Company: Wood
Skills: Instrument & Controls Engineer
Experience: 1 + Years
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Location: Warrington, United Kingdom
Status: Active

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Overview / Responsibilities


Want to play a vital role in existing and new defence and civil nuclear programmes in the UK, and want to provide key control and instrumentation support to both defence and civil nuclear sectors?

Then this is the opportunity for you.

From the management and operation of Europe’s most complex nuclear sites, to playing a vital role in existing and new nuclear programmes in the UK and US, AMEC Foster Wheeler can truly be described as a world class global nuclear services provider.


In particular, AMEC Foster Wheeler 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.


We are looking for a full time Principal / Senior Control and Instrumentation (C&I) Consultant to join our Control, Instrumentation and Electrical (CI&E) team based at AMEC Foster Wheeler’s Warrington office in Cheshire.


This role provides a diverse and exciting range of opportunities to support the UK submarine programme in relation to control and instrumentation, associated to emergent issues in-service, during manufacturing, plant-life extension and through next generation concept design, 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, documenting the results in formal letters, and presenting the results to safety and technical committees.
  • Performing assurance activities (audit, advice and assessment) for all types of C & I systems including non-programmable and software based systems (including systems utilising Hardware Description Language (HDL)) that provide nuclear safety functions in Primary C&I systems.
  • Interfacing with key stakeholders, internal and external.
  • Active involvement in appropriate safety review groups.
  • Representing AMEC Foster Wheeler at safety and technical meetings with clients and other contractors.
  • Performing a review of nuclear safety cases for major plant items in line with regulatory requirements.
  • Applying C&I knowledge, skills and experience to other projects being carried out by AMEC Foster Wheeler.


Skills / Qualifications

Professional Institution accredited Degree or Post Graduate qualification in an engineering, computing or scientific discipline

  • 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.
  • CEng preferable.
  • It is essential that anyone interested is, or can be, Security Cleared.

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

  • Familiarity with the development lifecycle of C & I safety critical systems using non-programmable hardware, software, and modern software development tools.
  • Experience of programmable hardware (FPGAs or ASICs) and HDLs such as VHDL.
  • Experience of working with software used in safety or mission critical industries, including:
    • high level programming languages.
    • compilers and assembler languages.
  • Experience of static and formal software analysis techniques and tools.
  • Experience of safety standards such as IEC 61508, IEC 61513, DEF STAN 00-55, DEF STAN 00-56, RTCA DO-178C, RTCA DO-254, IEC 60880, IEC 62138 and IEC 62566.
  • 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) (particularly TAGs 003, 031 and 046) would be an advantage.
  • Familiarity with the operation and construction of PWR2 Naval Reactors nuclear plant and the underlying safety cases would be a strong advantage.


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.



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 over $11 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, 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.


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