Controls & Instrumentation Engineer

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Leading C&I within innovative waste to energy engineering firm in small scale waste to energy with diverse projects that are environmentally sustainable, implementing resilient infrastructure that is effective & positive.  They are offer expertise, products and services in pyrolysis, gasification & oxidation . Due to sustainable business growth this is a great opportuninty to play a lead technical & management role in Controls & Instrumentation for a fascinating company poised for exponential growth in UK & internationally. 

Crucially you will play a leaderhip role in a ZERO landfill future, dealing with waste at source and recovering economic and environmental value

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The Senior Software Controls & Instrumentation Engineer (C&I) Engineer job itself where you will be responsible for developing systems and the preparation of control and instrument deliverables based on process specifications across the full project and product life-cycle. Includes development of designs and schematics, selection of components, development of all software aspects of the systems, selection of instrumentation, sub-contract manufacturing support & management, and installation and commissioning of control systems.

Working as part of a small cross discipline team, this hands-on position involves full exposure to design, development, testing and commissioning of operational units located in various locations. Drive and enthusiasm to gain an in-depth knowledge of pyrolysis is essential, combined with attention to detail and a proactive and methodical approach to problem solving. Must be a strong team player.  More specifically:


  • Overall responsibility for all Electrical, Control and Instrumentation activities across the business.
  • Full project life-cycle work, developing PLC programs from scratch based on process specifications.
  • Development of detailed specifications, datasheets, instrument lists, IO schedules, cable schedules, cable block diagrams, termination drawings, functional control specifications, cause & effect diagrams, cable/ladder layouts, cable routing drawings, bulk MTO's and material requisitions.
  • Selection of instrumentation and electrical components.
  • Development of all software aspects of the systems, including modifications to existing Siemens software scripts.
  • Produce tender packages for suppliers to enable delivery of goods and services to the cost, schedule and quality as required by the project.
  • Provide sub-contract manufacturing support & management.
  • Provide installation, commissioning and troubleshooting support at client sites
  • Support facilities engineering, operation and improvements of demonstration unit
  • Provide technical support to the business development team as required, including input into OPEX models .
  • Liaise with other disciplines and operations team in the execution of the work.
  • Deliver technical evaluation of supplier tenders and detailed reviews of vendor deliverables.
  • Ensure that all C&I design changes are captured by the change control process.
  • Participate in conceptual and detailed design reviews, HAZIDs, HAZOPs and risk reviews.
  • Support obsolescence management for clients and equipment.
  • Appraising and interpreting client requirements to ensure that technical, legislative and commercial aspects are delivered on all projects.
  • Management of client expectations.



You will have

As Senior Software Controls & Instrumentation Engineer (C&I) Engineer, you will have:

  • Minimum HND, preferred if BEng/Meng degree (2:1 degree or better) in Control and Instrumentation Engineering or similar
  •  A demonstratable level of industrial experience in the design, development and plant operations.
  • Chartered Engineer status is desirable.
  • Strong technical expertise with design and development of PLC systems (SCADA & HMI’s)
  • Demonstrated experience of writing, modifying and interrogating Siemens software scripts
  • Experience in Siemens software programming and interrogation is essential, Allen Bradley experience would be advantageous.
  • Experience of working with safety systems.
  • Good working knowledge of legislation, including ISO 12100, Machinery directive, ATEX, IEC 61508 etc.
  • Self-sufficient, self-motivated and able to work within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to all levels of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail essential.
  • Proficient with MS Word & Excel.

You will get

As Senior Software Controls & Instrumentation Engineer (C&I) Engineer you will enjoy a competitive salary, likely £60K-£65K + Package

Benefits include: Bonus, pension & private medical insurance.  25 days holiday PA (+ Statutory)

You can apply

For the Senior Software Controls & Instrumentation Engineer (C&I) Engineer by pushing the button on this job posting (recommended), or by sending CV in confidence to 


9 May 2022
Controls & Instrumentation
England, Bristol
£60K-£65K + Package

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