Controls Engineer - 12 month contract

Resourcing Partnership Ltd
Cardiff (Caerdydd)
From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
10 Aug 2017
14 Aug 2017
OVERVIEW To be the site technical expert on all matters relating to electrical standards and control systems, providing advice and guidance as well as hands on technical assistance as required. To hold specific responsibilities for the design, specification and purchasing of electrical equipment ensuring site technology remains up to date. To compile detailed electrical specifications for plant, equipment and installations as required. Determination of electrical competence of all site personnel as required and their suitability to undertake electrical work. Allocation of skills to activity. Decisions made within the framework of site policies and procedures. Decisions made within the Electricity at Work act and site Electrical Code of Practice (ECOPS). Determination of contractor suitability with regard to electrical standards. THE POSITION Reporting directly to the Site Engineering Manager the role holder is required to interface with all levels of staff and the central engineering functions as required. The role holder will work alongside the craft team to develop best working practices and technical standards within electrical engineering. • To manage the site’s electrical standards to ensure compliance with all Statutory Electrical Legislation, Company standards, specifications and ECOPS. • Control of contractors to ensure H&S standards are adhered to while carrying out their duties • Ensuring no electrical accidents occur by acting as a champion for electrical safety on site • Monitor & track project spend against pre-approved budget not to exceed agreed project spend • Plant performance in regard to CI activities and projected improvements • Budget control to a level of x Capital & x Revenue • Identifying and documenting procedures for recovery of plant and equipment after failures • Delivery of projects which support & ensure the business consistently meets correct specifications of all its products • Ensuring all projects meet relevant Engineering procedures within ISO, NTS and BRC standards • Ensure that downtime is limited by identifying plant, critical systems, and spares which are required to get plants up and running after an equipment failure. This will include making sure stock of parts and correct equipment is available to minimize breakdown repair time. • Identification of training needs for the electrical craftsmen in the department. • Briefings to all people affected (either directly or indirectly) by projects Key Accountabilities • To be the site Electrical Duty Holder. • To provide expert electrical assistance in the fault diagnosis and breakdown repairs of plant, wrapping machines and site services as requested. • To continually upgrade and maintain the sites PLC systems and documentation. • Project work including installation, modification, upgrade, commissioning and development as directed. • To manage, co-ordinate and issue the sites electrical Authorisation and Competency certificates to all engineering personnel. • To determine the electrical skill set for all engineering personnel and develop the requirements as appropriate. • To carry out regular audits of the engineering team and site to ensure the appropriate electrical standards, specifications and ECOPS are complied with. • To administer and ensure compliance with the sites Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) system. • To establish and administer the sites electrical inspection and testing procedures for all plant, equipment and buildings. • The preparation, administration and upkeep of electrical schematics and drawings of plant, equipment and distribution systems. • To have a detailed knowledge of plant electrical systems, site electrical supply and distribution systems. • Support and assist in EAM activities. THE PERSON • Electrical engineer with a minimum of 10 years experience. • Detailed knowledge of general electrical legislation, Regulations, Statutory procedures and practical applications. • Detailed knowledge of electrical Permit to Work and Isolation procedures. • Ability to solve problems using a logical thought process and implement solutions to prevent • reoccurrence. • Ability to work consistently to high standards and prioritize tasks according to workload. • The jobholder will be able to show evidence in being able to operate under pressure in a fast movingtechnical environment. • Sound decision making skills • Communication with internal and external functions. • PC literate. • PLC experience to programming level gained ideally on Mitsubishi (D) & Allen Bradley. • SCADA • OUR REFERRAL INCENTIVE Due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our roles unfortunately we cannot respond to each application individually, therefore if you do not hear back from us you have not been shortlisted for this role. 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