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Electrical Design & Controls Engineer

Electrical Design & Control Systems

Fareham, Hampshire

£45-65k + Bonus + Benefits

 Based on the outskirts of Portsmouth (UK), this research and development facility is using sophisticated technology in manufacturing systems for production of carbon/polymer products at rapidly increasing volumes.

 We are looking for an Electrical Design Engineer to work on the design, development and commissioning of control systems for novel production equipment and products. As part of the Industrialisation team, you be working on the implementation of new lines as well as supporting existing systems. You will be able to approach challenges and develop solutions with a low level of supervision before presenting them. Your duties will include working on motion control equipment and drives, safety systems, and monitoring systems both PLC and video based. You will also liaise with other departments and suppliers during the execution of project engineering tasks.

 Minimum Requirements:

  • Engineering Degree or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum 3+ years’ experience of industrial control systems ideally gained within the manufacturing or bespoke machinery sectors.

  • Experience in projects involving the design and commissioning of electrical and control systems.

  • Experience producing project documentation including technical specifications, design documentation and budget material lists.

  • Experience in electrical circuit fault finding.

  • Willingness to be hands on when required.

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office.

 Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with Siemens PLC and motion control systems.

  • Knowledge of machinery compliance for CE marking and the required documentation.

  • Specification, design and implementation of precision machinery motion control systems, ideally using Siemens Simatic, Simotion and Sinamics technologies.

  • Electrical system design compliant with EN 60204-1. Knowledge of BS7671:2018 would also be beneficial.

  • Functional safety compliant with EN ISO 13849-1 and/or EN 62061. Being a registered functional safety engineer would be an advantage.

  • The ideal candidate would have a Competent Person (Low Voltage) or similar qualification.

  • PLC programming and servo drive configuration knowledge, ideally of Siemens systems, would be highly desirable.

  • Knowledge of basic IP networking.

  • Knowledge of a European language, preferably Portuguese.

  • Willingness to travel – not frequently.

 Job Challenges

  • Understanding complex equipment requirements and translating into workable designs.

  • Understanding the relationship between the electrical and mechanical physical systems, control systems and the overall production process or complex machinery.

  • Able to cope with evolving requirements and project pace changes while remaining focussed on the successful delivery of core deliverables.

  • Managing multiple workstreams and conflicting priorities.

 Benefits include:

•Bonus – up to 10%

•Company Pension Scheme

•Private Health Insurance for family

•25 days holidays per year plus bank holidays

•Free parking