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Senior EC&I Engineer

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  • Location

    Chorley, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Electrical Engineering

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  • Salary:

    £40 - £42 per hour

  • Contact:

    Phil Dobbins MREC Dip.R.P

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months +

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Job Description

1. Main purpose of Position

The Senior Electrical Engineer will be responsible for producing design studies and manufacturing design studies for NIS projects.

The engineer will work within a multi-discipline design team and be responsible for undertaking the design of equipment as delegated by the Principal Engineers or the Engineering Manager.

Work will be undertaken individually or by managing a small team of designers reporting to the Principal EC&I Engineer.

2. Specific Areas of Responsibility

ü Production of engineering drawings such as block cable diagrams, schematic diagrams, general assembly, cable routing, termination drawings etc.

ü Production of engineering documents such as operation and maintenance manuals, test documentation, functional design specifications, device schedules etc.

ü Produce engineering calculations such as cable calculations, panel heat dissipation calculations, safety instrumented system calculations etc.

ü Conduct trials and tests in the factory following test documentation.

ü Set budgets and delegate tasks, provide information for progress tracking on tasks to the project manager.

ü Produce design concepts & Front End-Engineering studies.

ü Carry out technical risk analysis on designs for EMC compliance and CE certification.

ü Produce and maintain a technical file in accordance with NIS Quality Assurance.

ü Produce designs that conform to the relevant British and European standards and client requirements.

ü Ensure that the design addresses operability, maintainability and safety issues.

ü Produce designs that meet with project programmes and budgets.

ü Produce Design Justification Reports that demonstrate the design mitigates all technical risks identified.

ü Produce a level of information (drawings, specifications, works instructions etc.) that enable manufacturing to take place.

ü Check drawing details.

3. Additional Tasks

ü Chair design reviews, risk assessment meetings, present designs etc.

ü When required be part of the test and commissioning team which could require having to work away from home for short periods.

4. Reporting Relationships

Reports to: Principal Engineers
Reportees: EC&I Engineers & EC&I Designers

5. Standards

ü Compliance with company procedures and policies.

ü Display a professional, acceptable attitude and image for all work associated with and undertaken on behalf of NIS Ltd.

ü Adhere to NIS core values: Respect, Protect, Commit, Inspire

Person Specification
Qualifications Essential Desirable
Relevant engineering degree ?
Chartered Engineer or progressing towards ?

Experience & Knowledge Essential Desirable
Minimum of 5 years of experience in engineering ?
Low voltage control gear ?
Control systems ?
Machinery safety directives ?
Instrumentation ?
BS7671 18th edition & EN 60204 ?
BS EN 60204-1 safety of machinery ?
CE marking process ?
PLC Systems ?
Drive Systems ?
Nuclear engineering experience ?
Design of electrical systems for gloveboxes ?
HAZOP/HAZID experience ?
Testing and commissioning ?
Software production ?

Skills & Abilities Essential Desirable
Produce diagrams compliant with BS8888 & BS5070 ?
IT proficient ?
Production of technical reports and documents ?
AutoCAD ?
Risk assessment techniques ?
Engineering substantiation ?
Resource management and planning skills ?
SIL rating and BS EN 61508 ?
Effective presentation skills ?
Testing and Commissioning ?

Other Essential Desirable
Self-motivated ?
Ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure ?
Full driving licence ?
SC clearance or ability to achieve ?
To work in accordance with NIS policies ?
Able to work away from home for short periods ?