Electrical and Control Project Engineer

Aberlour Permanent £53,000 - £57,000 per year
  • To work for a global business founded in Scotland in 1861
  • To work for a producer of the world's best-loved Scotch whiskies and spirits

About Our Client

An international spirits company producing numerous well-known famous single malts and blended Scotch whisky. With a vision to give more by building the world's leading portfolio of exceptional super premium spirits, we will do that by becoming the world's leading super premium brand builder.

The success of our strategy is based on the skills and dedication of every person in our business, from distillation and coopering to our brand and commercial management teams. We bring in exceptionally talented people and give them the tools and support required to be the best they can be every day.

Job Description

* Working with the Engineering Management team to successfully deliver our annual capital investment plans.

* Provide engineering support for the capital investment programme, providing specialist advice, technical input and plant specifications as appropriate, working with all members of the engineering team to incorporate new equipment and systems as required.

* Manage multi-discipline projects from conception to hand-over. This includes liaising with internal and external stakeholders, feasibility studies, technical specifications, project budget and cost control, project planning and reporting, site surveys and closure.

* Manage construction activities and overseeing commissioning activities.

* Manage obsolescence of electrical/ control equipment and systems to ensure business continuity.

* Establish a close interface with the operations and events & experience teams (Distillery Operations, New Make Spirit Fillings, Operations and Warehousing, Events and experience, Brands & whisky makers) and technical teams (quality, liquid quality, H&S, environment) to ensure effective and safe delivery of projects and improvement activities.

* Ensure accurate and up to date technical information and drawings (layout, P&ID, electrical, control) are aligned with projects and plant/ infrastructure modifications.

* Ensure the Business remains an industry leader in innovative process control and new technologies.

* Support our sustainability strategy through the implementation of best practices for energy efficiency and sustainable technologies and design.

* Work with Engineering Manager (North) and wider Engineering management team to horizon scan for opportunities to leverage new technologies, improve quality, efficiency and resilience of current processes and ensure that we remain compliant with changes in legislation.

* Ensure compliance with all relevant health, safety and environmental standards.

* Development of project initiation material including requirement specifications, engineering design, budget, and tendering.

* Planning and implementation of project activity including the provision of Safe Systems of Work (Permits, Isolations, Risk Assessment and Method Statements).

* Management of contractors/subcontractors during installation and handover of capital investment and repair & maintenance works.

* Liaise with engineering and operations colleagues to ensure the safe and effective delivery of work activities.

* Ensuring that all plant and equipment are designed and delivered to meet legislative requirements

The Successful Applicant

Educated to degree or HNC/HND level (time served) background in Electrical and/or Control Engineering. An understanding of process and production environments.

* Experience in the management of projects from design to delivery.
* Management of financial budgets.
* A sound knowledge of Health and Safety legislation i.e., IOSH Managing Safely/ NEBOSH certificate/ diploma.
* An in-depth understanding of statutory requirements - H&S (COMAH/ DSEAR) and Environmental standards.
* Experience working within ATEX areas or knowledge of DSEAR regulations.
* Understanding of protection concepts for ATEX areas.
* BS 7671 Wiring Regulations (18th Edition) or equivalent knowledge/ qualification.
* Broad knowledge and experience in LV (HV would be an advantage) distribution systems, motor control centres /control panels and electrical installation practices.
* Understanding and ability to manage electrical drawings on AutoCAD or similar.
* Understanding/ experience of PLC programming, mainly ladder logic (Rockwell ControlLogix) and SCADA software (FactoryTalk) and telemetry systems.
* Understanding and experience of instrumentation including level, flow, temperature & pressure.
* Knowledge of different wiring systems, Asi, Ethernet IP, analogue loops.
* Knowledge of IT wiring systems.
* Excellent influencing and communication skills and the ability to engage and collaborate with key stakeholders.
* A high level of PC literacy covering key business systems; for example, Office 365, Auto CAD, SAP

In addition, the following skills/experience are desirable:
* A background in Distillation or process-related industry
* MS Project, SmartSheet or similar project management software
* Awareness and knowledge of High Voltage Electrical Systems.
* CompEx Qualification Ex01 - Ex04 Gas and Vapours
* CompEx Qualification Ex05 - Ex06 Dust
* CompEx Qualification Ex12 Application Design Engineer
* Experience working and applying electrical & control engineering within an Upper Tier CoMAH site

What's on Offer

The opportunity to work in one of the most stunning Speyside locations within a state-of-the-art distillery

Opportunity to progress and develop your career with a company due to celebrate a 200-year milestone of its product.

£53K - £57K DOE, Pension totalling 21%, Generous holiday entitlement with 4 charity-giving days, Healthcare, Share reward scheme

Colin Lapsley
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Phone number
+44 141 331 7950

Job summary

Job function
Engineering & Manufacturing
Project / Programme Management
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Contract type
Consultant name
Colin Lapsley
Consultant phone
+44 141 331 7950
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