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We are recruiting an exciting opportunity for a Electrical Design Manager to join a specialist software development and manufacturing business in the Leicestershire area : 


Electrical Design Manager


£60,000 (circa)


As a Design Manager, you will be responsible for creating innovative electrical and control systems for a variety of projects and managing the design process to sign off.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing company that fosters creativity and values innovation. There will be a requirement to travel to the site during the phases of the projects. This will vary from project to project.

This role will be a roughly 60/40 split where 60% would be carrying out design activities and 40% attending project meetings, monitoring the design work, technical support for the designers and carrying out the design reviews before submitting to the customer for approval.

The candidate also has the opportunity to make the design office their own to push efficiencies and the quality of work coming out of the design office.


  • Manage all design electrical and control systems activity for diverse projects utilising EPlan Electric and EPlan Pro Panel software.

  • Liaison with Project Managers and Senior Leaders to ensure designs are completed and verified to satisfactory sign off stage and remain invested in projects until completion.

  • Create a wide range of design pages, including but not limited to title pages, table of contents, revision overviews, structure identifier overviews, explanatory documents, thermal calculations, safety evaluation reports, machine/plant layouts, bus network overviews, labels, electrical arrangement drawings, cut-out drawings, multi-line diagrams, single-line diagrams, PLC overviews, terminal strip overviews, terminal diagrams, cable overviews, cable diagrams, parts lists, summarised parts lists, window macros, and plot frames.

  • Generate reports, such as bill of materials, wire number labels, cable number labels, and device tag labels, using Excel spreadsheets.

  • Import and export drawings to/from DXF/DWG files.

  • Ensure compliance with relevant codes and standards.

  • Collaborate closely with the project team to ensure timely and budget-compliant design deliveries.

  • Provide technical support to the manufacturing, installation, and commissioning teams.

  • Proficient in safety hardware validation using SISTEMA.


  • Bachelors Degree / HND in Electrical Engineering or a related field.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as an Electrical Designer /Manager.

  • Familiarity with safety, regulatory, and quality standards, including HSE and ISO.

  • Strong expertise in electrical and control system design utilising EPlan Electric and EPlan Pro Panel and AutoCAD software

  • Knowledge of basic electrical and control components.

  • Ability to read and interpret electrical drawings.

  • Exceptional attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Capability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.

  • Excellent communication skills with fluency in English both technically and professionally.

  • A form of machine safety training as well such as CMSE.

  • Experience managing a team would also be highly advantageous

  • Some pneumatics experience would be an advantage.

This job description is not exhaustive, and the job holder will be required to carry out from time to time tasks in addition to the above that will be both reasonable and within their capabilities. 

Reference ID: 576112


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