Senior Electrical Hardware Engineer

  • FT Perm
  • Sheffield
  • Salary: £45-50k
  • Hours: Mon - Fri (37.5 hrs) with flexible Start and Finish times (start between 7-10am and finish between 3- 6pm)

Andy File Associates Limited are working as a Recruitment Agency on behalf of our client with regards this permanent position.

Our client is now looking for a Senior Electrical Hardware Engineer to work on a prestigious project based out of Sheffield.  This will be a key role in supporting the expansion and development of our client’s Control System HW and Electrical Design capability, setting standards, supervising work, developing talent and representing the company at a senior level.

The role is to lead the design, development, and testing of major hardware components of mission critical innovative solutions

Role and Responsibilities

  • Work as a technical lead with responsibility for resolution of hardware and electrical design challenges for assigned solution areas
  • Design and configuration of cyber-secure infrastructure and communications solutions at a hardware level, including server panel and network solutions
  • Develop a thorough understanding of operational procedures and ensure compliance with both internal and external standards
  • Work with the manufacturing department to develop design solutions that support efficient and effective assembly processes
  • Assembly supervision and electrical testing of solution hardware (including functional safety systems)
  • For significant hardware/electrical installations, lead installation and commissioning of solutions on customer sites
  • Provide support and mentoring for more junior engineers
  • Provide knowledge leadership in specific areas of expertise – supporting, coaching and training others in that area
  • Provide general technical support on hardware and electrical design to Business Development colleagues for bids and campaigns

Essential Knowledge & Experience:

  • Experience of supervising a small team of Hardware Engineers
  • Extensive experience of Electrical and HW Design and delivery for Industrial Control Systems
  • Extensive experience of supervising/liaising with Workshop for build of Control System Panels
  • Extensive knowledge of core supply chain partners’ products – Panel HW, Electrical, Safety, PLC/HMI equipment
  • Experience with Nuclear (SL/EDF) Electrical / HW Design Standards
  • Accredited/Familiar with 18th Edition Wiring Regs (BS7671)
  • Experience of Full Turnkey Projects / Full Lifecycle Projects (from concept to commission)

Skills and abilities

  • Good working knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Team working ability in a project environment
  • Eligible for security clearance checks for access to client sites
  • Excellent ability to capture information, analyse it, and articulate an appropriate solution.
  • Able to operate “self-sufficiently” on customer’s premises, including production locations.
  • Commercial awareness and diligence
  • Comfortable interacting with customers at a senior level in a manner that instils confidence.
  • Enthusiastic to understand developing technological capabilities and to identify how these can be applied.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and proactive with a desire for continuous improvement, flexible with the ability to be confident and calm under pressure

Benefits include:

25 days hols + bank hols
Pension scheme contributory after 6 months
Life Assurance scheme
Employee Assistance Programme
Cycle to work scheme

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