IE Support Engineer (internal applicants only)

To support the Billingham Site I&E Engineer for projects, modifications, maintenance activities on the services area to ensure safe and reliable plant operation. To assist with the maintenance and administration efforts of the Industrial Control System infrastructure.

Business Area
Billingham Manufacturing
Full Time

In this role you will be accountable for...

To assist the Billingham Site I&E Engineer in the execution of his duties in supporting safe & reliable plant operations by :-

  • Being conversant with current legislation with respect to the I&E Engineering function within the company to help ensure that compliance is met. This will also require an understanding of CF standards in I&E engineering/ maintenance and the rolling out of this along with policies developed by the Site I&E Engineer. The job holder will apply the site engineering standards, instructions and protocols as set by the I&E Engineers, and will audit the compliance of others with these. The job holder will also draft new policy documents, engineering scopes, maintenance and testing procedures for approval by the I&E Engineers.
  • Being proactive at suggesting & leading operational and maintenance improvements, i.e. some aspects will be highly specific whereas others will be generic in nature and applied consistently across the site.
  • Ensuring that all I&E engineering records are maintained and updated as required when new equipment is brought into commission. The job holder will have responsibility for improving specific types of systems & records across the site.
  • Support the I&E Engineers in their goals to reduce the backlog of modifications and non-conformance actions.
  • Execution of selected I&E Projects and Modifications across the services area to time and budget constraints, including the I&E aspects of multi-disciplinary projects managed by others. This will include planning and execution of selected work in plant shutdowns to time and budget constraints, including where necessary the management of I&E CF Technicians and Contractors during shutdown, maintenance and installation / commissioning activities.
  • Assisting the I&E Engineers with technical evaluations and investigations of incidents, near misses, I&E component or system failures.
  • Maintenance, modification and expansion of the site DCS and ESD systems, under the guidance of I&E Engineers. This will require the jobholder to develop a high level of skill in numerous engineering configuration software packages.

The skills, qualifications and experience you will have...

Experience, skills and competencies

  • A good understanding of the instrument & electrical equipment on the Billingham site and the legislation that pertains to it.
  • Experience of working on a Top Tier COMAH site.
  • Strong communication skills at all levels of the organisation.
  • Good planning, supervisory and co-ordination skills and have a good understanding of other trade and ancillary skills.
  • A logical approach to all aspects of work and good problem solving skills.
  • Good team working skills. The I&E Support Engineer will be required to be an integral part of the Instrument and Electrical Engineering team.
  • The jobholder will be expected to understand/learn the production processes in detail so as to contribute as fully as possible to the improvement of the site.
  • Travel within and outside of the UK will be required occasionally, to visit suppliers, attend factory acceptance tests, etc.


  • Applicants will be qualified to a Degree level in a relevant
  • Engineering discipline. Ideally a Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartership.

Closing date: 21st February 2020

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