Principal Electrical Engineer
Aggreko
Dumbarton, Scotland
6d ago

Key responsibilities :

  • Represents the electrical engineering subject matter expert for Aggreko GP&T and together with counterparts in the operating regions and central functions forms the group authority in this area.
  • Ensures that all electrical design and development work is in keeping with sound engineering practice and compliant with relevant national and international standards and legislation.
  • Engages in providing electrical engineering support to both manufacturing and the operating companies.
  • Provide SME support to major technical quality investigations, source and manage 3rd party specialist resource as required.
  • Develops the Electrical engineering aspects of the existing product range to achieve operating and manufacturing improvements and to meet new needs in the marketplace.
  • This includes adapting the products to meet entirely different applications and the needs of new business sectors.

  • Deliver Electrical engineering specifications that optimise the commercial potential of new and existing products. Ensures that the available technologies and components are appropriately exploited in product design.
  • Carries out technical liaison with key suppliers regarding the selection of components, their support in production and subsequently throughout the lifetime of the product.
  • Develops and maintains an appropriate level of documentation of the electrical aspects of all products to ensure that they can be supported throughout their lifetime.
  • Ensures that critical electrical systems are selected, engineered and packaged to meet a variety of applications and environments, taking into account efficiency of operation, reliability, maintainability, flexibility and lifetime costs of ownership.
  • Indicative performance measures :

  • NPD project time, cost and quality targets.
  • Positive customer feedback on equipment capability
  • Fast and effective technical support provided
  • New products developed to meet the needs of emerging markets
  • Person Specification :

    Education / Qualifications

  • A good Honours degree in a electrical power engineering with relevant experience and training in power generation and distribution systems development and design.
  • Chartered Electrical Engineer with minimum 5 years professional experience in a management or senior engineer role.
  • Professional skills / experience

  • Ability to communicate effectively at a senior business level
  • Ability to operate and lead within a matrix organisation and be able to understand and manage the conflicting demands of multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience of electrical power product development role in a commercially demanding environment.
  • Ability to quickly recognise critical issues, whether technical or in terms of workload, at an early stage and take steps to mitigate business impact.
  • In depth and up-to-date understanding of electrical power systems and technologies to include synchronous generators, protection, transformers, switchgear and distribution with senior level responsibility for an estate of deployed systems.
  • Ability to work to tight timescales, under pressure, whilst maintaining the correct level of quality. Ability to balance the needs of reliability, maintainability, and efficient performance within the commercial and packaging constraints.
  • Personal skills / experience

  • Highly committed and goal driven manager who takes personal ownership of the objectives for the team.
  • Ability to build effective relationships with operational peers to ensure technical services provided align with the appropriate business challenges.
  • Excellent communications, planning and good organisational skills.
  • Enthusiastic and capable person who can be personally involved in finding solutions without being distracted from the management role.
  • Ability to motivate a team to respond to new challenges and continual change.
  • Thorough attention to detail and high technical integrity.
  • The initiative to think ahead and act on opportunities or problems.
  • Ability to work on a number of priorities at the same time and to organise own work and priorities to ensure all milestones / deadlines are met.
  • Customer focused, a good understanding of the customer needs and an ability to discuss technical issues with a variety of customers who may have limited knowledge of electrical systems.
  • Must be able to empathise with end users.

  • Ability to arrive at the correct balance between quality, reliability and cost effectiveness.
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