Electrical Design & Controls Engineer - Industrial Automation

OX11 0SG, Didcot
Circa £40,000 + £3,000 bonus (OTE £43,000 after probation period) based on company performance
04 Jan 2019
01 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Electrical Design & Controls Engineer - Industrial Automation, PLC, AutoCAD
Didcot OX11 
Circa £40,000 + £3,000 bonus (OTE £43,000 after probation period) based on company performance + Chartered Engineering Support + Benefits

An opportunity exists for someone to join a growing, dynamic company operating in a high technology market. The company is based in offices close to Oxford at the prestigious Harwell Science and Innovation Campus. 

Founded in 2000 we are now one of Europe’s leading specialists in inspection machines and artificial intelligence vision products – supplying customers all around the world and building an unrivalled reputation for innovation, quality and precision in machine vision systems for inspection, guidance and identification. 

We offer a great opportunity for a bright person with plenty of initiative to gain a good understanding of the way industry operates, whilst developing their own skills and contributing to the overall development of the organisation. 

The Electrical Design & Controls Engineer Role:

We are looking to recruit a keen and enthusiastic Electrical Design & Controls Engineer who can work effectively as part of an experienced engineering team. The role will involve electrical control and PLC development alongside the ability to utilise AutoCAD Electrical to design panels and electrical schematics for small retro-fit camera systems through to large industrial automation machinery. 

Electrical Design & Controls Engineer Core Responsibilities:

+ Design and specify control systems and electrical components for industrial automation systems. 
+ Create electrical schematics and designs within AutoCAD Electrical including layout diagrams, terminal and wiring plans to EU Standards. 
+ PLC and controls programming of industrial automation systems. 
+ Maintain, develop and support existing control systems at customer site within the UK and overseas.
+ Work with the Design and Applications Engineering engineers to provide drawings, specifications and deliver projects on time. 
+ Help as required for the electrical fitting, wiring of panels and assembly of machine builds. 
+ Carry out electrical testing procedures on new machine builds. 
+ Supporting electrical problem-solving during manufacturing build process. 


+ Minimum of 3 years industry experience. 
+ Experience and knowledge of designing and creating electrical panel layouts within electrical CAD software. 
+ Sound understanding of electrical control gear, industrial automation and implementation of communication protocols (Profibus / DeviceNet / TCP/IP / serial / OPC etc.) 
+ Experience of PLC programming, developing control systems and PLC automation software on projects from start to finish. 
+ A logical approach to problem solving. 
+ Well organised, ability to work to deadlines and a high attention to detail. 
+ Ability to prioritise a heavy workload. 
+ Excellent interpersonal skills – both written and verbal. 
+ Ability and willingness to work as part of a team. 
+ Clean and full UK driving licence. 


+ Experience using AutoCAD Electrical 
+ Experience using Allen Bradley and/or Siemens PLCs and control gear 
+ Experience of robotics 
+ Educated to degree level preferably in Electrical Engineering or related fields (2.1 or above) 
+ Experience of machine vision and vision system technology integration 

You may have worked in the following capacities:
Graduate Electrical Engineer, Graduate Automation Engineer, PLC Engineer, Electrical Design Engineer, Control Systems Engineer, PLC Automation Engineer.

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