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Lead Electrical Engineer

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  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Technology & Digital

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £50 - £60 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jake Appleton

  • Email:

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    12 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

  • Expiry date:

    06 July 2024

  • Start date:



Yolk Recruitment are recruiting for a Lead Electrical Engineer to join our client on an initial 12 month contract working from their major site in Stone.

Summary of Role:

  • Lead and manage the project team.
  • Review and approve the team's designs.
  • Ensure team compliance with established procedures, methods, and standards, focusing on engineering design responsibilities.
  • Interpret and verify customer-supplied data, specifications, and drawings.
  • Develop system designs based on customer information.
  • Create and modify Design Packs, including system drawings, general arrangements, schematics, wiring diagrams, and site cable drawings.
  • Produce client design and test documentation.
  • Prepare all necessary documentation to support system production, such as Functional Design Specifications (FDS), test documents, and manuals.
  • Lead site surveys and assist in preparing Health and Safety Documentation.
  • Support site acceptance testing and commissioning.
  • Aid in the production of tender documents and cost estimates.

Essential Skills:

  • Experience and proficiency in control systems within the nuclear market or a regulated industry.
  • Competence in field cabling systems (power, instrumentation, control, and communications), including surveying, route identification, and cable sizing and earthing/protection calculations.
  • Experience in control panel design incorporating PLC, I/O, communications cards, UPS, etc.
  • Minimum of a degree in a relevant subject or an HND with additional experience, ideally with 5 years post-graduate or HND experience in successful project implementation.
  • Proficiency in Word, AutoCAD, and Excel.
  • Methodical approach to interpreting customer requirements and delivering project documentation.
  • Understanding of the full project lifecycle.
  • Possession of a current full UK driving license or the ability to easily convert to a full UK license.
  • Willingness to mentor junior engineers, guide their professional growth, and peer-review their work.

Desirable Skills:

Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating some or all of the following:

  • Specialist or extended knowledge in one of the following:
    • Rockwell (Control Logix)
    • Siemens (PC7S, TIA Portal)
    • Schneider (M580, M340)
  • Experience with Motor Control Centres, including specification, procurement, and installation.
  • Awareness or understanding of DSEAR Regulations and hazardous area applications.
  • Awareness or understanding of Functional Safety (IEC 61508/61511).
  • Site installation and commissioning experience with control systems.
  • Good understanding of BS7671 IEE 18th Edition Wiring Regulations.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and budgets.
  • Familiarity with databases.
  • Willingness to undergo security clearance checks
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