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Our Vacancy

Electrical Controls and Instrumentation Engineer

  • Defence
  • Contracting /
  • Derby
  • 13/05/24
  • On site

Assystem is an international company with one mission: accelerate the energy transition around the world.

Every day, our 6,500 switchers located in 12 countries (Europe, Middle East, Pacific Asia & Africa) connect their six thousand billion neurons to tackle the task of the century: switching to low-carbon energy.

We are a collective committed to the actors who are making the energy switch. Sharing our knowledge, expertise and values allows us to innovate and think differently about the energy transition.

Drawing on more than 55 years’ experience in highly regulated sectors subject to strict security and safety requirements, we provide our customers with engineering and project management services, as well as digital services and solutions to optimize the performance of complex infrastructure projects throughout their life cycle. The Group is currently ranked second in the world for nuclear engineering.

To ensure a viable, efficient, and reliable energy future for all

Job Description

Assystem Energy & Infrastructure are recruiting for a Electrical Controls and Instrumentation Engineer  to work at our customers site in Derby on a contract basis.

Role details: 

Job title: Electrical Controls and Instrumentation Engineer

Contract length: 6-12 months 

Location: Derby  

Contract type: PAYE via Umbrella solution


Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with key stakeholders to integrate and manage system requirements.
  • Design, specify for manufacture, test and commission both bespoke and commercial Electrical Control and Instrumentation systems.
  • Prepare technical reports and documentation to a standard compatible with engineering best practice.
  • Carry out occasional site working to conduct design reviews, investigations, equipment trials, commissioning and upgrade activities.
  • Updates to design documentation (DDRs), closing out DCNs, support to production of Handbooks and Maintenance Instructions
  • Support to install/commissioning teams to resolve queries/issues during install, set to work and commissioning.

My profile



  • HND / Bachelor’s degree in a relevant engineering discipline or equivalent level of continuous professional development and experience.
  • Experience of engineering design to commercial standards within the electrical, control or automation industries.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in Controls and Instrumentation systems and architecture.
  • Professional attitude and strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.



  • Experience in selection and practical implementation of instrumentation solutions.
  • Experience in power system design for control applications.
  • Experience in testing, setting to work and commissioning of C&I systems.
  • Understanding of the implementation of UKCA compliance (previously CE) and relevant European directives (Machinery, Low Voltage and Electromagnetic Compatibility).
  • Understanding of functional safety (IEC 13849, 61508/11).

**Security clearance**

This role requires the successful candidate to hold a minimum of a Security Check (SC) clearance without any caveats to that clearance.

Due to the nature of work this role will be delivering and for the protection of certain assets, the successful candidate has to be a UK national or in MoD approved cases a Dual National from a non-ITAR country.

We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

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