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Principal Control and Instrumentation Design Engineers x 6

Ref no. BHN566469
Salary £57.33/hour
Location Barrow-In-Furness, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 18 months +
Job status Open

Job summary

We have 6 EC&I Design opportunities to work on the most advanced submarines ever operated by the Royal Navy. Apply or contact me directly.

Key skills required for this role

EC&I, Electrical, Control and Instrumentation, PID control, Electrical circuits design, EMC, Power Supply, Safety Integrity Levels


You must be based in the UK and have a British Passport

Job description

Working arrangements

Hybrid - expected onsite 2 days per fortnight.

Location flexible - Barrow, Filton, Frimley or Brough.

The Principal Engineer (C) - Electrical Engineering (C&I) shall provide support to the Engineering Manager and/or external specialists during development, analysis, integration and verification of platform control and instrumentation systems.


In accordance with the level of supervision/responsibility assigned by role/grade:

  • Develop design solutions to agreed time, cost and quality in accordance with project or business milestones.
  • Develop and manage requirements and acceptance criteria specific to a system or product and/or across a system of systems, platform or programme
  • Understand the contractual and performance requirements for various systems, and support the definition and associated acceptance criteria and events through design, build, integration, installation and commissioning activities.
  • Produce documentation required to support the design review process, including: diagrams; technical specifications; supporting calculations; design evidence and justifications
  • Ensure design proving evidence is comprehensive, captured within the requirements management tools and has been endorsed by the appropriate level of authority
  • Ensure compliance against contractual requirements and that work is undertaken in accordance with company, safety, environmental, contractual and local business processes, standards, procedures and documentation.
  • Undertake design reviews and presentations to customers.


  • Develop a functional design for C&I solution for complex propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems, including deriving the functional design from Piping & Instrumentation diagrams
  • Producing Bill of Materials for C&I equipment
  • Specifying instrumentation measuring pressure/temperature/flow/level/analysis that is fit for purpose for specific process conditions
  • Producing a C&I design that satisfies a wide range of requirements such as; functional; safety; defence standards, British standards, naval standards, nuclear standards
  • Judging and measuring compliance against non-functional stakeholders (EMC, Shock, Metallics etc.)
  • Produce verification evidence to demonstrate design compliance with requirements
  • Production of various design documents such as; I/O schedules, instrument schedules, cable schedules, functional design specification, instrument specification
  • Implementation of physical system-to-system interface design
  • Undertaking/leading technical design reviews for C&I


  • BEng (Hons) / MEng or equivalent.
  • CEng (or be able to satisfy requirements for CEng)
  • Technical report writing skills.
  • Demonstrable experience of engineering lifecycle.
  • Knowledge and experience in defence standards whilst not essential would be an advantage.

In depth understanding of at least one of the following areas:

  • Instrumentation and control system theory including PID control,
  • Electrical circuits design, EMC precautions and power supply characteristics
  • Safety Integrity Levels and BS EN 61508 or 61511
  • PLC programming to IEC 61131-3 standard - fieldbus technology (Profibus/Profinet)

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