Lead C&I Project Engineer

  • Permanent
  • Sewardstone
  • £59k - 84k per year GBP
  • Job Category: Engineering

EC&I Partners Limited

Job Title: Lead C&I Project Engineer

Our client play a key role supporting power plant and gas storage projects, outages and maintenance activities across UK and Swedish assets.

They are looking for an experienced Controls & Instrumentation (C&I) Projects Engineer to fulfil a lead C&I Project Engineer role.

The role will predominantly be based from Isle of Grain & Enfield Power Stations over the course of the next few years with large outages also taking place in Connahs Quay and at various power plants across the UK meaning the role will require regular travel and overnight stays.

It is an exciting time to join the team, with the prospect for the right individual to work with a diverse mix of both established and new power plant and technology on advanced power stations and storage facilities.

This is a tremendous opportunity, offering development and experience on a massive scale supporting assets and teams across power generation and storage stations.  


Your responsibilities

Our client is looking for people who can bring a flexible, enthusiastic approach, are highly self-motivated, conscientious and can demonstrate ownership of issues through to the implementation of solutions at any of their assets across the UK and Sweden.

You will be capable of demonstrating and developing extensive knowledge and skills in a range of varied C&I engineering and maintenance work activities of a complex and non-routine nature in such a way as to maximise resource utilisation and station/facility availability.

You must display capacity for individual responsibility, self-motivation and autonomy while demonstrating exemplary commitment to the clients HSSE and Quality culture.


Key Activities

  • Utilising your skills and experience to lead and deliver projects and outages, identify and managing stakeholders across the functional organisation and with the supply chain, ensuring process and regulatory compliance with the highest standard of HSSE and Quality performance.
  • You will undertake proactive and reactive work, including fault finding, problem solving and investigations, across a broad range of process plant and systems in support of performance against Key Performance Indicators (safety, time, cost, quality, technical performance and compliance).
  • You will have the proven capabilities to lead project teams as required dependent on project complexity.
  • You will ensure best practice is employed and shared across sites by networking and benchmarking comparisons with plants, departments, engineers, industries and teams to achieve optimum levels of performance, revenue and capital expenditure.
  • You will be responsible for defining scopes of work and developing both technical and contract specifications.
  • Your attention to detail will ensure the establishment and delivery of contractor Quality Assurance and Quality Control.
  • You will actively promote a culture of health, safety, environmental awareness and quality; seek out improvements in all these areas and directly contribute to their development, planning and delivery for Asset Support.



  • You will be educated to a Higher National Diploma or Degree level in a Control & Instrumentation related discipline, supported with a sound technical knowledge of engineering, project management and maintenance practices gained through experience.
  • You will be able to apply your good working knowledge of health, safety and environmental legislation and standards to NEBOSH Certificate level or a recognised equivalent in a practical manner.
  • You will have a sound understanding of complex C&I process system operations, knowledge of current regulations and policy which affect the management and operations of process plant engineering assets, including Functional Safety (IEC61508/61511) and Cyber Security for Industrial and Control Systems (OG86)
  • Your strong interpersonal skills will enable effective working relationships within the team, across business functions and with senior stakeholders.
  • Your excellent communication, planning and organisational skills will enable effective task prioritisation and resource management.
  • You will have in depth knowledge, understanding and be able to demonstrate application of project management tools and techniques.
  • Your organisational, contract and project management skills enable you to run several contracts within a project which involve on/off site working including the health, safety, environmental and quality aspects as well as the commercial and technical issues.
  • Full and clean UK driving license.



  • Use and knowledge of best practice lean tools for resolving engineering issues to root cause level.
  • Management, fault finding and troubleshooting of DCS and PLC systems.
  • Management of alarms and simulations.
  • Knowledge and competence of using SAP based systems.
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment.


Your qualities

Our client not only reward their employees with attractive salaries, an excellent company pension and health related benefits for their hard work and dedication to shaping the future energy transition. You can also expect a supportive working culture that offers a wide range of creative and innovative ideas. We enable various flexible working arrangements, whilst also supporting with home office equipment.

Through regular training and workshops, together we work towards visualising yourself in our company as if it were your own.

We support you in highlighting your individual potential, achieving your personal goals, and reaching your ambitions. We invite you to become part of our diverse company with international colleagues from more than 80 countries.

As an employer, our client has committed itself to providing special support to certain areas:

  • Competitive salary – paying up to £84,000pa
  • Personal development and Learning opportunities
  • Enhanced company pension – With up to 12% company contributions
  • 26 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Electric vehicle charging at our sites
  • In house Occupational Health Services
  • Company funded Private Medical Insurance including free GP service
  • Performance related benefits
  • Access to a range of flexible benefits such as Share Incentive Plan, Dental, Critical Illness and Life Insurance, Cycle2Work, or buy and sell extra holiday
  • Future career opportunities (UK & International) with a strong focus on Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Our employees are the reason for our success. Therefore, you will find many other benefits at the local level to help you reach your potential.

Contract type: Permanent

Working Hours: Full time  

Start Date: ASAP

Salary: £59,000 – £84,000 

As an employer, our client is committed to diversity and equal opportunities. Therefore, we encourage applications from suitably qualified individuals whose capabilities match the role requirements regardless of gender, origin, disability, age, religion, ideology, sexual identity or marital status. We live inclusion and support flexible working.


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