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Control & Automation/ Electrical Designer/Technician - Nuclear

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Date: Mar 19, 2023

Location: Dorking, Surrey, GB

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 85486 

Job Category: Engineering 

Location: Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. 


Join our Project Delivery Group (PDG), a dynamic team of professionals passionately committed to world-class project delivery across the globe. With expertise in sustainable studies, asset building and operations, and industry-leading efficiencies, our best-in-class team leverages methodologies, governance and systems that are unparalleled in the engineering space. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Electrical or Control & Automation Designer to be based in our Dorking (preferred), Culham or London office, in United Kingdom to join the project team involved in developing a commercially-viable fusion power plant for clean, safe and sustainable future.

The Electrical or Control & Automation Designer will be part of a team of designers and assisting in the development and production of deliverables required for Energy and Oil and Gas projects from Feasibility studies to Detail design. The Electrical or Control & Automation Designer will also collaborate in the resolution of technical design issues and mentor other designers in the team.




  • Report to the lead engineer, project or engineering manager
  • Review, or check the designs performed by others in the design team.
  • Prioritize project or program discipline actions for the purpose of achieving deliverable quality and adherence to schedule.
  • Prepare design drawings for internal and client reviews in collaboration with engineering team.
  • Produce detailed engineering design drawings and documentation for approved concepts/projects.
  • Perform 3D model clash detection and coordinate electrical or control and automation design with other disciplines.
  • Assist in the preparation of project specific procedures (symbols, cell libraries, borders etc).
  • Perform plant layout and electrical/automation systems using 3D design modeling tools.
  • Prepare quantity estimation on project or program including direct quantity (MTO) take-off from a 3D model, 2D drawings, sketches and historical data.
  • Verify on-site condition and dimensions relating to existing facilities.
  • Apply industry best practices and applicable codes and standards (BC, IEEE, etc.).
  • If electrical focused:
    • Assist with voltage drop, cable fill, underground duct calculations.
    • Develop 3D model for electrical equipment, underground ducts and cable trays.
  • If automation focused:
    • Assist with the development of IO list, cable block diagrams, P&IDs, and panel layouts.
    • Ability to develop P&IDs using intelligent software.


Qualifications and Skills:


  • Electrical engineering diploma or Automation engineering diploma from a recognized college in UK
  • Minimum of five years electrical or automation design experience
  • Experience within a large-projects such as power, petrochemical and refinery industries, in multi-disciplinary EPCM environment.
  • Ability to design in a 3D environment
  • Knowledge of industry or UK regulatory standards, regulations and codes pertinent to the design and systems related to the project
  • Understanding of other discipline requirements
  • Sound knowledge of designing electrical/automation systems and workflows for these respective systems.
  • Proficient in the use of MicroStation or AutoCAD, MicroStation PSDS and/or OpenPlant.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Site experience in walk-downs, field measurements and commissioning are an asset.



  • Certified Engineering Technician/Technologist or looking to attain certification
  • Experience with Bentley BRCM (Electrical) or OpenPlant P&ID (Automation)
  • Strong client focus.
  • Experience in mentoring and supervising designers.
  • Ability to delegate tasks and promote the effective performance of team members.




Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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