Senior Electrical and Controls Designer

City of Bristol

Job summary

Babcock International
£Open (Depending On Experience)
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Senior Electrical and Controls Designer
Location: Bristol, UK + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation: Competitive + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF56720

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Senior Electrical and Controls Designer at our Ashton Vale, Bristol site.

The role
As a Senior Electrical and Controls Designer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. This opportunity is for an experienced Electrical and Controls Engineer/Designer to have the ability to work with a high level of developed knowledge in a specialist subject area.

Day-to-day, you'll work on a range of engineering problems involving high levels of complexity and uncertainty. Your responsibilities will encompass leading the entire lifecycle of the project, from conceptualisation to design, manufacture, test, and ultimately delivery. With a particular emphasis on logic controls and programmable logic controllers, you will drive the design and construction of equipment while overseeing junior team members to ensure adherence to standards and project schedules.

  • Manage the delivery of engineering and technical activities, through the application of process, electrical and electronic engineering knowledge, and experience
  • Accountable for designs, developments and determines solutions to problems and issues within a specialist subject area.
  • Provide support and direction to less experienced team members to support both their effective working, and their development.
  • Test and prove electrical designs directly through hands-on activities in our electrical laboratories
  • Functional testing of manufactured control systems
  • Attend project and customer meetings to discuss updates, risks etc.

This role is full time 37 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with 2 a balance of days in the office/onsite and 3 days that can be worked ing from home to meet the business needs.

Agile working may be available to employees in some instances, applying the principles of fairness and consistency whilst ensuring that the overriding business needs can be appropriately met. We are happy to consider flexible, blended working, including part-time, condensed hours, and job sharing. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Essential experience of the Senior Electrical and Controls Designer

  • Experience working collaboratively in multi-discipline teams to deliver activities on a range of project types.
  • Demonstrable experience in covering a variety of tasks across a range of complexities
  • Good communications skills and the ability to interface with other disciplines
  • Ability to apply standards; and knowledge of legal directives that designs must comply with
  • Experience with ATEX and equipment used in Hazardous Areas (desirable)
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD Electrical for generating and checking electrical circuit diagrams (desirable)
  • Experience of Document Management Systems - ideally Teamcenter and Vault (desirable)

Qualifications for the Senior Electrical and Controls Designer

  • Engineering degree (or equivalent qualification) in relevant engineering discipline, with significant demonstrable experience

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held.

What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
  • Flexible working - we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met.
  • Opportunity to work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer.
  • Opportunity to work with innovative technology.

Babcock International

For over a century Babcock has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header 'Reasonable adjustments requirement'. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Closing date: 10/05/2024


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