Control and Instrument Engineer
Jacobs
London, England
8h ago

Your Impact :

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With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships.

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Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the opportunity :

Jacobs is currently recruiting for a Control and Instrument (C&I) Engineer to join our nuclear power business. The Jacobs’ nuclear power business supports clients across the energy generation and new build sectors.

Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised by our clients and our technical excellence and strong client relationships put us at the forefront of our industry, along with our proven expertise in managing large, complex projects in the UK and overseas.

What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, colleagues, and clients, collaborating to achieve outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.

This role will be based in the Knutsford office with the opportunity to travel to client sites, as required. Home / remote working is also available and considered appropriate as we continue to face the challenges of COVID 19 and in the future.

Consideration can also be given to part time hours, flexible working hours and being based in another office, such as Newcastle or Gloucester.

The post is for those with post graduate experience delivering C&I activities preferably within the civil nuclear or other highly regulated industries.

Consideration will be given to time served apprentices with specific experience and a background in Civil nuclear. 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.

The candidate must be highly motivated with the ability to work effectively with limited supervision whilst delivering tasks to quality, schedule and budget.

They will be confident in communicating at all levels and proactive in engaging with colleagues and relevant stakeholders.

In addition, the candidate should be proactive in personal development with a willingness to learn.

Subject to the candidate’s capabilities as well as business requirements, the focus of the role could be in any of the following key workstreams :

  • 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
  • Key Responsibilities :

  • Execute the role in a safe and secure manner
  • Deliver high-quality C&I engineering tasks to time, quality, budget and client satisfaction
  • Be proactive in personal development
  • Proactively work towards being able to
  • o Provide 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

    o Produce & review safety case documentation

    o Provide oversight of verification and validation activities

    Here’s What You’ll 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
  • Desirable 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
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