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Electrical Design Engineer

Job Title: Electrical Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Blackburn
Salary: 33000 - 45000
REF: MEW 2000
Contact Name: Katie Shaw
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

Electrical Design Engineer


Projected basic earnings £33.3K.

With overtime, up to £45K per annum


 The General Role:

  • Interpretation of customer specification and requirements leading to production of detailed functional design specifications.
  • Undertake all aspects of design for machines and systems including conceptual design, detailed design and production of detailed drawings.
  • Production of electrical Schematic Diagrams & General Arrangements using AutoCAD.
  • Production of all aspects of design documentation to facilitate material procurement, electrical assembly and machine wiring.
  • Calculation and specification of drive and motor sizes.
  • Design and implementation of machine user interface systems, to include Ethernet IP, Profinet/Profisafe, EtherCAT, Profibus, Devicenet & DSI Communications protocols. 
  • Design in accordance with current Machinery Directives & Safety standards, including Risk Assessments.
  • Production of necessary current legislative documentation.
  • Generation of 'Design, Operation and Maintenance' documentation.
  • Control & liaise with both customers and suppliers.
  • Specifying & purchasing of required parts from approved suppliers.
  • Provide support to production department / team.
  • Provide customer support and training as required.
  • Plan, organise and manage work in conjunction with the Managers and production team to required timescales.


  • Standard Hours of work 08:00 – 16:30 5 days per week.
  • Holidays 20 days flexible (Increasing to 25 with service), plus statutory & bank holidays.
  • Rate of pay hourly, with over-time rates paid at time + ½ & double time. 
  • Projected basic earnings £33.3K. With overtime, up to £45K per annum.
  • Healthcare package.
  • NOW Pensions ‘Auto-enrolment occupational pension scheme’ contribution.
  • This list is not exhaustive and may include any other duties as required.


The person:

  • Experienced in specification and design of machine control systems.
  • Experienced in design & specification of PLC and Drive control systems (Allen Bradley/Siemens/Omron).
  • Preferably an experienced user of AutoCAD (AutoCAD Electrical experience preferable but not essential).
  • Preferably a 'Time Served' Electrical Engineer with a sound understanding of mechanical systems.
  • Must be HNC/HND or Degree qualified in Electrical/Electronic Engineering.
  • Preferably has a grounded knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
  • Be motivated & work well both as part of a team or individually on projects.
  • Be prepared to travel both in the UK & Worldwide.
  • Must be well presented and possess good interpersonal skills.
  • Must hold UK driving license.