Senior Controls and Instrumentation Engineer

  • Competitive
  • England South East Buckinghamshire
  • Permanent
  • Alternative & Renewable Energy
  • Energy from Waste / Biomass
Position: Senior Control & Instrumentation Engineer
Reporting to: Chief Engineer
Location: Buckinghamshire

About the Client: Our client is a leading company in the organics recycling, and green energy, with projects worldwide. They are expanding their team to meet the demands of their growing project pipeline.

Role Overview: The Senior Control & Instrumentation Engineer will oversee control & instrumentation aspects of projects, ensuring timely, budget-conscious delivery meeting quality standards. Responsibilities include managing control systems, communication networks, operator interfaces, process instrumentation, and installation specifications.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Lead selection of systems integration, communication networks, and instrumentation.
  • Develop and maintain standards for systems and equipment.
  • Evaluate technical bids, assist in supplier selection, and manage relationships.
  • Collaborate to develop process design requirements and software specifications.
  • Participate in project meetings and hazard studies.
  • Provide necessary information to suppliers for design completion.
  • Review supplier drawings against project requirements.
  • Generate controls documentation or manage external providers.
  • Develop technical packages and scopes for installation.
  • Provide C&I input into design activities and support site staff.
  • Assist in budget and schedule preparation and report on technical matters.
  • Conduct factory acceptance tests for software and equipment.
  • Oversee C&I aspects of installation and commissioning.
  • Support site engineers and operations staff.
  • Ensure compilation of all necessary commissioning documentation.
  • Travel domestically and internationally for client visits.
  • Provide C&I assistance for proposals.
  • Ensure activities adhere to health, safety, environmental, and QA procedures.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Experience & Qualifications:
  • Degree in a relevant discipline or significant work experience.
  • Proven track record in successfully delivering similar projects.
  • Comprehensive understanding of process plant control systems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to deliver presentations to senior management and clients.
  • Strong cost management and commercial awareness.
  • Health, safety, and environmental awareness.
Please be aware that candidates who do not currently reside in the UK or lack full legal authorisation to work in the UK will not be considered for this position.

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