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Senior EC&I Engineer

Job Title: Senior EC&I Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Welwyn Garden City
Salary: 40000 - 45000
REF: BB1557
Contact Name: Sarah Kemp
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 4 years ago

Job Description

Our client is looking for someone who will support their ambition to deliver excellence and innovation from their factory investments and continuing operations.

Things you’ll be working on:

• Design and specify a new control and instrumentation philosophy for the upgraded factory
• Procure, manage the installation, and commission the control and automation system
• Design of a Safety Instrumented System for the upgraded factory
• Develop electrical, control and instrumentation standards for the factories
• Design and build of a central control room from which the entire process can be monitored and operated.
• Develop a process to automatically provide operational data to the relevant people to support continuous improvement and performance management
• Make recommendations for data collection systems and implement solutions to aid process understanding
• Be the owner of safe designs, relevant written procedures and safety enhancements in process and electrical installations
• Design relevant electrical safety systems including earthing and lighting protection, design for explosive atmospheres
• Coordinate a range of multi-disciplinary projects with other engineering and operations teams
• Assist in building the knowledge base for all the operations team to operate and work the factory in the most effective and efficient manner
• Support Production and Engineering leaders to build continuous improvement techniques across the operation
• Bring excellence in project management with a good deadline driven mentality to relevant projects; delivery right first time, on time and in budget
• Lead supplier tendering and negotiating processes, including managing excellence in negotiations, external meetings and contract documentation.
• New factory operations are targeted in the UK, EU and further afield
• Bring excellence from the UK factory to other sites and deliver a new standard of excellence to all operations
• Work with new team members building the company philosophy and culture

Whilst the above is a guide to general expectation of the role, it is expected this position to evolve allowing you greater scope to gain both knowledge and experience within the EC&I role and the wider engineering team.


• Previous experience of at least 5 years (or similar) in a relevant industrial background
• A degree or time served apprenticeship in a relevant Engineering Discipline
• Excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate clearly, effectively and appropriately with colleagues at all levels
• Experience of Safety Instrumented Systems, design and specification
• Ability to track and manage opex and capex project budgets
• Experience of negotiating contracts and service level agreements
• A history of delivering cost effective, well designed electrical, control and instrumentation projects to programme dates and to budget
• Good working knowledge of current Electrical Regulations, British Standards, Codes of Practices, and Health and Safety regulations (including CDM)
• Flexibility for national and international travel with a full UK driving licence

And you are…

• Keen to have real ownership
• Someone who exceeds people’s expectations on a regular basis
• Highly professional and approachable always
• Have good attention to detail and excellent technical report writing skills
• Resourceful and proactive with a positive approach when issues arise
• Always looking for ways to improve how things are done
• Someone with excellent organisational skills for yourself and those around you
• Knowledge of a range of PLC’s and software programming ability
• Able to prioritise tasks effectively and have slick time management skills
• Keen to grow experience and expertise in not only EC&I disciplines but also in a multidisciplinary engineering team