Principal Control & Instrumentation Engineer

  • Permanent
  • Warrington, Cheshire
  • £65000 - £75000 per annum + plus benefits USD / Year

We are looking for an instrumentation biased Principal Control & Instrumentation Engineer with design experience for DSEAR areas, who is or is working towards being Chartered, for a permanent hybrid position in the Warrington area. Salary of circa £65-75,000 per annum plus pension, bonus, 25 days holiday plus statutory, life assurance, long term sickness, healthcare and share option scheme.

Working as the successful Principal Control & Instrumentation Engineer, you will be working closely with the Head of EC&I for the technical leadership of the department and to provide guidance to Engineers and Designers within the team.

The role will involve technical leadership and mentoring of the team including graduates. It will also involve the day to day leadership of an assigned team at project level to profitably and successfully deliver projects as part of a multidisciplinary team.


*Accountable for the planning and execution of our instrumentation and control engineering services and solutions with customers across feasibility, outline and detailed design engineering.

*Responsibility for producing and delivery of:

– I/O Schedules

– Alarm schedules

– Cause and effect schedules

– Instrument Index and data sheets

– Hook up drawings

– Loop Drawings

– Control philosophy Development

– User requirements specifications

– System architecture design

– Fieldbus Design

– Instrumentation and Scope/Specification documents

– Functional Design Specifications (reviews)

– Instrumentation and Control cable schedules

– Routing and cabling containment designs

– DSEAR calculations

– Electrical calculations

– General engineering design

– Site visits and data collection

*Assist with delivering design and general engineering projects for the department and operations.

*Provide support with bids and proposal documents as required by the Head of Department or Proposal/Bid Manager.

*Provide technical guidance and checking of the engineers work within the department.

*Technical management of instrumentation and system integration vendors and sub-contractors.

*Provide project team leadership as required and instructed.

*Ensure project deliverables comply with appropriate design codes and legislation.

*To effectively manage time, cost and quality of project deliverables to meet client and company requirements.

*Maintain and develop excellent customer relationships at all times, focusing on a consultative and collaborative approach to engineering services and solutions.

*Conduct all tasks and work in line with contract, regulatory requirements and internal policy processes.


*Hold a Bachelor’s degree in related engineering field (e.g. instrumentation & Control Engineering) or alternatively a HNC or HND with appropriate experience may be considered for the position.

*Chartered Engineer with IET or working towards this.

*Possess a thorough level of experience in control and instrumentation specification & design engineering work.

*Fieldbus technology (Profibus DP and Modbus RTU) design knowledge.

*Proven experience in reviewing vendor submissions and managing suppliers.

*Some experience of programming/configuration of PLC/DCS systems.

*Design experience for DSEAR classified areas.

*Good practical knowledge and design experience of LV cabling design for industrial applications is preferred, including use of Amtech Pro LV design package.

*Functional safety specification and design experience would be advantageous.

*S88 batch process control experience would be highly desirable.

*Display a professional approach and demeanour towards tasks and others.

*Possess a strong ethical approach to safety, quality, environmental protection and business.

*Demonstrable ability to communicate effectively with clients and peers at all levels.

*Be flexible to travel as and when required to meet demands of clients and their projects.

*Possess excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

*Must have the ability to adapt, multi-task and prioritise when necessary.

*Display a positive outlook and approachable manner.

*Be well motivated, able to work as part of a team or in independently when required.

The client we are recruiting this Principal Control & Instrumentation Engineer to is a multi-disciplined design, engineering, and construction consultancy providing services to clients throughout the UK and beyond. Working as the successful Principal Control & Instrumentation Engineer you will help deliver a variety of process engineering projects to a variety of Chemical, Petrochemical, Energy, Gas and other process engineering industries – often repeat business from established end-clients, with outstanding career development opportunities..

If the above sounds like you, please apply NOW!

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