Lead Principal C&I Engineer

Posted 17 June 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
DisciplineOil and Gas Recruitment
Contact NameChloe Miller

Job description

Our client is currently recruiting for a Lead/Principal C&I Engineer to join their project delivery team in Manchester on a 12 month contract basis.


  • Work activities will include both project and proposal work where both the technical approach and continuity must be aligned.

  • Project work as the functional Lead Engineer for projects as required by the C&I Group Manager

  • Work activities for both projects and proposals will be executed across all phases of projects including Conceptual Studies; Basic; FEED; Detailed Design; Procurement through to Commissioning.

  • Projects and proposals are for process plant and facilities across the Chemical; Oil and Gas; Power and Energy Transition/ New Energy sectors.

  • Project work will include development of Instrument Engineering deliverables as required on a project by project basis.


  • Experience of Instrument Engineering Design, with experience in a Senior/Lead role on Medium/Large capital projects from concept to start-up.

  • Competent of working within the C&I Discipline of a contracting organisation.

  • Competent to Lead the C&I Discipline interface with other Disciplines.

  • Experience of working in a client facing large project group environment.

  • Very good proactive communicator. The role involves liaison with Client Engineers & Project Management.

  • Degree qualified for the related discipline.

  • Have or working towards a Chartered Engineer status as a Member of the Institute of Measurement and Control (IMC) or Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

  • Proven ability for equipment specification and selection and in ensuring compliance from the suppliers, preferably within an EPC contracting organization.

  • Competent in project execution using selected design tools and techniques.

  • Competent for budget & Schedule control/monitoring and reporting.

  • Competent in design safety, constructibility.

  • To be able to work to Company standards.

  • Innovative when appropriate.

  • Competent in Electrical protection methodologies.

  • Competent in Specification, technical bid analysis and requisitioning of Field Instrumentation and Analysers.

  • Competent in the application, specification and requisitioning of DCS, PLC, and SIS systems, with experience of the system full lifecycle.

  • Competent in the Specification/Design/Implementation of Hazardous Area Instrumentation (ATEX).

  • Competent in Instrumentation and Control requirements for Mechanical packages.

  • Competent in P&ID development.

  • Competent in Sizing of flow devices/control valves/relief devices.


  • Automation and Control life cycle activities.

  • Safety System life cycle activities.

  • Fire & Gas systems.

  • Familiarity with exSILentia software package preferred.

  • Experience of working with and leading global integrated delivery teams is preferred.

  • CompEx qualified,

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference: TR/072358

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