Senior Electrical / Electronic Engineer

Competitive Plus Excellent Benefits Package

Job description

An exciting position has just arisen for a Senior Electrical / Electronic Engineer at my well-established client based in Norwich. Reporting into the Engineering Project Manager, your role will be to complete tasks and goals set, ensure all engineering designs fulfil their intent, follow up to date standard business processes and meet agreed expectations of shareholders (customers, agents, suppliers etc).

Your key duties and responsibilities will include;

  • Design, redesign, layout and detail as necessary products, assemblies and components.
  • Check drawings for form, fit, function, tolerance and conformance to sound design practice and documentation standards. Undertaking joint responsibility for ensuring the quality of engineering documentation.
  • Design and develop improvements to existing equipment and processes including the preparation of cost estimates and engineering change orders when required.
  • Creating, carrying out and documenting functional test plans to verify system performance to the agreed specification.
  • Support the implementation of new or modified products, processes, and equipment in manufacturing; supports the training of the manufacturing and service teams.
  • Create and contribute to the creation of new concepts and system designs including specification documents.
  • Manage individual workload in line with the company priorities.
  • Troubleshoot and fault find machine issues to identify component or design failures, proposing solutions when required.
  • Evaluate designs for compliance to applicable standards and carry out or participate in machine risk assessments.
  • Lead projects to include creating, maintaining, and communicating project plans assisting to resolve slippages and conflicts.
  • Liaise independently with other internal departments, external suppliers and customers to identify and resolve issues and potential improvements.
  • Oversight and management of engineering consultants, vendors, and industry experts to develop and improve new and existing products and technologies.
  • Conduct and document design reviews with other internal departments, external suppliers and customers.
  • Conduct prototype build, in-house and/or field tests for new or redesigned products, designing tests and drafting reports findings.
  • Abide by all statutory requirements including those relating to health and safety.
  • Ensure you read, understand and fulfil your responsibilities under the Company's equal opportunities policy in place from time to time.
  • Adhere to and promote all company policies and procedures in place from time to time including those relating to HR and health and safety
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by your Line Manager.
  • There may also be limited Supervisory responsibilities which would include assisting with supervision of other Engineers, Drafters and external experts as required for projects and tasks.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following essential experience, skills and personal attributes;

  • Bachelors Degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or an equivalent combination of work and experience.
  • Demonstrable experience working in a senior engineering role
  • Development and troubleshooting on industrial machinery electronic and software systems.
  • Exposure to the full system development lifecycle.
  • Experience in managing engineering consultants and working directly with suppliers and manufacturers.
  • Proficient with control system architecture design and implementation.
  • Ability to create design documentation including electrical CAD, and drafting Schematics.
  • Knowledge of electronic circuit design along with PCB layout.
  • Knowledge of firmware and software for embedded targets including Microchip PIC series written in C.
  • Creating functional test plans and Performing these tests.
  • Excellent fault finding and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent organisational, interpersonal, and oral and written communications skills.
  • Creation of machine and system specifications.
  • Translation of system specifications into system architecture and machine design.
  • Able to interpret and apply applicable regulations and standards.
  • Proficient with MS Office or similar applications, including spread sheets, word processing, email and presentations.
  • Team player who is happy to work autonomously and enjoy considerable responsibility
  • Unafraid of technical challenges
  • Willing to take ownership of tasks and maintain focus seeing through to timely completion
  • Able to travel with periodic evenings and overnight assignments, including domestic and international locations (approximately 15%).
  • Able to work with technical and non-technical staff from other departments and companies to resolve issues and/or deliver solutions in a timely manner.
  • Full driving licence and own transport.

It would also be highly beneficial if you had the following;

  • Knowledge and experience of label machines
  • Knowledge and experience of product handling machines
  • Knowledge and experience of label manufacturing and printing processes.
  • Experience using Altium designer.
  • Experience using SolidWorks including SolidWorks Electrical.
  • Experience writing firmware for embedded targets
  • Experience using 3D and 2D mechanical design packages.
  • Knowledge of CE marking and the machinery directive.
  • Constant endeavour for innovation and excellence.

This is a full time, permanent position with an ASAP start. You would be working from my clients head office in Norwich and will work a standard 38 hour week with hours to be decided. This position pays a competitive salary within the current marketplace and also comes with an excellent benefits package.

If this position is of interest and you have the required skills and experience then please submit your latest CV or call Gerry to discuss further.

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