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Principal / Senior Control & Instrument Engineer

  • Location: Knutsford
  • Salary: Dependent on experience
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Nuclear
  • Contact: Deborah Power
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01942 323277
  • Start Date: 2022-06-20
  • Expiry Date: 27 July 2022
  • Job Ref: 1041317
Principal / Senior Control & Instrument Engineer

About the role:
We are looking for a Principal / Senior Engineer with a strong C&I background, delivering activities preferably within the civil nuclear or other highly regulated industries. Candidates will be familiar with the delivery of C&I engineering activities such as authoring and verifying engineering plans, technical reports and specifications with an ability to understand and interpret engineering drawings and technical specifications. 

Areas of responsibility will cover:
  • Full life-cycle development (hardware and software) of either control or protection systems 
  • Software qualification of SMART devices and PLCs
  • Functional Safety determination (both probabilistic and deterministic)
  • C&I Ageing and Obsolescence Management
  • Production and modification of nuclear C&I safety cases and / or cyber security cases
  • Execute the role in a safe and secure manner
  • Deliver high-quality C&I engineering tasks to time, quality, budget and client satisfaction
  • Help develop the capability of the team by teaching and guiding junior engineers
  • Be proactive in personal development
  • Providing technical oversight and acceptance of the I&C systems throughout all phases of the development lifecycle (specification of requirements, design, manufacture, validation and commissioning), delivered to site
  • Production & review safety case documentation
  • Provide oversight of verification and validation activities

What you will need:
  • Degree in relevant engineering discipline (e.g. Electronic / Electrical / Control Engineering) or successful completion of a relevant apprentice scheme in a nuclear context
  • Ability to work in the UK and eligible to gain BPSS and CTC vetting (minimum security clearance)
  • Chartered or Incorporated engineer status with a relevant professional body or evidence of working towards gaining these professional titles
  • Strong communication skills Awareness of Civil nuclear plant systems, structures and component and associated design and assessment guidelines (or relevant engineering principles from other highly regulated industries)
  • Awareness of relevant guidelines, standards and practices (e.g. IEC 61508, 61511, 61513, 61226, ONR SAPs / TAGS)
  • Awareness of risk identification, quantification, management and of HSE requirements
  • Knowledge and experience in the systematic design lifecycle of a C&I system; including specification, design, assessment, verification, testing, installation, commissioning and maintenance of safety or process critical I&C Systems
  • An understanding and / or experience of designing Control Systems, to enable you to form sound engineering judgements on key technical areas and discussions with various specialists / suppliers
  • An understanding and / or experience of Equipment qualification and assessment (hardware & software), Nuclear safety cases, Ageing and obsolescence management
  • Experience of authoring engineering documentation such as engineering plans, technical reports and specifications
  • An ability to understand and interpret engineering drawings and technical specifications and a familiarity with electrical systems, control systems and process instrumentation
What’s in it for you:
Competitive salary
Opportunity to work with an industry leader

About NRL:
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