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Lead Hardware / Electrical Engineer

We are looking for enthusiastic & experienced engineers to join our existing Energy team to perform all aspects of E,C & I design and implementation. The role includes designing electrical and control systems focused on PLC based control panels but including cabling, MCCs, Drives & Controls, Switchgear and related EC & I equipment primarily within the thermal and hydro power generation sector although work in other sectors may be undertaken. The role will require the ability to undertake site surveys, develop electrical engineering solutions for cabling, undertake Control panel designs, prepare, review and check necessary calculations and designs when working with others whilst following Capula’s procedures. The work will involve travel with the possibility of some short periods away at customer sites carrying out the surveys and designing solutions collaboratively with the customer.

This position would suit someone who has a good grounding in at least one of the following areas:-

  • Electrical Engineering,
  • Control Panel Design and Build,
  • E & I Installation,

and who enjoys working in an engineering environment, who is keen to become involved in all aspects of a project and is keen to learn and develop new skills as part of an experienced and committed team.

Summary of Role:

  • Lead and drive the project team
  • Review and approve designs developed by the team
  • Ensure compliance of the team to agreed procedures/methods and standards with engineering design responsibilities.
  • Interpret and verify customer supplied data, specifications and drawings.
  • Lead/Produce system designs from customer supplied information
  • Lead the Creation/modification of Design Packs including system drawings, general arrangements, schematics & wiring diagrams, site cable drawings etc.
  • Produce client design documentation and test documentation
  • Producing all necessary documentation to support the production of the systems such as FDS, Test Documentation, Manuals etc.
  • Lead site surveys and assist in the preparation of Health and Safety Documentation
  • Support Site acceptance testing/commissioning
  • Support the production of tender documents and cost estimates.

Essential Skills

  • Experience of/competent in control systems within the energy market (or similar utility)
  • Experience of/competent in field cabling systems (P, Inst, Contr and comms) including surveying and identifying routes, cable calculations for sizing and earthing/protection
  • Experience of/competent in control panel design incorporating PLC, I/O, Comms cards, UPS’s etc
  • Educated to at least degree level in relevant subject or HND with additional experience of at least 5 years post graduate experience or 6 years post HND experience on successful project implementation in the above areas of expertise
  • Computer literate with Word, Autocad and Excel experience.
  • Methodical approach to the interpretation of customer requirements and delivery of project documentation
  • Understanding of Full Project Lifecycle.
  • Hold a current full driving licence (UK or be able to easily convert to full UK)
  • Must be willing to go for a basic disclosure Scotland check.

Desirable Skills

Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating some or all of the following:-

  • Experienced in at least one of the following
    • Rockwell ( Control Logix)
    • Siemens (PC7S, TIA Portal)
    • Schneider (M580, M340)
  • Site Installation and Commissioning experience of control systems.
  • Experience of Motor Control Centres – Specification, procurement, installation etc
  • Good understanding of BS7671 IEE 18th Edition Wiring Regs
  • Awareness of /understanding of DSEAR Regulations and Hazardous area applications.
  • Awareness of /understanding of Functional Safety (IEC 61508/61511)
  • Ability to work to deadlines and budgets.
  • Familiarity with Databases

Personal Qualities

  • Natural Leader
  • Ability to Lead/work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines and to motivate others to achieve the same.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Be flexible in their methods of working.

In return Capula offers the following benefits to permanent employees

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Flexible working
  • Pension
  • Life assurance policy
  • Private health care
  • Lifestyle screening
  • Salary sacrifice programme
  • Mental health assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Green car scheme
  • Support in achieving professional engineer status (IEng, CEng) and professional memberships fees covered
NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: We are currently working with only our preferred suppliers.

To express an interest in this position, simply apply below or you can e-mail hr@capula.com with a cover letter and CV, quoting the job reference number.

Location
Hybrid, Staffordshire
Date of issue
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