Senior Electrical Design Engineer

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Engineering and Technology,Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Short info about job

Company: STFC - The Science and Technology Facilities Council

Department: STFC Daresbury Laboratory

Salary: £37,415 to £41,572 (+£2500 Recruitment and Retention Allowance)

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Permanent

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1540 4817474

Fax: +44-131 5859802

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job Senior Electrical Design Engineer. Terms and conditions vacancy

Open -Ended Contract

About UsThe Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and technology.

Our engineers have the freedom to choose their own solution and the responsibility to take it to completion, providing the tools to push the boundaries of science. Your expertise could inspire new products and equipment that change lives in the UK and around the world. Whether you are beginning or furthering your career, you will be in the right place to test your skills and build your technical know-how on complex, high profile projects.

About The Role

A vacancy exists for an experienced Senior Electrical Designer to join the STFC Engineering Technology Centre (ETC) in the Technology Department at Daresbury Laboratory, Cheshire. You will be part of a team responsible for designing complex electrical engineering solutions for a variety of collaborative science projects. This will involve the specification, procurement, system integration, installation and commissioning of engineering systems to be located at various international science facilities.

List of Duties/Work Programme/Responsibilities

Working closely within a multi-disciplinary team you will:

  • lead a team of electrical designers, engineers and technician managers, coordinating design reviews and progress meeting to deliver complex engineering solutions
  • provide electrical design consultation and fault diagnosis for a wide range of science applications including vacuum equipment, motion control, functional safety and electrical distribution
  • manage technical documentation and project files, continually improving the Division’s Quality Management System
  • be responsible for the electrical drawing office databases and code of practice
  • attend conferences, present papers and posters to promote the work of the division and keeping up to date with the latest engineering developments

About You

You must have a Higher National Certificate or Diploma in electrical/electronic engineering or equivalent in a relevant discipline and have experience designing electrical systems. Extensive knowledge of AutoCAD and electrical European Standards will be essential as well as practical experience in project management, safety related control applications and the procurement of specialist equipment. Working towards Chartered Engineer status with experience in motion control and programming PLC based systems would be desirable.

You will need a high level of drive and enthusiasm and the ability to utilise organisational systems effectively, plus advanced interpersonal skills, particularly in communication, negotiating, networking and team building. You must also be prepared for some overseas and UK travel for short periods.


An excellent index linked pension scheme, 30 days leave allowance and flexi-time are offered. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages (

To Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please visit our job board at .Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 8th September 2017.



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