Latest Jobs

Customer Support Administrator
£19,000 per annum
Accounts Assistant/Administrator
£7.90 per hour
Systems Developer
£35,000 - £42,000



Job Reference ST6289
Location Bridgend
Salary / Hourly Rate £35,000 - £42,000 per annum
Sector Engineering, Electrical
Job Type Permanent
Details Full Time
Date Posted 30 Nov 2018

Job Description

Electrical Design Engineer
£35,000 - £42,000 per annum

Purpose of Job:

The primary role is to undertake the design, development and testing of electrical control systems for our client's range of industrial laser system products and bespoke machinery, including wire marking and stripping systems. This involves the selection of appropriate control hardware based upon the most cost effective, scalable control platform.

Candidate Requirements:

Educational Level

The candidate must be educated to a minimum of HND or preferably Degree level in Electrical and / or Electronic engineering. Other candidates will be considered with relevant skills and experience.


The candidate will have a solid electrical / controls / automation engineering background developing complex machinery or systems. At least 5 years of experience designing machinery and control panels using an electrical drafting package is essential.
The candidate will be experienced in the full product life cycle from initial specification, through development, build, test, deployment and product support (local and remote).
The candidate will have experience of travelling to customer locations for new system installation, troubleshooting and upgrades as applicable, though this rarely occurs.

Personal Attitudes, Motivators and Skills

Ideal attributes:

• Meticulous attention to detail
• Self-starter
• Self-motivated
• Self-disciplined
• Punctual
• Progress a given task in a timely manner
• Minimal supervision and direction required
• Achievement orientated
• Customer focused
• Good written and oral communication
• Fast response to problem resolution
• Work well under pressure
• Cross departmental team player
• Adaptable to changing priorities

Ideally the candidate will possess a good subset of the following skills:

Essential skills:

• New product introduction: design, build, commission and test.
• Electrical Machine / Control Panel Design with reference to risk assessment and applicable safety standards like 12100, 60204 and 13849.
• Safety performance levels.
• Electrical drawing package experience (preferably ePLAN).
• Electrical Machine Design for build and procurement – parts list, wire schedules, cable schedules etc.
• Application of Servo Amplifier / Stepper Drive Systems
• Application of DC / AC Drive systems
• Specification of sensor types including proximity sensors, through beam etc.
• Creation of Controls Specifications – Functional Design Specification / IO Specification

Useful skills (Advantageous, but not essential):

• Maintain / support / modify / debug existing software for PLCs and motion controllers including Mitsubishi, TRIO and Yaskawa.
• Practical experience electrical build.
• Diagnostics – familiarity with use of oscilloscopes and other test equipment.
• EMC considerations – Electrical Design.
• Industrial laser control / applications.
• Factory automation.
• MS Word / Excel.
• Exposure to optocouplers and pulse-width modulation.
• Robotics and vision systems.

The candidate will need:

• Full UK Driving Licence
• Full UK Passport

Privacy Notice

St David Recruitment Services is an Employment Agency providing work-finding services to our clients, candidates and work-seekers. Our Company must process personal data so that we can provide these services and in doing so, the Company acts as a Data Controller.
As a candidate, you may provide personal details to our Company directly in CV form or via our website. Alternatively, we may collect them from another source such as a third party jobs board. As a business, we must have a legal basis for processing personal data and in turn providing work-finding services. In the event that you are a candidate who has formally registered with St David Recruitment Services, please be advised that personal data is processed on the legal basis of ‘Contractual Obligation;’ the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract. In all other instances, where we receive personal data via direct or indirect means, either supplied by yourself or obtained via a public forum, we process data on the basis of ‘Legitimate Interest;’ processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interest to provide work-finding services.
St David Recruitment Services will only share personal data with clients who have authorised us to source prospective candidates for permanent or temporary employment. Specific company names will be disclosed in advance of any data being shared.
As a business, we will retain personal data only for as long as is necessary, on a secure CRM system. The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, require us to keep work-seeker records for at least one year from the date of their creation or after the date on which we last provide work-finding services. Where applicable, we must also keep payroll records, holiday pay, sick pay and pensions auto-enrolment records for as long as is legally required by HMRC and associated national minimum wage, social security and tax legislation.
As an individual, you have several rights in respect to the processing of your personal data, all of which can be reviewed on our website. This includes the right to withdraw consent at any time by contacting the Recruitment Consultant with whom you initiated contact, or any other employee at St David Recruitment Services.
This e-mail may contain confidential personal data / sensitive personal data and is for the use of the intended addressee(s) only. Onward delivery, copying or similar disclosure of the contents of this e-mail should only be done so in accordance with GDPR legislation. If you receive this email by mistake, please advise the sender immediately and take appropriate measures to delete the content. E-mails sent and/or received via our organisation will retained and monitored for the purposes of ensuring compliance with GDPR.