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Main Purpose of the Role

We are looking for an Electrical Design Engineer to join our small Engineering team. You will be based at our site in Coventry working, reporting to the Design Engineering Manager.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To design and produce electrical control and distribution panels through to commissioning.
  • Provide technical support for operational employees and external customers
  • Project Management of each job – design, technical, purchasing, quality, after care support and testing
  • Apply knowledge, skill and experience to design and implementation of new innovative solutions
  • Work to and maintain the production schedule
  • Review profit and loss of each job
  • Carry out contract reviews as per the requirements of the quality procedure
  • Ensure all activities undertaken are fully compliant with quality management system and in accordance with health and safety requirements

Essential Criteria

  • Qualified to HNC / HND level in Electrical design – (or equivalent experience)
  • Creation of electrical schematics via Engineering design system (AutoCad LT)
  • Creation of Bills Of Materials and purchase lists
  • Excellent commercial knowledge and application
  • Experience in product design lifecycle – from concept to introduction into manufacturing (ideally in safety critical industry)
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Passion for producing innovative design solutions
  • Good team player
  • IT literate

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience / knowledge of rail industry
  • PTS Holder
  • Project Management Experience highly desirable


  • Competitive salary

  • Pension and death in service provisions for employees in pension scheme

  • 25 Days Hols (plus Bank Holidays)

  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

  • Health and Wellbeing Initiatives

  • Employee offers and discounts from various retailers , recognition events and rewards

Samuel James - Who are we?

We have a long heritage in the rail industry based on decades of experience but have continued to embrace innovation in both products and business techniques to ensure that we remain the first and best choice for our customers. Samuel James Engineering Ltd is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of LV switchgear and control gear systems for the Rail Industry.

Samuel James Engineering is part of the Unipart Group, one of Europe’s leading independent logistics companies that employ more than 8,000 employees worldwide with an annual turnover of more than £800 million.

As a valued employee of Unipart Rail, you can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and also world class status in employee engagement.

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Deadline: 31-03-2024

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