Electrical Design Engineer

Full Time

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Electrical Design Engineer


Port Talbot

£40,000 – £45,000 (Negotiable for the right person)

Pension (10%) plus Life Insurance

The Client

Our Client is an early stage renewable energy company heading into a very exciting period of growth. Their unique wind turbine can be deployed in conjunction with solar/battery technologies to drive diesel displacement or as embedded generation exporting directly to grid. Following initial commercial sales, the technology is gaining significant traction in both the Telecoms and Built Environment sectors as companies grapple with delivering net zero targets.

The Role

As our Client continues to develop and improve current and future product and projects, an opportunity has been created for an Electrical Design Engineer with an interest in working with renewable energies.

The main purpose of the role will be design and integration of electrical equipment and working with the electrical and mechanical team on correct selection of parts, BOM, working with the electrical and mechanical feed back and work with the design team to improve the product with respect to durability, efficiency, cost effectiveness and usability of equipment and work towards safety, simplification and product cost reduction.

* The ideal candidate would understand renewable technologies however other industries with transferable AC generation, DC-DC conversion and battery storage will be considered.

* Become familiar with Company turbine mechanically and electrically and their hybrid energy partners. Including control and electrical system designs for the Wind Turbine, Solar PV and other power management systems.

* Equipment is typically: Up to 15Kw turbine size. 20Kw solar PV, AC & DC to 800v, 0- 200A, multistage charging to Lithium battery and also grid tie at single and three phase.

* Project focus. Work with the team to ensure work is completed to project timing and to required project outcomes and standards.

* Have a working knowledge of current H&S and design legislation such as UK and EU directives and relevant safety standards.

* Work on both development and live projects and have the desire to learn subjects that they are not familiar with using design codes and any other method at their disposal.

* Work with the team on design, electrical and product layout for install and maintenance.

* Power electronics experience of DC-DC convertors, invertors and battery storage systems.

* Understanding of Electrical control, PLC and control safety would be very advantageous.

* Familiar with effects of Electromagnetic Interference, how these can impact Power System performance and popular methods to prevent this from adversely impacting circuit performance

* Familiar with heat and moisture dissipation design methods and requirements for the power electronic components

* Assist in the generation and maintenance of product documentation: functional specifications, working practices, work permits, manuals, project technical files, training and health & safety documentation.

* Contributing to internal and external multidisciplinary design reviews, supplier design reviews, supplier project meetings etc.

* The ability to cable test and fault find equipment and trouble shoot on deployed turbine sites.

* Visit potential and actual turbine deployment locations for initial reviews, client meetings, installation preparation, install works, commissioning, and maintenance.

* Turbine locations could be UK or Rest of world locations.

* Visit manufacturing suppliers for relevant meetings, factory testing of systems and equipment to minimise site based commissioning and delays.

Engineering Quality & Product Progression

* Ensure the above requirements are transparent and honestly reported to management and work within ISO 9001 processes.

* The ability to work with project managers to scope out and deliver work with respect to time, resources and cost is essential.

* Assist and perform QA/QC on project design or equipment designed by other Engineers. Work within check and approval processes and assist or set up processes where they do not currently exist.

* Assist in implementation of Company quality management systems/processes.

Health and Safety

* H&S is paramount. Work within company and UK regulations and promote safety within the organisation.

* Perform risk assessments of own work and other staff document as per Company’s HSSE policy


* Sustain and promote the aims, ethics and aspirations of the Company.

* Respect the confidentiality of all information obtained during duties, and refrain from disclosing such information, except where disclosure is required by order of a Court of law.

* Maintain professional competence by complying always with the training and competence procedures set down by the Organisation. Generally, keep abreast of developments affecting your duties and responsibilities.

* Undertake any other duties as directed that can reasonably be accommodated within the scope and salary range for the job and your expertise.

About You


HNC/HND/Degree or higher in an electronic field or transferable area.

Experience in DC-DC conversion, Inversion, electrical charging, battery storage, and PLC desirable.

Experience – Essential

Familiarity with electrical international standards and codes to ensure product compliance.

Having worked in a project focused, can do environment.

Skills & Competencies

Desire to use initiative at every opportunity.

Willingness to change focus and priorities with to align with the needs of the business.

A highly professional approach and manner.

A full driving license and willingness to travel is desirable for this role