Electrical and Instrumentation Designer

  • Location

    Clitheroe, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    General engineering & manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £25.00 - £30.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lois Weston

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

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Job Title: Electrical & Instrumentation Designer
Location: Clitheroe

Duration: Until May 2020

An Electrical & Instrumentation Designer opportunity have become available for a global science and chemicals company and a leader in sustainable technologies. This is a long term contract based at their site in Clitheroe.

Job Purpose

Will be responsible for the creation and development of electrical and instrumentation design drawings, construction and demolition requirements, identification of testing requirements and to assist with troubleshooting of modifications and new installations. This role supports the sites continuous improvement activities as well as supporting new Capital Project developments to meet business and site needs.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Estimation of costings for E/I design and installation
  • Design and modification of schematic diagrams, single line diagrams, loop drawings, cable routing drawings, panel layout drawings, block cable diagrams, motor control centres
  • Drafting of scopes of work, bill of materials, termination schedules, equipment data sheets, cable schedules, labelling schedules, proof testing documents, cable transfer documents
  • Supporting the installation supervisor by providing design packs and technical support as required
  • Conducting FAT's on site and at supplier locations
  • Reporting of work status to management in regular briefings
  • Self-manage and progress design office requests to an agreed priority list


  • Contributing to Hazard Studies, LOPA's, design reviews and project reviews
  • Obtain quotations and placing orders for panel builds, instrumentation and installation services
  • Liaising with suppliers to obtain technical data and support
  • Hosting visits from suppliers
  • Working with onsite customers from projects, production, maintenance and support departments to ensure that the design meets the requirements of the end user

Qualifications and Experience


  • HNC in Electrical Design or equivalent
  • Significant practical design experience on a Top Tier COMAH site within a process or
  • manufacturing environment
  • A good understanding of P&ID's, line diagrams, process data sheets and mechanical drawings
  • Use of Trimble pro design to calculate/confirm cable sizing's and protection
  • Competent in the use of AutoCAD 2019
  • A working knowledge in low voltage power system design
  • A working knowledge in instrumentation and control loop design
  • A working knowledge and demonstrable application of BS7671:2018 Requirements for electrical Installations (IET Wiring Regulations) & BS EN 61439 low-voltage switchgear and control gear assemblies


  • A working knowledge of DCS/PLC systems (Emerson Delta V, Hima Sella Safety Systems and Mitsubishi PLCs)
  • A working knowledge of motor control systems (Variable Speed Drives, Soft start, DOL)
  • A working knowledge of safety systems and equipment including Safety Instrumented
  • Systems

Personal Skills and Key Competencies

  • Strong IT skills
  • Self-management, including planning and meeting deadlines
  • Professional communication, spoken and written
  • Flexibility with the ability to prioritise work
  • Team work and good people skills
  • Active concern for standards
  • The above details for the Electrical and Instrumentation Designer are not exhaustive, the individual shall take on other duties which are within their skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed to do so.

If you are interested in this position, please APPLY NOW. For more information, contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

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