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ICA Engineer

Northern Ireland Water
Public Sector and Government
Coleraine, County Londonderry
Up to £40578 per annum
Ref: J11927_1719408808
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Job description

ICA Engineer

Crumlin / Lurgan / Coleraine - mobile to all sites


The Client: NI Water

Job purpose:

To provide ICA services to area-based Process Team to ensure that the team meets and exceeds its targets and critical business performance measures.

Deliver world-class asset and operational excellence across all area assets in pursuit of health and safety excellence; regulatory compliance; zero customer impact; operational efficiency and business plan out performance.

The Role:

In the role of ICA Engineer, you will have the following core technical responsibilities:

  • Maintain & replace all online instrumentation, to ensure contractual compliance.
  • Support operations in performance & optimization of plant processes.
  • Identify weaknesses/areas of improvement & provide solutions. This may include Root Cause Analysis and preparation of Business Cases and Tender documentation.
  • Produce PLC coding improvements & SCADA updates.
  • Manage & maintain backups of all code & SCADA projects across all NIW Alpha sites.
  • Manage & control all relevant software package updates & control of licences.
  • Engage with Framework contractors to delivery projects on budget and time for Capital schemes.
  • Collate data for Management team for monthly operating reports & contractual requirements including audits.
  • Facilitate integration of Client efficiency & process improvement Projects onto SCADA system.
  • Liaise with Client & facilitate current & future IT security enhancements across all NIW Alpha sites.

In addition, there are more general business responsibilities:

  • Transform all area assets into safe, integrated, productive and reliable sites. Drive significant improvements in asset availability through improved ways of working and consistent application of IT and technology.
  • Follow all NI Water Alpha Health & Safety policies eg Control of Work, Risk Assessments, Site Inductions etc. Ensure hazard mitigation plans are in place and submit capital requests for H&S capital. Conduct safety audits.
  • Act as a key liaison role between the Asset Team and other key internal departments within NIW Group, suppliers and any external stakeholders. This may include regular meeting attendance and participation in working groups.
  • Provide technical support to Asset Management & Planned Maintenance teams eg small capital and revenue schemes.
  • Support the Asset Management with ensuring that optimised asset maintenance standards and procedures, performance monitoring and analysis processes are in place and fully utilised to support asset management and decision making.
  • Provide cover for the Asset Manager when required.
  • Resolve high priority, complex and emergency problems, using external resources where necessary.
  • Provide technical support in the management of incidents and 'near misses' relating to all area assets.
  • 24hr standby is a requirement of this role. Currently 1 week in 5.
  • Audit compliance with procurement processes including Oracle/Purchase Card.
  • Co-ordinate activities during operational incidents.
  • Participate when required in incident management and review processes, taking ownership for ensuring that opportunities for improvement are implemented.
  • Liaison with Client on telemetry alarm issues via engagement with the Alarm Monitoring Centre.
  • Develop, identify and engage with internal and external ICA Engineers to improve and optimise process control and automation within the treatment works including daily management of external ICA contracts and contractors.
  • Write Technical Specifications and participate in Tender process.
  • Set and manage ICA budget to improve asset reliability and performance and reduce reactive spend.

Hours of work:

  • Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm


Essential Criteria:

  • A third level qualification, for example a degree/HNC/HND or equivalent in a relevant electrical or combined field of Engineering
  • Four years technical experience and understanding of process control, in particular PLC and SCADA systems, industrial Ethernet and Profibus.
  • Four years' experience in calibration of various instrumentation, ie flow meters and level transducers.
  • Four years' experience of writing, implementing and fault-finding PLC code.
  • Four years' experience in a commercially orientated and/or regulated environment.
  • Four years' experience in incident management and asset failure recovery.
  • Two years' experience of Health & Safety management processes and systems.
  • Competent in MS Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel).
  • Ability to form and maintain effective relationships with key contacts internally and externally.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience of WINCC SCADA.
  • Experience of Siemens Step 7 and TIA Portal.
  • Experience of working with VSDs/intelligent starter systems.
  • Experience in a water treatment or food manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of using Oracle or similar procurement system.
  • Certified Profibus Installer, Certified Profibus Engineer and Certified Profibus Commissioning and Maintenance Engineer Qualifications.

In Return:

  • £40,578+ per annum
  • P4P Award
  • Company Car
  • Pension
  • Progression
  • Life Assurance Cover
  • Holidays

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