow the commissioning of the various systems and carry out functionnal tests before start of production 
  • Participate to the adjustments of regulation loops and accompany the production ramp-up 
  • Follow the resolution of open technical points and the performance of the systems during the start-up of the plants
  • Consolidate the project documentation and capitalize on the return of experience (adapt technical standards, optimize contractor supply, adapt methodology) 
3. Support the production of plants in operation 
  • Contribute to the resolution of the technical problems related to instrumentation and control – regulation when required
  • Perform technical audits in SG plants
4.Contribute to the purchasing and technical watch activities
  • Perform a technical watch on instrumentation equipment and on methodologies of measurement and regulation
  • Manage the relation with the main validated suppliers and follow-up their activities
  • Participate to the identification of potential new suppliers and their validation. 
5. Become and act as an expert on instrumentationand control – regulation on flat glass manufacturing with a strong autonomy, important technical authority and high leadership in front of the plants of Saint-Gobain Glass worldwide, who are the customers of the Engineering Department 
6. As a representative of the Central Engineering of DTI, he will have to make sure that the global technical standards are being applied by the project teams and by our suppliers  
The instrumentation and control / regulation engineer will participate to the cold commissiongof our plants before their start-up (so-called Glass Tests) with a commitment on the final results .


Training / Technical skills :
  • Global Engineer or Electronic / Instrumentation / Control Engineer 
  • Fluent in French and English. Spanish and/or German is a plus 
  • Experience of 5 years in an industrial environment with a mandatory field experience. Expérience in an international and multicultural environment is an advantage 
Additional skills expected :  
  • Knowledge of fieldbus (Profibus DP, Modbus TCP and RTU, …) 
  • Knowledge of automation / controls and regulations  
  • Good understanding of the contractual relations between Client and Suppliers 
  • Knowledge related to ATEX instruments and constraints is prefered  
Soft skills 
  • Good team spirit
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment 
  • Ability to work simultaneously in several projects  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to ensure effective communication 
  • Ability to work in a demanding environment  
  • Pragmatism and autonomy 
Job requirements: 
Multinational, multiculturel et «Multi-projets»  
Travels / Mobility: 
She/He will be required to travel internationally for a significant percentage of the time (up to 40 %). The different work periods will include a percentage of flexible home-office with assignments of the order of a week during the design and implementation phases of the projects and longer assignments during the so-called "glass tests" phase (up to 2 months). 

Who are we ?

Saint-Gobain, the world leader in habitat, designs, produces and distributes building materials by providing innovative solutions to the growing markets of emerging countries, energy efficiency and environment solutions. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming house, safe and open to the world, which you enter for a journey.


The main mission of the Technology and Industrial Performance Department is to ensure an interactive support to all the countries and businesses of the Group: Industrial roadmaps (standards, benchmarks, performance, energy, CO2, savings, …), R&D programs for the Construction Businesses, Strategic Investments and Strategic Purchasing, Capacity Allocation among countries and Operational Excellence Programs (World Class Manufacturing, World Class Supply Chain, 4.0, Digital applications for the manufacturing, …).


Part of TIP, the International Technical Department(DTI) of Saint-Gobain Glass Industries, based in Aubervilliers, provides expertise and support to all glass manufacturing plants worldwide. At the heart of these activities, the Engineering Department is in charge of defining the technical standards for Saint-Gobain Glass' investment projects, supervising and assisting the projects and ensuring the application of the right project management methodology.  


In order tomeet its future challenges, including an intensive investment program and an ambitious roadmap towards the decarbonization of its glass production, the Engineering Department is looking to strengthen its teamby recruiting an Instrumentation and Control - RegulationEngineer. 

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