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Senior Control and Instrumentation (C&I) Consultant

Senior Control and Instrumentation (C&I) Consultant

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Engineering - Systems
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Position Type 
Staff / Permanent

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Want to play a vital role in defence and civil nuclear programmes in the UK, and want to apply cyber security principles to safety-related control & instrumentation systems?

Then this is the opportunity for you.


Wood provides a range of services in support of safe, available and affordable nuclear propulsion for the current Vanguard Class SSBN fleet and the Trafalgar Class and Astute Class SSN hunter/killer fleets, as well as supporting the design and development of the Dreadnought Class, the next generation of SSBN submarines.


Wood is looking for a full time Senior Control and Instrumentation (C&I) Consultant with expertise in cyber security as applied to safety-related control and instrumentation systems, to join our Control, Instrumentation and Electrical (CI&E) team based at Wood's Warrington office in Cheshire.


This role provides a diverse and exciting range of opportunities to support the UK submarine programme from concept design through service and refits, to ensure a continuous at-sea deterrent.


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing formal independent nuclear safety and technical assessment and advice of documents relating to nuclear reactor control and instrumentation (C&I) systems, including cyber security issues, documenting the results in formal letters, and presenting the results to safety and technical committees
  • Representing Wood at safety and technical meetings with clients and other contractors
  • Applying C&I knowledge, skills and experience to other projects being carried out by Wood.

Skills / Qualifications



  • Professional Institution accredited Degree or Post Graduate qualification in a relevant engineering, computing or scientific discipline. C Eng is preferable.
  • Experience of developing or reviewing safety critical C&I systems, including issues related to cyber security
  • An ability to understand and deliberate on complex technical and safety arguments clearly and concisely, based upon mature knowledge and understanding.
  • Developed communication skills both written and oral.
  • Good interpersonal skills, to work as part of a team.
  • A willingness to travel if required for an individual project.
  • A knowledge of submarine propulsions systems or civil nuclear control systems would be an advantage.
  • It is essential that anyone interested is, or can be, Security Cleared and is a UK national.

You will have skills and technical experience in some of the following areas:-

  • Experience of relevant safety standards
  • Understanding of nuclear safety case requirements, including knowledge of the Office for Nuclear Regulation’s (ONR) Safety Assessment Principles (SAPs) and Technical Assessment Guides (TAGs) would be an advantage
  • Experience of working with software used in safety or mission critical applications


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 55,000 people, with revenues of around $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. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

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.


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