Principal Instrumentation and Controls Engineer

The role

Sirius Minerals is seeking an experienced Principal Instrumentation and Controls Engineer to work within the Project Development team of its US$2.9 billion multi-discipline engineering, procurement and construction Project.

Reporting to the engineering manager, the incumbent will be responsible for instrumentations and controls across the Project within the schedule targets and contracting strategy. This will include underground mining, the material transportation system (MTS), material handling facility (MHF) and the port.

Key responsibilities

  • Work with various stakeholders to develop project criteria specifications and ensure consistent implementation across various contractors.

  • Review contractor quotations.

  • Hold coordination and engineering review meetings with contractors and project managers within the team.

  • Liaise with contractors and equipment suppliers where necessary.

  • Assess progress and procedure related reports and suggest plans to recover slippage, correct inefficiency and to take any resulting agreed actions.

  • Advise the engineering manager of any major schedule slippages or cost overruns and their causes, major technical problems and unresolved differences with contractors.

  • Prepare, check, approve and provide technical input into project deliverables to the required quality standards in conformance with, or better than, the approved budget and programme.

Skills, experience and attributes

  • Be technically conversant with the lasted advances in technology, including mineral process plants and automation of underground mining fleet.

  • Able to deliver documentation that is technically correct to the required standard and schedule.

  • An understanding of the entire project life cycle from the concept to completion.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Exceptional personal presentation.

  • Proven organisational and time management skills.

  • Experience in a similar role within a large-scale project is essential.



Closing date

3 August 2017



How to apply

Please email your CV and covering letter to

We do not accept applications from agencies.

About us

Sirius Minerals Plc is a publicly listed company on the London Stock Exchange’s MAIN market. Through the development of its North Yorkshire polyhalite project it will become a world leading producer of multi-nutrient fertilizer.

The Project involves the construction of a state-of-the-art underground mine to enable the extraction of polyhalite – a unique multi-nutrient fertilizer – along with the necessary infrastructure both above and below ground that will be required for transport, processing and distribution.

The Company is headquartered in Scarborough, with a small London presence, and has an increasingly growing team. To work at Sirius, you must share the Company’s values and determination to reach our goals quickly, efficiently and with the highest safety standards.

Sirius Minerals is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Corporate values

Our values are central to the way we think and behave and are all of equal importance. Our objectives may evolve through each phase of the project, but our values will always remain at the heart of what we do:

Safety: Zero Harm everywhere, every time

Belief: Uncompromising belief and determination in our achieving our vision

Responsibility: Accountability for our actions and acting with integrity in our work

Ownership: It's our Company and our money

Urgency: Finding innovative, cost effective and safer ways to do things better

Team: Working together to reach our collective goals

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Closing date for applications: 03/08/2017

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