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Electrical Design Team Leader - Bedford


Web Design



Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom


Job Description:

Duties and responsibilities for all aspects of electrical design tasks and project activities either individually or leading a design team. You will have an expert knowledge of electrical systems and proficient in ePlan electrical drafting software and AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Applications.

You will be working within a design team and in professional work environment with a hands-on approach to the role. Working with internal stakeholders to meet and exceed division goals to help ensure future success of the organisation. You will apply electrical engineering design methodologies and safety requirements of your assigned tasks meet the required task timelines.


  • Act as the line manager’s nominee as required, to support internal meetings, bid and internal project reviews.

  • To be knowledgeable in detail about the project electrical and controls requirements.

  • To promote the engineering “One Team” approach and provide an interface with the respective departments on engineering matters.

  • In support of their allocated projects and team; plan and lead the electrical and controls design and development effort to meet project “as sold” requirements.

  • To ensure the change management process is adhered to and ensure alternative design solutions are considered.

  • From the electrical and controls perspective support (and/or facilitate) the engineering department’s design review process for allocated projects.

  • Support cross-functional communications between stakeholder disciplines.

  • Lead and participate in project formal and informal electrical and controls reviews as required.

  • Report their allocated project status for electrical and controls to the project team and line management as appropriate (Or nominee) as required.

  • Support the project risk management and lessons learning processes

  • In conjunction with the project manager and project controller, periodically review the detailed electrical and controls, cost, and schedule performance. (Line manager support or nominee as required)"


Electrical and controls

  • Prepare electrical engineering designs, documentation, recommendations.

  • Provide technical support for electrical & engineering reviews, strategic plans, projects, and sale pursuits.

  • Meet engineering compliance and safety guidelines by working to both domestic and international technical standards and regulations in design activities and documentation.

  • Ensure engineering designs meet internal and external Customer specifications and fulfils the quality requirements of their assigned tasks.

  • Manage allocated electrical design tasks and support of engineering staff.

  • Create engineered solutions, quality validation and evaluation requirements of project designs.

  • Troubleshoot electrical design issues associated with production and operational dilemmas.

  • Support the organisation’s and department’s lessons learned and continuous improvement activities.

  • Implementation of efficient and accurate change control procedures.

Time Management

  • Punctual, works complete allotted tasks in a timely manner.

  • Occasional overtime and weekend working will be expected to deliver allocated work tasks as workload dictates.


  • Must be able to communicate at all levels in English, verbally and in writing.

A second language would be an advantage.

  • Be able to chair and minute project technical reviews and engineering meetings.

Communicate to all stakeholders project Concern Correction Action Reports and ensure actions are expedited.

Team Working

  • To promote the engineering “One Team” approach and provide an interface with the respective departments on engineering matters.

  • Expected to manage and delegate assigned tasks to their team or work independently on their own initiative and collaboratively within a team with internal and external stakeholders.

  • As a team leader you will support annual performance reviews and team member goal setting.

Cross Functional Working

  • Providing the interface between the project management and engineering teams.

  • Continually build relationships with internal stakeholders to achieve the successful completion of projects

Health & Safety

  • Ensure all Company equipment and personal PPE properly used

  • Conduct system-based risk assessments / studies to identify the SIS requirement with accompanying technical solutions.

  • Always follow and promote Group and Company policies and procedures.


  • Fully Understand and always adhere to the Company’s Equality Policy at all times

Company Values

  • All employees must conduct themselves in accordance with our Corporate Company Values and Business Ethics at all times

Skills & Attributes

  • Must be proficient in the use of:

    • EPLAN Electrical Drafting Package.

    • AutoCAD,

    • Microsoft Office Applications.

  • Experience of protection and control systems associated with power and transmission systems would be an advantage.

  • Expert user of EPLAN and AutoCAD would be a distinct advantage.

  • Experience with functional safety and intrinsically safe systems and life cycle management.

  • Microsoft Project & Visio experience

  • Has the ability to use MS Excel to manipulate data using formulas, macros and tables to present information and charts to assist in the analysis to technical issues.


  • Previous experience in a similar working environment

  • Converant with Microsoft Project appplications

  • Strong technical / project experience in an OEM, Systems Integrator or Controls environment.

  • Application of electronic aids /designs for electrical studies, fault calculations e.g. Cymap (Desirable)

  • Previous supervisory experience of managing a team is desirable.

  • Wide ranging technical background and previous experience in all or some of the following industries would be an advantage:

    • Automation

    • Automotive manufacturing

    • Aerospace manufacturing

    • Mechanical/material handling

    • Conveyor systems

    • Pneumatics

    • Hydraulics

    • Robotics

    • Control systems

    • Electrical power systems


Engineering degree or equivalent experience with automation, design and construction with qualifications in an engineering discipline.

  • A formal health and safety qualification, i.e: NEBOSH qualified or equivalent health and safety qualification.

  • Project management qualification such as PMP or PRINCE2® Certified.

  • Functional Safety or Machinery Safety Certification or equivalent.

  • 18th Edition City & Guilds 2382-18,

  • 18th Edition Inspection and Testing - City & Guilds 2391-52,

  • Design, Erection & Verification - City & Guilds 2396-01

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