Principal Controls and Instrumentation Engineer

Our client is an international project delivery company, operating across Europe, the USA and Asia and has a track record of over 43 years in project management, process design, facility design and construction management for the world's leading multinational companies.

Location: Manchester
Sector: Life Sciences
Job Type: Permanent
Remuneration: £65,000 - £80,000
Expiry Date: 20/07/2022
Duration: N/A
Start Date: 20/07/2022

Person Specification

  • Strong leadership
  • Strong technical
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to adapt
  • Motivated
  • Experienced

Job Role & Responsibilities

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


  • Additional performance bonus
  • Private medical care
  • Excellent pension contributions
  • Employee owned share option

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