Electrical Design Engineer

  • Location
    Taunton, Somerset
  • Category
    Engineering - Design
  • Contract Type
    Permanent
  • Salary
    £40,000.00/Year
  • OrganizationType
    Office

Job Title: Electrical Design Engineer


Location: Taunton, Somerset


Salary: Circa £40K DOE


Hours: Core hours are Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm and Friday 8am - 4pm


Benefits: 27 days holiday plus bank holidays, private medical package and contributory pension scheme, highly established and reputable business and friendly, welcoming, team orientated environment.


The Company: We are working in partnership with a leading engineering firm who supply products to a range of industries including marine, defence, aerospace, nuclear, utilities and industrial. They are a well renowned company in their field involved with multiple scale projects across the UK. You will be joining an established and knowledgeable down to earth team.


The Role:



  • Design and specify quality, electrical / electronic control systems and peripherals either as standalone systems and/or to compliment any pneumatic / hydraulic / Mechanical system(s) designed built or modified by the company as the company requires.

  • Use AutoCAD LT 2D CAD packages to design quality electrical / electronic circuits.

  • Interact with clients existing and new to ascertain specifications for goods, systems and services, produce commercially accurate quotations thereof and use company IT infrastructure to produce sales orders, works orders and job instructions.

  • Be willing and available to visit customer sites, company branches, and other unspecified destinations as required as part of company operations and role requirements. This to include infrequent but possible travel involving overnight stays away when required.

  • Carry out system and software design and programming procedures on a variety of different hardware platforms.

  • Produce accurate Design drawings & Design records of works completed and ensure company records of design builds and/or modifications are amended accurately and kept up to date.

  • Take a lead role in the execution of company business ensuring that company standards and integrity of work are maintained. This includes Project management when required/designated.

  • Ensure that work is carried out inline with the companies' procedures and quality standards and complies with all current European/National electrical standards and codes of practice.

  • Ensure that all units/builds are designed in an aesthetically correct manner and comply to current legislation, standards and codes of practice.

  • Prepare test schedules for company engineers to be able to fully test designed and manufactured goods/systems and provide support if required during test and commissioning procedures both within the works and/or in the field.

  • Be willing and capable of working in a hands-on practical capacity when necessary to assist the company and customers with specifying goods and services, fault diagnosis and setting systems to work as well as supporting in house engineers as and when required.

  • Ensure all works and projects are completed on time, within budget and to the customers satisfaction.

  • Produce accurate bills of materials in electronic format and enter onto our ERP system for designated project work.

  • Produce technically and commercially proficient documents using standard IT tools for quotations, manuals or publications for internal and external (Customer) use.

  • Provide technical advice & guidance to the company's internal & external sales & engineering teams when requested.

  • Liaise with clients, suppliers and sub-contractors as necessary throughout the design and manufacturing processes and whole-life cycles of products supplied and/or supported by the company.

  • Assess prototypes for correct fit and function and make amendments as required.

  • Assist the Engineering Director in ensuring that the company's engineering standards are maintained to the highest level.

  • Work within the guidelines of the company Quality Management System.

  • Liaise directly with customers as required to ensure their requirements are interpreted accurately without delays.

  • Assist with and when called upon take responsibility for other projects which engineering personnel may be asked to undertake including hands on as a lead engineer.

  • Ensure that all Health & Safety requirements are met & that the relevant risk assessments and accurate method statements are completed.


Skills, experience and knowledge requirements:



  • A completed recognised industrial electrical systems apprenticeship preferably to HNC/HND standard or better together with extensive relevant field experience.

  • A thorough knowledge of the practical design, assembly and use of industrial, marine and commercial vehicle control systems.

  • A good working knowledge of all motor types, both DC and AC, their applications advantages/disadvantages and uses

  • A thorough understanding of the dangers of working with low to medium voltage (<600 Volt) electrical supply systems, both AC and DC, single and poly-phase and how to minimise the risks associated with working with these systems.

  • A good working knowledge of proprietary PLC and other logic based control systems, their design, maintenance and programming.

  • A good working understanding of standard fieldbus technologies, analogue and digital control techniques, basic electronics, and PCBs design.

  • Understanding of hydraulic and pneumatic components and systems would be beneficial

  • Understanding of general mechanical engineering practices and procedures would be beneficial.


Next steps…


If you are interested in finding out more please call the office on 01823 285440 or email georgina.caddick@office-angels.com for a confidential chat.

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