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Principal Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Engineer

Principal Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Engineer

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Engineering - Electrical
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Agency / Contract

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is recruiting a Principal EC&I Engineer with experience in the nuclear industry to join our Decommissioning business. This role will be based in our Birchwood office in the North West of the UK but there will be a need for periodic visits to client sites, as projects require.


The Decommissioning business provides a mixture of high added value consultancy, engineering and project management support, and delivery of EPC projects, to major clients in the UK and Overseas across both the civil nuclear and defence industries, including Dounreay, Sellafield Limited, Urenco and Magnox.  We are proud to have supported these clients for many years, and our partnering arrangements will enable us to sustain and enhance this support in the long-term. We also deliver a number of projects for other private companies and academia needing decommissioning solutions.


As the business grows, we are looking for a Principal EC&I Engineer to support a number of interesting and challenging projects across our portfolio. Ideal role for a Senior Engineer wanting development opportunities, or an experienced Principal Engineer wanting a role to help develop more junior engineer.



  • Contribution to strategy for project delivery from an E,C&I perspective
  • Lead a small team of EC&I engineers and designers, providing mentoring and supervision to junior members of the team
  • Lead design and implementation projects relevant to the EC&I discipline
  • Develop a wide range of E,C&I documentation to support projects
  • Provide guidance to PDMS engineers and other discipline engineers on Electrical, Control and Instrumentation engineering matters
  • Participate in and advise on all design activities and initiatives, including documentation review.
  • Perform all assigned work to agreed Safety, Health & Environmental standards and demonstrate a commitment to attaining high levels of HSE (Health, Safety & Environment) performance.
  • Proactive interaction with other disciplines to ensure overall project goals are met. Drive innovative solutions to reduce cost and schedule.
  • Design, Specification, Procurement, Supply/Manufacture Liaison/management, Installation, Acceptance Testing and Commissioning to support new plant and equipment projects and/or Decommissioning projects.
  • Technical Consultancy.
  • Manage safety by developing and reinforcing the safety culture, compliance with safety regulations (e.g. CDM and CE marking), and the application of safety systems.
  • Develop relationships and further business with Clients.

Skills / Qualifications

  • Minimum 12 years’ experience of working within a highly regulated industry, 8 of which must have been gained within the nuclear industry.
  • Degree Qualified or relevant experience to an equivalent level.
  • Chartered status
  • Must have sound knowledge of all aspects of electrical systems, control systems and process instrumentation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members.
  • Knowledge of AVEVA Instrumentation and AVEVA Electrical shall be advantageous.
  • Familiar with Electrical design principles.
  • Knowledge of Low Voltage Directive.
  • Ideally familiar with drawing checking processes
  • Experience of working within the decommissioning sector would be preferable.
  • A proven track record leading an electrical, control and instrumentation engineering design and delivery team.
  • Full conceptual design background through to on-site delivery.
  • Demonstrable expertise in working to tight deadlines
  • High level of commercial awareness
  • Experience of bid preparations.

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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