Electrical Manufacturing
South Yorkshire

Head of Electrical Engineering – Manufacturing & Facilities

Ref: 247| Posted: 13th Feb 2019

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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