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Electrical Design Engineer

Location Larne, County Antrim, United Kingdom
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000194306

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Job Description:

Job Title: Electrical Design Engineer

Salary: £28,000- £40,000 (Depending on Experience)

Location: Larne, UK


  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays,

  • Up to 10% bonus

  • Contributory pension scheme - Caterpillar will match the employee's contribution Up to 6%

  • Contributory share scheme - Caterpillar will match 50% of the employee's contribution

  • Access to flexible benefits including access to private medical and dental care, ability to buy additional annual leave, cycle to work scheme etc.

  • Relocation/ Sponsorship: Not provided for this role

Flexible working arrangements will be considered for this role, in-line with the needs of the business.

Who is Caterpillar?

With 2020 sales and revenues of $41.7 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Services offered throughout the product life cycle, cutting-edge technology and decades of product expertise set Caterpillar apart, providing exceptional value to help our customers succeed. The company principally operates through three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.

About EPD

Caterpillar's Electric Power Division (EPD) offers integrated solutions, parts, and services to meet the needs of our various commercial and industrial electric power customers. EPD supports a wide range of customer applications across the globe, including providing back-up power to hospitals, providing emergency power when natural disasters strike, and supporting critical infrastructure for data centers, municipalities, and more. With a rich history of more than 95 years in the electric power business, our team has world-class expertise and a proven ability to adapt to changing demands. We’re committed to providing sustainable and reliable solutions to our customers. Join our team to help build a better, more sustainable world for future generations!

What experiences can we offer you?

At Caterpillar, we believe each person is unique and valued, and are committed to ensuring that our workplace is diverse and representative of the many customers we serve around the globe. Different perspectives help us achieve our best work and come together to form a high-performing Caterpillar team that makes positive changes in the communities where we live and work. That’s the Power of Everyone. This role provides a great opportunity for an engineer to develop their abilities within an experienced team working on projects for various export markets. For the right candidate, this role will include opportunities to travel for commissioning and product support.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Interpretation of consultant drawings & specifications.

  • Prepare submittal documentation for projects and meet with customers to discuss project requirements and review submittals.

  • Design of controls and protection for generators, motors and related equipment.

  • Specification and requisition of components and services.

  • Create bill of materials.

  • Provide technical support to Manufacturing and Sales Departments.

  • Receives general direction but exercises discretion as to personal work details. Plan and execute as needed to accomplish assigned individual tasks to meet expectations (cost, quality, delivery). Assumes responsibility of all assigned work.

  • Work as a member of a project team, maintain project schedule, attend project meetings, and keep electrical manager informed of status, and complete required project metrics and design documentation.

  • Assist with product testing and/or evaluation when appropriate.

  • Remain current in technology developments and industry standards.

Skills and Experience:

Candidates will have gained the following skills and experience through previous roles:

  • Experience of product development with a sound technical background and a good knowledge of current engineering design practice.

  • Experience in the use of ePlan, AutoCad, or similar design packages is advantageous.

  • Knowledge of electrical installation standards, industrial controls, MCCs and switchboards is advantageous.

Education and Experience:

  • A Degree, or equivalent, in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering or relevant discipline. Lower academic qualifications may be considered if extensive experience in a relevant product development role, e.g. design, test, commissioning, etc. can be demonstrated.

NB. The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your qualifications and experience on your CV relevant to the criteria outlined.

Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting.

Caterpillar is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your qualifications and experience on your CV relevant to the criteria outlined.

Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting.

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