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EC&I Engineer

Greater Manchester
Job Type:
Market related


Electrical, Control & Instrumentation Engineer



Location: Salford Quays, Greater Manchester, North West England, UK


Salary: Competitive


Job Description


Our client is looking to recruit for an EC&I Engineer to join their EC&I Engineering team.


The ideal candidate will be ambitious and motivated, actively pursuing Chartership, and to have already developed strong technical skills in a design or operational environment.


Their primary role will be to generate EC&I designs and specifications as part of a multi-disciplinary design team.


Key Objectives:


  • Produce the suite of EC&I design deliverables to process plant projects across a range of highly regulated industries to ensure functionality and safety.

  • Effectively contribute towards and lead EC&I packages of work as part of multi-discipline projects.

  • Work closely with Clients to fully meet their requirements and develop repeat work through excellent performance and quality.

  • Develop EC&I knowledge and skills to be an in-house technical expert through experience and learning, supported by formal training.


  • Production of the suite of EC&I deliverables throughout the design process such as: Basis of Designs, Scopes of Work, Method Statements, Schedules, Single Line Diagrams, Block Cable Diagrams, Procurement Specifications, Risk Assessments, Technical Files, etc. and other technical documentation to comply with design standards, safety legislation/regulatory requirements and Client requirements.

  • Preparation of designs and specifications to satisfy Client and International/British Standards.

  • Preparation of supporting calculations to substantiate designs.

  • Preparation of installation, commissioning, and operating documents.

  • Lead the EC&I input to projects where appropriate.

  • Ensure compliance of own work and that of others with in-house Quality Assurance and

  • Management system.

  • Aim to be fully conversant with the British and International Standards with respect to EC&I design and specification.

  • Development of skills with Amtech to design LV electrical systems to support process plants.

  • Development of knowledge of IEC 61508/61511/61513 and the design and substantiation of safety circuits.

  • Development of skills with AutoCAD Electrical to produce EC&I drawings and support technicians.

  • Attend site as required to support projects, this may involve travel (primarily in the UK) and time away from the home office.

  • Peer review of other EC&I team member’s deliverables.

  • Actively attend and contribute to design and safety reviews (including HAZIDs, HAZOPs, etc.) from a technical standpoint.

  • Attendance of training as required to support job role and to develop individual skills.

  • Planning and allocation of workload to members of design team in order to deliver packages of work.

  • Liaise with Sub-Contractors providing equipment packages or specialist services, and ensure the technical compliance of their work.

  • Effectively report progress to project Lead EC&I Engineers and take ownership for the timely delivery of assigned work packs.

  • Prospects for progression to Senior Engineer with line management responsibility for junior colleagues as experience is gained.


  • Masters Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering.

  • Over 3 years’ experience of design or operations in a highly regulated industry (e.g. Nuclear, Chemical, Pharmaceutical).

  • High level of proficiency in the use of general Microsoft Office software (i.e. Word, Excel, etc.).

  • Membership of IET or InstMC, and working towards Chartership.

  • Experience in developing at least 2 of the following: Functional Design Specifications, Control Philosophies, Cause & Effect Diagrams, Single Line Diagrams, Cable Calculations, PLC Specifications, Instrument Datasheets, Instrument Schedules, Basis of Designs, Network Architectures, Safety Substantiation Documents, Operation & Maintenance Manuals/Procedures.

  • Knowledge of current UK technical standards/publications and legislation requirements.

  • Knowledge of the Engineering Design process.

  • Full UK driving license.

  • SC security clearance, or ability to achieve.

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