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Senior Electrical Design Engineer

Senior Electrical Design Engineer

Job Title: Senior Electrical Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxfordshire
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Reference: NG-5787-1
Contact Name: Nick Green
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Job Published: July 19, 2021 14:57

Job Description

Our Nanotechnology client are seeking x2 Senior Electrical Design Engineers to join their team on a permanent basis. 
This role involves playing a leading role in the design and control system architecture, primarily associated with plasma deposition systems. As Senior Electrical Engineer you will provide a high level of functional expertise and the ability to lead by example. You will need to be up to date with the latest PLC and related control system technology. You will need to be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently and manage projects when required.
Main Responsibilities
Demonstrate technical expertise and the ability to design appropriate control system solutions to meet defined requirements
Ability to fault find and troubleshoot problems efficiently on both new projects and for existing systems, providing remote support for field service engineers when required.
Ensure all system schematics and design details are accurately maintained
Take an active role in risk assessments and FMEA activities, where you will be the technical expert on electrical and control hardware issues
Works in conjunction with mechanical & automation engineering and Research and Development, in the development of current machines, and the design of new machines with particular focus on all aspects of electrical design
Project manages with hands-on ownership of all electrical aspects of prototype developments, from detailed design through to final validation
Ensure all prototypes are designed and built to the correct/desired electrical standard and are validated for use
Skills & Experience
5+ years in electrical design role
Experience with industry machinery within a technical environment
Excellent problem solving skills and must possess and be able to demonstrate a flair for creativity and innovation
Wide development experience, with ideally exposure to all aspects of supplier sourcing, prototyping, design validation, mass production release
BOM creation and management
Must be able to work on their own initiative and demonstrate excellent organisational, time management and prioritisation skills, between multiple projects
Ability to work under pressure and to tight timescales
Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate at all levels
Experience in machine design and development
Strong design package, ideally Solidworks Electrical design capabilities
Knowledge of PLC / PAC software development 
Knowledge of vacuum pump systems
Proficient in the use of test / diagnostics equipment
Experience in other design packages such as AutoCAD
Creating / participating in FMEAs
Design of Experiment programs and Design Verification Plans
Experience of CE / UL standards would be advantageous Including; BS EN60204 Electrical Machine Safety, BS EN12100 Machine Safety Risk Assessment BS EN ISO13849 Machine Safety, Safety Related Control System Parts