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E Plan Design Manager (Team Leader)

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
£50,000 to £80,000
Job Type
20 Jul 2022
Connect 4 Engineering has an exciting new opportunity for E Plan Design Manager/ Team Leader for an automation company working on a project at Ellesmere port.

Key Details -

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 a 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 to meet the required task timelines.


Act as the line manager s and business unit manager 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.

To be able to travel to customer sites as required to support proposals, audits and installation and commissioning tasks as required

Travel will be required both within the UK and from time to time overseas.

What We re Looking For -

Must be proficient in the use of:

EPLAN Electrical Drafting Package, AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Applications.

Experience of control systems associated with Aviation Baggage Handling systems and or Material handling.

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

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

lMicrosoft 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.

Testing and inspection processes and documentation requirements for clients.


Previous experience in a similar working environment

lConversant 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:


Automotive manufacturing

Aerospace manufacturing

Mechanical/material handling

Conveyor systems




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. (desirable not essential)

Project management qualification such as PMP or PRINCE2 Certified (desirable not essential)

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

Why You Should Apply For This Role -

Contributory Pension Scheme

Private Medical Insurance

33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)

Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme)

hybrid working arrangement based on a 60/40 split, subject to managers approval

We apologise that sadly due to the huge quantity of applications we receive, only successful candidates will be contacted
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  • Job Reference: 662714848-2
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Connect4
  • Location: Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
  • Salary: £50,000 to £80,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent