Hardware Engineer

Job Reference: N-2020-10

Stone | Nuclear | Full-time | Permanent

Summary of Role:

Capula is part of the Imtech Group and a leading advanced automation and real-time business intelligence company specialising in Automation, Control and IT Solutions and Services with major customers in the Nuclear, Energy & Infrastructure and Transmission & Distribution markets.  The Company is renowned for its innovation, technical excellence, and project delivery, quality and safety.


We are looking to recruit hardware design engineers to join Capula and be part of a world class team as we begin to prepare for our upcoming exciting projects.  The role is mainly using proprietary hardware components for control panels and primarily focused on PLC’s, MCCs, Drives & Controls, and Switchgear. Preparing, reviewing and checking necessary calculations and design. The work may involve limited travel with the possibility of some periods away at customer sites carrying out surveys and designing solutions



Essential Requirements:

  • Good team player
  • Effective communicator
  • Good working knowledge of AutoCAD Electrical or similar
  • Be prepared to travel to/work at customer sites or offices
  • Experience of designing electrical control panels containing;
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s),
  • Relay logic, signal converters, trip-amps
  • LV modular distribution systems incorporating MCCBs and VSDs,
  • Transformers and/or Switchboards,
  • Design of electrical cabling and containment systems,
  • Ability to mentor and develop technicians and junior engineers
  • Able to develop technical solutions to meet project and customer expectations
  • Capable of working to tight deadlines and high standards of quality
  • Thorough understanding of, or working towards, BS7671 IEE 18th Edition Wiring Regulations
  • Understanding of IEC BS EN 60439-1, Low-voltage switchgear and control gear assemblies
  • Able to work and contribute ideas within a multidisciplinary design team
  • Must have or be able to achieve security clearance to at least SC level, and possibly DV



Desirable Requirements:

  • HNC to BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Will hold or be working towards Chartered or Incorporated Engineering status
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Site experience (survey/install/setting to work)
  • A good working knowledge of related safety and environmental legislation, G5/4 Harmonic Standard


Personal Qualities:

  • Conscientious and diligent worker
  • Ability to lead and work in a team
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines
  • Able to build working relationships with clients
  • Flexible in their methods of working


In return Capula offers the following benefits to permanent employees

  • Capula Pension
  • Flexible working
  • Support in achieving professional engineer status (IEng, CEng) and professional memberships fees covered
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Private health care
  • Life assurance policy
NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: We are currently working with only our preferred suppliers.

To express an interest in this position, e-mail recruitment@capula.com with a cover letter and CV, quoting the job reference number.