Electrical Design Engineer

Posted 2 weeks ago by KAP Technical Limited

£35,000 - £45,000/annum car parking holidays

We are looking to recruit a hands-on Electrical Design Engineer to work closely with our Mechanical Design, Project, and Software teams to provide control panel layouts, schematic drawings with component and cable specification and support to our installation teams and clients. This is an office-based role but may require occasional travel to remote manufacturing sites.
Job Role: Electrical Design Engineer
Job Type: Full Time/ Perm
Salary: £35,000 -£45,000 (Dependent on skills and experience)
Responsibilities: Responsibilities will eventually include but not be limited to:

  • Generation of electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic diagrams using Eplan Pro Panel.
  • Specification and sourcing of components, consumables and other hardware in conjunction with purchasing and software department to meet requirements and project cost targets.
  • PLC/HMI selection in conjunction with the Software department.
  • Support Spares/Service department with sourcing of parts for customers and technical queries.
  • Working to a customer provided specification (URS) when required.
  • Working to the appropriate legislation/standards specific to the project. For example, BS7671, IEC 60204, ISO 13849, UL508A, NFPA79, AS3000, etc.
  • Ensure product safety and compliance to relevant codes and standards are implemented and maintained.
  • Advise on technical matters arising from sales enquiries.
  • Provide technical support and advice on matters concerning product quality, test, inspection and application, including the review and provision of relevant documentation where required.
  • Ensure the integrity of the design through technical design calculations and provide reports when required.
  • Working alongside the Mechanical Design department to package the control system within the machine envelope.
  • Research obsolete component replacement for existing machines in the field.
  • Specify correct parameters for components where required.
  • Work with low voltage single and three phase AC systems, ranging from 110V – 600V.
  • Work with extra low voltage DC systems, typically 24V.

Qualifications & Skills:   This role would suit a candidate whom:

  • Has time proven practical electrical wiring experience. mechanical experience would also be beneficial.
  • Has previous electrical CAD experience specifically with Eplan Pro Panel.
  • Has experience with Microsoft Office Applications, particularly Word and Excel.
  • Is Qualified to HNC/HND standard or above preferably in an electrical engineering related subject.
  • Is able to manage a dynamic workload and have a flexible approach to the role whilst maintaining excellent problem-solving abilities and an eye for details.
  • Is experienced in reading and interpreting technical drawings and interpret data in written/numerical form on electrical systems.
  • Works well as an individual and effectively within a group.
  • Seeks out opportunities for improvement whilst delivering solutions to diverse tasks/projects within demanding time, target cost and quality requirements.

Additional items that would be beneficial to the candidate:

  • Knowledge of control panel design to international markets, such as US & Australia.
  • Qualified to BS7671.
  • Knowledge of PLC hardware and software such as, Mitsubishi, Allen Bradley & Siemens.
  • Knowledge of Industrial networking systems such as Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP, RS282, RS485, etc

Company Benefits 

Annual Bonus based on Company Performance
Free on-site parking
20 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays (increasing to 25 with service)
Life Assurance
Sick Pay Scheme
Pension Scheme
Staff Meals/Events

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