We Are Hiring! - Electrical & PLC / Automation Engineer

Posted by Therser UK on 01-Apr-2020 12:58:56

  • Therser UK Ltd are the UK’s leading manufacturer of Kilns, Furnaces and associated Automation Systems

    The Role:

    As an Electrical & PLC / Automation Engineer, you will be a hands-on Engineer as well as a leader. You will plan, document and manage projects associated with the electrical systems for Kilns, Furnaces and associated Automation Systems

    You will be responsible for the electrical systems design throughout the project lifecycle from front end, detailed design and system verification and validation. Depending upon the project size the works are likely to be undertaken by subcontractor’s design however, you will be responsible for requesting the correct documentation and data required for the site maintenance system and compliance to site and regulatory standards. You must be flexible to adapt to work with all different kinds of projects at various stages of their life cycle predominately located at our offices in Stoke on Trent however, there may be occasion to travel within the UK and occasionally overseas.

    Other responsibilities:

    • Generating Scope of Works, layout drawings and single line diagrams.
    • Liaising with clients and suppliers, including site surveys and feasibility studies
    • Working from P & ID’s to establish design (loop diagrams, termination drawings, cable routing, panel design).
    • Experience in contributing to HAZOP meetings would be an advantage.
    • Design ,programming and Commissioning of PLC’s / instrumentation
    • Commissioning of motors (setting up inverters etc)
    • Design and Generate schematics, termination diagrams & layouts
    • To work with the Engineering / Project team to ensure projects are formally closed off on completion
    • Work within budgets for design, control panel procurement and electrical installation
    • Prepare site documentation and assistance
    • Ensure all projects adhere to Health and Safety legislation; Carry out health and safety inspections for and with the H&S Manager
    • Adhering to all customer policies and procedures.
    • Work to ensure compliance with DSEAR regulation and BS EN 61508/61511where applicable


    An ideal candidate would demonstrate competence in the following areas, however prior experience or training is some of these areas is not essential as this will be gained through on the job shadowing where required:

    • AutoCAD experience
    • COMAH
    • Experience with roller conveyor and automation lines
    • Cable specifications & sizing (Utilising Amtech, or similar).
    • ATEX/DSEAR Awareness (any associated training) and protection concepts (To enable purchasing of equipment & location of same within the environment)
    • Knowledge of Microsoft packages
    • Procurement of materials
    • Awareness of standards, wiring regulations etc
    • Project management (not essential)
    • Functional Safety/Safety instrumented systems (not essential)
    • Design of substations/transformers (not essential)
    • PLC Programming (Not essential) including design of PLC systems (Hardware, I/O allocation etc), liaison with suppliers to determine interface requirements, loadings etc.


    Diploma of Higher Education (Preferred)

    Hours and Environment:

    Your working hours could vary according to the type of project you are working on. Your typical hours would be 08:30 to 17:00, Monday to Friday, although you may need to work longer when deadlines are approaching. You would usually be office-based, but may spend some of your time attending meetings or visiting contractors and suppliers. Some projects may involve travel and spending time away from home. Flexible approach to working hours and your role is essential.

    Competencies Required:

    • Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills
    • Logical thinking with creative problem-solving ability
    • Great attention to detail
    • Good communication and negotiation skills
    • The ability to work well with others and lead a team

Interested applicants should submit CV and covering letter to neilmack@therseruk.com

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