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Controls Hardware Engineer

Job Description

Xcede are proud to be working with a certified Siemens & Rockwell systems integration business based in Lancashire to recruit a Controls Hardware Engineer

Job Role: Controls Hardware Engineer

Location: Blackburn

Salary: £40,000pa plus benefits

As a Controls Hardware Engineer your remit will include:

To be able to take information from the project handover meeting and turn this into a full system design. This will be for the electrical and automation systems. The candidate shall be fully conversant with several PLC platforms as a broad range of knowledge will be required. Reading of and having a general understanding of P&ID drawings is essential for the process industry.

The company is an AutoCAD Electrical user so the candidate must already have a good grounding in the usage of this design package.

The major electrical design aspects are as follows:

  • Electrical protection of final circuits;
  • Full load calculations;
  • Discrimination of protection devices;
  • Controlling inverters by hardwired or networking;
  • Designing and dimensioning motor starter types such as D.O.L., SS and inverters;
  • Design of Wohner bus bar systems;
  • Volt drop calculations.

What you will bring to the company:

The candidate shall be at the following level for usage on AutoCAD Electrical:

  • Develop schematics using prescribed templates;
  • Title block updates;
  • Creating bespoke new blocks for schematics and GA;s;
  • Revision control;
  • Cross referencing on components;
  • Signal references linking schemes;
  • Terminal block generation;
  • Report generation for BOM's, cables and terminals.

The candidate shall also be required to produce the following supporting project documentation:

  • Cable schedules;
  • 24VDC Load calculations;
  • PLC I.O. schedules;
  • Hook up diagrams;
  • Loop diagrams;
  • Panel test schedules

Assist in the test/ verification of electronic hardware once the panels have been built.

The candidate must be able to work to strict timelines due to the nature of the role. The candidate must be able to prioritise workflows to ensure that all project deliverables are met. Monitoring of hardware expenditure against the budget to ensure that projects met expected margins.

What they promise to offer:

Other specialist engineering activities exist within the hardware department such as ATEX, machinery and process safety. The candidate may nominate these during their PDP planning meetings if these are of interest and the company will engage in obtaining certification covering this elements.

They are also very willing to sponsor a degree in automation engineering for the right candidate.

The company can offer a role with variety and a genuine opportunity for career progression. The next logical step would be to Lead Engineer which will be responsible for a running multiple projects simultaneously and being assigned software engineers to utilise on larger projects. They have a policy of advancing employees when they have met the criteria outlined for a higher position, not when there is a vacancy or business need.

The client encourages flexible working, they're delivery focused and don't have the politics that can sometimes come with larger organisations.