Centrica • United Kingdom

Controls, Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer (Reliability)

Employment type:  Full time


A little flex time

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Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

Controls, Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer (Reliability)

Responsible for CE&I reliability engineering. The reliability engineering function provides asset / product reliability engineering support for the existing fleet of assets under operations and maintenance and providing up front engineering diligence to assess proposed suppliers and products prior to being incorporated into proposals.


Reliability Engineering -

  • Assessing asset performance through telematics data, working with Customer Operations Centre team.
  • Providing root cause analysis (RCA) support to disseminate engineering outcomes required to improve asset performance.
  • Working with Systems and CEI reliability engineers to design engineering packages.
  • Providing FAT support to prove designs, including visits to site for SAT.

Product and Integration Engineering -

  • Assess proposed products, considering their compliance, performance and integration in consideration for them to be incorporated into new schemes.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all stages of the product and integration assessment process are completed.


Job Specific Competencies -

  • Technical Knowledge: Strong understanding of the design requirements and related challenges in a manufacturing setting associated with mechanical, electrical and software challenges. An understanding of the requirements of the prime mover and its relationship to the rest of the design and service.
  • Design: Ability to lead a team to produce detailed, practical and effective designs for our customers in.
  • Attention to detail: Design and check designs to a high level to detail.
  • Cross Functional Communication: Be able to appreciate how your element of the design interacts internal to product but also externally with our clients. Put systems in place to formalise communications lines.

Broader Competencies -

  • Proactive and collaborative self-starter with a high level of problem-solving skills.
  • High level of numeracy skills.
  • Sound communication & presentation skills.
  • Awareness of British and International Standards.
  • Awareness of H&S legislation including any site-specific regulations.
  • UK building regulations and relevant standards.
  • Commercial Acumen e.g. ability to balance design, customer and commercial outcomes to decisions and coaches others to build capability in the function.
  • Demonstrates commitment to CPD, external networking and is a thought leader.
  • Strong technical skills in energy efficient systems with direct experience of delivering energy saving projects.
  • Boiler house / plantroom and/or district heat design experience preferred.
  • A proven track record on technically leading the design of projects and delivering to agreed deadlines.
  • Ability to articulate complex solutions to non-technical people.

Job Specific Experience -

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in the power/energy delivery market.
  • Good time management skills with track record of project/design delivery to plan.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, EPLan and MS Office.

Broader/General Experience -

  • Understand of the commercial aims and objectives of distributed energy.

Education and Certifications

  • Honours degree and significant relevant experience.
  • Incorporated Engineer status or commitment to achieving it.

At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!

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This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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