Automation Hardware Engineer

21 Sep 2017
19 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Posted Position Title Automation Hardware Engineer

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Role Summary/Purpose
To complete tasks to meet the objectives of the Hardware Engineering Team in supporting the needs of the Marine business within the UK.

Essential Responsibilities
• To recommend, develop and maintain standard hardware solutions/systems in order to improve the overall engineering efficiency and increase the businesses competitiveness in the market.
• To provide support to projects and contracts in the use of the standards and the technologies used within them.
• To provide support to projects and contracts in the area of regulatory issues, and standard engineering practices
• To propose and/or develop new electronic products and technologies in order to improve the overall engineering efficiency and increase the businesses competitiveness in the market.
• Perform development, maintenance and support tasks as allocated by Functional Team Leader.
• Follow appropriate company quality systems when developing new products and equipment standards.
• Publish information and documentation on standard equipment and products
• Use change management tools for equipment standards.

• Take responsibility to complete the allocated tasks to the best of ability, and within the allocated time and cost constraints
• Supervise delegated work (e.g. to DO or peers) to ensure it is completed within the allocated time and cost constraints.

• Good personal administration is essential due to the support nature of the section's work.
• Keeping a record of work done
• Accurate and timely update of time sheets
• Comprehensive and clear personal note keeping (engineering notebook)
• An ordered personal filing system (electronic and paper)
• Use non-personal filing so far as possible to ensure global access to knowledge and information gathered.
• Make use of company standard/shared tools where appropriate; e.g. Product Lifecycle Management tool

• Provide leadership and supervision to technical support staff (e.g. Draughtspersons or Engineering Assistants when required.

Staff Development
• Identify needs or opportunities for technical and personal training/development as appropriate.

• Display a professional attitude to work at all times; in the office, dealing with suppliers, dealing with customers.
• Ensure that Environmental, Health & Safety requirements are satisfied during all work activities and in working environment.
• Ensure adherence to GE compliance rules

• BEng or Equivalent degree in electrical and electronic engineering or systems engineering or equivalent knowledge and experience
• Must be PC literate and familiar with all Microsoft Office Tools

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website
Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security.

Desired Characteristics
• Chartered Engineer or member of professional institution
• Drive, PLC and/or simulation programming.
• Knowledge of Electrical Distribution technology and regulations
• Drive and Power Electronics applications
• PLC and Automation applications
• Knowledge of regulatory standards and issues affecting the marine business.
• Microelectronic development
• Networking technologies
• UPS technologies
• Commercial Marine Equipment
• Be able to be a mentor and tutor
• Good man-management skills
• Willing to travel within UK and overseas for short term working