Electrical Engineer - Power & Controls

Job Title: Electrical Engineer - Power & Controls
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary: £30000 - £47000 per annum + Pension
Start Date: asap
Reference: J891897_1628158529
Contact Name: Charlie Ward
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 05, 2021 11:15

Job Description

The post holder will oversee design aspects of projects from inception to implementation, ensuring compliance with Client specification and current regulatory standards.

The ideal candidates would have:

  • Degree/HND/HNC in Electrical Engineering or technical apprenticeship that proves a solid foundation in the principals of Electrical Engineering, or a minimum of 3yrs electrical design experience in a similar organisation
  • Proven track record as an Electrical Engineer in a design office and/or on site
  • Knowledge of LV Motor Control Centres (MCC's)
  • Knowledge of WIMES specification and Water Authorities Standards and Specifications

Job Description - Specific Role & Responsibilities

The role of an Electrical Design Engineer will require the individual to undertake the following:

Key Accountabilities:

  • To be responsible for technical design and controlling design delivery to meet the programme
  • To meet customer requirements within agreed timescales and acceptable cost parameters
  • To take responsibility for site engineers, monitor their progress and quality of work
  • To work with customers and to develop good working relationships with Clients
  • To aid Sales Staff in the preliminary design / determination of projects at Tender stage
  • Interpret a client's requirement in the basic and main design phase of application, and develop, design and customise electrical control systems and circuits to function specifications that meet the customer needs
  • Be responsible for producing drawing packages including panel design and control circuitry ensuring compliance throughout the development of assigned projects with all relevant specifications, standards and safety regulations
  • Liaise with other departments and provide technical support and assistance to sales, manufacturing and installation phases with occasional site visits to client's premises
  • Work to appropriate schedules delivering software and hardware content of projects for manufacture, and attend regular project progress meetings to report on status

Design Responsibilities

  • Review the contract file on receipt and inform the Project Manager of any anomalies
  • Work with the Project Manager and Principal Electrical Engineer to execute the project efficiently and professionally
  • Attend formal/informal contract review meeting with client
  • Design systems to industry and particular specifications incorporating company standards and customer requirements, including all design calculations.
  • Issuing design package to customer for approval
  • Produce final component list and issue for purchasing
  • Confirm design approval with clients
  • Update drawings to client comments
  • Maintain daily contact with the Project Manager regarding job progress
  • Understanding, interpreting and responding to the needs of other engineering disciplines such as mechanical, process and civil.
  • Production of electrical, control and instrumentation design documentation and drawings including:
  • Single line diagrams
  • Load schedules
  • Block Cable diagrams
  • Control philosophies
  • Instrument schedules
  • Control system & communications block diagrams

Variation Evaluation

  • Follow Quality Assurance procedures analyse the effects of client changes / omissions / errors and assess the impact on the project leading to the preparation of Variation Evaluations
  • Review and confirm price of Variation Evaluation with Project Manager / Principal Electrical Engineer

Customer Relations

  • Actively promote a client focused partnership approach
  • Deal promptly with clients' queries, correspondence etc
  • Adopt a professional approach towards clients and always show a respectful attitude


  • Ensure that all documentation is supplied to contract terms
  • Check other Engineer's drawings for accuracy
  • Undertake site surveys of existing installations

Competencies Required:

  • A relevant degree qualification or technical apprenticeship that proves a solid foundation in the principals of Electrical Engineering, or a minimum of 3yrs electrical design experience in a similar organisation
  • Ideally will have experience of working within the water industry
  • An ability to identify and evaluate new technologies that will enhance the competitiveness of our products and to keep informed of best practices throughout the manufacturing / electronic industry
  • Ability and experience of creating electrical layouts and schematic drawings
  • Good problem solving and diagnostic skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work both as part of a team as well as independently under your own initiative
  • Adaptable to change and is innovative in seeking solutions
  • Ability to design multiple projects

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