Instrumentation and Control (I&C) Lead Engineer

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Framatome is a major international player in the nuclear energy market recognized for its innovative solutions and value-added technologies for designing, building, maintaining, and advancing the global nuclear fleet. The company designs, manufactures, and installs components and fuel for nuclear power plants and offers a full range of reactor services.

With 14,000 employees worldwide, every day Framatome's expertise helps its customers improve the safety and performance of their nuclear plants and achieve their economic and societal goals.

Join the energy conversation with Framatome Inc. on Twitter: @FramatomeUS and Facebook: @FramatomeUS.

Framatome is owned by the EDF Group (75.5%), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI - 19.5%) and Assystem (5%).

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TA - DESIGN & ENGINEERING - TAL - Instrumentation and Control
Job Opening Title

Instrumentation and Control (I&C) Lead Engineer
Job type

Non fixed term
BU description

Installed Base BU is in charge for Framatome's nuclear engineering and services for operating nuclear plants, for new build projects and for installations in decommissioning phase.

The Installed base BU has more than 60 years of international experience in all types of technologies on more than 380 reactors worldwide.

With 4,600 employees in 15 countries, the Installed Base BU has a strong identity and its vision is to:

"Deliver innovative products and services by putting our high-level skills to work to guarantee throughout the world a safe and competitive, low carbon source of energy."
Job description

As our I&C Lead Engineer you will be responsible for the coordination of all activities around I&C specification for one of the system design teams, ultimately ensuring the delivery of design documentation and work packages in time and quality.

Framatome has an international reputation for offering a large and diverse variety of career opportunities. Our focus is to attract highly talented individuals who share our values before promoting you through our internal development and career mobility opportunities.

Framatome will play a vital part in the delivery of Britain's ambition to fight climate change and reach Net Zero emissions. It will bring together a number of supply and engineering firms Framatome.

This opportunity will see your career with Framatome begin on assignment to the EDVANCE UK EPR Design Centre - our joint venture with EDF.

The UK EPR Design Centre will play a vital part in the delivery of Britain's ambition to fight climate change and reach Net Zero emissions. It will bring together a number of supply and engineering firms Framatome.

For this opportunity nuclear experience is desirable but not essential. We encourage people from other sectors and the diversity of experience this adds.

For this opportunity nuclear experience is desirable but not essential. We encourage people from other sectors and the diversity of experience this adds.

As a team member within Framatome you will be expected to achieve success through your engagement with, and demonstration of, our Framatome values and behaviours.

The behaviours we identify in all our high performers include their abilities to:
  • ensure safety, environment, and compliance
  • customer orientation
  • drive for results
  • honesty
  • collaboration and teamwork
  • inspirational leadership and change management
  • enterprise perspective
  • developing self and others
  • holding self and others accountable
  • decision making

Framatome has a set of example "observable behaviours" underpinning each of these and we will be looking for these during the selection phases.

This role is based in the UK (Aztec West, Bristol) with some potential trips to Paris (maximum twice per year).


Within this role main responsibilities will include:

Support group leader to ensure SC I&C activities are performed in time and with required quality:
  • Organize and prioritize day to day activities of I&C engineers in the team;
  • Support in workload planning for I&C activities;
  • Ensure work in the team is executed in line with applicable engineering guidance;

  • Provide Kick off meeting, pre-job briefs and post-job debriefs;
  • Ensure people are sufficiently trained regarding engineering guidelines;
  • Organize trainings on EDF internal tools for I&C logic and human machine interface specification as well as testing the specified logic against test procedures (Conduite, DFD, ValidDFD);

  • Mentoring of newcomers and less experienced engineers throughout the I&C sequence;
  • Act as single point of contact for I&C activities in front of external stakeholders, especially to the I&C department and counterparts in Edvance France;
  • Participate to weekly meetings with technical leads;
  • Ensure configuration management;
  • Track and report progress of all I&C activities in the team.

Activities conducted by I&C engineers which have to be supervised, organized, and supported, as well as conducted by the I&C Lead Engineer him/herself if required:
  • Responsible for system design and system integration into overall HPC design:

  • Produce, Review and update the system documentation for operator instructions, human machine interface, safety and environmental, control logic design, as well as periodic testing in compliance with the engineering rules, methodologies, quality processes, and tools;
  • Particularly for Instrumentation and Control, performing the analysis for defining the I&C Functional Requirements of the system and production of the I&C logic: writing of the Instrumentation and Control Functional Requirements; specification of Detailed Functional Diagram (DFD; I&C logic diagram); writing of the Functional Test Procedure and running respective tests; writing of system design manual part 5 (I&C logic description); specification of human machine interface (alarms sheets, operating images, operating modes);
  • Analysis and verification of input data, requirements, and lessons learnt from other stations;
  • Engage proactively with all stakeholders around the system in Edvance to ensure the delivery of a product meeting the requirements set by all disciplines (layout, civil, hazard, nuclear safety, environment, configuration management, procurement).

Management of modifications related to the system including:
  • Managing requests for modifications to system(s) issued by various external parties by producing specifications and following engineering cycle (I&C and/or mechanical design changes specifications);
  • Analysis and verification of the applicability of these modifications and challenging them as appropriate;
  • Developing technical solutions and presenting them to the client to help resolve technical issues (technico-economic optimisation approach).


For this role we are offering a salary range of between £50,000 and £57,000 plus benefits, including, but not limited to:
  • 25 days annual leave per year (raising one day per year to a max. of 30 days)
  • 8% employer pension contribution (salary sacrifice)
  • Individual and family private health care
  • Life assurance (4x salary)
  • Income Protection
  • Professional Body Membership (1 per year)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Language Courses
  • Plus more including access to training and development opportunities.

Job location
Job location

United Kingdom, Bristol
Job location (site)

Aztec West
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Applicant criteria
Minimum level of education required

Minimum level of experience required

Employment level

Engineer & Executive
Extra informations
Background checking required ?

Subject to drug testing ?


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