Principal EC & I Engineer (PR-34104567)

Location: England, United Kingdom    |  Remote Working Available
Salary: £55 - £65 per hour +
Sectors: Engineering
Job Type: Contract
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This person will be technically responsible for EC&I engineering output of EC&I teams delivering technical solutions for complex systems, while acting as Lead Engineer on large and complex Projects assisting in the production of Project plans and other associated Project Management activities.


  • Duration: 6 months+
  • Outside IR35
  • North west based but can work from any office or remotely, client visits when necessary
  • Must be able to get SC clearance - will start working on BPSS


  • Ensure that all Health and Safety requirements are appropriately prioritised and applied.
  • Be aware of existing and emerging technologies including other major disciplines.
  • Proven understanding of the responsibilities placed upon both the company and the individual, as regards application of BS7671, IEC 61508, Machinery Directive and CDM Regulations.
  • Lead technical solutions at design reviews and facilitate at technical discussions and chair formal technical reviews.
  • Prepare and present technical presentations to all levels within the Business.
  • Responsible for the technical, financial and quality delivery of Projects assigned to other Engineers.
  • Assist the Project Management team in managing Project costs and Schedule with minimal commercial and financial supervision.
  • Shall be able to operate as a focal point for technical communications between Clients and Customers.


  • A demonstrable track record of delivery and expertise in the design of Electrical, Control and Instrumentation with general experience across the whole EC&I discipline.
  • An in-depth understanding of how the EC&I aspects fit within a complex project environment.
  • Significant experience working on projects in all major phases of the life cycle.
  • An understanding of Control system design phases: design verification and validation, and version control.
  • Experience with plant and documentation configuration management.
  • Experience working with safety cases in high hazard industries (preferably Nuclear), is desirable

Ideal areas of expertise

  • Intrinsically Safe Systems (ATEX)
  • General power and control applications
  • Design of control cabinets
  • Power and safety circuits
  • Electrical schematic diagrams
  • PLC / DCS
  • FAT / SAT

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Progressive Recruitment, a trading division of SThree Partnership LLP is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy | Registered office | 1st Floor, 75 King William Street, London, EC4N 7BE, United Kingdom | Partnership Number | OC387148 England and Wales

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