Development Engineer - Electrical

Aggreko
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About Aggreko plc:
Around the world, people, businesses and countries are striving for a better future. A future that needs power and the right conditions to succeed.  That’s why at Aggreko, we work ‘round the clock, making sure our customers get the electricity, heating and cooling they need, whenever they need it – all powered by our trademark passion, unrivalled international experience and local knowledge. From urban development to unique commercial projects and even humanitarian emergencies, we bring our expertise and equipment to any location, from the world’s busiest cities to some of the most remote places on earth.  Every project is different, so we listen first and design a system supported by our service anywhere, to any scale. Transforming the lives and livelihoods of individuals, organisations and communities across the globe. 

Lomondgate: Dumbarton, Scotland

Primary purpose:

Support our Electrical project engineering team to design and manage the delivery of electrical system aspects of our power generation and ancillary power distribution equipment in conjunction with our international supply base.

Key responsibilities:


Interpret customer requirements to deliver improved product design for portable power generation and electrical distribution products to be deployed across the Aggreko international hire fleet.

Agree the specification of modifications with the design authority for the product type.

Liaise with suppliers, sub-contractors and customers.  Occasional overseas travel may be required.

Ensure that our electrical systems (e.g. control panels, generator controls, motor control centres) are robust, cost effective and fit for purpose and design in accordance with internal and international electrical equipment standards. Consider operation and servicing requirements during the design phase.

Ensure safety is designed into our systems to minimise the risks to our operators.  Review and sign off the project engineers electrical systems calculations and system logic.

Check all modifications and new designs are fully detailed and documented.  Schedule and lead technical project reviews based on the project deliverables and milestones.  Use ECAD systems to create a complete virtual prototype followed by clear, concise and accurate electrical design drawings, part specifications and bills of materials.

Create thorough and accurate bills of materials and support the procurement and manufacturing teams with any technical issues associated with the supply and manufacture of electrical systems.

Plan workload, in conjunction with the Lead electrical engineer and project leads, and effectively communicate progress versus key project milestones.

Maintain an awareness of developments in system components and controls to ensure that Aggreko products remain up to date and in line with current standards.

Create, maintain and oversee application of Aggreko specific design standards and processes.

Education/Qualifications

Minimum HNC or Degree in Electrical Engineering. 

Professional skills/experience


Minimum 10 years electrical engineering design experience.


Extensive electrical systems knowledge gained through equipment design experience.

Proficient in CAD systems.  Knowledge of EPLAN P8, EPLAN Pro Panel, EPLAN Harness and AutoCAD is desirable.


Knowledge of engineering systems and processes - PLM systems (Enovia), MRP systems (M3),  Engineering change control, international standards,  component selection,  and new product development processes.


Excellent knowledge of electrical controls (i.e. panel building and installation, generator controls. Motor control centres, drives etc)


Experience of electrical circuit and equipment specification and ability to produce design calculations for all aspects of electrical systems up to and including 13.8kV.


Ability to interpret customer requirements to produce schematic and wiring diagrams and all part specifications of the electrical system.

Excellent communication skills.

Highly computer literate with knowledge of Windows and Microsoft office.

Personal skills/experience & Aggreko Desired Behaviours

Experience in a challenging equipment design environment

Ability to work to tight timescales and under pressure. Flexible and responsive to change.

Demonstrate adoptive behaviour allied to a continuous improvement mentality.

Strong team player and excellent organisational and communication skills.

What role is the successful candidate likely to be carrying out at present?

An electrical design engineer in a capital equipment manufacturing environment.

About Us
We’re the people who use our big boxes to make a massive difference. We believe in the positive impact of power and the ability to control temperature. We believe what we do opens up opportunity and creates potential for individuals, communities, industries and societies over the world.  We believe when we work together we can do anything. We believe in the power of our team.  We’re the people who keep the lights on. And we recruit the best talent, too.

Our four values help us get even better at what we do.  It’s the Aggreko way of working – we call it Always Orange. 

Always Orange means: 

Being dynamic: We’re nimble and are always ready to react to an ever changing world.
Being expert: We know our stuff, we’re great under pressure and we thrive in our busy, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. We use our experience to make a difference. We know how to challenge and we have the courage of our convictions.
Being together: We play for Team Aggreko and value the expertise of everyone around us. We’re accountable and we hold others to account.
Being innovative: We never miss an opportunity to learn, to look out, or to be better.

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