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Life Science - Senior Control & Instrument Engineer - Warrington

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Life Science - Senior Control & Instrument Engineer - Warrington

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Life Sciences

  • Job type:

    Fixed Term Contract

  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Lloyd Bailey

  • Contact email:

  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months Renewable Contract

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:


Senior Control & Instrument Engineer




Outside IR35


Role Overview

The Senior Control & Instrument Engineer will support the department through provision on Engineering, Design and Consultancy services for complex highly regulated industries including Water and Pharmaceutical.


Role Detail Description:

The Senior Controls & Instrument Engineer will work closely with the Engineering & Design Team Leads and Project Manager to support the efficient and effective delivery of multi-discipline projects.  

The post holder will:

  • Undertake audits and surveys of client existing assets.
  • Support in identifying engineering solutions to meet client technical, cost and schedule needs.
  • Have a strong ability to identify, communicate and manage risk.
  • Undertake feasibility studies.
  • Support bid submissions.
  • Manage the effective delivery of projects to time, quality, and cost targets by personal leadership or directing other members of the team.
  • Provide concept, developed and detailed design deliverables for control and instrumentation and associated Electrical services installations (Including loop diagrams, 3D Model, general arrangement drawings, design risk register, specifications etc.).
  • Have significant experience in the application of control and instrumentation design standards
  • Mentor/train other electrical team members.


Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Extensive experience (at least 5 years) in a relevant design role including successful delivery of control and instrumentation designs within projects for the pharmaceutical and petrochemical sector.
  • HNC or Degree in technical engineering related subject.
  • Membership of a professional Institution or similar body is desirable, working towards or holding IEng or CEng registration.
  • Strong experience in UK pharmaceutical, water and petrochemical industries.
  • Extensive knowledge of hazardous area design together with hazardous area protection principles and generation of associated documentation i.e. intrinsically safe calculations and hazardous area inspection schedules.
  • Knowledge of functional safety requirements and lifecycle with a clear understanding of IEC 61508 and 61511.
  • Working knowledge of modern communications network principles and design i.e. Ethernet, Profibus, Profinet etc.
  • Experience with E&I design best practices.
  • Project lifecycle experience (Concept through detail design to construction support).
  • Generate controls and instrumentation deliverables in compliance with BS7671 IEE Wiring Regulations and client specifications.
  • Support effective delivery of projects to time, quality, and cost targets together with the ability to multi-task and prioritise.
  • Produce documentation in accordance with defined standards/quality requirements.
  • Liaise with design and equipment subcontractors.
  • Lead the improvement of performance by seeking, reviewing and applying, where appropriate, innovative solutions.
  • Interface with other disciplines such as Mechanical, Process, HVAC and Civil.
  • Supervision and generation of 2D and 3D Instrumentation Installation Design Deliverables including General arrangement drawings, loop diagrams, instrument schedules, cable/containment routing diagrams
  • Instrument specification and selection.
  • Hazardous area design.
  • Functional safety design (desirable).
  • Ability to work in a team or alone, comfortable liaising with client representatives.
  • Ability to identify innovative solutions and embrace emerging technology.
  • Possess strong communication and organisational skills.


Software Packages

Proficient use of the following software packages:

  • AutoCAD LT
  • Trimble (Amtech) Pro Design Suite Cable Sizing Software
  • Microsoft suite of programs
  • Aveva