Senior Instrument & Controls Engineer

Ref: ZR_6650_JOB  ·  Posted on 17 January 2022


Our client has a thriving safety-critical software team providing consultancy and engineering services to a range of clients in industries such as Nuclear Power, Defence, Rail and Aerospace. Due to strong growth, particularly in the nuclear sector, they are looking to expand their team. The role is to contribute to the design of Control and Instrumentation systems solutions for their clients. The systems are expected to have a significant programmable element and be used in a safety or security critical context.

Key responsibilities
  • To take on a leading role in the growth of our Control and Instrumentation technical capability.
  • Provision of cost-effective engineering design solutions and high-quality customer service.
  • Ensure successful delivery of high-quality engineering works to time, quality, budget and customer satisfaction.
  • Perform end-to-end work related to safety critical C&I systems. This may include FEED, specifications, high level and detailed design, coding, testing, installation and commissioning activities.
  • Engage with clients to understand technical needs and develop successful working relationships.
  • Verification of peer and junior engineer’s C&I technical documentation.
  • Develop technical input for proposals/tenders.
Skills & experience
  • Capable of working on diverse projects and leading junior and mid-grade staff.
  • Knowledge and experience of a broad range of C&I equipment and its application in both conventional and safety related applications.
  • Good knowledge of mechanical and process systems and how to control them.
  • Knowledge of safety sector standards including BS EN 61508.
  • Educated to Degree level in a relevant engineering of scientific field, or equivalent working experience in senior roles.
  • Chartered engineer status with a relevant professional body (or experience necessary to qualify for such).

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Experience of working in highly regulated industries (e.g., Nuclear, Rail, Defence).
  • A good understanding of the safety lifecycle for C&I safety systems.
  • Experience in design, substantiation, verification & validation, safety justification of high integrity software-based protection and/or safety control systems.
  • Knowledge of PLC programming and system integration, SCADA configuration and software testing techniques and experience of installation and commissioning of PLC / SCADA systems.
  • Working knowledge of electrical systems.
  • AutoCAD Electrical experience.

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

Part-time opportunities/flexible working is available to suit individual needs.

If you do not hold an active SC clearance, please familiarise yourself with the vetting process before applying.

Additional benefits
  • Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance – Life assurance will be 4 x salary for new starters, whether or not they are in a pension scheme.
  • Holidays – Basic entitlement 25 days with option to buy an additional 15 days or to sell 5 days.
  • Income Protection – All annual salaried UK employees who are aged between 16 to state pension age except casual employees who are hourly paid.
  • Professional Fees – Annual subscription reimbursed for membership of a professional body relevant to your role with the client.
  • Season Ticket Loan – All UK employees are eligible on successful completion of their probationary period.
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