Principal C&I Engineer (Functional Safety)

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Instrumentation - Engineering
Position Type
Agency / Contract

Overview / Responsibilities


Wood is currently recruiting for a Principal C&I Engineer – Functional Safety (contract). In this role, the candidate will be responsible for the execution of project work, in accordance with the Discipline Design Instructions, including Wood and / or Project Procedures on Safety and Quality Control, within the man-hour, cost budgets and the project schedule targets. The role will be based in Reading.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, able to work independently and have demonstrable experience in Concept, FEED and Detail Engineering, including brownfield projects. They will be confident in their own ability to deliver the Control and Safeguarding Systems scope of the project on time and within budget, while facilitating effective work share with other execution centres around the world.


  • Design, implementation, installation and commissioning of Safeguarding Systems for oil and gas facilities
  • Provide Functional Safety Management Expertise in line with IEC 61511
  • Define Safeguarding Systems deliverable requirement and system design in line with IEC 61511
  • Lead Functional Safety Management aspects of the project design and implementation
  • Apply integration concepts to a wide variety of systems and across multiple vendor platforms
  • Resolve speciality related engineering issues by applying accepted principles, codes and standards

Skills / Qualifications


  • Engineering Degree
  • TÜV FS Expert Certification
  • Safeguarding Field Instruments and Safeguarding System background experience
  • Experienced with Detail Design – Brownfield / Modifications projects
  • Experience of working to customer specifications and international standards
  • Technically astute and conversant with the lasted advances in technology
  • Ability to deliver documentation that is technical correct to the required standard and schedule
  • Ability to develop subcontract requisitions where applicable
  • Experience in a similar role within the contractor environment is essential
  • Prior experience in development, reviewing and approving Engineering Deliverables
  • Capability to deliver major projects from specification through hardware and instrumentation design, safeguarding applications design and definition to networking and interface solutions using multiple different DCS solutions
  • Experience of working with various communication networks, such as Profibus, DeviceNet, Modbus RTU / TCP, EtherNet / IP etc.
  • HEXAGON Smart Instrumentation (SPI) experience highly valuable

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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