• Principal EC&I Engineer

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    Department / Discipline
    Engineering - Electrical
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
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  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is currently recruiting for a Principal EC&I Engineer with experience in the Nuclear industry.


    About Wood Nuclear:

    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.



    • To be part of the management team to deliver and manage projects / sub-contractors primarily across the Decommissioning portfolio of projects being delivered to Magnox, Urenco, DSRL and other non-Sellafield nuclear sites in the UK and increasingly overseas..
    • This person must be capable of working without direct supervision and have the ability to translate a client requirement into a meaningful engineering solution. Good communication and negotiation skills are essential and the aptitude to drive a team of engineers is crucial. Engineering design experience is fundamental and nuclear experience is preferable but not essential.

    Responsibilities will include:

    • Provision of leading technical expertise valued by clients, being a recognised authority in specialised areas and maintains 'front edge' capability in developing techniques and standards in area of expertise
    • Provision of cost-effective engineering design solutions and high-quality customer service
    • Acts as Wood Responsible Engineer for projects, possibly involving different technical disciplines and works in a safe and sustainable manner and strives for continuous improvement in these areas
    • Produces and submits proposals or tenders for new work, within area of expertise
    • Proactively provides mentoring and training for staff as required
    • Maintains and develops customer relationships, through reputation, knowledge and experience, to encourage follow-on and new work within the skill area, to promote future business
    • Delivery of high quality engineering works to time, quality, budget and customer satisfaction
    • Compliance with Engineering Standards and applicable legislation
    • Participation in Design Reviews and, where appropriate, organise such reviews. Ensure that subsequent design meets the projects' requirements.
    • Maintenance of the technical capability of the delivery team, identify and cover capability shortfalls.
    • Ensuring the confidentiality and security of data and information received from clients
    • Ensuring the requirements of the Health & Safety of Work act, CDM, Machineries Directive, and the COSHH regulations are understood and complied with.
    • Maintaining an overview of the project and provide direction on project process, communications and consistency of approach
    • Promotion of a good working relationship

    Skills / Qualifications

    Preferential Experience:

    • Degree qualified, Chartered engineer with a relevant professional body
    • Significant technical EC&I knowledge and experience
    • Working in a consultancy environment specifically focused on process plant electrical, control & instrumentation and associated safety case in a highly regulated industry
    • Working and engaging with the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) or equivalent industry regulator
    • Knowledge of Civil nuclear plant systems, structures and component and associated design and assessment guidelines a distinct advantage
    • Design, specification and installation of electrical distribution systems comprising Low Voltage and Medium Voltage systems, back-up emergency power supplies (UPS, building services, cabling and cable containment and lightning protection and earthing systems.
    • Experience of SMART instruments, Software and Hardware Equipment Qualification techniques or Cyber Security an advantage
    • Experience of developing Safety Critical Systems and associated Safety Case
    • Experience of requirements management and a systems engineering approach
    • Maintains a developing knowledge of products and services available in the marketplace to support design concepts
    • Maintains and develops knowledge, capability and competence in latest engineering standards and techniques, particularly in the application of BS61508, BS61513, BS61511 or derivatives thereof
    • Is flexible to travel to various sites around the UK for both long and short durations

    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 of benefits.
    • 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 a 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.  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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