Top Jobs of the Week - Automotive, Chemical, Water, Nuclear

This week's pick of top jobs features titles such as Chemist, Procurement Officer and Electrical Engineers.


Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 (plus benefits)

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Permanent

Location: East Midlands

Reference: 26903jh

Posted at: 14 February 2017

Expiration date: 14 May 2017

A vacancy has arisen for an Electrical Systems Engineer on permanent staff basis to work with our multi world championship winning F1 racing client based in the Bedfordshire area.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a world renowned brand while they compete on the world motorsport stage.

Working with their Mechanical and Electronic Engineers you will be responsible for the design, installation and specification of thier on and off-car Electrical Installations, you will also be involved in their future development projects working within multi-disciplined groups.

You will have a good understanding of the wiring, connectors and heatshrink systems used within a Formula 1 environment and ideally have a high level of experience in the use of Computer Aided Design Harness packages, ideally Unigraphics NX8.5.

You will also be required to carry out peer reviews, mentoring and coaching of the client’s developing Systems Engineers.

Skills & Experience

  • Applicants for this role should ideally have a recognised qualification in an Electronics discipline, combined with relevant experience of Motorsport Electrical and Electronic Systems.
  • You should additionally be able to demonstrate a high level of self-motivation and be able to work within a high-pressure environment.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work within tight timescales are a pre requisite for this role.


As well as being part of their multi championship winning team, they reward their employees with a significant benefits package including Championship Bonus, Life Insurance, Private Medical Cover and a Pension Scheme.


Rate: Negotiable (D.O.E.)

Industry: Chemical

Job Type: Contract

Location: North West

Reference: 26939-nf

Posted at: 21 February 2017

Expiration date: 21 May 2017

Working for a large Chemical manufacturing company.

Job Description:

  • Working for a large Chemical manufacturing company.
  • To define and deliver a variety of process, product and environmentally related analytical investigations.
  • Assess measurements undertaken in the lab or on plant and take action to address anomalies.
  • Must have MCERTS Level 2 qualification for stack and vent monitoring.

Person Specification:

Your Skills:

  • HND in Chemistry with ten years’ experience
  • Desirable – Degree / MSc in Analytical Chemistry   

Essential Experience:

  • MCERTS Level 2 qualification for stack and vent monitoring

Water & Utilities

Salary: Depending on Experience

Industry: Water & Utilities

Job Type: Permanent

Location: North East

Reference: 26929-ch

Posted at: 20 February 2017

Expiration date: 20 May 2017

Job Profile: We are working in partnership with a leading engineering company who are delivering a huge amount of work for key clients in the Water sector, and as such we have an exciting opportunity for an Electrical Engineer with strong water/wastewater industry experience to join our growing team in County Durham.

Job Description:
You will undertake Electrical and ICA design of water and wastewater schemes as part of a large multidisciplinary team. Typical duties include:
You will have:-

  • Demonstrable Electrical Engineering experience, preferably in the UK Water Sector.
  • A good understanding of UK standards.
  • Experience of working on MCC (Motor Control Centres) and electrical systems.

Preparation of, or supervision of preparation of:-

  • Drawings for plant general arrangements.
  • Power single line diagrams.
  • Cable block diagrams.
  • Instrumentation loop diagrams.
  • P&IDs.
  • Control system architecture drawings.
  • Cable, instrument and I/O schedules at detailed design level.
  • Production of documentation, including:-
  • User requirement specifications/control philosophies.
  • Tender documentation (including particular electrical and ICA specifications).
  • Schedules of prices and engineer's estimates.
  • HV/LV design documents.
  • SCADA and Telemetry associated documentation and engineering drawings.
  • Attendance of factory and site acceptance tests provide technical advice and guidance.
  • This appointment will provide you with the opportunity to develop your electrical engineering skills, with excellent long-term potential to advance your career in our successful and expanding water business.

Essential Experience:

  • Qualified to degree level (preferably Chartered or working towards Chartership).
  • Strong technical knowledge of your field, able to advise other disciplines regarding aspects of their design as it impacts electrical engineering issues.
  • Able to demonstrate a broad experience in LV and HV distribution systems, motor control centres/control panels, electrical installation, SCADA and telemetry systems.
  • Able to write and deliver technical specifications, control philosophies and schedules.
  • Able to demonstrate use of Amtech or similar software package for carrying out detailed cable calculations.
  • Demonstrate continuing maintenance of professional development and knowledge of current and emerging technical solutions.

Rate: £ Negotiable

Industry: Water & Utilities

Job Type: Contract

Location: North West

Reference: 26792rp

Posted at: 03 March 2017

Expiration date: 03 June 2017

Our client is a specialist automation service provider who require a Project Control Planner to support them on a variety of projects relating to the water/utilities sector.

Based out of their offices located near Warrington you will be responsible for:

• Cost monitoring, commitment and forecasting
• Schedule reporting
• Schedule risk analysis
• Delay and roadblock mitigation strategies
• Resource management (task delegation)

• Knowledge and experience of using MS Project & Primavera software
• Previous experience of working on United Utilities framework would be desirable but not essential.
• The individual must have exceptional interpersonal skills as the role will involve active engagement across the whole department on a day-to-day basis.


Salary: Depending on Experience

Industry: Nuclear

Job Type: Permanent

Location: North West

Reference: 26995-bu

Posted at: 03 March 2017

Expiration date: 03 June 2017

An opportunity is available for a Procurement Officer with an understanding of Nuclear projects, based out of clients Warrington Office on a permanent basis.


  • To assist the local Procurement Manager in the delivery of a professional Procurement service to projects and the Company.
  • To deliver all procurement activities on specific projects and bid support as identified in the portfolio.
  • To undertake activity with Subcontractors and Suppliers to obtain best value for money for the business including production of Subcontract documents to seek right price, quality and safety and help manage Company risk.
  • Reporting directly to the Procurement Manager and working closely with the Commercial Manager on project delivery. 
  • As a Procurement Officer you will be a point of contact for external suppliers and internal customers as required.
  • You will work closely with our department stakeholders and other functions within the project environment to deliver an efficient Procurement service on projects.

Person Specification:

  • You will have gained at least five years’ experience in a procurement role.
  • A qualification in a relevant business management/administration including a legal/contract bias would be beneficial for the role but is not mandatory.

Essential Experience:

  • You will be qualified as a Chartered Member of the Institute of Purchasing and Supply [or already studying for same].

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