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Electrical Systems Engineer

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  • Location

    Chester, Cheshire

  • Sector:

    Electrical Engineering

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  • Salary:

    Up to £53186 per annum

  • Contact:

    Phil Dobbins MREC Dip.R.P

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

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Job Purpose

To provide functional structured Electrical Engineering support to the Principal CE & I Engineer in respect to spares management for electrical distribution & plant switchgear and equipment such as motors building services equipment. Facilitate and drive EIMT strategies on the HV & LV Distribution system & Plant equipment. Support switching activities for the EIMT task work and provide appropriate RAMS. Manage work teams acting as either, the authorizing person, or the Person in charge for complex isolations (Dual Source supplies) and task work. Carry out fault finding and remedial work on all levels of the HV & LV equipment hierarchy.

Job Dimensions

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Direct Reports


Indirect Reports

1 CEI Team Leader / Deputy & 8 at Maintenance Technician level

Budgetary Responsibility

· Responsibility for annual CEI revenue maintenance budget >£1M

Implement small capital projects up to >£2M

Other Dimensions

· Electrical Support, guidance and coaching to the Maintenance Team.

· Liaise with principal TMF project suppliers and contractors during, commissioning and early stages of operation.

· Maintenance contractors and service providers.

Typical Key Accountabilities

Achieve AP status to perform complex isolations / author and review switching programs and support all distribution switching activities

Contribute to the implementation of standards, procedures and systems of work to maintain plant integrity. Complete compliance inspections and tests to procedure and plan

Develop an Electrical equipment spares list, liaise with suppliers to obtain quotes and convert to material master specifications.

Identify and direct opportunities to improve plant OEE and reduce costs through equipment or maintenance plan development

Develop SLA's for critical equipment / systems in collaboration with UUK

Support the development of an electrical periodic inspection and testing program

Support the responsible CE+I Engineer in the writing and review of written Schemes of Maintenance (WSM's) to support the EIMT program

Project manage small electrical improvement projects

Skills required

Electrical Support Engineer

  • Minimum of 8 Year experience in the Chemical or Nuclear process Industry
  • Sound knowledge of electrical installations for HV & LV Distribution to process plant equipment, battery systems and building services small power and lighting
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Electricity at work Regulations & 18th Edition wiring Regulations, and how we as a company comply with it.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the different standards that apply to safely operating and maintaining switchgear and electrical equipment and systems.
  • An appreciation of the importance of technical specifications and the ability to understand and interpret all forms of electrical drawings, safety & technical documentation
  • Ability to apply diagnostic and problem solving techniques across electrical systems to support the team CE&I Team Leader and Technicians.
  • Knowledge of all forms of motor protection and methods of starting and control
  • Appreciation & understand of different equipment fault levels and protection studies.
  • Sound knowledge of the CMMS (SAP) to assist the development of the working system to suitably manage the Electrical infrastructure Hierarchy, spares, where used; material master's.etc.
  • Experience in managing small capital improvement projects
  • Confidently liaise with vendors to provide solutions / improvements to technical issues on plant.
  • Nominated Electrical person - able to recognise electrical hazards and work safely, prepared to work to achieve authorised electrical status to carry out complex isolations
  • Ability to establish and maintain high standards
  • Strong communications skills with ability to interface with multiple levels of the organisation is essential.
  • The role holder must have strong interpersonal skills with ability to coach and reinforce desired behaviours.

knowledgeable in the requirements of DSEAR Regulations

Education and Qualifications

  • Recognised engineering apprenticeship within the respective discipline, together with HNC / NVQ (Level3) and/or City and Guilds qualification.
  • Degree qualified Electronic/Electrical/Control Engineer with practical experience of all types of Electrical installations.
  • C&G accredited programme - High Voltage Network Systems Operational and Safety Certificate (or working towards this qual)
  • C&G Authorised Person - Low Voltage

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