Lead Electrical Engineer in Irvine, North Ayshire, United Kingdom, Ayrshire, United Kingdom

Lead Electrical Engineer

Role is open for an experienced Lead Electrical Engineer to join in a Staff position - within our Head Office Engineering team - based in Irvine, North Ayrshire. Competitive salary package on offer depending on experience.

This is a really important role with full development opportunities to move into Engineering management and beyond.

As a key member of our Engineering team we are looking for an experienced individual with a wide range of professional skills. The role requires the individual to manage our teams of Electrical Engineers, Graduate Engineers & Designers - based at our Head Office facility and also our client’s site-based design offices.

The candidate will have experience of leading multiple design teams and be used to managing, and controlling, concurrent projects and/or new proposals, as well as having a keen eye to ensure deadlines are achieved.

The candidate will be able to exhibit a wide degree of Electrical Engineering technical knowledge as well as considerable experience in industrial environments.

Ideally candidates will have experience in multiple industry sectors (including pharmaceutical, O&G, Nuclear, Food & Beverage) and possess necessary competencies and behaviours to lead a sizeable team ranging in experience.

There will be a focus on client interface and department development/progression in this role.

Qualifications & Competencies

Chartered or working toward Chartered status (preferable)

Degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline (preferable)

Engineering experience in a Senior or Lead position for core Electrical Engineering discipline

Experience of managing multiple Electrical (and/or Multi Discipline) Engineering Design team

  • Key responsibilities – Lead Electrical Engineer
  • Line Manager for Electrical Engineers & Designers.Technical Authority for Head Office Electrical designs & technical support for Site based teams.Lead design and co-ordinate of raft of brownfield & greenfield projects with internal stakeholders such as operations, production as well as external consultants.Manage design team resources & allocation of Electrical Engineering team for H.O. projects.Approvals of project technical/design documentation & drawings.Development and Improvement of Engineering Procedures & Templates relevant to discipline.Track & Report commercial status of projects.Build improvements & efficiencies into ways of working for department.Development of individuals within the Electrical Engineering teams - focus on development and training needs of graduates and less experienced engineers & designers.

  • Technical Experience – provide technical support to Electrical Engineering teams on project designs with:In depth knowledge and understanding of BS7671 / 18th edition Wiring RegulationsIn depth knowledge of ATEX certification. (BS EN IEC 60079)Design & Specification of Electrical Equipment for Hazardous Area Service Design and construction of low voltage electrical systems, switchgear and plant.LV Switchgear and control panel mods in brownfield environments. LV design including, fault levels, protection grading, short circuits, surge protection, diversity, discrimination and co-ordination.Load schedules, SLDs, Cable schedules and drive schedules. Containment systems, cable selection and sizing for design loads and protection requirements.Experience with motor starters, DOL, star/delta, forward/reverse, VSD and soft starts.VSD experience including, harmonics, chokes and EMC filter selection.Trace heating, lighting, UPS systems, ESD systems and Fire alarm systems.Interface with PLC and BPCS systems. Worked in highly regulated environment, with exposure to GMP.Controls System Architecture: for any bus comms interaction with smart Electrical devicesPackage Specification & Vendor Interaction - for subcontract engagements for:Power Generation equipmentElectrical elements of Packaged / Process Equipment (vendor skids)HV Power Distribution: HV SWBDS, Substation BLDGS, HV SwitchyardsLV Power Distribution: LV SWOR/MCCs, LV Dist. Boards, Substation BLDGSATEX certificationMCC’s, VSDs, UPS, Trace Heating and other similar electrical equipment packages
  • General RequirementsExcellent communications skills and a track record of developing good working relationships within all levels of an organisation, as well as external consultants & contractors.Highly developed team working skills and strong interpersonal skills.Working knowledge of UK legislation and standard practices relevant to discipline.Day-to-day interaction with other Discipline Leads (Process, Controls, Instrument + M&P) and PM’sEnsure implementation of all relevant client specifications and standards for projects.Ensure implementation of best practices from previous projects. Lead & direct improvements to Engineering procedures, templates and ways of working

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