Senior/Principle C&I Engineer

  • Location

    North East England, England

  • Sector:

    Control & Instrumentation

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  • Salary:

    £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Vanessa Theobald

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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  • Client:


My client is recruiting for Senior/Principal Control & Instrumentation Engineers to join our Nuclear business in our office in Newcastle upon Tyne. My clients nuclear business supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors.

Senior and Principal EC&I Engineering posts are available to those with significant, demonstrable experience in delivering solutions to the civil nuclear, defence or other high consequence sectors. Candidates will be familiar with the requirements of working in regulated industries and with providing C&I engineering support throughout the life of high hazard facilities and their associated processes.

Responsibilities will include

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
Undertake replacement of obsolete C&I systems / equipment or development of new systems, in particular control / PLC systems. This may include the specification, design, coding, testing, installation and commissioning of the systems and will need to consider the safety, integrity and reliability of the modifications
Delivery of high integrity Safety Critical systems
Design and testing of simulation software devices for complete project simulation
Design, configuration, implementation and testing of SCADA systems
Understanding of fault analysis and reliability assessments using recognised techniques such as FMEA, FTA, HAZID and HAZOP
Engage with clients to understand technical needs and develop successful working relationships
Verification of peer and junior engineer's C&I technical documentation
Assist with technical input for proposals/tenders
Knowledge and experience of a broad range of C&I equipment and its application in both conventional and safety related applications
Previous work on PLCs or control systems in safety related applications
Knowledge of PLC programming and system integration, SCADA configuration and software testing techniques and experience of installation and commissioning of PLC / SCADA systems
Knowledge and experience of relevant guidelines, standards and practices, specifically IEC 61508 / 61513 / 61226 is desirable
Experience of working in a highly regulated industry
Preferably educated to Degree level in a relevant engineering of scientific field, however HNC/HND considered in a mathematical, scientific or engineering discipline (or with equivalent qualifications and experience)
Chartered engineer status with a relevant professional body (or experience necessary to qualify for such)

What do you get?
As well as exciting roles on projects in the UK and abroad in a supportive and professional work environment, these are some of the additional benefits you can expect.

For you:

A competitive reward package
Work life balance - We offer flexible working we have core and flex hours in all our permanent office locations.
Family friendly benefits - maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.
International opportunities - As an 60,000 strong community of colleagues operating in 60 counties you will have access to international career opportunities.
For your peace of mind we offer life insurance benefit on top of a contributory pension scheme, as well as income protection and life assurance benefit.
To support you throughout your career you will have access to an Employee Assistance programme, which can offer anything from financial advice to mental health support and counselling sessions.