Senior Instrumentation & Controls Engineer - Nuclear Projects (Hybrid)

Sargent & Lundy

$80K — $120K *


More than 4w ago


5 - 7 years of experience

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Sargent & Lundy is one of the most experienced full-service architect-engineering firms in the world. Founded in 1891, the firm is a global leader in power and energy with expertise in grid modernization, renewable energy, energy storage, nuclear power, and fossil fuels. Sargent & Lundy delivers comprehensive project services-from consulting, design and implementation to construction management, commissioning and operations/maintenance-with an emphasis on quality and safety. The firm serves public and private sector clients in the power and energy, gas distribution, industrial, and government sectors.

We are aggressively staffing up for multiple Small Modular Reactor (SMR) and Advanced Reactor (AR) new design projects that in-progress at Sargent & Lundy. This is an opportunity to work on the new generation of smaller-scale, modular nuclear power plants that will provide safe, clean, carbon-free energy in the fight against global warming. Sargent & Lundy is currently performing engineering and design work on multiple SMR and AR projects that are in either the conceptual, preliminary, or detailed design phase. We are looking for motivated, talented individuals to join our SMR and AR project teams and make nuclear power the leading choice for carbon-free energy.

Our Core Values

Every decision we make is guided by our core values. By upholding these six principles, we support our clients, employees, and community. They are the compass we follow as we continue to grow our business and lead the industry.

Quality - We provide high-quality deliverables and services through an uncompromising focus on peer review, safety, and continuous improvement.

Accountability - Our actions demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, and respect.

Our People - We value diverse perspectives, encourage professional growth, and are committed to providing a work community where people thrive. Our work is challenging but rewarding.

Our Clients - We deliver value and exceed our clients' expectations through outstanding customer service, personal accessibility, and clear communication.

Innovation - Since 1891, we have invested in the people, training, tools, and technology needed to quickly adapt in a constantly changing world.

Meaningful Impact - We make a positive impact in the communities where we work and live.


Our electric power generation clients are updating and replacing the power plant control systems with new digital control systems. This is expanding work in the Instrumentation and Controls Engineering group. Due to this influx of work, Sargent & Lundy has a need for an I&C Engineer in our Wilmington, Delaware office.

You will work on major process controls engineering projects for upgrades and modifications to nuclear power plants in the following areas:

  • Digital Systems -- PLC, DCS, Touchscreen displays, network switches and control systems
  • Functional Requirement and Procurement Specifications for instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants
  • Process instrumentation replacement evaluation reports and nuclear modification packages
  • Mechatronics, Control Systems for pumps, valves, heat exchangers, steam turbines and reactors to improve the functionality of the client's plant
  • Attend client meetings and perform site walkdowns to ensure the client is satisfied with our work product
  • Provide guidance as a mentor in the development of less experienced nuclear instrumentation and controls design engineers


We do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.

Essential skills and experience:

  • A BS or MS in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission-approved program with coursework in instrumentation, mechatronics and process controls design engineering is required
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in design engineering for process control systems; Experience in design engineering for nuclear power plant control system is preferred
  • Experience with controls system design including applications for low and medium voltage distribution systems and controls for equipment including but not limited to turbines, pumps, feedwater control, and data displays.
  • Experience with power plant instrumentation and controls systems design for either BWR of PWR reactors, including DCS for turbine, control, feedwater control, and data display.
  • Technically knowledgeable of available equipment and proven pre-engineered systems to execute systems design
  • Experience in reviewing design drawings created by others.

Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.

Sargent & Lundy is an engineering consulting firm that provides comprehensive engineering, energy business consulting, and project services for power generation and transmission projects. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Sargent & Lundy has a team of over 2,000 professionals who have extensive experience in the power industry and can provide clients with innovative solutions to complex challenges. The company has worked on a wide range of projects including nuclear power plants, fossil fuel power plants, and renewable energy projects.
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