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ECI Engineer


London, LND, GB

Req ID:  23321
Date:  Apr 29, 2021

ASR Group is the world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, ASR Group owns and operates six sugar refineries, located in Louisiana, New York, California, Maryland, Canada and Mexico. In the European Union, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England, Portugal.  ASR Group also owns and operates mills in Mexico and Belize.  The company’s brand portfolio includes the leading brands Domino®, C&H®, Redpath®, Tate & Lyle®, Lyle’s® and Sidul®.


To provide support for electrical, control & instrumentation systems for new and existing process plant and packing equipment at Plaistow Wharf.  This includes design work, contractor supervision, hands on commissioning, upgrading and maintaining control systems, implementing control systems for new capital projects and fault finding on control systems and instrumentation loops.



  • Replace, upgrade and maintain electrical, control and instrumentation, hardware and software whilst ensuring site operations perform to the optimum level
  • Provide specialist instrumentation knowledge to the site and leading the specification and commissioning of instruments
  • Design of PLC control systems and control cabling systems
  • Evaluate changes/upgrades to process control systems and make recommendations for continuous improvement
  • Contribute to the definition of standards for the development and maintenance of process control systems within the site
  • Communicate with all levels of site personnel to ensure understanding of changes to the control systems
  • Provide specialist electrical knowledge and design, implement and commission electrical works
  • Provide where necessary LT/HT support for the site following the appropriate training and assessment
  • Carry out planned and reactive maintenance and assist with operational requirements when required
  • Participate in capital projects at all stages of implementation through to commissioning
  • Focus on continuous improvement and quality improvement as required
  • Carry out plant isolations
  • Administer SAP maintenance input for EC&I maintenance activities
  • Management of Engineering contracts and contracts
  • Managing contractors and issuing permits and TBRA’s
  • Other tasks as required



  • None



  • Plaistow Wharf based with occasional work at Thames Refinery.



  • HNC/NVQ 4 or higher in a relevant engineering discipline.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Creative problem solver
  • Independent Self Starter/Team Player
  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (PPT, Excel, Word)
  • Ability to speak with a high level of professionalism and presence to individuals or groups at all levels within the organization
  • Ability to anticipate problems before they occur to eliminate or mitigate issues
  • Good written skills and ability to provide documentation

At Tate & Lyle Sugars, the group's values are the cornerstone of our success.

Leadership - our goal is to be the leader in every arena in which we compete. Teamwork - our strength is magnified when we work together. Integrity - honesty and trust are the foundation of our success.Service - we know that the people and communities in which we operate are crucial partners to our success. Sustainability - the member companies of ASR Group are committed to sustainable agricultural and business practices.

This year Tate & Lyle Sugars has been certified as one of Britain's Top Employers for the third year running.