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Electrical Design Engineer

Electrical Design Engineer (SE10556 / 510) Cambridgeshire, England

Salary: GBP40000 - GBP45000 per annum + Benefits

Electrical Design Engineer
Cambridgeshire (PE29)

Commutable from – Cambridge, Peterborough, Huntingdon, Bedford, Chatteris, St. Neots


Our client is a global leading automation & technology solutions provider, working within the food, FMCG, ecommence and automated distribution industries.


Due to global growth in Ecommerce and automation in food distribution, along with securing significant automation projects, amongst multiple clients in the UK, they are looking for a number of Electrical Design Engineers to join their team.


A role that will provide fantastic stability and opportunities to grow within a recently formed joint business venture, that has the backing of a multi-billion PLC company.



Role & Responsibilities:


  • Managing work across multiple engineering fields, coordinating with mechanical & electrical engineers, design teams, software engineers, procurement, logistics and site implementation
  • Create electrical designs using AutoCAD Electrical
  • Liaise with procurement and organise the manufacturing of complex automation systems, including robotics, sortation systems, conveyors, and materials handling
  • Design electrical systems – control panels & PLC’s
  • Selection of electrical components for build
  • Preparation of BOM’s, manufacturing & installation specifications
  • Work closely with project managers on design availability to meet project deadlines
  • Planning of electrical & controls installations
  • Testing & commissioning on customer sites
  • Preparation of validation & test documentation



Knowledge, Skills & Experience:


  • Ideally have a degree in Electrical Engineering with relevant electrical design experience
  • Experienced in the design of internal workings of electrical control panels & selection of various components – motors, sensors, switches, wiring, contactors, inverters, circuitry
  • Knowledge of electrical safety and industry wiring standards
  • Previously have worked in automation & material handling systems ideally
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD Electrical
  • Beneficial to have experience of PLC configuration, programming & commissioning
  • Overlap knowledge of mechanical appreciation
  • Ability to work as part of a projects team, across cross functional departments
  • Flexible character to work in the office/on site and from own – manage own time effectively
  • Demonstrate a technical proficiency in machine controls & safety
  • Experienced in the selection & configuration of Variable Speed Drives (VSD’s)



Job Reference No: SE10556 / 510



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