Junior LV Engineer

  • Closing date: 29.03.2024
  • Reference: BGEN169662
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Why BGEN?
  • A broad range of exciting projects
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • An opportunity to make a difference
  • Be part of a friendly and supportive culture
  • Job security
Why BGEN?
  • A broad range of exciting projects
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • An opportunity to make a difference
  • Be part of a friendly and supportive culture
  • Job security

Junior LV Design Engineer

Derby

BGEN are one of the UK's largest multidisciplinary design and build contractors with over 100 years of industry experience. With expertise in supporting blue chip clients in the Water, Power & Energy, Pharmaceutical and Food and Beverage industries they are at the forefront of value-added engineering.

As a leading engineering firm driving the energy transition in the UK, BGEN have developed a culture to promote personal development and ensure employee safety.

Under the supervision of a suitably competent LV Design Engineer, to participate in the delivery of allocated projects, ensuring LV design elements and procurement of materials are completed in a timely manner and to agreed timescales, whilst taking responsibility for associated product conformity requirements and commercial performance in line with company targets.

To co-ordinate the efforts of other disciplines in delivering projects.

Location Derby

The jobholder may need to spend time within other office locations and client sites as necessary to deliver the function.

Dimensions

Location of projects: UK and International markets

Organisation

BGEN Ltd - Technology SBU

The job holder shall report to the LV Operations Manager and liaise closely with LV Design Engineers, LV Project Engineers, LV Technical Manager, LV Production Manager, LV Test Engineers, LV Bid Team and clients as necessary to effectively execute the function.

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor and plan projects to ensure they are completed on time and to budget, including updating project commercial files and monthly progress reports, capturing change and highlighting any project risks.
  • Complete the production of electrical design drawings and calculations from client's requirements, associated technical standards and 'best' engineering practice.
  • Carry out technical reviews of electrical design drawings and calculations within the LV Engineering department.
  • Work as part of a collaborative team (coordinated by the LV Technical Manager) to develop standards & tools in order to enhance productivity, improve quality, comply with legislation and/or keep abreast of developments in technology. Ensure the LV Engineering team is properly updated with developments / standards by leading the communication process.
  • Maintain compliance with the Technology QA system technical requirements within the team by review and audit.
  • Participate in site surveys involving intrusive investigation of in-service LV Assemblies and provide a report of findings and requirements.
  • Assist in the generation of estimates, proposals and tenders as necessary.
  • Assist in technical reviews of estimates, proposals and tenders as necessary.
  • Notify LV Operations Director of any significant commercial, technical or contractual risks associated with current or pending projects.
  • Actively participate in LV Engineering meetings.
  • Attend weekly meetings for project planning and progress review.
  • Prepare for and attend project meetings as required.
  • Positively promote capabilities and relationships within other parts of the business in order to maximise on cross-divisional opportunities.

Special features

  • Must understand the needs of BGEN Ltd / BGEN Technology as a whole.
  • Must understand control systems with a proficient level of technical ability proven through hands on experience.
  • Must be innovative, be comfortable with the ambiguity associated with preliminary design work and be able to concentrate on 'big picture' issues leaving the filling in of detail until a later stage.
  • Must be a team player with a knowledge of system engineering and project delivery processes.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills and have the ability to effectively communicate at all levels.
  • Must be positive, approachable, willing and helpful.
  • Must possess a keen commercial awareness.
  • Must encourage collaborative working where appropriate.
  • Must possess excellent organisational skills and the ability to multi-task, prioritise and work under considerable time pressures.
  • Must possess problem / conflict resolution skills, both internally and with clients.

Profile:

Academic qualifications

  • GCSE Core subjects at grade C and above.
  • ONC Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
  • Working to HNC/HND qualification in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Job related experience.

  • Some hands-on experience of Power Switchgear and Controlgear Assemblies.

Skills and knowledge

  • Knowledge of industrial power systems.
  • Knowledge of industrial control and automation systems.
  • Knowledge of BS EN 61439-2 Power Switchgear and Controlgear Assemblies.
  • Knowledge of BS EN 60947 Low-voltage Switchgear and Controlgear.
  • Knowledge of BS 7671 IET Wiring Regulations.
  • Knowledge of selectivity and co-ordination of protective devices and switching devices.
  • Knowledge of electrical distribution theory, cable sizing, motor starting and control techniques.
  • Knowledge of programmable logic controller systems and associated hardware.
  • Knowledge of industrial communication networks, protocols and architecture.
  • Knowledge of earthing systems and practice.
  • Knowledge of Product Conformity requirements (UKCA / CE Marking).
  • Knowledge of Project Management 'best practice'.
  • Knowledge of ISO9001 QA systems.
  • Proficient in current release of Autodesk (AutoCAD) or Bentley (Microstation / Promis.e) and Microsoft Office 365 (i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Sharepoint) software.

Ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation and with clients.

Ability to influence and negotiate effectively.

Competency level

  • Level 3 working toward level 4 (Refer to LV Engineering Competency Assessment).

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