Hardware Engineer

Ref: T&D-2020-04

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



NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: We are currently working with only our preferred suppliers.

We are looking for an Enthusiastic Engineer to join our existing SCS team to perform all aspects of implementation of Substation Control Systems (SCS); from design through to installation and commissioning on site. Suitable candidate must be able to communicate effectively with the customer, have the ability to interpret customer requirements (including schedules, drawings etc.), have an understanding of system engineering design and be prepared to be involved in and eventually lead site visits for the purpose of survey and installation work (including the preparation of associated risk evaluation/method statements). Suitable candidate would also be involved in an extensive SCS upgrade programme.


This position would suit someone who has a good grounding in systems engineering and enjoys working in an engineering environment, who is keen to work on site and become involved in all aspects of a project and is keen to learn and develop new skills as part of an experienced and committed team.


Role description:

  • Working under close supervision to agreed procedures/methods and standards with configuration and engineering design responsibilities.
  • Interpret and verify customer supplied data and specifications.
  • Produce system designs from customer supplied information using Capula existing generic approach
  • Creating/modifying system drawings and Schematics
  • Producing all necessary documentation to support the production of the systems

For the right candidate there will be opportunity for:

  • Involvement in site surveys and preparation of Health and Safety Documentation
  • Assisting in Site acceptance testing


Essential Skills

  • Experience of control systems panel design
  • At least, educated to HND level in an Electrical Engineering discipline.

Preferably educated to degree level in relevant subject(s).

  • Computer literate with Autocad and Excel experience.
  • Capable of good customer communications.
  • Methodical approach to the interpretation of customer requirements.
  • Hold a current full driving licence (UK or be able to easily convert to full UK)
  • Must be willing to go for a basic disclosure Scotland check.


Desirable Skills

  • Site Installation and Commissioning experience.
  • Experience of Secondary Substation systems.
  • Experienced in the Pacis and/or DS Agile Control System
  • Experience of ABB Control Systems.


Personal Qualities

  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Be flexible in their methods of working.

Please send your CV with cover letter referencing T&D-2020-04 and explaining why you are interested in this role to: recruitment@capula.co.uk