Contract & Instrumentation Engineer.

  • Northwich, Cheshire
  • Negotiable

Contract & Instrumentation Engineer

  • Northwich, Cheshire
  • Negotiable
  • Posted October 4, 2023

Job Advertisement
Control & Instrumentation Engineer
Location: Cheshire
Salary: Dependent upon experience
Company: We are working with a leading chemical manufacturing business, and we are currently seeking a dedicated Control & Instrumentation Engineer to join the dynamic team. As a recruitment agency working on behalf of our client, we are looking for a highly motivated individual to fill this crucial role.
Role Overview:
As the Control & Instrumentation Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in our site’s operations and development. Reporting to the Production Manager/Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for planning, documenting, and managing the maintenance of all electrical and instrumentation systems on-site. Your key focus will be to ensure all scheduled maintenance is completed on time and within budget, utilizing our site asset management system.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform reactive maintenance on production instrumentation as needed.
  • Implement proactive scheduled maintenance to minimize reactive issues.
  • Develop and maintain site SCADA systems in collaboration with the site IT department.
  • Own site C&I standards and continuously improve them.
  • Ensure compliance with BS EN 61508 & 61511, SIL systems on-site, and their maintenance.
  • Manage project teams for new projects on-site.
  • Negotiate and liaise with contractors and suppliers for materials and services.
  • Oversee and supervise site work for maintenance projects.
  • Manage projects from initiation to completion, including arranging invoices and purchase orders.
  • Work with the Process/Project team to formally close off projects upon completion.
  • Identify potential areas of slippage in project timelines and suggest corrective actions.
  • Escalate problems to the Production Manager and assist in finding solutions.
  • Ensure strict adherence to Health and Safety legislation.
  • Maintain open communication with the maintenance team and Production Manager.
  • Conduct health and safety inspections in collaboration with the H&S Manager.
  • Adhere to all Thor Specialities (UK) Limited policies and procedures.

Competencies Required:
As a Control & Instrumentation Engineer, you should possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Excellent organizational, planning, and time management skills.
  • Logical thinking and creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Understanding of budget control.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and lead when necessary.
  • Proficiency in computer and PLC systems.
  • Knowledge of risk assessments and method statements.
  • Strong understanding and implementation of functional safety.

Education & Training:

  • Degree qualification or working towards relevant City & Guilds certification.
  • Acceptable references within the engineering discipline or substantial experience.
  • Knowledge or suitable training in IEC 61508/61511, DSEAR, COMPEX, Siemens S7, software development (Iconics SCADA), UK Legislation (particularly CDM, HSWA), and health & safety awareness.

Working Hours & Environment:

  • Typical working hours: 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, with flexibility required during project deadlines.
  • Office-based with occasional meetings and visits to contractors/suppliers.
  • Some projects may involve travel and time away from home.

If you are a dedicated and experienced Control & Instrumentation Engineer looking for an opportunity to make a significant impact within a top-tier COMAH site, please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your relevant experience and qualifications. Join us in ensuring the safety and efficiency of our operations.


The Recruitment Co. is an equal opportunities employer and we’re committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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