Control & Instrumentation Engineer
Control and Instrument Engineer
We’re looking for a senior Control & Instrumentation Engineer for a permanent staff role in the Cheshire area.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team in the nuclear industry with excellent salary, good stable prospects and interesting work! There could be an opportunity for moderate occasional travel to Europe.
The company is also very interested in environmental issues and sustainability. They can offer a good work life balance!
Please note this role is in a very sensitive area of the nuclear industry and the individual will be required to achieve SC level of security clearance.T his is a long process which can take 3/4 months for a UK passport holder.
What does the job involve?
· Carry out all duties to the highest standards of health, safety and environmental requirements
· Production of detailed technical specifications, including equipment functional specifications and control system logic specifications
· Generation of specifications and logic simulation programs for control system designs and simulation of system performance
· Generation of specifications for control system hardware
· Working with subcontractors, checking and approval of detail design drawing
· Checking of suppliers’ test specifications and attendance of tests at suppliers’ factories
· Liaise with the Section Head and other specialist engineers within the section to understand the engineering requirements to ensure the satisfactory delivery of work
· Presentation of information for technical reviews
· Customer facing activities such as presentation of design information and demonstration of equipment or software at the Company or customer premises
· Analyse plant process, commissioning and test data and to establish areas for performance and efficiency improvements
· Develop and maintain core reference design standards for all aspects of control system design
· Capability to develop project proposals including schedule and cost forecasts
· Ability to manage project deliverables and provide clear status reporting to internal and external stakeholders
· Requirement for travel to European suppliers and other company/customer sites
What skills and experience do you need?
· A good quality degree in electrical or electronic engineering or related discipline is a requirement.
· Experience of specifying or designing control systems for a range of applications in process factories and the capability to produce high quality written specifications and reports
· Experience of work with a range of subcontractors in a multinational organisation and supervision of the provision of design information by subcontractors
· PLC hardware requirements including I/O capability, network communications and power supply requirements
· Control cabinet construction requirements
· Compliance with assessment standards such as UKCA, CE and UL
· Instrumentation design including measurement range, measurement techniques, accuracy and EMC compatibility
· Knowledge of PLC programming requirements and standard
· SCADA design and configuration including standards for user interface and alarm management
· Practical experience of equipment testing
· Good interpersonal skills and a high level of computer literacy
· An ability to speak French or German in addition to English would be an advantage
What are the pay and benefits?
· £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
· Company performance bonus. (Est £3-4 K per annum)
· 25 days holiday rising to 28 days after 6 years’ service. 13 SWAD days per year
· Company Sick Pay.
· Defined contribution pension scheme