Area E&I Engineer

Salary: £55,000 per annum (Circa)

Industry: Chemical

Job Type: Permanent

Location: North West

Reference: 27847-ip

Expiration date: 08 November 2017

Manufacturer of Agricultural Fertilizers To be the Area I&E Engineer for the Ince Site Fertiliser Manufacturing Department. Responsible for the delivery of projects and modifications whilst also providing shutdown and maintenance support on the FMD area.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • To be the I&E Asset Engineer for the FMD area
  • The management and execution of I&E projects and modifications across the FMD area to time and budget contraints.
  • Providing I&E engineering support to the plant manufacturing organisation to ensure the maximum process on-stream factors are safely achieved.
  • Execution of the I&E aspects of multi-disciplinary projects managed by others.
  • Planning and execution of plant shutdowns to time and budget constraints.
  • Management of I&E Supervisors, Tema Leaders and Contractors during shutdowns and project installation/commissioning activities.
  • Maintenance and modification of the site DCS and ESD systems.  This will require the jobholder to develop a high level of skill in numerous engineering configuration software packages.
  • To be conversant with current legislation with respect to the I&E Engineering function within the company, to help ensure that compliance is met.
  • To be proactive at suggesting operational and maintenance improvements in all areas of the business.
  • Ensuring that all I&E engineering records are maintained and updated as required when new equipment is brought into commission.
  • Assisting with technical evaluations and investigations of incidents, near misses, I&E component or system failures.
  • Drafting of new policy documents, engineering scopes, maintenance and testing procedures for approval by the Site I&E Engineer.


  • The candidate will be an I&E Engineer with experience of working with in a chemical or similar industrial environment.
  • A thorough working knowledge of I&E equipment installation and maintenance is essential.
  • Experience of software configuration, testing and commissioning must be demonstrated.
  • Skills:
  • Thorough understanding of I&E Engineering, including knowledge of regulatory requirements including Safety Instrumented Systems, electrical installations regulations and testing, Ex installation inspections and management.
  • Knowledge of process safety management and working under COMAH regulations.
  • Experience in the specification, installation and maintenance of instrumentation and control valves.
  • Experience of DCS/PLC system programming, testing and commissioning.
  • Experience in the use of common PC software packages such as Excel, Work, CMMS and Outlook.

Applicants will be Degree qualified in:

  • Instrument/Electrical/Control Engineering.  Ideally a Chartered Engineer, or working towards Chartership.