Head of Electrical Engineering – Manufacturing & Facilities - South Yorkshire

Electrical Manufacturing - Engineering
Ref: 246 Date Posted: Friday 01 Feb 2019
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Bonfire Recruitment is retained in the recruitment of a Head of Electrical Engineering for its established and growing capital equipment manufacturing client in South Yorkshire near Sheffield, UK.

We have a desirable opportunity for a qualified electrical manager with demonstrable capital plant, engineered work packages and facilities experience to lead and direct all aspects of electrical activity at our growing manufacturing clients northern facility.


  • Manage and lead the Electrical Engineering Department to ensure full compliance with all Health Safety and Environmental responsibilities
  • Lead factory acceptance testing of electrical control systems for packaged plant
  • Review the electrical content of a project and represent the company at meetings with the client
  • Provision of specifications to electrical sub-contractors to  enable  them  to  design  and  supply electrical controls equipment for the company’s projects.
  • Lead the electrical aspects of the company’s projects.
  • Provide safety leadership making the appropriate procedures and interventions to prevent unsafe situations or unacceptable risks being taken whilst ensuring work is carried out efficiently
  • Co-ordinate and manage of electrical sub-contracting companies.
  • Provide support to the commissioning team  during  plant  start-ups  and  be  involved  with technical problem solving
  • Provide technical support to the sales and applications team as required.
  • Provide support to the manuals department and ensure that relevant electrical documentation is available for inclusion in the O&M manuals
  • Provide remote technical support to engineers out on site
  • Manage design engineers, wiremen, service engineers and commissioning engineers
  • Interface with general contractors, subcontractors, consultants and manufacturer's representatives
  • Provide support to H&S manager for compliance, electrical safety and procedures.
  • Checking and verification of electrical drawings and design calculations
  • Technical consultancy to sales and end users

Successful Candidate:

  • Qualified Electrical Engineer by Degree/Diploma or time served.
  • 10 Years demonstrable UK working experience within a senior electrical engineering role with leadership responsibilities
  • Demonstrable experience of designing electrical control systems using Eplan and/or AutoCAD type design packages
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Siemens controls, drives and PLC hardware
  • Siemens TIA Portal, PLC programming and WINCC or similar type package in Rockwell platform etc.
  • Taken part in commissioning and site installs
  • Industrial manufacturing background in ideally in Process plants, package plant, recycling, heavy plant etc
  • Willing to travel occasionally

Our client offers an excellent comprehensive rewards package and career path reflective of the successful candidates background experience.






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Disclaimer: Bonfire Recruitment or our client are not seeking or accepting unsolicited assistance from search and selection firms or employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, do not contact any of our employees by phone, email or otherwise about this position. Any resume submitted by a search and selection firm or employment agency for a position to any client employee via email, social media or any other means without the existence of a valid written search firm agreement for this position will be deemed deemed the sole property of the Company. The Company (our client) will not be obligated to pay any cost or fee in the event it offers employment to or hires a candidate that came to its attention through such unsolicited referral.

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