Lead Electrical Design Engineer - Greater Manchester

  • by White Label Recruitment
  • Location Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
  • Salary £38,000 - £40,000 / year
  • 166 days ago
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Job Description:

White Label is now recruiting for an exciting opportunity for a Lead Electrical Design Engineer to join a global manufacturing business based in Greater Manchester. 

The company is an expanding organisation who manufacture special purpose machinery for the food and pharmaceutical industries. The company is now hiring for the following:

Electrical Design Engineer working within a team ensuring products, customer projects and strategic business objectives are delivered to quality standards, on time and within budget and in line with safety requirements. Proactively delivering quality improvements, cost reductions and lead time reductions in standard and application specific products.

Key Accountabilities:


  • Plan and organise own daily & weekly workload to ensure delivery of weekly production targets and longer-term strategic business objectives. Design and preparation of electrical schematics / safety circuits using 2D and 3D packages.
  • Support operations as needed / fault find
  • Develop existing electrical design engineer.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate bills of materials
  • Produce costs to support technical quotations
  • Investigate customer quality concerns ensuring that timely and effective corrective measures are implemented.
  • Implement Engineering Changes accurately within required timescales
  • Weekly communication with Engineering Team lead on project status


Compliance and Safety

  • Responsible for improving electrical design and safety circuits in line with RA's and international standards.
  • Active member of local safety team review changing standards and reviewing the impact on the organisation. Delivering training to heighten the awareness to the wider design teams on electrical design
  • Prepare product test and validation documents


New Product Development

  • Frequently liaise with R&D representing electrical engineering on new products.
  • Contribute to new product design, reducing costs and lead times by investigating and implementing new design techniques and manufacturing processes.
  • Participate and lead continuous improvement activities
  • Identify own training needs and communicate these through to the Engineering Team Leader.


The company is looking for someone with the following experience:

  • Degree qualification in Electrical Engineering or related discipline - or equivalent practical experience
  • At least 5yrs experience in design engineering within a low or medium volume production environment or instrumentation industry
  • Proficient in the use of E-plan – or a similar system
  • Experience in electrical panel design.
  • Practical knowledge of ladder logic and PLC programming.
  • Ability to fault find circuits
  • Practical knowledge of machinery directive
  • Experience in the design to order industry
  • Broad experience of material handling product specification, design and introduction
  • Formal design change management process knowledge
  • Project management experience
  • Electrical Safety knowledge


The company is offering a salary of up to £40k and with this an annual bonus scheme, Contributory Pension scheme, Life Assurance, Childcare Vouchers, and an early finish on a Friday (11.30am). 

If you could be interested in the opportunity please apply for immediate consideration. Or contact Ruth Llewellyn at White Label Recruitment for further information.

  • Job Type Permanent, Full Time
  • Additional Salary Info Bonus, Contributory Pension, Life Assurance, Private Medical, Childcare Vouchers
  • Work Authorisation No
  • Industry Sector Engineering, Utilities