Senior Functional Safety & Controls Engineer (P & C)

Wokingham, United Kingdom Countrywide
19 Oct 2018
26 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs employ the UK's most experienced and skilled technical services professionals and has grown to over 7,000 people in locations across the UK.

At Jacobs we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, and we're looking for the most talented and passionate individuals out there to be our next generation of leaders.

We currently have an opportunity for a Senior Functional Safety and Controls Engineer within our Control and Instrumentation team based in the Winnersh, Reading office. The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

As a Senior Functional Safety and Controls Engineer you will be working on Oil and Gas projects through all phases of the Functional Safety Life Cycle

Responsibilities include:

  • Producing key deliverables such as SIL verification documents and safety Requirement specifications.
  • Produce SIL verification calculations using ExSILentia and other SIL Calculation software.
  • Specify, Test and Commission SIS and Control Systems.
  • Interface with SIS System integrators to ensure compliance with specifications
  • Works under the direction of the C&I Project Lead and/or Functional Safety Lead at the project level
  • Ownership - responsible for ensuring the effective, timely delivery of quality discipline deliverables
  • Liaising with clients and other design team members
  • Develop and maintaining excellent client relationships
  • Adherence to Jacobs Work Processes and appropriate application/use of departmental tools
  • Management of discipline deliverables and other project related files in Jacobs Project Information system
  • Coordinate/manage HVEC (High Value Engineering Center) workshare office activities/tasks to ensure work packages are in compliance with home office requirements (Quality, Schedule, Cost)
  • Maintaining technical quality to schedule
  • Support P&ID development; maintains the P&ID's through each project phase; recognizes/ understands required process control strategies and ensures same are reflected accordingly
  • Thorough understanding of the different types of control systems and/or electrical equipment; associated applications, dimensional data usage, etc
  • Clear understanding of C&I design deliverables/tools; provide engineering support during development
  • Support development of TIC cost estimates and Engineering/Design effort hour estimates (PSE)
  • Ensuring project financial performance
  • Ensure proper development of C&I engineering / design deliverables
  • Ensure that received process data required to specify C&I equipment is complete
  • Ensure proper preparation/checking of engineering calculations, specifications and requisition packages - verifying content, proper assembly, thorough checking, and issue to project
  • Ensure incorporation of C&I content into mechanical equipment vendor packages
  • Interface with system integrators to ensure compliance with specifications
  • Review system integrator and vendor data to assure specifications and project requirements are met


  • TUV Certified Functional Safety Engineer
  • Good, relevant experience in preparing SIL calculations and SRS
  • Thorough understanding of all phases of the Functional Safety Lifecycle.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team, liaising directly with clients, designers and other design team members
  • Degree qualified
  • Solid business acumen - thorough knowledge of EPC work processes, cost control, scheduling and administrative practices, understanding project phases and associated required scope/deliverables
  • Significant experience in various phases of vendor selection and technical negotiation
  • Experienced in the execution of control systems (e.g. DCS, ESD) from first concepts to acceptance testing (e.g. FAT/SAT/Commissioning)
  • Understanding of the design requirements relating to instrumentation and control systems
  • Knowledge of the variety of installation requirements for equipment in Hazardous areas
  • Flexibility to travel for client meetings, vendor meetings and acceptance testing
  • Advanced MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


  • Experience in leading teams
  • Experience using ExSILentia
  • Experienced working with multinational clients
  • Previous experience working with multi-centre execution
  • Experience of site installation/commissioning of instruments and control systems
  • Assistance in providing C&I input into proposals

Our Culture

At Jacobs we have recently celebrated 10 years of our culture of caring - 'BeyondZero'. We see safety differently - we strive to go BeyondZero by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we promote STEM and WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) initiatives. When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity. To find out more about our networks, check out our website:

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours' contracts.

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

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