Instrumentation Engineer




Years of experience

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newcleo is a clean and safe nuclear technology company. Privately funded and headquartered in London, UK, newcleo was launched in 2021 to be a disruptor in the field of nuclear energy. Its mission is to generate safe, clean, economic and inexhaustible energy for the world, through a radically innovative combination of existing, accessible technologies.

newcleo is building the next generation system with the goals to:

  1. eliminate the need for geological repositories by using a fast neutron flux avoiding the production of long life radioactive elements;
  2. accelerate the development of new fuel cycles, including MOX (Mixed Pu-U Oxides) and eventually thorium, that provide clean, safe and inexhaustible energy from nuclei and the opportunity to burn the long-lived nuclear waste produced by the old generation of nuclear reactors;
  3. ultimately develop an Accelerator Driven System (ADS), based on the intrinsically safe coupling of a particle accelerator and a sub-critical reactor.

With visionary co-founders, newcleo brings together an international team of senior engineers with deep knowledge of nuclear energy and new recruits with a fresh mindset, working to develop designs based on innovative Lead-cooled Fast Reactors (LFRs). These LFRs will meet the commercial demand for small terrestrial waste-to-energy reactors.

In the UK, newcleo’s immediate focus is on delivering a prototype 30MWe LFR by 2030 followed by an initial battery of 4-6 x 200MWe reactors with deployment in the early 2030s. We are building our team to meet this challenging and exciting objective.

newcleo wants to be the first step toward the evolution of its industry to become fully respectful of people and the environment. To develop a new, sustainable, and completely safe way of generating nuclear energy that will lead humanity to zero emissions, and to the mitigation of global warming.

Reports to (Job Title):

Head of Power Generation System

Job Description

To collaborate to the Lead Fast Reactor (LFR) design activities focusing on design aspects related to control, instrumentation and automation activities of experimental facilities, steam / condensate cycle, utilities and water treatment.

Main Activities

  • Perform control, instrumentation, and automation engineering in all project phase.
  • Carry out feasibility studies, conceptual design, basic and front-end design, detail engineering and design.
  • Develop internal standards and specific design criteria for control, instrumentation, and automation.
  • Perform control valve, flow element and thermowell sizing calculations and basic preliminary analyses.
  • Preparation of instrumentation specification for packages.
  • Development of specifications, material requisitions and of instruments, analyzer systems, fiscal metering, and machine monitoring systems.
  • Developing or reviews discipline material quantity estimates.
  • Preparation of complex loop control narratives, cause and effect matrix and logic narratives.
  • Development of I/O data base for DCS, PLC, SIS, F&G and packages.
  • Preparation of Instrument Index, Data Sheet, Wiring and Loop Diagrams, Loop Folders, Instrumentation Calculations.
  • Preparation of Technical Specification, Datasheet, Technical queries, Technical Bid, Analysis (TBA) of the various Supplier’s offers for various instruments like: Transmitters, Temperature Elements, Mass flow meters, etc.
  • Preparation of Level Sketches and Cable Block Diagrams
  • Preparation of Instrument Installation Details, Bulk Material Take off and assist designers in Modelling of instruments, junction boxes and allocation of remote I/O’s and cross wiring.
  • Participation in 3D Model Review Sessions, Hazop and SIL/LOPA Reviews.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary engineering teams.
  • Coordinates assigned work with other technical personnel as directed.
  • Participates in and fosters a work environment that is based upon openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.

Key Performance Indicators

Timely management of key deliverables and tasks respecting deadlines with high quality output.

Ideal Background


Degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering / Master or PhD is a plus


Fluent Italian and English

Experience / Professional requirements

  • 5 years’ experience in Control and Instrumentation design of industrial plants. Experience in power or nuclear plants’ balance of plant is a plus
  • Thorough knowledge of discipline engineering techniques, the design of engineered systems, and engineering and design calculations.
  • Understanding of industry regulatory codes and standards and design criteria pertinent to the engineering discipline.
  • Job knowledge of various types of field Instrumentation, DCS, PLC.
  • Design experience or Basic knowledge of DCS / PLC and SCADA Networks, Fiber optic and CAT 6.
  • Basic awareness industry standards Application Programs such as SPI, Smart Plant, Flowel.
  • Basic awareness of industry or regulatory standards and design criteria pertinent to the engineering discipline.
  • Knowledge of engineering cycle for development of feasibility, basic design, FEED, detailed engineering, commissioning and start-up
  • Good knowledge of design and analysis principles for large or complex systems

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