Electrical and Control Engineer

Job Title: Electrical and Control Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxfordshire
Salary: Competitive Salary
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: RT-ECE-5417-BE
Contact Name: Ben Evans
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 05, 2017 15:53

Job Description

Electrical and Control Engineer

Russell Taylor are actively recruiting for an Electrical and Control Engineer to work for a market leading System Integrator in Oxfordshire.

The successful candidate will provide complete controls design including electrical design, software design and commissioning within cost and time scale constraints for material-handling projects, whilst ensuring the solution meets the requirements for each project.


Electrical Design Responsibilities:

  • To interpret design input information to produce control system designs
  • To produce design and manufacturing programmes
  • Production of all associated documentation including, but not limited to, design calculations, design / safety specifications, operation and maintenance manuals
  • Design and production of electrical layout and schematic drawings using appropriate CAD tools
  • Procurement of electrical equipment including control panels and field devices
  • Liaising with suppliers on technical matters
  • Procurement of electrical installation services and liaise with suppliers on technical matters
  • Liaise with electrical installation supervisors and subcontractors

Software Design Responsibilities:

  • Production of completed PLC software for control of a material handling sub system, including safety compliant code for safety portion
  • Production of all associated documentation including, but not limited to Functional Design Specifications, test specifications and commissioning checklists
  • To produce databases to facilitate production of a visualisation system
  • To assist in factory testing of the visualisation system prior to sending to site
  • Design, production and test of conveyor control software.
  • Emulation testing / virtual commissioning of completed PLC software prior to commencing on site
  • To assist in development of standard blocks and solutions

Commissioning Responsibilities:

  • To produce required health and safety documentation including, but not limited to method statements and risk assessments
  • To commission controls systems on site and to provide support to system integration commissioning activities
  • To provide control system training for the end user


Qualifications / Experience

  • Educated to a minimum of HNC/HND in Electrical Engineering or related relevant discipline
  • Prior experience working in a similar role, including controls design and commissioning within an automation based industry, ideally within the automated warehouse industry
  • Previous use of CAD tools, (AutoCAD, EPLAN)
  • Good understanding of PLCs (Siemens or Allen Bradley)
  • Good understanding of fieldbus systems and I/O equipment, e.g. Profibus, Profinet, ASi, TCP/IP
  • Good understanding of other controls automation related equipment, e.g. Bar code scanners, HMIs, Variable frequency drives
  • Working knowledge of relevant standards governing the controls automation industry
  • To be conversant with AutoCAD, E-plan, Word, Excel, Project, Outlook.