Contract Electrical Controls Engineer

  • Location

    Rotherham, South Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Automation & Robotics

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  • Salary:

    £35 - £50 per hour

  • Contact:

    Amo Rai

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    about 1 year ago

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Position - Contract Electrical Design/Controls Engineer

Location - Sheffield/Rotherham

Salary/Rate - c£35 - £50 per hour depending on level of design, controls and programming experience

This role is focused on supporting the design and development of new innovative technologies which create market changing opportunities across a broad range of industrial industries, these projects vary from fast paced prototype explorations to fully detailed engineering developments culminating in product manufacture

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work under instruction from a Senior Engineer (or director) within the engineering team to support the electrical and controls design and development of new technology products from initial concept phases to full product development
  • Manage relationships with suppliers to ensure the delivery of parts required for the delivery of on time completion of prototypes and rigs
  • Consolidate electrical design across multiple projects to suit company requirements
  • Coordinate the development and delivery of the electrical design drawings documentation to meet the agreed project programme
  • Support and coordinate design and assembly, installation and commissioning of all electrical control systems and design
  • Support and produce the Control Function Hardware Specification; to include P&ID; Control Schematics, alongside key control electrical documentation
  • Contribute to the production of the Software Functional Design Specification as part of a multidiscipline team
  • Working compliantly in line with health and safety regulations and always accepted safe practice
  • PLC and micro-controller software uploading and reviewing
  • Production of Software Specific Test Documentation
  • Specification of hardware & software parts list
  • Design of project specific networking (Ethernet, Field bus, etc)
  • Ensure company policy and procedures are being applied across the projects
  • Communicate at all levels with both internal and external customers

Background Experience and Qualifications

  • Experience working on the build and or testing of engineering electro-mechanical products
  • Experience in one or all of the following
    • PLC programming experience (eg Siemens)
    • HMI programming experience (eg Siemens, WinCC)
    • SCADA programming experience (eg Siemens, WinCC)
  • Some form of higher level educational qualification in a relevant electrical area
  • Must be capable producing technical & functional specifications to define electrical systems,
  • Must be able to read and use wiring schematics/layouts and P&ID documents
  • Experience with Electrical layout CAD tools to produce schematic drawings will be an advantage
  • Good working knowledge of engineering practice and process for use in the workshop (and elsewhere) to ensure optimum rig/equipment/product quality
  • Capable of working in a team at a prototype level and moving designs through to manufacture
  • Experience of Control System Design
  • Experience in electrical system design and component specification
  • Electrical Engineering Experience to IEE 17th edition wiring regulations including certification
  • Experience in system wiring and fault finding
  • Experience working to international standards, UL/CUL/CE requirements/standards/law
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communications skills with excellent analytical, design and problem-solving skills and be committed to maintaining high quality standards
  • Proficient in the use of PC's - MS Office tools (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point)

To apply for the Contract Electrical Controls Engineer vacancy please email your up to date CV to Amo Rai, Senior Automation & Robotics Consultant.

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