Senior Electrical, Controls & Instrumentation (EC&I) Engineer

About £44,000 - £56,000 a year

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood’s nuclear business supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors.

Our nuclear business has offices in Knutsford and Birchwood in Cheshire, Gloucester, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Cumbria, Reading and London. We also have a strong international presence to support our growing operations in France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa and Japan.

Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised in the industries we serve. We have proven expertise in managing large, complex projects, a global reach and long-standing UK presence, strong relationships with our clients and cutting-edge processes and technologies.

What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, working with people from different backgrounds. You'll work closely with our clients and committed to achieving outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment

Senior EC&I Engineer

Wood are currently searching for a number of Principal/Senior EC&I Engineers to support a new, challenging, nuclear project. Based out of the Wood North West offices, these roles will support the development of E, C & I systems for new reactor designs. This is an exciting opportunity with a remit for strong technical delivery.

Skills / Qualifications

Key Requirements are:
Degree qualified / Chartered Engineer (or the ability to attain CEng).
A control system and instrumentation background in a highly regulated domain
Familiarity with nuclear reactor technologies, in particular an appreciation of the E, C & I systems for pressurised water reactor designs, would be desirable
Functional safety knowledge (IEC 61508 or IEC 61513) including the basic concepts of defence in depth design approaches
Knowledge of the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) Safety Assessment Principles (SAPs) relevant to E, C & I and the associated Technical Assessment Guides (TAGs) 003 and 046
An understanding of the Claim, Argument, Evidence (CAE) approach to safety case presentation would be an advantage

Knowledge of the both software and hardware qualification of configurable/programmable systems would be an advantage

Full project lifecycle experience, including requirements capture and management, Verification and Validation etc

Project planning experience

Excellent communication skills, especially written (production of technical reports will be a key part of this role)
A clear understanding of the difference between requirements and the design
Comfortable working at a high level but understands what is needed to achieve detailed requirement delivery
Able to act as, or support the activities of, an “Intelligent Customer” as defined in the ONR SAPs

Takes responsibility for nuclear safety with the ability to challenge appropriately
Works well with others and builds and maintains relationships
Able and willing to travel domestically as required for the role

Role specific requirements

Knowledge of electrical power distribution systems for nuclear power plant
In-depth knowledge of the design of reactor protection systems for pressurised water reactors
Experience in the development of E, C & I design documents for large scale projects including Basis of Design Documents and Design Guides
Have the ability to develop E, C & I designs for pressurised water reactors from first principles
Experienced in the operation and maintenance requirements for pressurised water reactors

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 at Wood:

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.

For our communities:
We give back to our communities, we have a matched funding community investment programme. In our global business our people are showing commitment and courage to care for the communities we operate in. You can do this by supporting causes and raising funds for charities that are important to you, your colleagues and your local area.
Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.