Electrical & Instrumentation Design Engineer

Location County Kildare
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Laura Reid

Contact email: laura@macrorecruitment.ie
Job ref: 32070
Published: 6 months ago
Startdate: 25/07/2022


Job Description

We are pleased to be recruiting for the permanent position of an Electrical & Instrumentation Design Engineer.


Our client is part of Global Multi-national company providing specialised Pure Water Solutions to the Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Scientific, Food & Beverage and Microelectronics industries throughout Ireland for over 30 years.


Job title:      Electrical & Instrumentation Design Engineer


Location:    Celbridge, Co. Kildare


Job Function:

Responsible for coordinating Electrical Design aspects on a water treatment project. Typically, this includes low voltage switchgear & motor control centres, electrical installation, and process instrumentation. Projects are typically in the industrial sectors. Typical end users are Pharma, F&B & Manufacturing clients.


Reporting Structure:

The Electrical & Instrumentation Design Engineer reports to the Engineering Manager (or appointed delegate).


Supervision Of:

Subcontractor/Supplier Electrical & Instrumentation Design


Key Responsibilities and Tasks

● Technical aspects for procurement of MCCs, process instrumentation, other electrical equipment

and various process plant and packages.

● Preparation of Control Philosophies/FDS

● Produce load & instrument schedules, cable schedules, equipment specs etc.

● Review sub-contractor drawings and specifications against client & VWT specifications. Detailed

checking of docs: schematics, cable schedules, functional design specifications, HMI mimics etc.

● Conduct FATs for switchboard, MCC and PLC/HMI software.

● Conduct inspections & tests for electrical equipment and miscellaneous plant.

● Assist with the development of system Architecture

Ensure information is available to sub-contractors in order for their design to be completed in a

timely and accurate manner.

● Provide EICA input into design activities by other disciplines.

Report internally on EICA aspects against budget and programme.

● Liaise with customers and end-users as required.

● Responsible for EICA design aspects of installation & commissioning.

● Visit site for meetings with clients, meetings with site team and for occasional installation supervision

and commissioning.

● Provide assistance to tendering department in all EICA aspects of tenders, including preparation of

specification, schedules & drawings for enquiries and for assessment of returned quotations.

Assist with the preparation of contract programmes and budgets.

● Ensure that all activities are carried out in a safe manner, in line with the health and safety


● Ensure that all activities are carried out in line with QA procedures.


Principal Contacts

  1. Internally
  • Process engineers, mechanical engineers, CAD designers, tendering engineers, site team.
  • Project engineers.
  1. Externally
  • Suppliers, sub/contractors, 3rd party vendors.
  • Client, consultant, principal contractor.



Essential Electrical qualification



Skills & Experience



● Experience of similar role in water industry.

● Application of Wiring Regulations.

Communication skills for interfacing with colleagues, suppliers, project manager, customers etc.

● Computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel)

● Flexible working approach to deal with potential problems.

● Organisational skills for prioritising tasks in appropriate manner.

● Health & safety awareness



● Knowledge of PLC programming software.

● Full driving licence.

● Full passport.


Competencies (plus other essential competencies)

  • Customer Focus
  • Self-responsibility and accountability
  • Technical /Professional excellence and innovation
  • Transparency and openness of action/communication
  • Valuing differences
  • Teamwork

Daily Tasks

  • Reviewal of electrical and automation tender URS specifications for proposals.
  • Attendance upon client request of meetings regarding technical electrical and automation-based queries.
  • Development of control philosophies based on P&ID or Proposal Design Brief.
  • Review of FDS’s developed by Automation subcontractors.
  • Review of electrical drawings drafted by panel builders / electrical subcontractors.
  • Carry out a functional and quality inspection of fabricated panels to confirm that they function logically and as per design intent.
  • Development of termination drawings for water systems.
  • Development of cable schedules for water systems.
  • Development of power utilities requirement section within the utilities schedule.
  • Assist in the commissioning process where electrical expertise is required when the assigned
  • commissioning engineer is without an electrical background.
  • Development and management of a library of software for installed systems.
  • Liaise with BU hubgrade account owner to maintain knowledge of the hardware requirements for standard engineering systems.


Short Term Tasks (Initial 4-8 weeks)

  • Review and revision of 003-CEL-MCCSI (MCC and SI Spec) and 02-CEL-ESP-EICA (EICA Installation Specification) to bring them up to a national specification.
  • GAP analysis of requirements to allow for programming of Siemens PLC (S7-1200 or Logo) for non 21 CFR Part 11 compliant systems within the business unit.
  • Acclimatisation to large scale automation within the company through project Z761 Analog Devices through the assistance to Niall Stephens.
  • Introduction to a global standardised GUI (Graphics User Interface) goal for automation software (Through C&I webinar and on-site introduction).


Medium Term Tasks (Following 3-12 months)

  • Familiarisation with PLC code for Orion, Sirion Mega, Sensa, Evaled and any additional products implementing a PLC arrangement for aid in automation troubleshooting.
  • Upon familiarisation with control philosophies develop a standardised method of generating control philosophies using blocks of text and drawing blocks for accelerated development of control philosophies.
  • Development of a standardised PLC panel for non 21 CFR Part 11 compliant where the only modifiabl element is PLC programming and familiarize with the implementation of Hubgrade in said panel.
  • Commence development of an easily modifiable FDS for standardised PLC panel.


Long Term Tasks (Following 1-2 years)

  • Research and develop (following a feasibility study) a modular PLC programming solution (similar to the Orion) for the standardised PLC panel to enable it to be used as a plug and play to intuitively select the modules required to control the system. Therefore, reducing the requirement for software rewrite every project and with a focus solely on updates and additions as required.