Electrical engineer

Location: West Midlands, England Salary:
Sector: Engineering Type: contract

Contract role

Duration: 6-12 months

Location : West midlands

Rate: from £35 per hour

Start: As soon as possible

Summary of Role:

The role is in our Energy and Industry team designing Electrical solutions for Control System implementation primarily focused on PLC's, MCCs, Drives & Controls, Switchgear and Cabling. This role includes preparation, review and checking electrical calculations and design and progress monitoring to electrical time and cost budgets, ensuring quality of design documentation is achieved. The Engineer should be commercially aware and be capable of managing MCC or Electrical Installation Subcontracts.

Essential Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Motor Control Centres, Motor Control Gear and Switchgear
  • Design of electrical cabling and containment systems, including cable sizing for power and earthing conductors
  • Knowledge of designing electrical panels containing Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's), LV modular distribution systems incorporating MCCbs, Transformers or Switchboards
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD Electrical
  • Experience of managing subcontracts (MCC's, E & I Installation, standby power generation etc.)
  • A good working knowledge of related safety and environmental legislation
  • Able to Develop technical solutions to meet project and customer expectations
  • Thorough understanding of, or working towards, BS7671 IEE 17th or 18th Edition Wiring Regs
  • Understanding of IEC BS EN 60439-1,Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies
  • Awareness of Hazardous Area applications (ATEX)
  • Awareness of Functional Safety applications BSEN 61508

Desirable Requirements:

  • BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Will hold Chartered or Incorporated Engineering status
  • Experience of at least 6 years post graduate experience or 8 years post HND experience on successful project implementation
  • Knowledge of Instrumentation

Personal Qualities:

    • Ability to lead and work in a team
    • Ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines
  • Confidence to work within a multidisciplinary design team
  • Flexible in their methods of working

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Progressive Recruitment, a trading division of SThree Partnership LLP is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy | Registered office | 1st Floor, 75 King William Street, London, EC4N 7BE, United Kingdom | Partnership Number | OC387148 England and Wales