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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Electrical Commissioning Engineer to join our well-established engineering organisation, based in our head office in Kendal, Cumbria.

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will work as part of a small busy team, responsible for commissioning hydro equipment, ensuring it works to the design/specification, undertaking service and inspection work, and providing electrical support to the Engineering department.

What you will need to succeed…

The right candidate for this roe will have:

  • PLC/HMI programming experience, with experience in Allen Bradley (PLC) and Red Lion (HMI) preferred.
  • Experience of job specific software tools, including PLC, Governor, AVR programming, remote comms etc.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise work within the overall project schedules, actively driving progress to meet deadlines.
  • Working on site to commission and service electrical systems and hydro equipment.
  • Practical ability to handle field work in pressurised working environments.
  • Troubleshooting and the ability to diagnose and solve complex control system problems.
  • Ensuring that Gilkes designs and installations are safe and in conformance with regulations.
  • Ability to understand and review schematic drawings and layouts, in order to ensure correct manufacture.
  • Ability to carry out factory testing of control panels.
  • Create documentation for validation of machine performance and handover to customer.
  • Actively drive continuous improvement within the commissioning process.
  • Required to perform roles outside of engineering as and when the company requires it.

Desirable Experience:

  • Design and specification of electrical control equipment for rotating machines.
  • Design, specification and testing of HV and LV switchgear and protections.
  • Embedded generation and network compliance standards (G99 / P28).

The Individual:

  • A high level of engineering ability, either through qualification (degree desirable) or relevant experience (HNC minimum).
  • At least three years relevant professional experience in an engineering / manufacturing role.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and team working skills within a small office environment.
  • Proven ability to successfully build and manage relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Logical, methodical and systematic approach to work processes.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work to deadlines.
  • Conscious knowledge of workplace Health and safety, promoting a Safety-First Attitude.
  • Strong computer skills (proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel).

The role will require both frequent UK and Overseas travel

In return we offer a generous benefits package including:

  • Salary £27,000 – £39,000 per annum (depending on experience)
  • Generous pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Great retailer discount benefits

To apply:  Please email your CV with a covering letter to the HR Department

No agencies.  Direct applications only.   Closing date for applications: 25th June 2021.

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Fredric DYSON
Address: 4B rue du Peyrat, l’Isle Jourdain 86150, France
18 years old (06/08/2001)
Driving License (10/2019) with my own car
2019/2020 L1 Sciences for the engineer, Cursus Masters in Engineering option Energy management
University de Poitiers (86) – (Results year 1: 14.865/20, 74.3%)
2019 BAC S Specialising in Physics/Chemistry, mention assez bien (>60%)
Lycée Jean Moulin de Montmorillon (86)
2016 Brevet mention très bien (>80%)
Collège Rene Cassin de L’Isle Jourdain (86)
Professional experience
2015 Stage d’observation (work experience)
(1 sem.) BATIMENT SERVICE ASSISTANCE, Chauvigny (86) cabinet d’architecte
English (mother tongue)
French (fluently),
Spanish (B1, intermediate)
Pack office, internet, computer troubleshooting.
Interests & hobbies
Interest in current challenges on climate change
Scuba Diving
Building/fixing computers
Video games (strategy, construction)


Kirk Kennedy

Mobile: 07412427127
LinkedIn: kirk-kennedy

The University of Strathclyde 2016-2021
MEng Electronic & Electrical Engineering
In third year, I achieved 72%, putting me on track for a Distinction in my MEng degree.
Notable aspects of the course:
• EE317 – Renewable Energy Technologies. The class acted as an introduction to many
renewable technologies but also furthered mathematical and problem-solving skills.
• MS418 – Project Management. This class taught the basics of project management, a
skill that can be implemented in many different aspects of industry.
• 19498 – Fourth Year Individual Project. Feasibility Study of a Micro/Pico – Hydro
Scheme in Central Scotland.

My name is Kirk and I am a student about to undergo my final masters year in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. I have an interest in hydro power, and undertook a “Feasbility Study of a Micro/Pico Hydro Scheme in Central Scotland” for my 4th year project.
I am looking for an opportunity to apply some aspects of the knowledge gained within my course in a practical sense, and to gather a further understanding of what the role of an engineer working in hydro power/renewables industry would entail.
I am not necessarily looking for any financial gain, I would rather appreciate the opportunity to gain practical experience working in the industry.

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