Title:  Electrical & Automation Engineer


Sheffield, GB, S9 1XU

Job Description: 




An exciting opportunity for an Electrical and Automation Engineer to join a small team in playing an important role in the delivering of complex product solutions throughout the full product lifecycle.

Working as a member of the engineering team providing an engineering service for the company, responsible for the electrical / automation engineering of a specific portion of a product or project.

Project responsibilities include: productivity, technical output quality, resource control, progress, product standardisation, health and safety and compliance.

This role will report to the Engineering Service Manager – Downstream, and will have regular contact with colleagues from all functional areas of the business.

You will have enthusiasm, be customer focused, results oriented and have a positive and solution-oriented attitude.





  • Specifying the electrical, instrumentation and control requirements for mechanical / fluids equipment on projects
  • Produce technically compliant and cost-effective design documentation; drawings, specifications, calculations, manuals etc. for a specific area/equipment and meet project requirements and company operating procedures / statutory obligations.
  • Ensure that the design and documentation of electrical equipment is produced to the required standards, within budget and agreed time scales.
  • Work with the engineering manager / lead engineer as the technical focus for a specific portion of a project ensuring a successful and commercially viable contract execution. This would include reporting budgets, progress and change management.
  • Report to the lead engineer and/or departmental manager on all matters relating to the project.
  • Provide technical support to ensure that equipment is manufactured, tested, installed and commissioned in accordance with the design and operational requirements, either from the office or at site
  • Develop, maintain and cultivate relationships with Clients, Suppliers, Sub Contractors to ensure successful execution of the project, future business.
  • Site support and commissioning of some products and equipment on clients sites.





  • Ability to solve problems quickly and positively. Take an active part in the decision making of the engineering team.
  • Experience of project engineering and the project lifecycle from sales through to installation & commissioning from a specific electrical / automation engineering view.
  • Strong ability within machine design and instrumentation
  • Sizing and application of motors to optimise machine design
  • Knowledge of safety systems for industrial control
  • Proficient user of Eplan
  • Ability to communicate at all levels on both technical and non-technical issues
  • Working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and requirements
  • Must be self-motivated and proficient in time management with the ability to multi-task and set priorities for self and others
  • An understanding of Project Management, Planning, Procurement, Sales and R&D disciplines is desirable.
  • Exposure to different cultures from around the world leading to sensitivity towards those differing cultures (desirable)





Our values are the foundation of culture and ways of working for all employees across Primetals.  We believe individuals should take ownership of their work and are empowered to deliver solutions to be effective in what we do. As a global business, there is a strong need to work together, and we respect each other views and opinions

Benefits of working for us:


  • Flexible and hybrid working arrangements
  • Financial incentives; including free private healthcare (through Westfield), the option to select other benefits such as streaming services and greenspace memberships.
  • Minimum 26 days annual leave with the option to buy or sell accordingly.
  • Bespoke personal development plans
  • Support with further education and qualifications (where relevant)
  • Annual Chartership fees covered
  • The chance to work, contribute and develop within a global leader in their market.





Must have current UK Driving License, as well as the right to live and work in the UK and travel internationally without restrictions, if required, occasionally at short notice.

The following are desirable requirements for the position:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline
  • Chartered Engineering Status





Primetals Technologies is a group cmpany of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Operating globally with a world-class product portfolio to guarantee excellence in metals production across the entire value chain - from raw materials to the finished product. This includes fully integrated technology, automation and environmental solutions, high-end manufacturing capability and comprehensive life-cycle services. For our customers, this means that they can count on long-term, reliable and dedicated support to master the challenges facing the metals market today and in the future. Together, we meet the commitments of quality, sustainability and performance at every step along the production route.