Electrical, Control and Instrument Lead

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Date: Jan 19, 2023

Location: Gateshead, GB

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.


Electrical, Control and Instrument Lead
Competitive salary and benefits package
Felling, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear


If you have extensive experience in an instrument or electrical engineering management role in a COMAH chemical facility this is an exceptional opportunity to develop your career in a business that is a world expert in making coatings. Operating in over 150 countries, AkzoNobel is home to world class brands and has been awarded Top Employer status in the UK and Europe and now you can be part of the team. Join us and you will take responsibility for the management and delivery EC&I across all assets and help to maximise production in our manufacturing operation in Felling.


The Role
•    Manage the delivery of the EC&I program
•    On-time completion of safety critical EC&I inspections
•    Ensure all corporate & regulatory policies, procedures & regulations are followed 
•    Head the development & execution of the Functional Safety Assessments (FSA1 to FSA5)
•    Oversee technical problem-solving activities
•    Act as commissioning manager for EC&I projects
•    Collaborate with colleagues in process safety reviews & implement recommendations
•    Participate in the project design process, ensuring that design proposals are appropriate
•    Collaborate with colleagues in drafting, issuing & embedding standards/procedures for Functional Safety, Cyber Security and Hazardous Area Classification
•    Hazardous Area Classification (HAC)
•    ATEX inspection compliance (E&I)
•    Compex Ex14 – Responsible Person
•    High Voltage (HV) and Low Voltage (LV) equipment inspections and life-cycle management
•    Site Cyber Security
•    Site Electrical Duty Holder


About You
•    HND in Instrument or electrical engineering
•    Significant experience in an instrument or electrical engineering management role gained in in a COMAH chemical facility 
•    Experience of working with Safe Systems of Work
•    Good communication, people, and interpersonal skills
•    Sound knowledge of Functional Safety and applicable standards
•    Sound knowledge of Electrical Standards
•    Enjoys a collaborative working environment 
•    Strong prioritisation skills


What Is In It For You 
We offer great personal development opportunities and roles with breadth, depth of scope and impact. We also offer comprehensive packages including:
•    Competitive Salary (depending on experience)
•    25 days holiday excluding bank holidays
•    Income protection
•    Staff discount at Dulux Decorator Centre stores
•    Employee Assistance Programme
•    Employee Life Assurance
•    Company pension
•    Product discounts 
•    Flexible benefits scheme offering benefits including Gymflex, retail card, dental cover and more!


How to Apply 
We have been inventing the future for more than two centuries and need people like you to be part of the team.  Apply online via the link and we will get right back to you.


Please contact Katie Nicholson if you have any questions - katie.nicholson@akzonobel.com


We are advocates of a healthy work life balance and mental wellbeing. We are happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles.

AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. We are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason, we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


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Requisition ID: 27147