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Electrical Design Engineer

Engineering Professionals
Job Type:
£40,000 per annum
27 May 2022
Job Ref:
SJN/Elec Design

Position Title: Electrical Design Engineer

Job Summary:

The role is based in a busy department of Electrical, Mechanical and Software Designers. The department design vacuum metallizing solutions, from concept, to detail and this position would be involved in all aspects of design from an electrical perspective.

Main Responsibilities

Project management of all aspects of machine electrical design

Liaison with customers (internal and external) and suppliers

Design Work:

Ability to design and draw electrical control circuits (to relevant British & European regulations).

To select components and cables taking into account all circuit and environmental conditions

Adherence to internal and regulatory electrical drawing system and standards.

Development of electrical drawings from new sheet through to red line updates of electrical drawings


Contributes ideas / innovation for continuous improvement on machine design

Willing to develop existing skills. Continuous self-appraisal of current and market place issues and applies this where relevant

Critical Skills and Personal Attributes:

Knowledge of relevant British and European EN Regulations is essential

US regulations would be desirable
Computer literate in Microsoft applications
Good verbal and written communication skills
Ability to explain instructions and procedures to vendors and customers
Self-motivated with a desire to achieve high standards
Has a strong sense of ownership
Ability to develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with colleagues
Ability to assess, make decisions and address situations
Demonstrates an understanding of learning from mistakes
Demonstrates a strong sense of problem / solution ownership
Is capable of juggling tasks and managing own time
Self-motivated with a desire to achieve high standards

Flexibility to address business needs

Needs to be willing, able, and available to travel on a worldwide basis

Needs to be available for retrofit work on sites when applicable


HNC / HND or BEng. Electrical Engineering
Chartered membership would be an advantage

Experience in using a SAP system would be useful
Experience of Siemens PLC programming or fault finding would be desirable
Practical / hands on understanding of engineering gained through a 5 to 10 experience years in a drawing office. Experience to include:
Detail design work to EN60204
Functional Safety ISO13849
Experience in design and construction of electrical circuits and control panels
Experienced in the use of control panel design within an Electrical CAD package (such as Promis-e, RSWire, EPLAN, Zuken E3)
Experience in the use of Zuken E3 package would be desirable
Experience in the use of Promis-e package would be desirable
Experienced in component and cable selection
Experience is expected in one or more of the following:-
Pneumatic systems
Hydraulic systems
Rotating machinery and variable frequency drives
Experience of working on capital machinery would be desirable
Vacuum system experience would be an advantage
We will also consider Contractors - Hourly rate negotiable.

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Core Values

Taking OWNERSHIP and full ACCOUNTABILITY of our actions


Giving 110% to every task we undertake and being PASSIONATE


Admitting when we have been WRONG and doing our utmost to put it RIGHT

When you TALK we stop and LISTEN

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT - Knowledge is endless

Always ACCESSIBLE - Day or Night, if you need us we will be there

SELF MANAGEMENT - We operate a flat line structure where everyone has a role to play from the Administrator to the MD

HONESTY and INTEGRITY at ALL times - Even when you may not want to hear what we say

PEOPLE are ASSETS not NUMBERS - Every person has a skill, we do our best to understand these skills and match them to the best environment

What Candidates Say

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