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Senior Hydro Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Engineer

Argyll and Bute
Competitive salary
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18 May 2024

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Senior Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Engineer -Cruachan Units 3&4 
Location: Cruachan Hydro Power Station, Scotland 

Are you looking to develop and accelerate your Engineering Career? Do you want to work within one of the most unique environments – within a mountain? Do you want to be involved in Engineering Excellence?  

If yes, then this might be the role for you!!  

This is a fantastic opportunity – spanning from design through to full operation, and you’ll be involved in all of it! As the Senior Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Engineer, you’ll be responsible for leading of the upgrades of Cruachan Power Station on units 3&4.  

This is a permanent role, based at our Cruachan Power Station. You’ll be reporting into the Engineering Director and leading a team to deliver critical engineering upgrades. You will be building on the shoulders of giants who constructed the original site back in the 1960’s!  

Take a look at what Jamie says about working within our Hydro Plants 

About the role 

This is a significant investment project that will include the design, manufacture, installation, and commissioning of the new units.

The upgrading will include the replacement of the turbines, generators, and Main Inlet Valves during planned outages.

You’ll play a key role in delivering the scope of works including managing the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of large electrical rotating plant.  You’ll also ensure that all design documentation is correctly recorded.

With your experience, you’ll be the technical authority for EC&I engineering on the U3&4 project, while understanding the wider technical requirements within Drax and provide professional support and guidance to other members of the Engineering Team.

This could include Electricity at Work, ESQCR and other legislative and Business requirements with regards to Electrical Plant, Control Systems and Instrumentation & Working Equipment.   

About you 

Essentially, you’ll be Qualified (Honours Degree) in a relevant engineering discipline (EC&I) and you’ll Ideally be a Chartered Engineer (or equivalent) of a relevant institute i.e. IET.  

You’ll demonstrate your working knowledge and understanding of EC&I engineering industry standards and legislation.  

Health and Safety is critical to our operations; therefore, you will hold NEBOSH or IOSH certificate in Health & Safety or equivalent. 

We want your experience and proven track record of delivering successful results in a complex, multi-disciplinary projects to shine! 

You’ll have a passion for leaderships, driving high standard, collaboration and communication! All of which are essential values to us here at Drax.

If you want a role that’s unique in technology, that is part of the net zero transition, that challenges you from a logistical, technical and operational perspective – as well as enabling you to leave a legacy – then this is the project for you!!!  

The good stuff to know 

If you would like more information on this role, please reach out to

This is a permanent role, based in Cruachan. We understand that even though this role may not be in your current location, here at Drax we may be to support with relocation .

Why not attend our open day at Cruachan Power Station on 23rd April.  At the open day, you’ll be able to find out more about Drax, Cruachan Power station and this fantastic opportunity, as well as meet some of the team and hear from them first hand all about this innovative project!  

If you would like to attend the open day, please complete this short form – so that we can email you some really good information and what you need to know about the open day.

We shall be holding interviews and assessments for this role, at Cruachan on the 29th and 30th May 

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