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Instrumentation & Controls - Project Lead - Nuclear Projects at Sargent & Lundy

Instrumentation & Controls - Project Lead - Nuclear Projects

Sargent & Lundy Wilmington, DE (Onsite) Full-Time

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.

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.


+ Develop and market high level, complex programs for nuclear power projects associated with design, operational excellence, safety, maintenance, and project management.

+ This position will offer you the opportunity to direct technical decision making, in a project team environment with other engineers and designers involved in the design, modification, and analysis of new and existing power plant controls systems, specifically digital upgrades

+ You will work on challenging assignments that include investigating, trouble-shooting, and solving a wide variety of instrumentation & controls engineering issues,

+ Coordinate systems design activities to ensure installation and operations will comply with specifications, codes, and client requirements,

+ Perform Digital Systems Design Development -- PLC, DCS, HSI, networked computer systems, and digital instrumentation & control systems functional requirements for nuclear plant systems. Work collaboratively on quality assessments and critical digital reviews,

+ Perform consulting level work for digital IOT, innovation, and strategic first of a kind (FOAK) projects for the nuclear industry,

+ Prepare and review detailed calculations, including scaling, uncertainty, and setpoint calculations for analog and digital controls applications,

+ Prepare documentation for design input for drawing production including master diagrams and schematics,

+ Interface with vendors to prepare and review materials and equipment purchase specifications,

+ Prepare reports and studies that present technical information in a clear and concise manner to meet client requirements,

+ Perform independent reviews of work performed by others including calculations and drawing preparation,

+ Attend client meetings and site walkdowns to validate scope and ensure client satisfaction,

+ Support station outage activities as required


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

+ A BS or MS in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission-approved program required

+ 10 or more years of experience in the design of instrumentations and controls engineering systems in a project team environment for non-commercial, heavy industrial plants, with a focus on integrated, detailed system design for new plants, or modifications or replacements for existing plants.

+ 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 with serving as firm/client liaison in a support or lead engineering role is desirable.

+ Experience in reviewing design drawings created by others.

Valued but not required skills and experience:

+ PE license preferred

+ Construction and start-up experience a plus

+ Commissioning experience a plus

+ Broad background in providing technical support to nuclear plant projects - from design, project planning, providing technical expertise associated with testing and operations, contract specifications, project oversight, successful project execution, and overall direction of complex nuclear projects. Licensing strategies associated with Digital I&C Modernization projects.

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.




CountryUnited States

Area of InterestEngineering

TypeFull Time - Regular

Job ID2022-5746

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